You won't believe how easy it is to make fun and festive Shamrock Pancakes for St. Patrick's Day breakfast! These are a HUGE hit in our house!
Cuisine American, Holiday
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Total Time 15minutes
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom
3dropsBright green gel food coloring
To save time, we used boxed pancake mix. Using a box mix also makes it pretty much foolproof to cook perfect fluffy pancakes!
Once your batter is mixed, stir in 2-3 drops of bright green gel food coloring — a little bit goes a long way!
Pour batter into a plastic squeeze bottle. We keep a few of these bottles on hand for baking projects, serving sauces, etc. They're super useful!
Warm up a flat griddle over medium heat. The temperature should be just right when a drop of water sizzles on the griddle.
When griddle is ready, coat generously with butter or cooking spray so pancakes won't stick.
Use the squeeze bottle to draw the outline of a shamrock with batter, connecting the ends completely. After you've drawn the entire outline, fill in the middle with batter. (Work quickly so pancakes cook evenly.)
Your pancake is ready to flip with the top surface is covered with tiny bubbles. For easier flipping, we used a large fish spatula. This allowed us to create large shamrock pancakes that practically fill up an entire plate.
Cook another 1-2 minutes after flipping, then slide pancake off griddle onto a plate.
Top with whipped cream and green sugar sprinkles for extra fun!
Note: Nutrition information based on 1/2 cup batter, prepared, and is a rough estimate only. Actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.