Summer is here and so is berry season. Do you grow fresh berries in your backyard? Or maybe you live near a berry farm?
We just happen to live right down the street from a berry farm. It’s full of fresh blueberries, LOTS of them. The man that owns it even does a deal in the summer and if you pick two buckets of berries, you get one for free and he gets the other one. It’s actually pretty fun for the kids and a great activity during the summer months.
I am hoping to get there this year with my kids. We went when my son was really young and he loved it. Now, we live so close we just have to go back again. There is nothing like fresh berries. My husband is planning to put some blackberry bushes in our yard this year. We had them at our old house and I loved going out there and picking them for cobblers and of course pancakes too.
I thought I would kick summer off with these delicious gluten free pancakes with berries. I decided to mix together sliced strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries to make these. Once we had them ready, we topped them with real maple syrup and additional strawberries.
My husband coated his with whipped cream too, but if you want to avoid the extra calories just go with syrup and strawberries. Whipped cream though is very tempting.
I’m planning to make pancakes with strawberry syrup this summer too. Don’t those sound wonderful? Maybe I’ll do them with a variety of berry syrups. I love that during the summer months we actually have time to make pancakes in the morning for breakfast. Of course, if you do not, breakfast for dinner is a go-to for us as well.
What’s your favorite type of pancake? Share them with us!