Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Turkey Pancakes

We made these turkey pancakes yesterday morning, and the boy talked about them all day!  They only take a tiny bit more effort and ingredients than regular old pancakes.  

  • Your favorite pancake mix, prepared (I used 1 1/2 cups of Bruce's Sweet Potato Pancake mix, "the breakfast vegetable!" which yielded 2 turkey pancakes.)
  • A few drops of red and yellow food coloring (optional)
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Raisins 
Step 1: Prepare pancake mix and add food coloring (optional.) I separated the prepared pancake mix into 3 bowls, and added yellow food coloring to one bowl and yellow+red food coloring to another bowl.  The tail feathers of the turkey are the yellow and orange colored mix... but you can't really tell once they are cooked!  Maybe it's because the sweet potato mix already has a darker color to it.  If you want to save some time, don't worry about the food coloring! 
Step 2: Add the pancake mix to plastic 'piping' bags (I used Ziploc.) Squish the mix over to one side, and cut a small hole in one corner.  If you have plastic squeeze bottle, that would work too. But, honestly, it's really nice to just throw away the bag when you are done with it!
Step 3: "Draw" the turkey parts on the griddle.  Sorry, this picture is kind of unappetizing. Some of the 'turkey parts' actually look like turkey parts. 
Step 4: Assemble the turkey on the plate with strawberries, raisins, or other fruit you have on hand (bananas would be cute too!) WP loved this. He even ate the strawberries and raisins first!
For more, and cooler, pancake ideas, check out Jim's Pancakes. 

~ Lauren

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