February 19, 2011

Birthday Pancakes


Sometimes I've found that the simplest little things help families come together to create the most meaningful traditions and memories. A few years ago, my cousin told me how she makes special birthday pancakes shaped like the number of the age her children were turning. (Thanks, Tiffany!) I started the same tradition at our house and my kids look forward to their special breakfast every year. I especially like doing it because we often have to schedule their parties a few days before or after their birthday, so these pancakes are a great way to make their actual birthday morning special!

INGREDIENTS:

pancake batter
whipped cream
sprinkles

DIRECTIONS:


 

Use the pancake batter to form a number. It will spread out quite a bit as it cooks but my children never seem to mind that the finished pancake is somewhat deformed. Squirt a few dollops of whipped cream onto the pancake (I try to do the same number as their age) then shake some sprinkles over the top. While certainly not the healthiest breakfast, it's definitely a memorable one and makes a great start to their special day.


One happy Birthday Boy!




3 comments:

  1. so fun, Laura! I'll be doing this for Audrey when her big #3 rolls around in Audrey. She'll love it.

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  2. I LOVE this! Can't wait to start this tradition in my family! Thanks!!

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  3. thank you for this lovely idea, I served it for my daughter's third birthday, she was delighted! I have included this idea in my blog post, you can find it here - http://stepfordska-supruga-en.blogspot.com/2012/10/birthday-party-theme-lightning-mcqueen.html

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