Fun Fall Pancakes

October 16, 2013 in Family, Recipes by Anna

There is so much going on in the fall. School is underway. Sports and extracurriculars have kicked into full swing. There are festivals, events, and holidays quickly approaching.

You need time with your family to reconnect. You need a break from the rush.

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

They will bring your family together for some relaxed, inexpensive fun on a fall morning.

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Truth be told, we had these pancakes on a Friday night when we decided to make breakfast for dinner. So, you don’t need to wait until a free Saturday to enjoy some time in the kitchen!

As hard as it can be, it’s really a great learning experience for children to be in the kitchen with their parents. They can learn about kitchen safety, math, and teamwork. For younger children, just let them dump ingredients into the bowl or stir its contents. Older children can measure, stir by the oven if they show enough responsibility, and even cut ingredients if necessary.

For this 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.

Yes, it takes longer to get things done, but the life skills they learn as you coach them in the kitchen are so worth the time!

Fun Fall Pancakes

First, you will want these plastic squeeze bottles for the batter.

Make your pancake batter from your pancake mix.

Add 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!

Use a funnel to put the batter into the squeeze bottle.

Warm a skillet over medium heat and spray it with cooking spray.

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.

Lucky for me, my kids were not looking for perfection…They just thought it was fun!

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.

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!

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

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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.

Which shape do you think you would try?