As most of you already know, I have a picky little eater on my hands. Meals in our home are a challenge. We try to introduce new foods & Mai just won’t try them.
“I think it is too spicy.”
“This looks too cheesy.” (As if there was such a thing.)
“I don’t like vegetables.”
You would think we were living with Goldilocks. There are not many things that our daughter will try, but luckily we do have a few never fail stand-bys. One of these is pancakes. She cannot get enough of them. She would eat them at every meal if we let her.
If you are online, I am sure that you have seen the videos going around of the various pancake artists forming pancakes in the shape of Olaf, Minions & animals. It is amazing. As with most of these things they make it seem so easy. This curious mommy had to see just how easy it would be. I was not as daring as to try any Disney characters or other elaborate art work this time around, but thought in anticipation for the warmer weather that we could start with some spring flowers.
Start with a basic pancake recipe. If the batter is too thick add a little extra milk. I used a mixer on my batter to make sure that there were no lumps.
Using a funnel separate the batters into squeeze bottles.
Add a couple of drops of food coloring to each bottle.
Shake up the mixtures until the color is well blended.
Add details to the inside of your drawing.
Fill in around the designs with more batter. The batter spread very easily around the details. You can dab in where there are holes. Do not worry if some batter goes over the designs. You will not be able to tell on the other side. Cook until the whole pancake is bubbly & flip.
Try some other simple designs. We made a few different flowers.
Mai requested M & M’s on her pancakes, so we pushed a few in her petals before serving. She loved the pretty pancakes & ate 4 pancakes for me this morning.
Here are a few more breakfast time creations.
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