First Time Mom and Losing It: Valentine's Day Pancakes With Garnishes Tutorial

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Pancakes With Garnishes Tutorial


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
  1. Make your favorite pancake recipe.
  2. Fill your pancake creator or squeeze bottle. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
  5. Mix 1/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt and 1/2 tsp of agave nectar. (you can make it sweeter if you prefer.) 
  6. 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.
     
  7. Garnish pancakes with Greek yogurt and strawberry hearts. 

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31 comments:

  1. So simple and cute! My 2 1/2 year old toddler would even love this since he is going through a phase where anything with letters excites him :)

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  2. This beats having to go out and purchase cookie cutters.. thanks for the idea! :)

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  3. I love pancakes! I never thought of doing them in shapes though!

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  4. oOO another fun idea for breakfast tomorrow. I think with all the ideas I have the kid wont be hungry for a month.. Thanks for these.

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  5. This is such a great idea! I recently found a red velvet pancake recipe, so I will be making these in the morning!

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  6. Fancy pancakes sound like a great Valentine's breakfast.

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  7. These are really cute. I need to get a squeeze bottle so I can doodle shapes and words in my pancakes. I make them homemade but never thought about doing this. My family would love it!

    Dee Mauser
    http://www.bellasavvy.net

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  8. This is so sweet. My family loves pancakes! I need to get a squeeze bottle now so I can do shapes this easily. Thank you for that tip.

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  9. What a cute idea! looks so yummy too! Wish I would've made this this morning! xo xo

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  10. I love how you wrote a message out of pancake batter! What a special and unexpected gesture for the breakfast gang. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  11. What a great (and common sense idea) to write backwards!

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  12. Very very cute!! My littles ones used to make these for me when they were little.. now i get a hug.. lol

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  13. and all us celiacs (and allergy peeps) say thank you - it can be done gluten-free!! :D

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  14. These are adorable!! Happy Valentine's Day!!

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  15. I never thought of using a squeeze bottle to make them! I'll have to try that!

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  16. Yummy! Can I make them a day late? :)

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  17. I never would've thought to put pancake mix in a squeeze bottle, but I love that idea! It works for every occasion, not just Valentine's Day.

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  18. omg these are so cute I love them! thank you for the great idea!

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  19. Those are fantastic for Valentine's Day! We always make birthday number pancakes, but we've never made love pancakes :)
    ~ Kimberly
    Our Family World

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  20. Very nice! Those are soo cute! Great work. I have tried shaping pancakes before but my mickey head looked seriously bad. :)

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  21. I wondered how those pancakes managed to look so cool! I'm going to the dollar store today to buy a squeeze bottle! Thanks for the idea.

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  22. Perfect Valentine's Day idea. Actually a great idea anytime.

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  23. Pancakes are my favorite. What a fun idea for Valentine's Day!

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  24. I LOVE this! I so have to try this for my kids, you can personalize in so many ways!

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  25. Always have wondered how to make heart shaped pancakes!

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  26. This is such a great idea! I will have to try it when I make pancakes next!

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  27. What a great idea! I want to try this out for my son's birthday breakfast :)

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  28. Your So Creative Love This My Kids & Hubby Are Going To Enjoy This!!

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