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Delicious Christmas Pancakes Recipe

Delicious fluffy Christmas pancakes for Christmas breakfast with your family. An enjoyable Christmas treat that your kids will surely love.

Bathe them in your favorite syrup and savor the holiday with your family this Christmas morning. Easy and quick to do with just a few simple steps, you can create these fun breakfast treats.

Bring out the creativity in you with these Christmas pancakes.

Delicious Christmas Pancakes

Why You’ll Love this Christmas breakfast idea

  • They’re fluffy and delicious
  • Quick and easy recipe
  • Easy to find ingredients
  • Kid-friendly
  • Make fun and colorful pancakes

There's nothing more satisfying than the smell of a fresh batch of pancakes, especially when they come from your own kitchen.

I've been making these delicious Christmas Pancakes for years and my kids love them!

Delicious Christmas Pancakes

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Equipment Needed to Make Christmas breakfast

Ingredients for Your Christmas pancakes

Delicious Christmas Pancakes
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 9 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 9 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 9 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 3 teaspoons of vanilla
  • Red and green food gel
  • Mini M&M’s

How to Make a Christmas pancakes

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 30-45 minutes

Yields 5-7 pancakes per color

Delicious Christmas Pancakes

Step 1. In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and sugar.

Delicious Christmas Pancakes

Step 2. Add the eggs and melted butter and mix. Slowing whisk in the milk until batter forms.

Delicious Christmas Pancakes

Step 3. Divide the batter into three. Mix one with a teaspoon of red gel and another with a teaspoon of green gel. Add more gel for bright colors.

Step 4. In a medium skillet, set the heat to low medium and spray lightly with oil.

Step 5. I like to place the batter in a food squeeze bottle for more accurate drawings (or you can use your pancake pen).

Delicious Christmas Pancakes

Step 6. Once the pan is hot, you can get creative. You can draw different figures such as a Christmas tree, a reindeer, snowman, Christmas stocking, candy canes, and a lot more.

Step 7. Decorate your Christmas pancakes. Top tree with M&Ms to make it a fun-lit tree, or to give the snowman eyes.

Delicious Christmas Pancakes

What to Serve/Pair with Your Pancakes

Top your Christmas pancakes with whipped cream (as Santa’s beard), or a blanket of your favorite syrup. Create colorful Christmas wreaths with fruits such as berries.

Finish off your Christmas morning breakfast with coffee or with chocolate bombs. Kids can have fresh fruit juices paired with their Christmas pancakes.

Popular Substitutions & Additions

  • Berries
  • Whipped cream
  • Bacon
  • Maple syrup
  • Honey
  • Powdered sugar
  • Chocolate (you can also add Nutella for that chocolate surprise)
  • Cinnamon

How to Reheat & Store Christmas Pancakes

Fortunately for us, pancakes can be made ahead of time. They can still taste great when reheated.

You can make them in great batches and store the rest in the freezer.

You can have them whenever you want.

Delicious Christmas Pancakes

Best Way to Store Christmas breakfast Leftover

Place the leftover pancakes in a Ziplock bag or an empty container.

Then toss them in the freezer.

How Long Will Christmas Pancakes Last in the Fridge?

When at room temperature, you can leave them for 2 hours.

Additionally, pancakes last up to 5 days when stored in the refrigerator and can last you a few months when stored in the freezer.

Delicious Christmas Pancakes

Can I Freeze Christmas tree pancakes?

Yes, you can freeze your pancakes. Just put them in a sealed container and toss them in the freezer.

How to Reheat breakfast treats

You can reheat your breakfast treats in 3 different ways: via the microwave, a toaster, or a griddle.

Holiday pancakes FAQs

Can you let pancake batter sit overnight?

Yes, you should let it sit for at least 10 minutes or overnight.

Letting the batter sit will make the batter rise better and cook to a more tender finish.

Delicious Christmas Pancakes

Why do my pancakes fall apart?

This usually happens when a key ingredient is missing or when your measurements are off.

One example is when there is no egg added, or not enough eggs are added into the batter.

Exact measurements of the ingredients being added will yield better pancake batter.

Is it good to overmix pancake batter?

No, it is not recommended to overmix the pancake batter.

If you overmix, the pancake will come out chewy or rubbery instead of fluffy.

How far advanced can you make your pancake batter?

You can make them 4 days ahead of time.

For best tasting and looking pancakes, make sure to store the batter in an airtight container before you store it in the fridge.

Delicious Christmas Pancakes

How long should pancakes cook on each side?

Make sure your griddle or pan is hot enough (better yet, heat it for about 10 minutes on medium heat), wait for bubbles to form on top (this will take about 3 minutes) and flip the pancake and wait for the other side to turn brown (this will take more or less 2 minutes).

Are pancakes healthy?

Pancakes can be healthy if you swap some ingredients for healthier and wholesome ingredients.

Take, for example, using whole wheat flour instead of the usual flour.

Whole wheat flour has fiber which will help in your digestion and will keep you full. It won’t spike your sugar levels.

Delicious Christmas Pancakes

Other Christmas breakfast Recipes You’ll Love:

  • Christmas jam
  • Cinnamon rolls
  • Eggnog milk bread
  • Christmas French toast
  • Gingerbread waffles
  • Gingerbread pancakes
  • Eggnog pancakes
  • Raspberry sweet rolls
  • Cranberry orange muffins
  • Eggnog bread

What better way to celebrate Christmas than with a delicious fluffy pancake breakfast for the whole family?

These pancakes are easy enough to prepare and will make your children happy.

If you're looking for an enjoyable holiday treat that everyone in the family can enjoy, then these pancakes would be perfect!

Delicious Christmas Pancakes

Christmas Pancakes Recipe

Yield: 18 Pancakes

Delicious Christmas Pancakes Recipe

Delicious Christmas Pancakes

Delicious fluffy Christmas pancakes for Christmas breakfast with your family. An enjoyable Christmas treat that your kids will surely love.

Bathe them in your favorite syrup and savor the holiday with your family this Christmas morning. Easy and quick to do with just a few simple steps, you can create these fun breakfast treats.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 9 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 9 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 9 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 3 teaspoons of vanilla
  • Red and green food gel
  • Mini M&M’s

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and sugar.
  2. Add the eggs and melted butter and mix. Slowing whisk in the milk until batter forms.
  3. Divide the batter into three and mix one with a teaspoon of red gel and
    another with a teaspoon of green gel. Add more gel for bright colors.
  4. In a medium skillet, set the heat to low medium and spray lightly with oil.
  5. I like to place the batter in a food squeeze bottle for more accurate drawings.
  6. Once the pan is hot draw a Christmas tree or snowman or stocking with batter.
  7. Top tree with m&m to make it a fun-lit tree or to give the snowmen eyes.

Notes

Yields 5-7 pancakes per color

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 312mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 4g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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WHAT’S NEXT

I hope you enjoy this holiday cupcake recipe as much as my family does!

Don’t forget to come back and let me know how your Christmas pancakes turned out!

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