Character Pancakes

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Every child loves fun foods in the kitchen and here is a way to make some memories with your favorite little ones with Character Pancakes.


With just a few simple tools you can make a popular copycat of Mickey Mouse in just 3 to 4 minutes and let the kids decorate them for a fun activity plus it's teaching them early about how to cook!


Our little ones just love these pancakes and they immediately said that look like Mickey Mouse because I wasn't sure the end results would have a striking resemblance!


With a few cut-up fruits and chocolate chips they can decorate the pancakes anyway they like and the bonus is they taste great.


Whether you use a pancake mix or our easy homemade recipe they all work just fine. So let's put some smiles on our the loves of our lives faces.


talia making mickey mouse pancakes with grandma





this is pancake batter made into mickey mouse


Getting Started Making Character Pancakes



First, watch my quick Youtube video here, it's without sound so you can just see how to make them, and get a look at the two important kitchen gadgets you will need.




Isabella enjoying mickey mouse pancakes with the chocolate all over her beautiful face


Ingredients Needed

  • milk
  • eggs
  • flour
  • vanilla
  • baking powder
  • lemon juice 
  • canola oil or another oil you like
  • or use a complete pancake mix if you're in a hurry or one you prefer to package instructions
  • tools: a gravy ladle and a small melon ball scoop
  • garnish options: butter, flavored syrups, maple syrup, powdered sugar, whipped cream, jams, fresh fruits


gravy ladle full of pancake batter


Side Dishes or Additions (set up a breakfast bar station and let them choose )

  1. cooked bacon 
  2. cooked breakfast or Italian sausages
  3. fried deli ham
  4. Candian bacon
  5. leftover steak
  6. leftover pork chops
  7. chopped vegetables of any kind
  8. fresh fruits
  9. toppings: jam spreads, flavored syrups, whipped butter, strawberry cream cheese, powdered sugar
  10. sliced tomatoes
  11. homefries
  12. tater tots
  13. whipped cream
  14. chocolate chips
  15. chocolate syrup



melon ball scoop to make the mickey mouse ears


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Easy Bacon and Egg Biscuits


Buttermilk Pancakes


this is another kind of pancake character the kids made


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pin for later pancake characters


Tips

  1. use butter and oil combined for frying for the best flavor
  2. for a quick pancake breakfast use a pre-made mix
  3. set up a breakfast bar for decorating
  4. for best results sift all dry ingredient
  5. make any character shapes you like by filling a plastic squeeze clean ketchup bottle instead of using the ladle and scoop
  6. don't worry if you made too much, freeze them on a cookie sheet and stack them between wax paper
  7. for a healthier version omit the chocolate chips and use raisin



Character Pancakes

Character Pancakes

Yield: 12
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 4 MinCook time: 2 MinTotal time: 6 Min
If you want to light up a child's face for breakfast here is the way to do it. Easy to make Mickey Mouse copycat pancakes. Using a few simple tools in minutes you can make a replica of the famous mouse!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sifted flour plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Cooking spray to grease griddle

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar.
  2. In a small bowl, beat together egg, milk oil, vanilla, and lemon juice.
  3. Stir into the flour mixture.
  4. Heat the griddle or a frying pan with cooking spray or butter.
  5. Drop a little batter when it sizzles it is ready to make pancakes.
  6. Using a gravy ladle make the head.
  7. Add ears using a melon ball scoop.
  8. Flip when edges get brown for about 1 minute on each side.
  9. Decorate with chocolate chips, maraschino cherries, or another fruit you prefer.
  10. The mouth can be done with sliced strawberries, peaches, and pears in the shape of a mouth (or just use another fruit you prefer).
  11. Add whip cream and syrup if you like.

Notes

Side Dishes or Additions (set up a breakfast bar station and let them choose )

  1. cooked bacon 
  2. cooked breakfast or Italian sausages
  3. fried deli ham
  4. Candian bacon
  5. leftover steak
  6. leftover pork chops
  7. chopped vegetables of any kind
  8. fresh fruits
  9. toppings: jam spreads, flavored syrups, whipped butter, strawberry cream cheese, powdered sugar
  10. sliced tomatoes
  11. homefries
  12. tater tots
  13. whipped cream
  14. chocolate chips
  15. chocolate syrup

Tips

  1. use butter and oil combined for frying for the best flavor
  2. for a quick pancake breakfast use a pre-made mix
  3. set up a breakfast bar for decorating
  4. for best results sift all dry ingredient
  5. make any character shapes you like by filling a plastic squeeze clean ketchup bottle instead of using the ladle and scoop
  6. don't worry if you made too much, freeze them on a cookie sheet and stack them between wax paper
  7. for a healthier version omit the chocolate chips and use raisin


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Try Some Of My Other Favorite Recipes:



Apple cinnamon baked french toast
Cake mix blueberry muffins
Strawberry Cheesecake Muffins
Baked Pancake
Cinnamon mini muffins
Blueberry Cornbread
Easter Bread Strata
Strawberry stuffed french toast
Cannoli-Stuffed French Toast


Talia excited to eat pancakes that look like Mickey Mouse we made together


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