Forget the meme telling us it is okay to starve our family for the entire week because they will eat on Thursday. The best way to keep your kids happy and out of the kitchen asking “when are we going to eat” on Thanksgiving, is to feed them! Pancakes require very little of you, I promise. I make them for my kids 4+ days a week and it’s quick and painless. Feed the kids and they will play all day without running into the kitchen 100 times! Really! It works. Try it!
Yummy Turkey Pancakes Tutorial
- Pancake Mix, prepared
- Carrot or Cheddar Cheese
- Red & Green Apples
- Raspberry/Strawberry Jam
- Chocolate Chips
Prepare your favorite pancake mix. Set aside.
Use carrot (or cheddar cheese) slices to cut turkey legs/feet and triangle beak shapes. Prepare one set per pancake turkey plate you plan to prepare. Slice banana. Set aside.
Core and slice apples. Arrange on your serving plates as fanned turkey feathers. Set aside.
Heat griddle to medium-high heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Drop pancakes to create the three sizes needed to make your turkey. I use 1/2 cup batter, 1/4 cup batter, and 2 pancakes using the 1-tablespoon measurement spoon. This will give you one pancake body, one pancake head, and two wings. Arrange cooked pancakes on your serving platters below the sliced apple “feathers”. Quickly, arrange banana and chocolate chip eyes. Add triangle beak. Spoon and drip 1/2 tsp jam from the beak towards the side of the head. Arrange feet. Repeat with remaining serving plates. Serve immediately.