I’ve always loved big breakfast feasts and friends. The best is when you get to combine both. On another adventure with the Loveable Douchebag we made some M&M pancakes for some friends. Let’s get real here for a second. These pancakes were way too awesome with their bright colors, little M’s and drench them in maple syrup….mmmmm delicious!!!
Let’s get to the recipe (originally adapted from The Knead for Speed):
- 3 cups Flour
- 4 tbsp Sugar
- 4 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 1/4 tsp Salt
- 2 1/2 – 3 cups Milk
- 4 Eggs
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil or melted butter
- Red, blue, yellow, and/or any other hues of food coloring. I use Wilton Gel food coloring. Keeps the colors fantastically bright!
Now, how to make cuteness in a pancake:
1. Separate the pancake dough mixture into five equal parts in bowls. Add the food coloring to four of the bowls and keep one of the bowls the “original color” to make the M’s.
2. Heat up a large, lightly buttered skillet. Using an icing bag with a Wilton round tip and filled with the “original” white pancake mix, pip a backwards M onto the skillet. It’s important that the M is backwards because you’ll be flipping it over. Wait til you see the first bubbles on the M and get ready to place your colored mixture over top.
3. With a colored pancake mix, cover the M and shape into a nice, round circle. Don’t wait too long to flip, just enough that you see bubbles on the edge of the pancake. If you wait too long, you’ll have a yellow or brown colored M – not cute!
4. Flip and allow the other side to cook. You can place pancakes on a cookie sheet and keep them warm in a 100-150°F oven. Repeat until all pancake batter is gone.
5. Smile & Serve.
Great fun cooking. One of the best child recipe posts.
We loved these!! They were a major hit with friends too – everyone just couldn’t get over their cuteness! Next time, I’m definitely using a ring to keep them more circular. Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂
The Knead For Speed
Ahh, I just received a pingback on these, and I love what you’ve done with ’em! You did a wonderful job drawing the M’s and getting the right level of doneness without over-browning. Awesome! So happy you liked these. 🙂