Christmas morning is the best day of the whole year! Celebrate it with the kids with this fun and easy Holiday Pancake Recipe. No skills necessary to create this fun breakfast! And it’s guaranteed to bring smiles to everyones faces.
So grab the kids and head to the kitchen for this festive holiday treat!
What you’ll need PER BATCH:
1 1/2 cups - all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons- sugar
1 tablespoon- baking powder
3/4 teaspoon- kosher salt or 1/2 teaspoon of fine sea or table salt
1 1/4 cups- milk
1 - large egg
4 tablespoons- unsalted butter softened
1 teaspoon- vanilla extract *Extra needed to coat the pan
1 tablespoon- cocoa powder (for RED pancakes only!)
Pinch- cinnamon (optional)
Red & Green Food Dye
Warm Maple Syrup
Sprinkle of Confectioners Sugar
First, start by mixing all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Separately, mix all the wet ingredients. Add red dye to the wet ingredients of the first batch . This batch gets the cocoa powder! Think, red velvet flavor! Yum! Make sure the butter is not lumpy and then combine the wet into the dry ingredients with a whisk. This will help make the pancakes fluffy. Then repeat the same process for the green just don’t add the cocoa powder. Each batch will make about 8 pancakes.
Coat the pan or skillet with butter. Pour on batter with a ladle. This helps keep the servings accurate. Once the edges start to turn brown and the inside has small bubbles, you can flip! Cook on other side for another minute or two.
Stack the pancakes alternating colors. Then top with a sprinkle of confectioners sugar and coat with warm maple syrup! Enjoy. You can also use whipped cream in-between layers for a lovely holiday breakfast!