Pancakes! Kids love them, and mom and dad love how quick and easy they are to make. In the Caribbean, our pancakes tend to be a little different from American pancakes. We don't have that golden brown look of pancakes like the ones they serve in diners. And they're never perfectly symmetrical. But we love making them our way, anyway.
When making this recipe, I couldn't find any of my Christmas cookie cutters, so I had to make baked pancakes instead. I know it's probably just mini cakes at this point right? The whole reason they're called pancakes is because they're MADE in a FRYING PAN. But I used my Christmas baking pans and they came out just like regular pancakes!
The best part of this recipe is the shortcut in the batter. I used Hungry Jack's Funfetti Pancake mix. All you have to do is add water, and you've got moist buttermilk pancakes! This is such a lifesaver if you're in a rush in the morning or just don't feel like running around looking for ingredients! (No one has to know it's not made from scratch).
So you can take that route if you want, or you can make these using your metal cookie cutters. Here's how. After mixing the batter, put the batter into a squeeze bottle. Once the pan is hot enough, place your cookie cutters in the pan, and fill it with the batter from the squeeze bottle. Once it's set, you can remove the cookie cutters and flip. If that sounds too complicated for you, fear not! I've got the recipe on how I did mine.
- 1 packet Hungry Jack's Funfetti Pancake mix
- If baking, Preheat oven to 350 F, and grease your Christmas baking moulds.
- Mix ingredients until moist and well combined.
- If baking, pour batter into prepared moulds. Bake for 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve and enjoy!
That's all it takes to enjoy Christmas Cookie Cutter Pancakes! If you don't have kids, reach into your inner kid and whip up a batch of these for Christmas morning or just every morning leading up to Christmas! Feel free to mix it up with chocolate chips and even food colouring for fun!