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Tree Shaped Christmas Pancakes For Christmas Morning

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Christmas pancakes are always fun for Christmas morning! Or you can make these throughout the holiday season, for a fun and festive morning breakfast for you and your kids. These Christmas cookie cutter pancakes are so easy to make, and you can make them into any shape you want. I reached for the classic Christmas tree, but you can do stars, reindeer, Christmas ornaments, and more.

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Holiday pancakes are fun, I like to change them out with each holiday. I might do a turkey for Thanksgiving time, a heart for Valentine’s day, and of course a tree for Christmas. I have a basic pancake recipe below that you add in food coloring to give it that holiday pancake look, and then top it off with a drizzle of icing and holiday sprinkles.

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Sometimes I can serve up a bowl of fruit and Clay will just push it away and say he isn’t hungry. Or I can string it onto a skewer and say it is a caterpillar and he gobbles it right up. If you have a kid like my son who is a picky eater, you know first-hand food is all about presentation! Add in some fun shapes to your sandwich, and watch them gobble every morsel right up!

That is how I make sure to create fun breakfast options for my little guy. Plus with the Christmas tree cookie cutter, it makes it easy. Just cook your pancakes, and then cut them out, decorate and serve them up fresh and hot!

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Tips For Making Pancakes

  • Cooking oil or cooking spray is the route to go when you are greasing your pan. While butter gives a great taste, on higher heat settings it is notorious for burning.
  • If you want an extra fluffy pancake, take the time to separate the egg yolk and egg white. Then beat the egg white until it is a stiff peak, and set it aside. Assemble your pancake mix and fold in the egg whites, and then create your pancakes.

Ingredients Christmas Pancakes 

For the topping-

Directions For Christmas Pancakes 

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together milk, egg, and melted butter. Set aside.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  3. Add dry ingredients to the wet, whisking together until just combined.
  4. Add food coloring, and mix.
  5. Heat a skillet over medium heat, and spray with non-stick spray.
  6. Pour pancake batter into the skillet to form 4-5 inch pancakes, slightly larger than the cookie cutter.
  7. Allow to cook for 3-4 minutes, until edges begin to set and bubbles rise to the surface of the pancakes.
  8. Flip, and cook a few minutes more, until cooked through.
  9. If pancakes cook too quickly, or burn, reduce the heat.homemade pancakes
  10. Once the pancakes are cooked, use the cookie cutter to cut the tree shapes from the pancakes.
  11. Then, in a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. how to make homemade pancakes
  12. Drizzle frosting over pancakes, and top with Christmas nonpareils for a fun Christmas breakfast treat.
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Christmas Pancakes

Yield: 5 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Tasty Christmas pancakes perfect for the holiday season. Christmas tree pancakes are colorful and tasty, and kids will gobble them right up! 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2-3 drops green food coloring
  • For the topping-
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • Christmas nonpareils
  • Star Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together milk, egg, and melted butter. Set aside.
  2.  
  3. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  4.  
  5. Add dry ingredients to the wet, whisking together until just combined.
  6. Add food coloring, and mix.
  7.  
  8. Heat a skillet over medium heat, and spray with non-stick spray.
  9. Pour pancake batter into the skillet to form 4-5 inch pancakes, slightly larger than the cookie cutter.
  10.  
  11. Allow to cook for 3-4 minutes, until edges begin to set and bubbles rise to the surface of the pancakes.
  12.  
  13. Flip, and cook a few minutes more, until cooked through.
  14. If pancakes cook too quickly, or burn, reduce the heat.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 pancake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Saturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 157mgCarbohydrates: 51gSugar: 31gProtein: 5g

Can You Freeze Pancakes

Yes! I do this all the time, I make a double or triple batch and then freeze what I don’t use. When you know you won’t use them all, just don’t decorate the ones you will freeze! Simply lay them out flat on a cookie sheet and toss in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. Then transfer over into freezer bags, and lay flat. They freeze great.

To reheat these, just thaw in the fridge the night before, and pop in the microwave for a few seconds. I like to add a glass of water in the microwave when I reheat them, as it keeps the pancakes moist. Works great, and you can even reheat in the toaster as well. Just watch so they don’t over-cook and dry out.
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