Transform breakfast into a whimsical delight with this Grinch pancake recipe. Fluffy green stacks of pancakes are adorned with whipped cream and candy hearts making them the perfect holiday treat!
The holiday season is full of festive traditions for us and one of those is watching the Grinch movie while enjoying Grinch themed treats. These green Grinch pancakes make the perfect festive breakfast for getting into the holiday spirit!
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Create fun, Grinch themed pancakes with a stack of fluffy green pancakes topped with whipping cream and red candy hearts! These delicious pancakes are super easy to make and ideal for Christmas morning.
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- Skillet, griddle or non-stick pan – I really like this white granite non stick pan set, it’s pretty and functional!
- Large sized mixing bowl – this pyrex set is my go-to.
- Measuring cups and spoons – these ones are awesome!
- Rubber spatula – for flipping the pancakes.
- Whisk or spoon – for mixing the batter.
- Paper towel – making clean up a breeze!
Prep: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10-15 mins
Total: 15-20 mins
Yield: 12-14 pancakes
Here are a few of the simple ingredients that you will need to get started with this easy recipe.
- All purpose flour – this is my go-to flour choice for most recipes.
- Baking powder – for making the pancakes rise and become fluffy.
- Granulated sugar – great for a touch of sweetness to the batter.
- Milk – whatever you have in the fridge works.
- Butter – melted and room temperature.
- Egg – we’re currently loving farm fresh eggs!
- Green food coloring – to get that iconic vibrant green color.
- In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
2. Whisk together egg, milk, melted butter and mix until combined.
3. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together until a batter forms, it will be thick but should not be lumpy.
4. Add a few drops of green food coloring to achieve a vibrant green color.
5. Pre heat the skillet on medium heat.
6. Spray the center with cooking spray.
7. Drop 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan using a spoon or ladle.
8. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
9. Flip once bubbles appear on the top and cook for an addition 2-3 mins.
10. Repeat with remaining batter.
11. Serve a stack of Grinch pancakes with whipped cream and a sprinkle of candy hearts.
- Keep the pancakes warm before serving by placing them on a lined baking sheet in an oven set to the lowest temperature. Alternately place them in a covered casserole dish to stay warm.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container, covered in plastic wrap in the fridge for 3-5 days.
- Leftover pancakes can be frozen, separate each with parchment paper and place inside of a freezer bag for easy access.
- Reheat pancakes for one minute in the microwave.
Tips and tricks
- If the pan begins to burn the cooking spray, wipe it with paper towel to cool it off and start again. It’s easy for the pan to over heat after repeated use and start to burn the pancakes.
- Make sure the stove is set to medium, this helps prevent the pancakes from burning. If they start to cook too quickly, reduce to medium-low heat.
- Pancake batter should always be thick but not lumpy, avoid over mixing and allow the batter to rest for a few minutes so that the baking powder has time to activate.
- Preheating the frying pan before dropping in the batter will create consistent, fluffy pancakes every time.
- Prevent the pancakes from sticking to the skillet by using non stick cooking spray between batches. Olive oil or melted butter may also be used.
- Do not flip the pancakes until bubbles begin to form and pop. The outer edge should also begin to look more opaque.
Don’t be too quick to run out to the grocery store! Try a few of these substitutions instead…
- Use buttermilk when possible, it tends to create a more moist, fluffy pancake. Whole milk or whatever you have in the fridge works too.
- Real butter is always preferred but margarine or vegetable oil may be used in a pinch.
- Make homemade whipped cream in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Simply combine sugar with heavy whipping cream and whip until soft peaks form. Add a drop of food coloring to make green whipped cream if desired.
- Create a strawberry heart using fresh strawberries and a pairing knife. Top each pancake with a fruity red heart instead of candy.
- Try these fun variations! Top with maple syrup and fresh berries. Or add 1 tsp of vanilla extract to the batter.
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- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 3 Tbsp butter, melted and room temperature
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Green food coloring
- Whipping cream
- Red candy hearts
- Non stick cooking spray
- In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
- Whisk together egg, milk, melted butter and mix until combined.
- Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix together until a batter forms, it will be thick but should not be lumpy.
- Add a few drops of green food coloring to achieve a vibrant green color.
- Pre heat the skillet on medium heat.
- Spray the center with cooking spray.
- Drop 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan using a spoon or ladle.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Flip once bubbles appear on the top and cook for an addition 2-3 mins.
- Repeat with remaining batter.
- Serve with whipped cream and a sprinkle of candy hearts.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 261mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g
All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.