Nutella, vanilla-orange flavored greek yogurt, Lucky Charms marshmallows
St. Patrick’s Day is know for its debauchery and overindulgence. So for kids, what do you do to satisfy this craving to behave badly?
Sprinkle a handful of the forbidden fruit on their pancake. Dyed fructose gelatin nuggets of joy…it can’t hurt them for just one day.
Well, what do you do with the rest of the box? This mom may have eaten a few bowls over the past few days. Shhhhh.
And here’s a little themed breakfast for those who don’t like to indulge.
What says love better than giving some sugar to your sugar booger?
Tips: Make a stencil by cutting heart shapes out of card stock. After you have completed your heart shaped pancake, move it to a cutting board or other surface. Sift powdered sugar over the entire pancake, peel off your stencil, and gently move to the plate with a pancake spatula. I stress “gently” because any slight movement will move or smear the powdered sugar.
Looking for a healthier option? Check out last year’s Valentine pancake.
Raisin buttons, Nutella hat, mini chocolate chip eyes and mouth, cheese stick nose, turkey sausage arms and whip cream snow
With the unseasonably warm weather recently, this may be the only snowman we get to make. Have a merry Christmas!
Tips: When you’re done with the chocolate chips, put them back in the cupboard immediately. I made the mistake of leaving the room while Avery ate his pancake and heard the unmistakable crackling sound of the chocolate chip bag being opened. When I returned to the kitchen, I found a child with hands full and a gooey chocolate covered grin. The rest of the sugar fueled morning has been interesting…to say the least.
Turkey sausage patties (2), Braeburn apple, mini chocolate chips
My son is performing in his first Christmas pageant tonight, so for the past couple weeks we’ve been rehearsing carols nonstop and Rudolph has become a favorite. Obviously. What child doesn’t enjoy singing Rudolph?
Avery and I have also hammered out a mean duet of Santa Claus is Coming to Town. I put on my best throaty Zooey voice and we complete each other’s lines. Sigh – it’s really quite charming, I must admit. But he refuses to perform it in front of anyone, so you’ll just have to take my word on it.
I may have to resort to hidden cameras.
Tips: Use one sausage patty for each antler and cut out the negative areas. Hmm…is this really a tip? I think you guys can figure it out on your own.
Apple & raisins
Take off the hat and you have a pancake bearing an uncanny resemblance to Jerry Garcia.
Pumpkin / buttermilk pancakes, granny smith apple, raisins
A scraggly witch is the latest creation in the October Spookycakes series. Once again, the two tone technique was used to make her pointy hat, brows and facial outline.
Tips: Since the consistency of the instant mix is different than the pumpkin batter, apply thinner details like the hair with buttermilk batter for less clumping and overall oozing.