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Maple leaf pancakes

homemade whole wheat pancakes make into maple leaf shapes and the Canadian flag to celebrate Canada Day

Wake up to maple leaf pancakes on July 1! We’ve got two great ideas to make your next pancake breakfast super festive. Top your pancakes with cut strawberries in the shape of the Canadian flag or use a maple leaf cookie cutter, cut your pancakes into the Maple Leaf shape!

Yield: 4 pancakes

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

pancakes decorated to look like the Canadian flag using cut strawberries.
Pancakes decorated to look like our Canadian flag using cut strawberries!
pankaes cut into shape of maple leaf using a cookie cutter.
Using a maple leaf cookie cutter, cut out shapes in your pancakes!


  • 1 cup (250 ml) whole wheat flour
  • ⅔ cup (160 mL) wheat bran
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp soy oil
  • Handful of strawberries, cut in half
  • Maple syrup

You will also need a maple leaf cookie cutter to cut these pancake into maple leaf shapes!


  1. Add flour, wheat, baking powder, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl. Mid well
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together cottage cheese, eggs, milk, vanilla and soy oil.
  3. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until well mixed. Add small amounts of milk if too thick.
  4. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add a spoonful of pancake mixture to the heated frying pan.
  5. Cook until golden brown on both sides
  6. Arrange cut strawberries on edges and in middle of pancakes to create our Canadian Flag look alike.
  7. Cut pancakes out using a maple leaf cookie cutter for maple leaf shaped pancakes!
  8. Top with maple syrup.