Make Easter Pancakes - Bunnies Chicks and Flowers - for the Kids

How about some Bunny Pancakes for Easter morning breakfast?  We love making fun and colorful pancakes as a morning surprise.  Actually, you don't need a special occasion to make fun pancakes.  Just get out the food coloring and a few plastic squeeze bottles (we got ours at Walmart) and you're ready to roll.

These Bunny Pancakes are perfect for Easter brunch or Easter breakfast.  Give it a try!  Be sure to try some other fun things, like flowers, birds, even lacy designs.

Need:

  • Pancake mix
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Milk
  • Food coloring
  • Plastic squeeze bottles

What To Do:
Make pancake mix according to directions on package.  Prepare batter using directions for 2 cups pancake mix.  Be sure to mix very well with a wire whisk, or electric mixer, to remove all the lumps. Batter should not be too thick or too thin. Pour about 1/2 cup to 1 cup batter, at a time,  into a large measuring cup with spout.  Decide what colors you plan to use, then mix ½ cup batter and a few drops of food coloring for each color used.   Pour each color, as it is mixed, into a squeeze bottle.  Leave some batter plain, with no food coloring added, if you will need a white color.

Heat griddle to slightly warm.  After much experimentation, we have discovered that if you draw a basic outline, also adding features such as eyes etc,  this will “set” your pancake shape.  Then fill in other areas with desired colors once the outline starts to raise slightly.  Move heat up to around 250, so pancakes don’t darken too much.  Once batter starts to bubble and pancake loos “set”, flip pancakes.

If you're not too great at "drawing" with batter, try shapes instead.  We made different size colored pancakes and these turned out so cute.

We did have to experiment slightly to get the right thickness of batter but once you’ve got it, you’ve got it … sort of like riding a bicycle.  Be sure to just play around and see what fun things you come up with ... let the kids play too.  Our fun Easter Elephant was a creation using the end of the batter and he turned out sooo cute!

By Sharon Pierce McCullough

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