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Video: Christmas Pancakes: 7 Festive Recipes Kids Will Love
2023 Author: Lynn Laird | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 21:10
December is our favorite month - festive decorations, glitter, warmth, coziness, a lit fireplace, beautifully wrapped gifts and of course, the Christmas tree. The celebrations start in the morning when the whole family gathers around the table to have breakfast. This year, we invite you to replace baguettes, butter croissants and toast with themed Christmas pancakes topped with chocolate, fruit, jam and whatever you like! Find inspiration to surprise kids in the recipes below!
7 irresistible Christmas pancake recipes to enjoy with the kids
The beginning of December is a good time to open your Christmas delicacies workshop and do a rehearsal with favorite recipes. The pre-holiday excitement is building up, so wow your taste buds with a festive breakfast read everyone loves! Chocolate chips. Candy canes. Blueberries. What do they all have in common? These are gourmet toppings for pancakes!
Easy Rudolph Pancakes
The reindeer Rudolph with his nose so bright! Use small marshmallows and chocolate chips for the eyes, blueberries or bacon for the antlers, and a cherry tomato for the red nose.
- 1 pkg. Buttermilk pancake mix
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
- 2 tablespoons of butter (melted)
- 1 cherry tomato per reindeer
- 450 g bacon (cooked)
- 1/2 marshmallow (per reindeer)
- 1 blueberry (per reindeer)
1. First prepare the pancake mix according to package directions. Then, mix the butter, water and eggs and add to the mixture. Beat until blended. Some lumps appearing in the pancake batter are allowed. Let sit for 20 minutes.
2. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Grease lightly with butter. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into it. Next to your round pancake, pour another 3 tablespoons of batter to the lower left corner and shape the muzzle with a spoon. Repeat the process six more times. These are your reindeer heads!
3. With the rest of the dough, make smaller rings (2 to 3 tablespoons) and shape them slightly into an egg shape (these are your ears). Repeat with the rest of the dough.
Assemble the reindeer
1. On each plate, put a reindeer head and arrange the ears - one below and one on top.
2. Cut a marshmallow and place it in place of the eye. Garnish with a blueberry (or you might as well use a piece of chocolate).
3. Add the cherry tomato for the nose.
4. Arrange the bacon in place of the reindeer mouth and antlers.
5. Repeat the process until all your plates are ready. Garnish with syrup and enjoy!
Two more reindeer ideas to build from pancakes
“Red Velvet” Christmas Pancake Recipe
Cream cheese frosting
- 120 g cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup softened butter
- 3 tablespoons of milk
- 2 cups of powdered sugar
- 2 cups of pancake mix
- 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoon red paste food coloring
- 2 eggs
- powdered sugar, if desired
1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, butter and 3 tablespoons of milk with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually whisk in 2 cups caster sugar, 1 cup at a time, still on low speed, until the filling is uniform. Cover and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine all the pancake ingredients except the powdered sugar with a whisk until well combined. Preheat your pan to medium-high heat. (To test the temperature, sprinkle with a few drops of water. If bubbles pop, the heat is perfect.) Brush with vegetable oil if necessary or spray with cooking spray.
3. For each pancake, pour a little less than 1/4 cup of batter into the pan. Cook, 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbles form on top and edges are dry. Flip to the other side and cook until golden brown. Use cookie cutters to cut out different shapes. Of course, you can use a mold.
4. Place the cream cheese filling in a resealable plastic bag. Cut the small corner of the bag and create an outline around the edge of the shapes or sprinkle frosting on the pancakes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and decorative beads.
Father Christmas pancakes with whole wheat flour, without eggs and milk
- 150 g whole wheat flour
- 10 g of potato starch
- 10 g of baking powder
- 30 g of cane sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 200 ml soy milk
- marshmallows to decorate
- raspberries to garnish
- blueberries to decorate
- cut banana for garnish
- coconut whipped cream to garnish
- coconut oil to grease the pan
1. Mix the dry ingredients and add the soy milk.
2. Heat the coconut oil over medium heat and pour in 1/4 cup of the batter. Flatten to form a round pancake. Cook on both sides. Let cool a bit so that the whipped cream does not melt.
