Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Breakfast: Santa Claus and Snowman Pancakes

Christmas truly is one of my family’s favorite holidays.  I love that we get to share more precious time and create new memories together.  To make this holiday more magical, try to make these Christmas Breakfast for your Kids.  They will be waking up with big smiles on their faces at the dining table, I guaranteed it!  

Christmas Breakfast: Santa Claus and Snowman Pancakes

Check out my video tutorial above and you’ll see how easy it is to prepare this Christmas Breakfast.  Instead of decorating the pancakes yourself, you can also let the Kiddos decorate them on their own.  These festive and adorable Christmas Breakfast are made with Classic Buttermilk Pancakes that are truly scrumptious for any day breakfast.  With just a few more ingredients, such as strawberries, whipped cream, melted chocolate and chocolate chips, you can transform these delicious pancakes into Santa Claus and Snowman Pancakes as a special Christmas Breakfast!

Christmas Breakfast: Santa Claus and Snowman Pancakes

Gathering around the dining table to enjoy meals together is definitely one of my favorite things to do with my family.  Happiness is actually quite simply.  I guess the key is to appreciate the little things that we have, and remember not to take it for granted.  How about you?  What are some of your favorite things that you enjoy?  Please share in the comment below.  I can’t wait to hear from you!

Christmas Breakfast: Santa Claus and Snowman Pancakes

Wish you all a blessed and magical Christmas!  Stay warm and hope you’ll enjoy a wonderful time with your family and loved ones!  Stay tuned for more delicious recipe next week to ring in the New Year!  Merry Christmas!
Christmas Breakfast: Santa Claus and Snowman Pancakes

Classic Buttermilk Pancakes:
Makes 10 Pancakes

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature
1 large egg, at room temperature
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for cooking
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract until well incorporated.

Make a little well in the middle of the flour mixture and pour the liquid ingredients while stirring until just combined. It’s okay that it’s still lumpy. Do not over mix the batter! Otherwise the pancake will be chewy instead of tender and fluffy.

Heat 1 teaspoon of butter in a heavy non-stick griddle or any non-stick pan, over medium low heat. Wipe off excess with a paper towel. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until bubbles appear on the edges.

Then, flip each pancake and cook until the other side is golden, about 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer the pancakes to the serving plate and continue to cook the remaining batter.

For the Santa Claus Pancakes:
Use about 1/2 cup of pancake batter and cook 1 to 2 minutes extra per side. Cover the top half of the cooked pancake with strawberry slices for Santa’s hat. Pipe freshly whipped cream for hats and beard. A little melted chocolate for eyes and mouth. Last but not least, a small slice of strawberry for Santa’s nose.

For the Snowman Pancakes:
Cook one pancake with 1/4 cup batter and one pancake with just 2 tablespoons batter. Arrange the smaller pancake above the bigger one. Dust cooked pancakes with powdered sugar and decorate with whipped cream for hat, scarf, and snow on the bottom. Garnish with strawberry pieces for scarf, hat, and nose. Use chocolate chips or melted chocolate for the eyes, mouth, and buttons.