Since my daughter now knows her shapes and lots of letters I wanted to create a fun breakfast she could enjoy. I bought a Pancake Creator before my daughter was even eating solids. I finally decided take it out and learn how to use it. You can easily fill it with pancake batter and it has two sized writers. One to outline and one to fill. If you don't have a pancake creator you can still use a condiment squeeze bottle and cut the tip to make the hole bigger.
Valentine's Day Pancakes
- Make your favorite pancake recipe.
- Fill your pancake creator or squeeze bottle.
- Add a little bit of butter into a pan and using the Pancake Creator (or condiment squeeze bottle) make an outline of a heart. Let cook for about 30 seconds. Remove the detail tip and fill in the shape (or take the top off of the squeeze bottle and carefully fill.) Cook until you see bubbles. Carefully flip and cook about a minute more. Take out and set aside.
- Add a little more butter to the pan. Using the outline tip draw an "L", "O", "V" and "E" backwards. This way when you flip the letters it will be the right side. Let them cook until it's bubbly and flip over. Cook another minute more. Take out and add to your heart pancake.
- Mix 1/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt and 1/2 tsp of agave nectar. (you can make it sweeter if you prefer.)
- Cut the stem off of a strawberry. Slice the outside of the strawberry from stem to bottom. Strawberries have a natural heart shape but you can use a small pairing knife to make it look more like a heart. Cut a small "v" out of the top and round the top.
- Garnish pancakes with Greek yogurt and strawberry hearts.