These Colorfully Eerie Halloween Pancakes are the perfect way to celebrate the Halloween season. Grab this homemade pancake recipe and get ready for Halloween! While this post is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers, all opinions and the recipe are my own.
Colorfully Eerie Halloween Pancakes
Confession, I have never made pancakes from scratch before. Well, until now. I mean, why bother when you can buy a complete mix for a few bucks at the grocery store. Why bother?! Because homemade pancakes are AMAZING. I am telling you guys, the difference is incredible. Light, fluffy and you can actually taste that they are from scratch. We all loved these homemade pancakes. And we liked them even more since they were Halloween colors! Seriously, how fun are these Halloween pancakes? No matter how old your kiddos are, they will smile when they see these on their breakfast (or dinner) plates. Breakfast for dinner anyone?
Frankenstein, Zombies and Witches…Oh my!
Eerie Purple Skies
To get the darker, more vibrant colors in your Halloween pancakes, I recommend getting the gel food coloring. Gel food coloring is thicker and more condensed, making the colors more pronounced and you are adding less liquid in your recipe so you are less likely to compromise the texture of the pancake batter. My local grocery store actually had a Halloween Gel Food Coloring Set, making it really easy to get all the colors I wanted to use, so keep a look out for that when you are at the store. You can use regular food coloring if you prefer, you may just have to watch the thickness of your batter if you have to add a lot.
To make your homemade Halloween pancakes, you will need basic pantry ingredients such as flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar. To make your Halloween pancakes extra tasty, you will need chocolate milk (yes, I said chocolate milk), butter, vanilla extract and cinnamon. And finally to get your Halloween pancakes to the perfect texture you need low fat Greek yogurt and eggs.
This Colorfully Eerie Halloween Pancake Recipe makes 13 spooky pancakes. Lucky number 13 😉
To make 4 different color pancakes without having to make this homemade pancake recipe 4 times, you will need 4 bowls to divide up the batter. After the pancake batter was thoroughly mixed, I put approximately one cup into 4 different bowls and started adding the gel food coloring and mixing until I was happy with the colors.
Cook your pancakes low and slow, I recommend turning the griddle on to about 250 degrees, if you cook them too fast they will brown and you will lose some of that fun color. And don’t forget to rinse the ladle (if you are using one) after each color to avoid cross-color-contamination.
As you can see, I added candy eyes and some sprinkles to my Halloween Pancake stack, you don’t have to, but it added another level of spooky fun.
Now, here is how to make my Colorfully Eerie Halloween Pancakes, be sure to Print the recipe and Pin it so that you can make them year after year.
Colorfully Eerie Halloween Pancakes
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp sugar
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups chocolate milk
- 1 cup plain low fat greek yogurt
- ¼ cup butter - melted and brought back to room temperature
- green gel food coloring
- orange gel food coloring
- black gel food coloring
- purple gel food coloring
- In a large bowl combine all your dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.
- In a separate medium bowl combine all your wet ingredients: eggs, chocolate milk, greek yogurt, melted butter, and vanilla. Whisk well.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. Add small amounts of chocolate milk if needed to make the batter thinner. I used exactly 1 ½ cups of chocolate milk.
- Divide batter into four bowls . I found the easiet way to do this was with a 1 cup measuring cup. I put approx 1 cup of pancake batter into each bowl.
- Add gel food coloring to each bowl. Start with a small amount, you can always add more. Mix well until you have achieved desired Halloween color.
- Heat griddle to medium-low heat, approx 250 degrees
- Pour desired amount of batter onto the griddle, I got 2-3 pancakes per color, but it really depends on how big you make your pancakes. If you are using a ladle, be sure to do one color at a time or clean the spoon after each color.
- Cook pancakes, approx 1 - 1 ½ minutes per side depending on the size of your pancakes
- Enjoy with a cold glass of chocolate milk
- HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
I hope you and your family enjoy these Colorfully Eerie Halloween Pancakes as much as we do!
What is your favorite part about Halloween? The candy? The eerie eats? The costumes? The parties?
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