November 18, 2014

Snowman Pancakes

Today was the first snow day of the school year. To celebrate I decided to surprise my Princesses and little Lords and Ladies with snowman pancakes for breakfast. Snowman pancakes are a lot like regular pancakes, the only difference are the warm hugs you get afterwards.

Ingredients needed:
- Pancake Mix
- Vanilla
- Cinnamon
- Chocolate Chips
- Fruit Loops
- Powdered Sugar

To start follow the directions on the pancake mix just like you were going to make regular pancakes. Then add a splash of vanilla and sprinkle in some cinnamon and mix thoroughly. These additional flavors give it an awesome and almost magical taste. 

Then using a preheated griddle, pour a small amount of batter to make the head and then overlap the first circle with a larger amount of batter to make the snowman body. I find using a 1/4 cup measuring cup works great to pour your batter onto the griddle. However, I did not use a full measuring cup of batter.

When the batter gets all bubbly, flip the snowman over to cook the other side.

When the snowman is fully cooked, place it on a plate and decorate it. I sprinkled powdered sugar "snow" on top. Then the kids used chocolate chips for the eyes, mouth and buttons and an orange fruit loop for his nose. 

This was a really fun and easy way to start our day. I realize this isn't a recipe totally from scratch, this recipe isn't about the pancakes, it's more about the smiles you get from your Lords and Ladies and the memories you make on a day where you are snowed inside. 


For more breakfast ideas, check out how to make homemade instant oatmeal

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