1) Reindeer Pancakes
Pay homage to your little one’s favorite antlered animal with this super cute reindeer pancake. Create the reindeer’s head by squeezing the batter from your preferred pancake recipe out of bottle, starting with a circle and finishing with two ears.
Make antlers out of bacon or sausage, and use bananas topped with blueberries for the eyes. A crunchy red apple makes the perfect nose for this Rudolph-inspired pancake.
Hungry for more holiday pancakes? We’ve got everything from Santa pancakes to elf flapjacks on our list of 10 festive and fun holiday pancake ideas.
2) Santa Pancakes
Wish your kiddos a very merry Christmas by surprising them with this Santa pancake. Santa Claus gets his signature beard from fluffy whipped cream, while two thin pieces of a banana sliced lengthwise and a tangy red raspberry create his mouth.
Santa’s beard is made of juicy strawberries topped with a single marshmallow, and his eyes are carefully crafted from banana circles topped with antioxidant-rich blueberries.
Any batter works just fine for Santa’s face, whether you prefer gluten-free pancakes or want to test out your new eggnog pancake recipe for the holidays.
3) Christmas Tree Stacks
Holiday pancakes are adorable, but sometimes they aren’t very filling. After all, who can eat just one small Santa-shaped pancake or reindeer-themed flapjack?
Satisfy hunger pangs with this fat stack of Christmas pancakes shaped like a tree. To achieve this look, stack multiple flapjacks tinted with green food coloring in a pile. Top with oversized sprinkles or chocolate chips, and adorn with a toothpick star.
4) Elf Pancakes
Got kids who can’t get enough of Elf on the Shelf? Surprise them with elf pancakes like the one above.
Sliced strawberries make an awesome elf hat, while colored M&Ms are perfect for the eyes, nose, and mouth. Feel free to swap out the strawberry slices for halved or quartered green grapes.
5) Chocolate Peppermint Pancakes
Chocolate peppermint pancakes are ideal for mornings when you’re in a hurry but still want to spread some holiday cheer at the breakfast table.
Add ⅛ cup of cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract to your favorite pancake recipe. Top cooked pancakes with whipped cream and crushed candy canes or chocolate-covered peppermint patties.
6) Snowman Pancakes
Make Frosty proud with these adorable snowman pancakes. Place your pancake batter in a bottle and squeeze it onto a heated griddle until the poured liquid resembles a snowman. Top with raisin buttons, chocolate chip eyes, and a cheddar cheese nose.
7) Snowflake Pancakes
Add a pop of color to snowflake pancakes with some icing or sprinkles. These snowflake pancakes can be made on a griddle or in a frying pan. If you find it hard to create the shape on your own, consider investing in a set of snowflake-shaped pancake molds.
8) Red Velvet Pancakes
Add ¼ cup of cocoa powder and a couple drops of red food coloring to your pancake batter to make these red velvet pancakes. Top with icing and sprinkles for a cookie-like pancake that will delight your entire family.
9) Gingerbread Man Pancakes
Run, run as fast as you can…to the kitchen to make these festive gingerbread man pancakes! Squeeze pancake batter into a gingerbread man and cook until lightly browned, then top with icing, candy, and chocolate chips.
10) Pancake Wreaths
Pancake wreaths are a simple way to feed a crowd with minimal effort. Add a few drops of green food coloring to your pancake batter and prepare the recipe the way you usually do. Arrange cooked pancakes in the shape of a wreath and top with mint leaves and fresh raspberries.