These Pink Pancakes are kicked up a notch by making them Ombre! Oh, and did I mention marshmallow frosting and mini marshmallows?  These pink ombre pancakes are the perfect way to treat someone special in your life!

Pink Ombre Pancakes with Marshmallow Fluff Frosting

Pink Pancakes with Marshmallow Fluff Frosting

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
These Pink Pancakes are kicked up a notch by making them Ombre! Oh, and did I mention marshmallow frosting and mini marshmallows? These pink ombre pancakes are the perfect way to treat someone special in your life!



  • 3 c all-purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp. white sugar
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 1/2 c buttermilk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 c butter melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • pinch salt
  • 5 drop red food coloring

Marshmallow Frosting

  • 1 c marshmallow fluff or creme
  • 1 c mini marshmallows
  • 1 tbsp. water


Pink Pancakes

  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a big bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together buttermilk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla.
  • When you are ready to cook, combine the two mixtures until just blended. Do not overmix.
  • Separate batter into three bowls. In the first bowl add 1-2 drops red food coloring. Stir until coloring is incorporated. In the second bowl add 3-6 drops red food coloring. Stir until color is incorporated. Leave the last bowl as is.
  • 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.


  • Place 1 cup of marshmallow fluff into a microwave safe bowl.
  • Heat for 20-30 seconds.
  • Add 1-2 tsp. water to get a runnier consistency.
  • Pour over pancakes.
  • Top with mini marshmallows and serve immediately.
  • *If you are stacking the pancakes, you can pour about 1 tbsp fluff frosting over every pancake as you are stacking

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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.

Pink Ombre Pancakes

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 occurred to me…

Pink 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 - i am baker

A sister.

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 over breakfast and talk about how amazing, unique, talented, thoughtful, and loved she is.

How to Make Pink Pancakes:

Cook low and slow. I often cook these pink pancakes at 250°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.

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.

So sweet pink pancakes served with a decadent marshmallow fluff!

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Reader Comments

  1. My husband has 5 boys before our relationship. We had two boys. Then finally after 7 boys we had our girl. She was and is VERY spoiled by all her brothers, of which 4 are grown adults. Then we got pregnant again, twin girls.
    I had the same fears you have described above.
    She is still very spoiled and has taught her little sisters many girls things.
    They’re a blessing! Each needs their own special time with Mommy. When I run errands I take a different child each time. We do lunch and shopping(generally groceries) and something they want to do.
    You have beautiful girls!

  2. This is so pretty, and such a beautifully written post. Your daughters (and all your kids, really!) are very lucky! 🙂

  3. So sweet. And wow you have 5 kids–you are even more amazing. Beautiful pancakes too!

  4. This is beautiful, all around. The pancakes are pure art — they look too good to be real! And your writing is so touching. Thank you so much for posting.

  5. 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!

  6. I like your recipes, and of course the great photos to go along with them. But I stumbled upon this one and stopped for a while, it is quite interesting and colorful and the perfect way I would like my pancakes. I am making this one soon, or atleast something similar…

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