Once in a while I like to try making some fun pancakes for the grandkids. I can’t say my trials are always successful … sometimes I end up with an unrecognizable blob for a pancake that was supposed to be a flower or something much more recognizable. But I keep giving it a go and trying different things for various holidays. I must say that the Reindeer pancakes turned out really, really cute! And now that I’ve gotten the method down, I wanted to share with you.
These little pancakes will bring a smile to anyone in the morning. And they are perfect for a wintry breakfast or a holiday celebration.
- Pancake mix
- Vegetable oil
- Red food coloring
- Green food coloring
- Plastic squeeze bottles
Make pancake mix according to directions on package. Prepare batter using directions for 2 cups pancake mix. Divide batter into containers. For reindeer, mix ½ cup batter and 5 drops red food coloring. For green batter, use ½ cup mix and 4 drops green food coloring. Leave remaining batter as is.
Pour each color batter into a squeeze bottle. Heat griddle to medium heat. For reindeer, make a dot for eye, then add plain batter on top of eye to form a 2 inch circle. Add a red nose and a red collar. To form antlers, make a thin line touching head and then make a small branch coming from first part of antler. Antlers will spread, so only make a fairly thin antler.