Sunday, January 4, 2015

Candy Cane Shaped Pancakes with Raspberries

I enjoy making fun food with the kids. They made a special request, strawberries for Christmas breakfast, so we added them to the grocery list. A trip to the warehouse club and grocery store revealed super expensive, less than desirable looking strawberries, so we ended up bring home a big container of raspberries instead. The kids were on board with the change of plans, they both love all kinds of berries.

I thought we could use cookie cutters to make our favorite pancakes into fun shapes. As I was digging through my stash of holiday cookie cutters, I rediscovered a candy cane cookie cutter that was just begging to be used along with the fresh raspberries to transform an ordinary pancake breakfast into a fun food adventure of Candy Cane Shaped Pancakes.

My husband whipped up a new family favorite recipe we like to call blender pancakes. They’re grain free, made with almond flour, egg, and banana. Rather than traditional round pancakes, he made them long and narrow so we could easily cut out candy canes shapes with our cookie cutter. I cut a few raspberries in half and then cut the top and bottom of each half on the diagonal to make red stripes to decorate the candy canes. We served them with extra raspberries and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.

My son made his own breakfast candy cane pancake by simply adding whole raspberries on top.

None of the raspberry or pancake scraps went to waste, those were just as tasty as the cute cookie cutter shaped pancakes.

Our Candy Cane Shaped Pancakes are an easy and delicious holiday breakfast treat to remember! The only special supply needed to make this breakfast is a comfort grip candy cane cookie cutter and your favorite pancake recipe. They may even work with fresh strawberries, but I’m so glad we got raspberries since they inspired this fun food breakfast for our family.

Hope you had a happy holiday!

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