I am NOT a Mom who goes all out during the holidays, but I do try to make a few things special for my kids like making jack-o-pizzas on Halloween night (pumpkin shaped pizzas that we decorate with topping faces) and heart-shaped sandwiches on Valentine’s day. If you’ve been to Happily Ever Mom before, you know that I like to set traditions that I KNOW I can do year after year. Life can get unexpectedly busy. My kids expect and love our family traditions, so I need to be able to do them even when I’m busy.
That’s why I love these simple monster pancakes. These monster pancakes are simple to make, but they sure are a crowd pleaser!
My daughter grabbed the hot pink while my son hugged the orange.
With their favorite color clenched in their hands, we started to dye the pancake batter.
That’s when the squeals happened…
It’s turning pink!” was my six-year-old daughter reaction.
While my 3-year-old son said, “Mine’s is orange!”
I love that something so simple made my kid’s day.
That’s the sign of the perfect family tradition!
What You’ll Need to Make Monster Pancakes
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- Pancake Batter (Hungry Jack is my favorite box mix)
- Gel Food Coloring (or natural)
- Edible googly eyes
How to Make Monster Pancakes
- Mix the food coloring into the pancake batter (if using the mix, follow the directions on the back of the box first).
- Cook the pancakes on a large griddle – we love our electric griddle to make pancakes! It makes it so easy to make multiple pancakes at once.
- Let kids add as many candied googly eyes as they’d like.
- Pour the syrup and enjoy!
Is This Family Tradition a Keeper?
You know that you’ve got a winning family tradition when you see the giant smiles on your kid’s faces (and you’re not completely exhausted afterwards…).
This will be something that our family will make for years to come.
I’m always on the lookout for fun family traditions.
If your family has one, head over to our Facebook page and tell me about it! I look forward to reading them. 🙂