For unto you is born this day in the
city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
I'm sharing with you today a tutorial that I began writing last Christmas, but it's been waiting all year for me to finish up...so here it is now, finished and ready for you to make!
You could cook up the pancakes on Christmas Day or ahead of time and freeze them or you could make them for a fun snack (like I typically do). Any way you choose, I hope you have fun!
-Griddle or large skillet
-Pam Cooking Spray
-Large mixing bowl
-Four Condiment Squirt Bottles
-Yellow, Brown, Green Food Coloring
-Spoon for mixing
-4 clear drinking cups
-Candy (mini chocolate chips, mini M&Ms)
2 Cups + 2-4 Tbsp Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix (the just add water mix)
1 Tbsp Sugar
1 ½ Cups Water
½ tsp Vanilla Extract
In a large bowl, stir the pancake mix and sugar together with a spoon. Add the water and vanilla extract and stir until moistened. Take your electric mixer and beat the batter until it's well blended. If you have too many lumps, they will clog up your squirt bottle. At this point, you may need to add a little more pancake mix (one Tablespoon at a time) depending on your batter's consistency. You want the batter thick enough to “draw” with but not too much where it wont squeeze out of the squirt bottle. Divide your batter into 4 clear drinking cups. Color your batter yellow, brown, and green using your food colorings (use the graphic above to get an idea of how much batter each color will need). The 4th cup doesn't have any color. Carefully add each cup of batter into separate squirt bottles.
Spray your griddle with cooking spray but do not turn it on yet. Take your brown batter and draw the main part of the manger.
Now draw the legs for the manger.
Switch to your green batter and draw a half circle and a shape that looks almost like a triangle to represent the baby blanket.
Grab your white batter and draw the round head and a dot for a nose.
Take your yellow batter and draw straw. It's best to draw the straw above the manger so that you can visually "measure" the width of the straw based off the size of the manger.
Now it's finally time to turn on your griddle to 200 degrees. Let the outlines cook for a minute or two and then take your brown batter and fill in the manger.
Fill in the blanket with the green batter.
Fill in straw with the yellow batter.
Finally, fill in the head with the white batter. Now wait until the batter starts to loose it's shine and bubbles before flipping it.
Decorate your pancake with mini chocolate chips and mini M&Ms.