As a mom of littles, I know how difficult meal time can be! One of the best ways to have a pleasant meal with littles is to make foods they love OR to make their food fun! I would never suggest doing this at every meal because it would definitely lead to picky eaters and a worn out mamma. But, every once in a while, I love to indulge my kiddos. So, a few weeks ago I tested out “Monster Pancakes.” They were so cute, but they were also SO EASY! And, they didn’t take anymore time than regular pancakes.
Simply mix up your favorite pancake batter. We use the 10 lb. bag of waffle and pancake mix from Sam’s Club.
Heat up the oil of your choice in a pan and pour pancake batter to desired size (we use around 1/4 cup of batter per pancake).
Quickly use red decorating gel to make a mouth. Then add candy eyes and other candies to make facial features. Use decorators sugar to give your monster “fur.” If your children are old enough to stand over a hot stove, feel free to let them decorate their own monsters for added fun!
Tip: Have all of your decorations ready to be added before you start the pancakes. You only have a couple of minutes to finish the face before you need to flip it!
Flip your pancake and cook for another minute or two until pancake is golden brown.
Serve face side up on a plate.
Optional: Use powdered sugar, fruit, or syrups for hair after you have put the pancakes on the plate.
What are some fun recipes that you make with your kids?