Is there anything better than eating pancakes? What if you could make homemade pancakes with your children and incorporate the fun and magic of the elf on the shelf? This Elf on the Shelf Pancake Breakfast will make your whole family happy.
This fun pancake idea is a great way to get everyone in your family cooking together in the kitchen. After all, isn’t that what the holiday season is all about? Lots of family time and fun new ways to make memories!
Elf on the Shelf Pancake Breakfast
The cool thing about making pancakes with the kids is that everyone can help out with the recipe. There’s a lot of mixing involved, pouring, scooping, and flipping that everyone can easily have a job.
If you homeschool like we do this can be math and life skills for the day. But best of all it’s quality time with your kids.
And then when you bring out the Elf on the Shelf, it’s just one of those great Elf Ideas that you’re going to want to do over and over again.
Why do you need family time during the holiday season?
I think that we can all agree that the holiday season is a bit hectic for everyone. And one of the main things that can keep up all stress free and grounded a bit during this time of the year is that we take the time to spend more time with the ones that we love.
Baking in the kitchen together is a super simple way to accomplish this, but there are also other things that you can easily do. If you’re looking for some other ways to spend time together as a family this holiday season, why not try some of these great ideas:
- Volunteer together in the local community
- Bake for your family and friends
- Create game nights so you can all hang out at home and play together
- Make it a movie night more frequently
- Find a crafting hobby that each of you can easily do together
- Think of
randomacts of kindness that you can do for others
These are just a few of the great family ideas you can do this holiday season. There are so many fun ways that you can celebrate the holidays together as a family making memories!
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How to Make Christmas Pancakes
After measuring out your ingredients with your children, combine all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and whisk them to combine.
Add the milk into a small bowl and stir.
Next, add to the dry ingredients
Add the melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract and whisk all ingredients together until they are well combined and smooth.
Add in your favorite Christmas sprinkles and mix it.
Let your elf and children watch while these pancakes cook on the griddle and then enjoy a delicious Christmas pancake.
Save This Elf on the Shelf Pancake Breakfast
Once you make this fun pancake recipe, your kids will love these Christmas ideas too.
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Christmas Recipes to Make with Kids
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Elf Pancakes Recipe
Make Elf Pancakes with the kids for a Christmas Breakfast or fun Holiday Breakfast idea
- 1 cup flour
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup milk regular or buttermilk
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Around 2 tbsp sprinkles
Combine all dry ingredients into a large bowl and whisk to combine.
Add milk and vanilla into a small bowl and stir. Add to the dry ingredients
Add the melted butter, eggs, and vanilla extract and whisk all ingredients together until well combined
Add in your favorite sprinkles and mix until distributed.
Warm a griddle and spray with nonstick spray.
Pour about ¼ cup of batter onto the griddle. After about 1 minute, there should be bubbles on the
surface of the pancake. Flip and let cook for an additional minute on the other side until golden brown.
Continue with all of the batter.
Top with syrup, whipped cream, and sprinkles.