These patriotic pancake skewers are cute stacks of mini pancakes topped with fresh berries. This recipe is the perfect fun and festive red, white, and blue breakfast or summer potluck snack!
Patriotic pancake skewers
Patriotic pancake skewers are stacks of mini pancakes topped with fresh blueberries and raspberries, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and held together with a toothpick. They are the perfect fun and festive red, white, and blue festive breakfast or potluck snack.
The patriotic part of these pancake skewers comes from the ingredients: the red raspberries, blue blueberries, and white powdered sugar give off extremely American vibes.
One of the best parts about these patriotic pancake skewers are how quick and easy they are to make! There are only 4 ingredients, which you might already have in stock this summer. The entire recipe takes about 20 minutes to complete from start to finish. So if you're last-minute invited to a summer potluck or July 4th party and need to bring something to share, this recipe is for you!
What ingredients do I need?
There are only four ingredients needed for this recipe.
- Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk Power Cakes Mix
- Confectioners Sugar
Kodiak Cakes is the only pancake mix I ever use. I love the flavor, the nutritional components, and how easy it is to make. I use the classic Buttermilk flavor for this recipe, but you could use whatever mix you like the best.
The blueberries and raspberries are best when fresh. It's perfect to make this recipe in the summer because you can usually find both of these berries on sale in your local grocery store. You won't need full cartons of these berries so just save a few for this recipe and use the rest to make another delicious recipe (like this Berries and Cream Pancake Skillet)! Make sure to wash the berries before you use them.
Confectioner's sugar adds decoration and a hint of some extra sweetness to this recipe. You will only need two tablespoons but could definitely add more to your liking.
The only optional ingredient I might suggest is some maple syrup. You could make a little syrup bowl to sit next to the platter of these pancake skewers for dipping. They still taste great on their own, but that could be a little something extra to make this recipe over the top.
Can I make substitutions to this recipe?
Absolutely. To ensure the patriotic vibes, I would keep the recipe as is, but you can make changes based on your dietary needs and available ingredients.
- Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk Power Cakes Mix - you can swap for whatever kind of pancakes and waffles mix you like best.
- Blueberries and Raspberries - You can use whatever kind of berries you like, but I would use these to keep the patriotic vibes!
- Confectioners Sugar - not necessary for the recipe, just a fun extra bonus.
What equipment will I need?
One of the best parts of this recipe is the minimal equipment needed. All you need is:
- skillet - a larger one is best so you can cook all of the pancakes at once.
- spatula - for flipping pancakes!
- toothpicks - to hold the pancake stacks and berries in place.
The skillet and spatula are going to be necessary for cooking the mini pancakes, but that's the only "cooking" required! All of the additional steps for this recipe involve assembling the pancake skewers. If you don't have toothpicks, you could break kabob sticks, use cake pop sticks, or get creative with whatever you have available.
Can I store these?
You can definitely store these. First, let your pancakes cool completely. Letting the pancakes cool to room temperature will stop moisture from producing and will prevent mushiness (if stored in the fridge) and freezer burn (if stored in the freezer). If you went through all the steps of assembling, the pancakes will probably be cool by the time you're finished.
Choose a container that is large enough to hold all of the skewers. Place each skewer upright in the container with the lid sealed tightly. Store in the fridge until serving, no more than 3 or 4 days. If storing in the fridge, I would wait to sprinkle the confectioners sugar until serving.
Since this recipe is so quick and easy to make, I would recommend just waiting to prepare them until you're going to serve them, but I totally get wanting to prep them ahead of time.
When should I make these?
Because of the theme, I think they're perfect for a 4th of July treat! However these would be great for any summer brunch, potluck, or picnic. That's when you'll likely be able to find blueberries and raspberries on sale too!
Since the preparation time is minimal, you can easily make this the morning of when you need them. Make them to share or keep them all for yourself!
How do I make this recipe?
The key to this recipe is the assembling process. It basically involves making a ton of mini pancakes and putting them into stacks. Next you will add a raspberry and blueberry to the top of the stack. Place a toothpick all the way through to hold everything together. Finally, sprinkle with powdered sugar and they're ready!
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Here is the full recipe for patriotic pancake skewers. Try them out this summer and let me know what you think!
Patriotic Pancake Skewers
- measuring cup
- Mixing Bowl
- small scoop or spoon
- toothpicks or small skewers
- 1 cup Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk Power Cakes Mix
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup blueberries
- ½ cup raspberries
- 2 tbsp confectioners sugar
- Heat up a large skillet on a stovetop.
- Mix 1 cup of Kodiak Cakes mix with 1 cup of water.
- When the skillet is warmed up, add cooking spray or butter.
- Use a small scoop or spoon to scoop the pancake mix into mini pancakes onto the skillet.
- Let the pancakes cook until you see bubbles form on the face-up side. Then flip and cook until brown, about 1 minute.
- Continue making mini pancakes until all of the batter is used.
- Once cooled, make stacks of 4-5 mini pancakes.
- Place a toothpick or small skewer into each stack of pancakes to hold the stacks in place.
- Add a blueberry and raspberry to the top of each stack.
- Repeat until all stacks are made.
- Sprinkle all of the stacks with confectioners sugar.