Happy Independence Day! Today’s ideas are all about adding some red, white and blue flare to your morning meal. If you have some berries and bananas, you have the power to transform an ordinary breakfast into an All-American Fourth of July Spectacular Breakfast. Add some whipped cream or yogurt and the patriotic possibilities are endless.
The easiest (and maybe most fun) thing you can do is arrange berries to make an American flag pattern on waffles, pancakes or French toast.
Here, you can see combinations of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, banana slices and whipped cream. Those are Apple Cinnamon Waffles in the pictures. The warm apple pieces in the waffles tasted amazing with the fresh berries on top. For standard waffles, I’d recommend the following recipes: Best Waffles Ever (quick waffles without yeast) or Overnight Waffle Batter (yeast waffles from a batter that needs to rest at least 7 hours).
In a matter of seconds, you can turn ordinary toast into USA-mazing toast. A spread of cream cheese gives you a white canvas to work with. Strawberry jam is used to make the red stripes of the flag which are offset by banana pieces to make the white stripes. I especially love this idea because it’s so kid-friendly. Wee ones will have a blast making a flag out of a piece of toast. You don’t really need a recipe for this, but here’s one anyway: American Flag Fruit Toast.