Rainbow Pancake Connection

pancakes2The kids love pancakes, and I have to admit I love making them. My grandfather used to make us pancakes when we would visit them and pancakes always make me feel good. Usually for a treat I'll throw some chocolate chips in there, or make them into a cute shape, but today I made rainbow pancakes, so easy and so adorable. Here are the simple steps to make your own. I prefer to make my pancakes from scratch and have always used the same recipe but you can also use a pancake mix. Either way, use a recipe that will make twelve pancakes. Divide the pancake batter into 6 small bowls.

Now to make the colored batters:

  • Red: In bowl 1, drop in 4 drops of red food coloring and mix well.
  • Yellow: In bowl 2, drop in 3 drops of yellow food coloring and mix well.
  • Orange: In bowl 3, drop in 5 drops of red and 5 drops of yellow food coloring and mix well.
  • Green: In bowl 4, drop in 4 drops of green food coloring and mix well.
  • Blue: In bowl 5, drop in 4 drops of blue food coloring and mix well.
  • Purple: In bowl 6, drop in 5 drops of blue and 5 drops of red food coloring and mix well.

pancakes4pancakes5Now preheat the griddle to medium low. Spray cooking spray on the pan to prevent the pancakes from sticking. Keeping the heat medium-low prevents the pancakes from cooking too fast and keeps the color from turning brown. Remember, you want rainbow pancakes, not brown! If you cook them nice and slow you will get perfectly colored pancakes that the kiddos will love! Top them with whipped cream, berries, or just leave them plain, they're pretty enough as is!

pancakes1pancakespancakes6pancakes7pancakes8Now that I've got the song stuck in your head you might as well watch the original, it always puts a smile on my face...xoxo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSFLZ-MzIhM