I'm super excited to have my bunny pancake tutorial featured on Muffin Tin Mom's website today! These bunny pancakes are perfect for spring and are super fun for your kids!
This recipe makes about three bunny pancakes depending on the size that you make them. The bunnies in the photo are sized around 4”x5 ½.
-Griddle or large skillet
-Pam Cooking Spray
-Large mixing bowl
-Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix (the just add water mix)
-Two Condiment Squirt Bottles (can be found at Walmart)
-Red Food Coloring
-Spoons for mixing
-Candy (chocolate chips, red M&Ms)
You had better taste the candy to make sure it's good!
Get out your large bowl and mix with a spoon 1 cup plus 1-2 Tablespoons of pancake batter with ¾ cup of water. You want your batter thick enough to “draw” with but not too much where it wont squeeze out of the squirt bottle. Grab your electric mixer and stir until it's well blended. If you have too many lumps, they will clog up your squirt bottle. Pour 1/3 cup of batter slowly into one of the condiment squirt bottles. This will be your white color. Put 7 drops of red food coloring into the remaining batter (there should be about 2/3 cup left) and stir with a spoon until the batter is pink.
Pour the pink batter slowly into the other squirt bottle. Make sure and have paper towels handy to clean up any drips.
Next, spray your griddle with cooking spray but do not turn it on yet.
Step One: Draw a circle with the pink batter.
Step Two: Draw bunny ears with the pink batter.
Step Three: Using the white batter, draw the inside of the ears and the mouth area.
Step Four: Turn on your griddle to the lowest setting (between 200-225 degrees) and let the outlines cook. Wait until they seemed puffed up before continuing. These cooked outlines keep the batter from spreading out so that the shape stays in place.
Step Five: Fill in the bunny with the pink batter as shown in the photo.
Step Six: Using the white batter now, fill in the remaining outlines as shown in the photo. Wait to flip the bunny until the batter is bubbly and looks mostly cooked.
Decorate your bunny pancakes with chocolate chip eyes and M&M's for little noses. You can let your kids have fun with this part. They might even want to try different candy colors for noses or raisins for eyes.
*My kids dressed up and had a spring time tea party with the bunny pancakes.
*They loved the tea party so much, they asked to do it again!
*I read a book about the true meaning of Easter while my kids ate their food.
*I served chocolate milk instead of tea, small pieces of cheese, apples and of course the bunny pancakes.
*This tea party set was a high school graduation present from a family friend.
*My kids were afraid to eat the bunnies because they didn't want to ruin them.
*We only had two chocolate milk spills during our tea party.
*My backyard had toys all over the place from my kids playing last weekend so I had to go outside and clean it up for the photos. I debated about it, but I was embarrassed about the messiness through the windows which I suppose is silly because you can't even see much outside anyway in the photos! Hee! Hee!
Happy Bunny Pancake Making!