St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner which means we need to get our green foods ready!
What better way to start the day than with a big stack of pancakes!? But what if they were green pancakes?!
What if they were green ombre pancakes?! What if those green ombre pancakes were topped with whipped cream and lucky marshmallows from a beloved cereal?!
I can not think of a better way to start a holiday than with these festive pancakes! Not only are they super delicious all by themselves, but they had a fun little burst of color to start the day!
I used a regular gel food coloring, but if you wanted you could probably use an all-natural food coloring by blending up some spinach! Not only would this give some nice color but it would add some healthy veggies too!!
2 cups of flour
1/4 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of baking powder
Sprinkle of salt
1 and 1/2 cups of milk
Half a stick of butter, melted
2 teaspoons of vanilla
Dash of cinnamon
Green gel food coloring, optional
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk to combine.
In a measuring cup, measure out two cups of milk. Mix in two eggs and vanilla. Whisk together to break up the eggs and stir the ingredients together. Combine the wet ingredients into the dry and mix one to two times.
Then, add in the melted butter. Add in food coloring. For a light green color, add in two to three drops. If you want a really rich green color, add in about 7 drops of green and one to two drops of blue.
Mix until just combined. It’s okay if there are some lumps in the batter because that helps the pancakes rise!
Set the batter aside for about ten minutes.
I use a griddle to cook my pancakes, but you can use a large skillet if you have one! Use a 1/4 cup measure to scoop out some batter and pour onto a lightly buttered griddle.
They cook for about 2-3 minutes on one side, or until you see bubbles rising to the top. Flip them over and cook for another minute or so.
This batter makes about 12 pancakes, so cover the pancakes with a towel while you finish cooking the others so they stay nice and warm!
Serve with whipped cream and marshmallow cereal for a real St. Patrick’s Day vibe, or just butter and syrup! I can assure you both ways are delicious!
These pancakes are so fluffy and delicious, I couldn’t stop eating them! I love how they just soak up the butter and the warm syrup! I think I might need to make more pancakes for dinner now…