All You Need Is ...
- 1 box Betty Crocker™ American Style Pancake Mix
- 625ml milk
- Butter, for greasing
- 1/2 small banana, peeled
- Fresh strawberries
- Fresh blueberries
For serving (optional)
- Maple syrup or runny honey
Make it a fun breakfast or brunch feast all the family will love with these cute pancake animals!
Make up the pancake mix as directed on the box with the milk.
Heat a large non-stick frying pan or pancake pan over a medium heat. Lightly grease with a little of the butter.
Drop 4 large tablespoonfuls of the batter onto the pan. Cook for about 11/2 minutes or until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip each pancake over and cook for another minute or until golden brown.
Remove the pancakes from the pan and keep warm (see Tips). Repeat with more of the batter to make another 8 large pancakes, greasing the pan with more butter as needed.
Cook the remaining batter in the same way only this time drop teaspoonfuls of the batter to make about 52 mini pancakes in total. Cook for 1 minute then flip and cook for a further 30-40 seconds. Don’t worry if some of the mini pancakes vary in size.
Once all the pancakes are cooked it’s time to have fun making animal faces and shape.
Pig pancakes: top a large pancake with a small pancake for the snout. Halve one small pancake and position as ears. Add halved blueberries for eyes and nostrils (make 4).
Cat pancakes: top a large pancake with halved blueberries for the eyes, sliced strawberries for the ears and nose and thin slices of banana for whiskers (make 4).
Teddy bear pancakes: top a large pancake with a small pancake for the nose. Position 2 small pancakes for the ears. Add slices of banana and halved blueberries for the eyes and half a blueberry for the end of the nose (make 4).
Caterpillar pancakes: line up eight small pancakes in a wavy shape to resemble a caterpillars’ body. Add halved blueberries for feet and eyes and thin slices of strawberry for the mouth and antennae (make 4).
Serve the pancake animals drizzled with maple syrup or runny honey, if you like.
Keep the cooked pancakes warm in a low oven or covered with a clean tea towel. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days then simply reheat in the microwave for a few seconds.
Use chocolate chips or sultanas instead of the blueberries or pipe animal features onto the pancakes using small tubes of chocolate or coloured icing.
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