3. Fill the top space (about 1/3 of the top) of the pancake with raspberries for the hat. Also set a raspberry nose and eyes made of blueberries and marshmallows.
4. Make the brim and the pompom of the hat from whipped cream.
Santa Claus easy to decorate by children
"Snowman" Banana Pancakes
There is no better way to celebrate the cold weather than with Christmas pancakes shaped like snowmen.
- 1 cup buttermilk pancake mix
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup mashed ripe banana
- 1 teaspoon of icing sugar
- pretzel sticks, chocolate chips, cranberries, raspberries, apple slice
1. In a small bowl, combine pancake mix, water and banana until all components are thoroughly moistened.
2. Pour a little batter (1/2 cup) on a greased pan. You have to form 3 circles of different diameter. Flip the pancakes when bubbles form on top. Leave to cook until the second side is golden brown. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
3. Sprinkle with icing sugar. Decorate the snowmen with pretzels, chocolate chips, cranberries, raspberries and an apple slice.
Christmas tree pancakes recipe
You will need a bunch of pancakes of different sizes and some green food coloring. Start with the larger circles at the bottom and reduce them as you work your way up. Then sprinkle with a little icing sugar.
- 4 cups of pancake mix
- 2 cups of milk
- 2 teaspoons of green food coloring
- 4 eggs
- Granulated sugar
- food pearls
1. In a large bowl, stir all the pancake ingredients until well combined. Heat your pan. Brush with vegetable oil if necessary.
2. Each pancake tree represents a stack of 8 pancakes of different sizes. Do one tree at a time.
For this purpose, first prepare 4 pancakes, pouring in 1/4 cup of batter, then 3 tbsp, 2 tbsp and 1 tbsp. As soon as the top is bubbling and the edges dry, turn over and wait until the second side is golden.
To make the other 4 pancakes, pour consecutively 2 teaspoons of batter, then 1 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon and finally 1/4 teaspoon of batter on the hot pan. Watch until preparation.
Repeat with the rest of the dough to make 5 more Christmas trees.
3. To assemble the trees, stack 8 pancakes on a plate, starting with the largest and ending with the smallest on top. Finally, decorate with edible pearls and powdered sugar.
Healthy Spinach Pancakes in the Shape of a Fir Tree
These spinach pancakes are not only delicious but they are made entirely from healthy products. Oat bran is a wonderful source of fiber. If your bowels often challenge you, this is a great way to stimulate them to become more laborious. The valuable protein in eggs, chlorophyll and essential amino acids in spinach are the other bombs of important nutrients for health. Lately, the combination of apple powder and brewer's yeast is an alternative to classic white flour, thanks to which the recipe becomes light and with a controlled amount of carbohydrates.
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons of oat bran
- 3 tablespoons of brewer's yeast
- 2 tablespoons of apple powder
- 3-4 handfuls of fresh spinach
1. Mix all the ingredients until the dough is completely smooth.
2. Heat a pan over medium heat and lightly grease it.
3. Bake pancakes of different diameters so that you can cut them into strips of different lengths and make Christmas trees. Decorate as desired and serve.
Ginger Christmas Pancakes "Penguin"
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup unsulfurized molasses
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted plus a certain amount for the pan
- maple syrup for serving
1. First, preheat your pan.
2. Then, in a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves for 20 seconds. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and set aside for later.
3. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the water, molasses and eggs, then stir in the butter.
4. While whisking, pour the molasses mixture into the flour mixture and stir until the consistency is smooth (the dough should be slightly lumpy and also quite liquid; if desired, you can let it sit for about 3 minutes and it will thicken).
5. Butter the pan, immediately pour in about 1/3 cup of batter at a time.
6. Bake until the bottom is golden and bubbles start to appear on the edges of the pancake surface, then flip and cook the opposite side until golden brown.
7. Serve hot with maple syrup.
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