A stack of pancakes served with a dollop of butter and maple syrup will make your picky toddler run into the kitchen and begging you for more. Fortunately dear daughter has never been a picky eater but one of her favorite foods has always remained pancakes and this version of mini colorful pancakes served on a stick is always a hit with her! Here’s how I make them:
Note: If you are on a time crunch you can skip using the lollipop sticks, just make pancakes omitting the sticks on it and serve them as a colorful stack.
It is important to adjust the heat between medium to low so the pancakes do not burn and lose the lovely color. Remember you want rainbow pancakes not brown!
Tip: You can use your favorite cookie cutters or just a round one to make funny shapes
Your favorite pancake mix (I used whole wheat pancake mix)
Food Colors of your choice (I used Red, Blue, Green and Yellow)
1. Prepare your pancake mix according to the directions on the box or you can use your favorite homemade recipe.
2. Divide the pancake mix equally in 4 different bowls
3. Drop in few drops (about 6 to 7) of color in each bowl and blend well
How to :
- Preheat a skillet or a griddle on medium heat.
- Add about a teaspoon of butter and let it melt.
- Add a heaping tablespoon of pancake batter and gently push a lollipop stick in the center so the batter covers the stick.
- When you see bubbles forming on the top, with a spatula gently lift the pancake and turn the pancake upside down holding the lollipop stick with your other hand so it doesn’t break apart.
- Cook for another 2 minutes on medium heat.
- Gently remove with a spatula and place it on a plate. Continue with the rest of them.
- Serve warm with maple syrup and fresh fruit on the side.