After a super long cuddle in bed this morning, I asked the littlest what she wanted for breakfast--anything she wanted. She asked for pancakes with sprinkles like I made for her sister's birthday. Absolutely! Hubby, on his way out to shovel (for the first time) said "it's snowing, I want snowflake pancakes." Challenge. Accepted.
Looks fancy, it's super easy! I use this technique just about every other time I make pancakes. It's instant pancake mix, the kind you just add water. Mix it, let it stand for a few minutes (it will "rise" a bit), then pour it into a squirt bottle. I have one with a wide screw off top that I think came in a chocolate melting / candy making kit. You can use an old ketchup bottle or syrup bottle, but it's not quite as easy to fill. I imagine you could use a pastry bag with a large tip, or in a pinch a zip top bag with the corner snipped off, but I haven't tried either.
Choose a delivery method and squirt your design onto a preheated griddle sprayed with a little non-stick spray. Sometimes I do the kids' names (yes, every letter in Danielle and Charleigh; we use the double burner griddle for those days)
The upper left one was the first, and neatest. The rest were done in a hurry as the pan was getting hot pretty fast, but you get the idea.
So in the finished product, I added a drizzle of syrup and some snowflake sprinkles (that I got dirt-cheap on Christmas clearance a few weeks ago and the kids have been itching to use). When we sat down to breakfast, I may or may not have triumphantly said to my husband "Ha. snowflake pancakes with sprinkles!"