Fun Fall Pancakes

October 16, 2013 in Family, Recipes by Anna

These pancakes aren’t your ordinary pancakes! They are full of character and were fun to create with the boys!

We didn’t even have them on a Saturday morning, but we decided to have pancakes for dinner one Friday night. (If you don’t feel like pancakes for dinner, maybe you’d like this pesto pizza or these fish tacos instead.) This post will contain some affiliate links to products you could use to make your own fun pancakes!

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Fun Fall Pancakes

To add a little fun, we decided to put the batter into a squeeze bottle…you know, those generic plastic bottles that are used for ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce, and other condiments at restaurants. (You can get some HERE.) We also added a bit of nutmeg and cinnamon to the batter to give it a little fall flavor. You could add some pumpkin pie spice if you’d like!

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The point is to get your kids in the kitchen and involve your children with cooking once in awhile. For this particuliar recipe, we had our oldest stir the batter and then tell us what shapes he wanted us to make. He was not allowed to actually cook since we were dealing with a hot pan. The youngest wants to do whatever anyone else is doing, so he was content watching us work together.

Warm a skillet over medium heat and spray it with cooking spray. Once your batter is mixed well, funnel it into the squeeze bottle. Ask your children to name shapes or items that relate to fall and do your best to create those items in the pan. I did the outlines first and then filled them in with the batter.

Here you’ll see my attempts at a cat, pumpkin, witch’s hat, ghost, spider, and star.

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Make the outlines larger than you expect the shape to be because it’s easier to work with that way. Also, you have to move quickly. Since you are creating the shape as it is cooking, one part might end up being ready to flip while you’re still working on another section if you don’t move fast enough!

Flipping the shapes takes some talent, but we managed. Even disasters are still edible, so it’s important to just have fun with your family and not worry too much about the final product if it falls apart. Experiment and show your kids it’s okay to mess up and move on!

Here you’ll see my attempts at a moon, jack-o-lantern, and bat. I suppose you could use metal cookie cutters to help with the creations as well, but I urge you to give this a try!

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Which shape do you think you would try?

If this put you in the mood for breakfast and you really want that pumpkin flavor, check out this list of 45 pumpkin breakfast recipes from Kitchen Treaty.