5 Fun (and Easy) Toddler Pancakes

If you follow me on instagram you may have seen my weekend pancake creations. I really love making these for Austin. He gets so excited. I think what I love most about making fun pancakes for him is that he thinks they are awesome no matter what they look like.

So my bunny pancake looked more like a cow? Who cares? He doesn’t. He loves it just the same, maybe even more.  I’ve done so many of them that I thought I should put together a quick and easy post.

Get down with your inner pancake artists momma. Here are 5 easy pancakes to start with:

1. Dinosaur (brachiosaurus) Pancakes

This one was pretty easy. Make one large round pancake, cut it in half for the body. Make a tiny pancake (literally a half teaspoon of batter) for the head. Make a teaspoon sized batter drop for the feet and then cut it in half. The neck and tail … Use a spoon and make some long drizzles. Pick the best one! (Sing this while you make it, it’s Austin’s favorite)

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2. PJ Masks Catboy Pancake 

Okay, this one was definitely my most complicated, but only because I used food coloring and blue frosting.  Make an oval shaped pancake for his head (with the blue food coloring added). Make a smaller pancake you can use to cut out triangles for the ears. I made a smaller batch of batter without the blue food coloring for the mouth and nose. This was a small silver dollar sized pancake and I cut off the top quarter. The nose is a small half teaspoon sized drop of batter. The eyes are bananas and chocolate chips. The blue frosting for the eyes and eyebrows ended up a little sloppy but it works.

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3. Rudolf Pancake for Christmas! 

This one is my favorite! I tried to make Rudolf cookies and they were such a fail, I think that’s why I was so happy when these came out so cute! The head is a large oval and a smaller circle for the snout. Cut long triangles for the ears and use bacon for the antlers. Marshmallows or bananas for the eyes with M&M’s or chocolate chips. And of course, a strawberry for his red nose.

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4. Bunny Pancake for Easter 

This one is probably my least favorite creation but Austin loved it just the same. I need to perfect my bunny. I think next time I might try and make a circle head with two separate long oval ears rather than trying to make it in one piece like I did here. Chocolate syrup was used for the mouth and whiskers and ears. Blueberries for the eyes.

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5. Little Piggy Pancake

This one is so, so easy. I used a heart shaped cookie cutter to make the ears and nose on this basic round pancake. Two little dots of strawberry syrup on the heart nose and boom, it’s a piggy snout. Blueberry eyes and some chocolate pieces on the ears (Austin LOVES chocolate and a little bit anywhere will make him finish most of the meal #win)

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TIP: I use Kodiak Cakes protein pancake mix for all of my pancakes. Anyway I can get Austin to get in some extra protein that’s not a cheese stick or hotdog (is there even protein in hotdogs?) is awesome. No one paid me to say that, it’s just truth.

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