Pancakes are our go-to breakfast because they are inexpensive and easy to prepare on our large griddle. Everyone is fed in less than ten minutes, from start to finish! It’s pretty amazing in my opinion, although, my kids do tire of them from time to time. The simplest cure for their culinary boredom is to come up with something that is just as visually appealing as it is flavorful. Sometimes that means I make my own berry syrup, toss in chocolate chips, or add fun toppings. Other times, we try to create fun shapes with the pancakes themselves. (Hey! Anything we can do to get our kids to eat what’s in front of them! Am I right?)
For Halloween, we are going with these adorable little monsters. They are a wonderful way to make an ugly pancake perfect again! — Do you have a child who won’t eat a pancake that isn’t perfect? Me too! Monster pancakes might become our go-to year round for those days when our batter isn’t dropping as it should- HA!
Easy Halloween Monster Pancakes
- Pancakes Batter
- 1-2 Bananas
- 1/2 Cup Blueberries
- 2 Strawberries
- Syrup (optional)
Wash berries, set aside.
Warm your griddle, non-stick pan, or cast iron skillet.
Prepare your favorite pancake batter. Drop a 2 oz ladle full of batter onto your griddle. Add 2 drops of batter on each side of the pancake to make “arms” and “legs” (or “ears” and “arms”). Cook and repeat until you have prepared the desired amount of pancakes.
Plate your monster pancakes! Add one monster to your plate. Cut 4 banana slices. Use 3 slices for the eyes, top with 3 blueberries. Slice strawberry into thin strips to make the monster’s mouth. Cut 1 banana slice into 3 triangles for the teeth. Repeat until all monsters are prepared. Serve with side of warm syrup.