Animal Pancakes

Treat mom with a customized breakfast in bed for Mother's Day, or really any day. I know my mom would like that! And with a little imagination, you can turn an ordinary breakfast into a creative masterpiece! Using some fresh fruits and pancakes, you can create plates of animal-shaped pancakes for the mom and the rest of the family. These treats are bound to brighten the day!

  1. Ages: 5 - 16

  2. 30 minutes - 1 hour

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed

Materials you'll need

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your ingredients!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Prepare the pancakes! We bought frozen ones and heated them up, but you can always start with your favorite pancake recipe.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Cut some fruit into different shapes. We used strawberries and blueberries, but you can use any fruit that you like.

    We sliced the fruit lengthwise and crosswise to get different shapes and sizes.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Done!

    It's time for the fun part! Lay your pancakes on a plate and start decorating.

    We used blueberries for eyes, and the tips of the strawberries as noses. For the arms and ears, we cut strawberries crosswise for circles and lengthwise to get triangles.

    Now, eat up!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

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