For today’s recipe, we will elevate your basic pancake recipe to make fun, unique, and festive mini-Christmas pancakes. These are extremely easy to make, and the kids will love them too! Give them a try, and let me know what you think!
And don’t forget to check out some of my other holiday season inspired recipes! They are all designed to make this often-stressful time of the year a breeze!
Why I Love These Mini Christmas Pancakes
For the festive season, I always like to make new and fun treats for the kids in my family. It can be such an incredibly stressful time for everyone in the household. So, something as simple as mini Christmas pancakes can help bring some lighthearted fun to the table!
It’s a fantastic breakfast item that kids and adults love, and you can even get them involved with making these!
Mini Christmas pancakes are perfect to eat as snacks or to incorporate into cereal with milk.
And the best part is that you make quite a large batch using this one recipe. It doesn’t even take that long!
So, what do you need to make these tiny pancakes?
You can use any basic pancake recipe. But personally, I’ve found that mine works the best for this concept. The batter cannot be too thick to pipe but also not too runny that it will spread into wafer-thin discs.
My recipe only needs a couple of everyday household ingredients. Once the batter has been made, you can divide it into separate bowls and color it accordingly. Then, the squeeze bottle does the rest!
It makes it super easy to quickly bang out a bunch of mini Christmas pancake dots with minimal effort.
What Can You Serve With These Pancakes?
These mini pancakes can be served just like regular pancakes. You can top them with syrup, cinnamon sugar, honey, or whipped cream. And they’re also delicious with fresh berries.
Personally, I love using these as cereal. Simply serve them with some milk and fresh berries. It’s delicious!
And, because we are making these specifically for Christmas, I’d recommend serving them with eggnog or another hearty, creamy drink. I love a good Breakfast Oatmeal Smoothie or this Creamy Batido De Trigo (A Puffed Wheat Milkshake).
Tips And Tricks For Mini Christmas Pancakes
- The reason that there isn’t a set amount of milk for this recipe, is that the hydration ratio (how much liquid you need for a specific consistency) differs depending on the brand and type of flour you use and the elevation level you are located at. So, just slowly adjust the consistency until it is pourable but not too thick or too runny.
- The chefs’ squeeze bottles are life-changing! It is perfect for piping sauces, batters, and storing dressings. You can find some at your local grocery store (they look like ketchup and mustard bottles) or buy them online.
- If you don’t want to buy these bottles, you can also use a piping bag. Make one color at a time and wash out the bag before adding the next. You can also use a small teaspoon to add droplets to the frying pan.
How do you store mini pancakes?
These mini Christmas pancakes can be combined and stored inside an airtight container or resealable bag. Keep them inside the fridge to help extend their shelf life. They will easily last up to 5 days if stored properly.
Can you use pancake mix for Christmas pancakes?
You can, but I don’t recommend it. You will need to adjust the consistency because the premixes often make thick batters. Furthermore, making homemade pancakes ensures you don’t consume products with loads of preservatives and artificial flavors.
Why are my mini pancakes chewy?
This is likely due to the fact that you overmixed or overcooked the pancakes. Overmixing pancake batter develops too much gluten, which makes the cooked pancakes chewy. And overcooking the pancakes dries them out too much.
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Mini Christmas Pancakes – A Fun And Easy Festive Treat For Kids
- 2 cups cake flour
- 2 tbsp white sugar
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 tsp fine salt
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1 1/2 – 1 3/4 cups milk, room temperature
Make the pancake batter
- To start, combine the flour, white sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix the ingredients well to ensure they are evenly distributed.
- Then, add the cooled melted butter and a large egg. Also, add 1 1/2 cups of milk.
- Gently mix the ingredients together until you have a uniform batter. There will most likely be a couple of lumps, which is not a problem!
- You can adjust the consistency of the batter by adding more milk to make it runnier. The batter should be pipeable. So obviously, that means that it shouldn't be extremely thick.
Color the pancake batter
- Divide your batter into four equal portions.
- One bowl of batter can be colored red, the second one green, and the third bowl yellow. The final bowl can be left uncolored to make "white" pancakes.
- Next, leave the pancake mixtures to rest for 10 minutes. This will help remove the lumps, tenderize the flour, and help develop the flavor.
- Give the mixtures a gentle stir before placing them into chefs' piping bottles (squeegee bottles) or piping bags.
Cook the mini Christmas pancakes
- Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add a droplet of oil and spread it around with paper towel.
- Once it's heated, make a bunch of tiny droplets with each colored pancake mixture. The droplets can literally be 1/2-inch big.
- Allow the mini pancakes to cook for about a minute or until they are browned on one side.
- Flip them over and leave them to cook for another minute on the other side.
- Once they are all cooked, remove them from the heat and set them aside.
- Repeat the process until all your batter has been used.
- Finally, you can combine all of the colors and place some into a bowl. Serve the mini Christmas pancakes with cut fresh blueberries and milk.