Hoppy Easter Pancakes

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I kinda have this thing for pancakes. Especially when I was pregnant. There were times I found myself getting up in the middle of the night and mixing up a batch. I am pretty sure my husband thought I was crazy, but I just  couldn’t help myself. So when I came across this idea on Pinterest, I had to share it with you. This is a super fun way for you and your kiddos to enjoy your pancakes this Easter long weekend.

The key to successfully pulling this off (and spamming your Pinterest worthy photos all over your facebook page) is all in how you apply the batter to the pan. I used a plastic small tipped sauce bottle that I picked up at the local dollar store.  Think of the sauce bottles at subway….and that is exactly what you need.

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Hoppy Easter Pancakes

  • 1 egg
  • 34 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can of whip cream
  • 1 bag of shredded coconut
  • 1 small bag of mini eggs or mini carrots
  • 1 bunch of carrots with greens attached
  • 1 small tipped sauce bottle

    Directions

    1. Beat egg until fluffy.
    2. Add milk and melted margarine.
    3. Add dry ingredients and mix well.
    4. Heat a heavy griddle or fry pan which is greased with a little coconut oil on a paper towel.
    5. The pan is hot enough when a drop of water breaks into several smaller balls which ‘dance’ around the pan.
    6. Pour batter into the bottle. Squeeze batter from the bottle onto the pan, creating a medium sized circle for the body. Do it again to make a smaller circle for the head.  When bubbles appear on surface and begin to break, turn over and cook the other side.
    7. Remove body and head from pan and continue on to make 2 bunny ears, 2 bunny feet and 6 droplets that will be used for the toes. It takes a couple tries before you get the hang of it, but eating all the mistakes is the fun part!
    8. Let pancakes cool and assemble as shown in the photos above. Be sure to have fully cooled pancakes otherwise, applying your bunny tail will become a big melty mess!
    9. Add a squirt of whip cream as the tail and dust it with shredded coconut.
    10. Use sprigs of carrot greens as grass and decorate with mini eggs. If you would like a healthier option, swap out the candy for mini carrots. Just as cute and tasty!

I had so much fun creating the bunny, I moved on to an Easter egg and message. This was definitely harder than making the bunny, as the letters are thin and can easily break. Just have fun with it and see what you come up with.

To do the Easter egg, start with an outline of an egg and then add some detail with out filling in the entire egg.  Let the pancake cook for 30-40 seconds, then fill in the rest of the egg and complete cooking time.

I hope your kids go nuts when they see this on their plates this Easter. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday. Happy Easter!

Jen XO

Photos by moi using my favorite Canon Rebel SL1.

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments
  • Genicca
    July 3, 2015

    Hi Jenn!

    How are you pretty lady? We sat beside eachother at the Thriving Mom’s event a few months ago. I just had my baby last month and made my first VONBON purchase… pretty excited about it!

    Finally had the chance to visit your blog. I am inspired by your stories especially now that I am officially a mama! I appreciate your tenacity and passion for your family and business. I’m learning that it’s the most rewarding yet challenging experience I’ve ever been faced with. Super happy I can relate to what you blog about.

    Off topic, I’m searching for a new camera. You seem to vouch for CANON Rebel and its actually on my top 3. I’m wondering if you take your VONBON photos with the camera and if you think a beginner like me will be able to leverage the features with very little photography experience?

    I hope to see you again soon one day! For now, I’m looking forward to my parcel.. and hopefully snapping some excellent photos to showcase your line.

    Ciao for now, Bella.

    Xoxo
    Genicca

    • Jennifer
      July 8, 2015

      Hi Genicca!
      Great to hear from you! Of course I remember who you are and congratulations on the arrival of your sweet baby girl!
      How has Motherhood been treating you?
      Thank you so much for the very supportive comments about the blog. The struggle is daily and it sure is real! I am glad you are getting value from the insight I share here. That makes me feel really good!
      As far as my photos….YES!!! CANON all the way! I love the Canon Rebel SL1! I use it for all of my photos of Esti, as well as lifestyle and product shots for my blog and business. The camera is the lightest SLR on the market and made for a women’s hand! Nice and small and easy to hold. Great for fitting in the diaper bag for capturing all your moments on the go! We recently brought it on our trip to Mexico and captured some amazing shots of Esti and I on the beach.
      Try using the PLAN YOUR MOMENTS App from Canon. http://yourbabymoments.ca/
      This site will help you to set up your camera and create the perfect environment for getting professional quality photos right in your own home. I have used many of their techniques and transferred them over to my photography for my business.
      Thank you so much for supporting my brand and I can’t wait to see your little one get her VONBON on!
      Hope to run into you soon!

      JEN :)

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