This is a sponsored post, written for Dixie Crystals.
My dear husband loves taking time with the kids and baking and cooking with them. Since he’s off work this weekend, he decided to make pancakes as a treat for all of us this morning. He wanted to do something more than just plain pancakes, though.
One of our favorite websites to search for projects with the kids is Dixie Crystal’s Kids in the Kitchen. On their website, there is a section for Christmas Crafts and for Christmas Edible Art. Browsing through the Edible Art, he came across these Sweet Santa Pancakes. After a quick check of the fridge, he discovered that we had everything needed to make this adorable treat!
Ingredients for Santa Pancakes:
- 3 cups flour
- 6 Tablespoons Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 1 stick melted butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 eggs
- Strawberries, sliced in half
- Chocolate chips
- Red candy coated chocolates (or part of a cut strawberry)
- Spray whipped cream
- In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In another bowl, whisk buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla, and eggs.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk until just combined, the batter will be slightly lumpy, as shown above.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Ladle about 1/4 cup of batter and cook until bubbles form around the sides. Flip and cook until cooked through.
- Place the pancake on a plate. This will become Santa’s face. Arrange the cut strawberries on top of pancake for Santa’s hat. Add chocolate chips for eyes, red candy or strawberry for nose, and spray whipped cream to make Santa’s beard.
These Santa Pancakes were so easy to make and turned out ridiculously cute! The kids LOVED have the supplies ready and making their own creations. They made some pretty silly Santas! This is one project we will definitely be doing again before the season is over.
For more fun ideas to do with your kids during the holidays, be sure to visit Dixie Crystals’ Kids in the Kitchen website. There are recipes and crafts both available to check out.