First … here’s my disclaimer – I can take absolutely NO credit for this idea. Outside our window this morning is the first significant snow of the winter (unusual for here in Connecticut). So, my 6 year old bounces down the stairs with big plans of what she’ll do outside later today. And then, it hits her … “Hey, maybe Daddy can make me a snowman pancake with chocolate chips. He can make one big circle and then a smaller one and smaller one!”. (Notice how she said “Daddy” would make the pancakes … that is his usual Saturday morning job. What a good girl!).
So after Daddy braves the snow to go out and buy pancake mix (“what a good Daddy”) – he sets out to make these. Putting the chocolate chips on before he flips them … it looks like this:
After it flips, it didn’t look quite as snowman-ish (hence, he wouldn’t let me take a picture). So now, I try to get into the act and suggest we put on chips afterwards … so here’s my attempt at a snowman face:
I used some red food coloring gel for the nose – it was all we had available. Other alternatives to decorate the snowman would be to use M&Ms, raisins, blueberries and maybe cut a strawberry or small orange slice for the nose!
Any other suggestions on what could be used instead that would taste good with the pancake?
No matter … before we could come up with other topping choices, the pancakes were gone!!