Ombre Pancakes for Valentine’s Day

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Here’s a fun and sweet way to make breakfast- Ombre Pancakes for Valentine’s Day!

Ombre Pink Pancakes (2)
Ingredients:

1 box or package of your favorite pancake mix (for best color adding results, a lighter mix (not wheat) will work best.
Many pancake mixes ask for different ingredients so take a quick look before heading to the store.  These are usually basics that many people already have on hand.

Baker’s food coloring in three different coordinating shades.  Or one quality food coloring that can be used at different strengths.   We used 3 different ones by Wilton.

Ombre Pink Pancakes (5)

Directions:

Prepare the pancake batter as directed then split into three (or however many different colors you would like) even parts.  Start by mixing in just a little bit of food coloring into one of the bowls to see the strength of the color.  Judge from there if you want to add more or less to determine if this will be your light, medium or dark batter.  Do the same for the additional bowls of batter.   Follow package instructions for cooking the pancakes the way you normally would. Try for uniform sizes when making them, using an ice cream scooper will help with this. Stack up and enjoy the love!

*Tips: mix all of your colors before cooking any pancakes.  Cook all of the batter from the first bowl before moving on to the other colors.  We used a slightly slower heat and did not use butter or oil for obtain the prefect coloring that didn’t brown.  The pancakes were still tasty-and you can add the butter when eating.

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Ombre Pancakes for Valentine's Day
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4
 
Holiday themed pancakes
Ingredients
  • ngredients:
  • 1 box or package of your favorite pancake mix (for best color adding results, a lighter mix (not wheat) will work best.
  • Many pancake mixes ask for different ingredients so take a quick look before heading to the store. These are usually basics that many people already have on hand.
  • Baker’s food coloring in three different coordinating shades. Or one quality food coloring that can be used at different strengths. We used 3 different ones by Wilton.
Instructions
  1. Directions:
  2. Prepare the pancake batter as directed then split into three (or however many different colors you would like) even parts.
  3. Start by mixing in just a little bit of food coloring into one of the bowls to see the strength of the color.
  4. Judge from there if you want to add more or less to determine if this will be your light, medium or dark batter.
  5. Do the same for the additional bowls of batter.
  6. Follow package instructions for cooking the pancakes the way you normally would.
  7. Try for uniform sizes when making them, using an ice cream scooper will help with this.
  8. Stack up and enjoy the love!
  9. *Tips: mix all of your colors before cooking any pancakes.
  10. Cook all of the batter from the first bowl before moving on to the other colors. We used a slightly slower heat and did not use butter or oil for obtain the prefect coloring that didn’t brown.
  11. The pancakes were still tasty-and you can add the butter when eating.

 

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  • Cute idea , I am going to use this with the kids !
    Blessings
    Linda

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  • My kiddos would absolutely LOVE this! Such an easy and fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day over breakfast. Thanks for thinking outside the box for the not-so-creative moms out there like me ;)

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  • Those are adorable!!! I will definitely be trying these pancakes :-)

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  • Wow, this looks very pretty, almost too pretty to eat. You know what would be interesting? If you were to takei it a step further and the different colors had different flavors like strawberry, blueberry, banana, etc. This is a great Valantine’s Day treat, thank you for sharing this recipe.

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  • These pancakes are just beautiful and perfect for Valentine’s Day!

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