Perfect Pancake Pictures
The grandkids (and Papa) love pancakes for breakfast. Try this fun and simple idea of pancake pictures to make it a special treat!
Mix up a Batch of Pancakes
Mix up your favorite recipe of Buttermilk pancakes. If you prefer, you can use a buttermilk pancake mix as well. In fact, that works better for me as they are not quite as tender and don’t tear as easily when making the pancake pictures. Of course, the grands love using a whisk and helping you whip up the batter.
Heat the skillet or griddle and use a little bit of oil on the surface to make sure the pancakes turn easily.
Making the Pancake Pictures
You don’t have to be an artist to make pancake pictures. Think of your pancake picture in terms of simple shapes, circles and ovals for example. Use a spoon or a smaller gravy ladle to spoon the batter onto the hot surface and use those simple shapes to form the pancake picture you want.
Snowman Picture Pancakes
After Christmas, we made snowman pancakes. These were really easy!
The snowman pancakes were made with three circles in graduated sizes (of course all the shapes must touch so they cook into one simple pancake picture). As soon as the batter was on the griddle we placed chocolate chips on the pancakes for buttons and a face so it cooked into the pancakes when flipped. Serve this side up of course! You have to see how a well-dressed snowman pancake looks!
Heart Pancake Pictures
I won’t have grandkids for Valentine’s Day, but the pancake batter gets a few drops of red food coloring and is cooked in a heart shape for Papa! He’s the love of my life, you know. The kids always liked heart pancakes for Valentine’s Day when they were growing up.
The heart shape is made by making two circles side by side with the batter and then making a “v” shape underneath for the point of the heart. So very simple.
Bunny Pancake Pictures
Last Easter, we made bunny pancakes. Ok, so they look a bit like bears, but the kids didn’t mind!
The bunnies were made using a circle for the face and two ovals for the ears, Flip when bubbly, then brown on the second side, just like normal. Once it’s cooked, decorate that bunny with any toppings you’d like!
I’ve heard that people sometimes use open metal cookie cutters to make their pancake pictures. I’ll have to try that sometime. For now, I’m sticking with my freehand shapes. Let the older grands try their hand at it. It’s addicting!
Homemade Pancake Syrup!!
I’m thinking green shamrock picture pancakes for St. Patrick’s Day…
What do you think?
What pancake picture shape would you like to try?
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PS- I’m asked if I like my “Red Copper” frying pan. The answer is a resounding YES! The pancakes slip out of the pan. They come in all sizes and shapes. I have both a 12” and a 10” frying pan.
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