X is for Xmas Pancakes
X is for Xmas Pancakes
Xmas Pancakes – Although Christmas Day always starts super early in our house it can still be difficult to find time to eat breakfast. We usually travel to visit family so by the time we open presents and get organised, breakfast can be very rushed. Which it shouldn’t be on Christmas Day!
Inspired by kitchen fun with my 3 sons, and my girl Bear’s love of pancakes, this year we will be having a pancake breakfast on Christmas Day. Christmas trees, stars, Rudolf and Santa will all make an appearance on our plates.
To make things easier Bear and Bee can make the pancake mix the night before. As long as the bowl is covered with plastic wrap or the mix is stored in an airtight container in the fridge it is fine to keep overnight. You may find the mix has thickened slightly which is okay just add a little extra milk.
To make the pancakes more Christmassy we are going to jazz them up in 3 ways. First we will mix through some red and green sprinkles.
Second some of the mix will go into a plastic sauce bottle to make it easier for Bear and Bee to form it into shapes.
Thirdly we will grease some Christmas themed cookie cutter with melted butter and spoon the mix in to make some cool shapes. If you have non-stick cookie cutters they will be even better to work with.
2 large eggs
5 tablespoons sugar
2 cups self raising flour
1 cup milk
Christmas sprinkles or 100s & 1000s
In a large bowl mix together the eggs and the sugar.
Add the flour and milk and mix until smooth.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and store in the fridge overnight
Stir the pancake mix again until smooth. You may need to add a little more milk if it seems too thick.
Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium high heat. Grease with a little butter or canola cooking spray.
Add the sprinkles (we used about 1/2 tablespoon) and stir through.
Spoon 1-2 tablespoons into frypan pan to form pancakes.
When bubbles start to appear on surface turn the pancakes over.
To make free form shapes and letters (your child’s initials would be fun) half fill a sauce bottle with pancake mix and squeeze over a greased frying pan.
To use the cookie cutters, choose your shape and grease them really well on the inside with melted butter.
Place the cutters in the greased and heated frying pan and 1/3 fill with pancake mix. When the shapes are golden brown on the underside, flip them over and remove the cutters. You may need to use a knife to help loosen the pancakes and take the cutters off.
Serve with golden or maple syrup, fresh fruit or even ice cream – after all it is Christmas Day.