My original Rainbow Pancakes have been quite controversial, but hopefully, that is all done.  I am sharing a slightly less technicolor version of them today, AND sharing tips on how you can great the Perfect Rainbow Pancake, just in time for Easter! If you are looking for or birthday ideas, check out my Birthday Cake!

 

Tips for the Perfect Rainbow Pancake! #pancakes #rainbow
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perfect rainbow pancakes

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
My original Rainbow Pancakes have been quite controversial, but hopefully that is all done. I am sharing a slightly less technicolor version of them today, AND sharing tips on how you can great the Perfect Rainbow Pancake, just in time for Easter!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Pour in milk, egg and oil and mix until smooth.
  • Pour the batter onto the heated griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Pour in milk, egg and oil and mix until smooth.
  • Pour the batter onto the heated griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake.

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Tips for the Perfect Rainbow Pancake! #pancakes #rainbow

How to Make Rainbow Pancakes

Here are a few tips!

Have lots of bowl on hand.  By far the most time-consuming part of rainbow pancakes is creating six batters in six different bowls.  I suggest enlisting the little ones in the entire process and then allow them to help with clean up afterward.  I have found that this helps them understand that this is a “special” event and not something we do every day.

Tips on how to make the Perfect Rainbow Pancakes! #pancakes #rainbow

Cook low and slow. I often cook my rainbow pancakes at 250 degrees F on the griddle.

Do not use butter to grease pan.  I do not use anything to prepare the pan, I simply use a griddle that is non-stick.

Tips on how to make the Perfect Rainbow Pancakes! #pancakes #rainbow

Make all of one color at once.  I prepare all of the pinks, then the orange, then so on.  I place finished pancakes on a warming plate in the oven, and that way I can serve all of the pancakes hot and in rainbow color order!

If you want to make a shape you can place batter into a pastry bag and cut off a tiny bit of the corner.  Make an outline and then quickly fill the shape in.   This can be especially fun with you have so many different colors!

I do not recommend using a cookie cutter to get the designed shape you want.  The average person (like me!) does not have 5 of one shape cookie cutter, so this means you are making one pancake at a time.  You also need to spray the cookie cutter before each use and be careful because it gets very hot!  I have yet to find a way to make this method be efficient.

Use a “good” recipe.  I put good in quotations because what I really mean is use a recipe that is ideal for creating beautiful looking pancakes.  The following recipe is one that tastes delicious but is slightly runnier.  When you are making colorful pancakes you do not want them to get too brown, so having a pancake that will cook faster (and therefore allow you to flip sooner) is ideal.  This recipe uses a lot of baking powder so it still fluffs up nicely.

If you want to make sure your pancake is done, let them cook on one side a bit longer.  It is just fine if one side is more brown, just serve that side down.

Tips on how to make the Perfect Rainbow Pancakes! #pancakes #rainbow

Use a good food coloring.  With this recipe specifically you can use liquid food coloring with great success!  It’s also a great time to get your teacher hat on with the kids, and help them to figure out what colors you need to combine to achieve orange and purple and green.

Enjoy the process.  Most of all, enjoy this time in the kitchen with your little ones.  They grow up so fast!

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Reader Comments

  1. Lovely colorful pancakes. I made it for a birthday breakfast during lock down.
    Woked a treat.
    I used a piping instrument to make the letter of her name and then added a different color on top.

  2. you fucking gay faggot those pancaes are going to hell and so will you if u make that one more time its not to late to betray your sins, from god.

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