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 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
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. Gosh, what a sweet post! I worry about having another baby and my daughter feeling less loved.. heck I don’t even know how I can handle not just having her.. I’m hoping every first time mommy thinks this way.. haha 🙂 Such a sweet way to let your little girl know how much you love her!

  2. Love love tour post ! Beautiful and delicious pancakes! Aww the photo of your daughters is so pretty and so precious

  3. So sweet – you really touched my heart with this post. Beautiful girls and lovely pancakes! Xoxo

  4. I love this so much – truly! It’s so true. I knew where you were going with it too because of my two girls. They have each other and I see the bond and friendship they have. It’s amazing. So happy for your girls to have each other 🙂

  5. ooohhhhh!!!! waaahhhhh!!!! this made me all teary. She will LOVE having a sister. And the years between them will make it sweeter. I love to watch my own two girls build that special sister bond. It will be the greatest blessing for both of them. What beautiful girls by the way! Oh, and not to forget the most charming pancakes I have ever seen!!

  6. This is the sweetest post I’ve read in quite a while. With all the negativity in our world, it’s super special to celebrate life and be grateful.

    The photo of your daughters couldn’t be more perfect or be more heartfelt, and, it leaves me with no doubt Audrey will make an *awesome* older sister! 🙂

    Thank you for the joy, humor, light and love you bring our world everyday. I’m grateful for you.

  7. What a tender essay about daughters, sisters, relationships, and love. So sweet. Your pink pancakes are just as lovely! BTW, I adore pink, so this truly speaks to me!

  8. What a beautiful post! I remember having a similar talk with my mom after my younger sister was born. She is 5 years younger and we are the only two girls in six children. We have always been close and I feel overly protective sometimes. I’m glad you reminded Audrey how amazing and loved she is! She will be a wonderful big sister 🙂

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