If the 4th of July is one of your favorite holidays, like it is mine, this red, white and blue bread makes a fun and easy 4th of July breakfast or brunch.
Red, White and Blue Bread: Easy 4th of July Breakfast
I’ll admit that I don’t get very into decorating for upcoming holidays as much as my kids would like, but I do love to make fun food with them. This red, white and blue bread makes a really easy 4th of July Breakfast and you can mix things up a bit depending on the foods that your children like.
To make this 4th of July breakfast, start by either making or buying your favorite type of bread.
This is a yummy bread recipe if you are looking for one:
- 10 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 Tablespoons dry yeast
- 4 cups warm water (must be warm, hot water will kill the yeast)
- ⅓ cup canola oil
- ⅓ cup honey
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- Add ½ of the flour (5 cups) and the yeast into your mixer and pulse until mixed well.
- Add the warm water and mix for 1 minute.
- Cover mixing bowl and let dough "proof" for 10 minutes.
- Add the oil, honey and salt to the raised dough.
- Mix until blended.
- Add the rest of the flour, 1 cup at a time, until the dough begins to form into a big ball.
- Knead for 8-10 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 150 degrees.
- Grease your hands with Pam or oil and divide the bread dough in half, shaping into 2 loaves.
- Place each shaped loaf in a pan.
- Place both bread pans in the oven.
- Turn off the oven.
- Let bread rise until double in size - about 20 minutes.
- Turn oven back on to 350 degrees and bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove pans from oven and place on wire racks to cool.
Flag Bread: Fun 4th of July Breakfast
Possible Ingredients needed for Flag Bread:
- Whipped Cream Cheese Spread or Flavored Cream Cheese spread (strawberry is my favorite)
- Fresh Blueberries
- Strawberry Jam or Preserves
- Toast your bread and then spread with Whipped Cream Cheese spread.
- Arrange blueberries in three even rows in the upper left-hand corner to resemble the stars of the flag.
- Spread Strawberry Jam or Preserves over the rest of the bread.
- Slice bananas lengthwise and then slice into several pieces. Arrange banana slices to resemble the stripes on the flag.
- Then enjoy!
This is a very easy 4th of July breakfast to make and if you want you could substitute peanut butter for cream cheese and serve for lunch or brunch. You could also use sliced fresh strawberries instead of jam.
The 4th of July is this week which means people across the United States will be celebrating our freedoms that so many men and women have fought to provide for us. I hope that through our picnics, family reunions, parades and fireworks, that we will remember those who ultimately gave their lives so we could be celebrating with our families and living in peace each and every day. Have a wonderful holiday!
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