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.
Hoppy Easter Pancakes
- 1 egg
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 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
- Beat egg until fluffy.
- Add milk and melted margarine.
- Add dry ingredients and mix well.
- Heat a heavy griddle or fry pan which is greased with a little coconut oil on a paper towel.
- The pan is hot enough when a drop of water breaks into several smaller balls which ‘dance’ around the pan.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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!
- Add a squirt of whip cream as the tail and dust it with shredded coconut.
- 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!
Photos by moi using my favorite Canon Rebel SL1.