Firework pancakes are the perfect holiday breakfast for 4th of July, Memorial Day, or even birthday breakfasts!
Start the holiday off right with an easy, patriotic, firework breakfast! These firework pancakes are simple to make and the kids will love the fun designs!
This is also a nice way for younger children to enjoy fireworks without all the scary booms (have you read the article on making fireworks less scary?)
They couldn’t be easier to make- I promise!
Here’s what you need:
- Your favorite pancake batter (I use the base from this recipe: Make and decorate Easter egg-shaped pancakes!)
- food coloring
- paper plate
Now let’s get cooking!
Prepare ahead for the decorating part by placing a few drops of food coloring on a dish:
Use your normal pancake batter or mix and prepare according to the instructions on the box.
Spray pan and pour batter as you normally would.
While the first side is cooking, start to create your fireworks on the uncooked side.
Dip a toothpick into the color of your choice. Draw an X in the batter of the uncooked side of the pancake while it is cooking in the pan.
Dip a second toothpick into a second color (I use a different toothpick for each color) and draw lines coming out of the X (see photo for example):
There is really no perfect way to draw a firework so be creative! Use your child’s favorite colors, shapes, add sprinkles- anything fun! I just kept drawing lines out from the center to create a “firework”.
Turn pancakes just as you normally would (when bubbles start to pop).
Finish cooking on the “firework” side and you’re done! Try not to overcook the firework side (or the design with fade a bit).
You can set up a fun, holiday presentation for serving and your finished product will look something like this:
Here is one more fun idea for a healthy pancakes option: Use blueberries and cut-up strawberries to make a flag in the pancake. If you try this method, be extra careful when you flip the pancake over or the design could disappear into the batter:
That’s it! An easy, fun breakfast! Maybe you just started a new tradition. Now you can get ready for the rest of your celebration!
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Start your holiday breakfast with a bang with Fireworks Pancakes!