Friday, April 1, 2011

Sprinkle 'Tie-Dye' Pancakes

It's April Fool's Day.....  I try to not observe this holiday in our house.  (Can't say the same for my kids.)

It's also Friday.....  Pancake making is reserved for Saturday.

White flour is rarely used in our house.....  I save that for desserts.

Artificial food coloring is something we use to color eggs with..... It's typically not something we consume internally.

So when my 5 year old daughter woke up requesting pancakes..... I was quick to remind her or what day of the week it was.

Still, she begged...... I gave in.

(Don't judge me.....YOU try and turn down a cute little girl with a head of blonde curls and pink glasses!)

So being April Fools Day I decided to go all out...... white flour, refined sugar, and artificial food coloring.

Needless to say, my kids were thrilled.

Sprinkle 'Tie-Dye' Pancakes
((Printable Version))

2 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 3/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 /2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 tablespoon or so of sprinkles
enough water to make into a desired consistency

For the pancake batter: Mix the first 5 ingredients together in a large bowl and whisk.  Mix the wet together and stir into the dry ingredients.  Add a tablespoon or so of sprinkles.  Stir.

Pour onto a hot, oiled griddle and cook on both sides.  Top with frosting.

These became such a hit I think I'll make them our new 'birthday morning pancakes'.


  1. The Trifecta of Bad! White sugar, dyes AND white flour. {GASP} Hee hee, I love it! :) These pancakes are so pretty. My kids would be in Heaven too. We momma's have to loosen up and let them have fun in the area of food once in a while, right?!

  2. Oooooh you naughty girl :o) I'm not even a kid and I would love these. I think you have a new tradition on your hands...

  3. I LOVE it!! Yes, these would be perfect for birthdays. . . or Saturdays . . . or dinner . . . :-)

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  4. Oh my, all that drizzeling yummy goodness over the fluffy pancakes! I would gladely have a special Friday every day :) Two tumbs up for soft hearted mommy!!!! Have a great weekend!

  5. Oh Wow! These look amazing! Perfect for birthday mornings, or any morning really :)

  6. These are so fun! I love splurging like this every once in a while, kids just go crazy for it.

    I'd like to invite you to link up with Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there!

  7. Those look amazing! I think this Sunday (Yes, I am planning 6 days in advance) I'll pull out my mommy magic wand for these! Thanks for the idea!

    Found you through Sweet As Sugar - Sweets for Saturday link!

  8. These look like a fun breakfast treat sure to win a lot of smiles in the morning. Thanks for linking these up.

  9. I love your tie-dye pancakes, I bet your children did too! I tagged you in the Easter Menu Tag Game, check out my last post to find out details, but don't feel obligated I know it's a busy time. Happy Easter!

  10. I made pink pancakes for my daughter on her last birthday, so when I saw the first picture in this post, I thought "Those will make perfect birthday pancakes!" I made them for my younger daughter about a week and a half ago and they were a big hit.
    I had to use a different pancake recipe because my daughter is allergic to dairy, but I used your glaze and sprinkles. This is a new tradition in our house. Thanks for posting!