Pink Ombre Pancakes with Marshmallow Fluff Frosting

What do you do when your only daughter, the only girl among three boys, isn’t an only daughter anymore?

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I have been worrying a lot lately.  Our sweet Audrey has spent the last four years as the princess among the boys.  She gets new clothes all the time (hand-me-downs, but new to her), she gets to skip haircut day and she gets mandatory privacy in the bathroom.

She is daddy’s little girl.

Mommy’s little angel.

And doted upon by her brothers.

And seeing as her mom is no girly girl, Audrey wears the Pink Girly Hat in the family.

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But then it all changed.

Miss Olivia joined our family.  Was the birth of Miss Olivia going to bother Audrey?  Would she feel any less special?

I have stressed and worried excessively.  Would our baby girl, our precious precocious Audrey be emotionally stunted at this pivotal time in her life?

Well.

It occured to me…

Pink Ombre Pancakes with Marshmallow Fluff Frosting

I am looking at this all wrong.

Audrey is not going to lose anything.

Because Audrey is going to gain the most beautiful and precious relationship.

Pink Ombre Pancakes

A sister.

Audrey & Olivia

I made Audrey these pancakes as a special treat.  The pink is simply because she likes it and the marshmallow is an over the top indulgent way to make the treat extra special.

Just like her.

I wanted us to be able to sit down together and talk about how amazing and loved she is.

Seems to me that it would be a super fun, stylish and yummy way to let your angel know they are loved!

Pink Ombre Pancakes with Marshmallow Fluff Frosting

Ingredients

    Pancakes
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • Pink gel food coloring
  • Marshmallow Frosting
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff or creme
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a big bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat together buttermilk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla.
  3. When you are ready to cook, combine the two mixtures. until just blended. Do not overmix.
  4. Separate batter into three bowls. In first bowl add one small drop pink gel food coloring. Stir until coloring is incorporated. In second bowl add 3-4 drops pink gel food coloring. Stir until color is incorporated. Leave last bowl as is.
  5. Pour approximately 1/2 cup batter onto hot skillet and cook until bubbles form around edges and over pancake. Flip pancake and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute more.
  6. Frosting
  7. Place 1 cup of marshmallow fluff into a microwave safe bowl.
  8. Heat for 20-30 seconds.
  9. Add 1-2 tsp. water to get a runnier consistency.
  10. Pour over pancakes.
  11. Top with mini marshmallows and serve immediately.
  12. *If you are stacking the pancakes, I would pour about 1 tbsp fluff frosting over every pancake as you are stacking.
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Comments

  1. says

    AMANDA. These pancakes are too beautiful to eat! I love the spirit behind this post and I love how great a mommy you seem to be with all of your children. I am sure Audrey felt very special once she saw a plate of these waiting for her :) Happy New Year!

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