Need a fun breakfast idea for kids? Make rainbow pancakes! This quick and easy recipe will delight the entire family!

Looking for a fun breakfast ideas for kids? Make rainbow pancakes! Your favorite pancake batter is died a rainbow of colors for a fun and colorful meal.

Need a fun breakfast idea for kids? Make rainbow pancakes! This quick and easy recipe will delight the entire family!

Pancakes are a special treat around here.  We make red velvet pancakes, Elvis pancakes, gingerbread pancakes, pancake pops – you name it, we’ve probably tried it.  So these rainbow pancakes fit right in with this crowd. The only thing they like better than pancakes is rainbow food.

Breakfast Idea for Kids

This breakfast recipe is so easy to make.  Basically you just make your favorite pancake batter. It can be from a box, a homemade mix or from scratch.  This recipe was made with a box mix.   Divide the batter in to 6 separate bowls. Make sure you have someone around to do the dishes!

Rainbow Pancake Batter

Add food coloring – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet will get you a true rainbow. But neon or pastels would be fun, too.   You’ll want separate spoons to mix each bowl.

rainbow food

Each bowl will make one pancake and you’ll end up with one rainbow stack.  If you need more, just repeat the process or make a double batch of batter and make 2 pancakes of each color.

Fun Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Serve with your favorite pancake topping! We like maple syrup, but buttermilk syrup is ah-mazing!   These would make a super fun first day of school or a birthday breakfast.

Rainbow Pancakes
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  • Any pancake mix from a box or homemade pancake mix
  • 3 Cups pancake mix
  • 2 Cups water
  • Food coloring (red, blue, yellow, green, blue, purple)
  • (Or directions on your pancake box)


  1. Mix together your pancake mix per directions on the box or recipe.
  2. Separate your mix into 6 different bowls. Make sure someone else is around to do the dishes!
  3. Add one food coloring (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple) to each bowl and mix.
  4. Use a greased pan or skillet to cook your pancakes. Each bowl makes 1 pancake.
  5. Makes 6 pancakes - 1 of each color.
  6. Stack with purple on bottom, then blue, green, yellow, orange, and red on top.
  7. Top off with a little butter and maple syrup, buttermilk syrup or homemade whipped cream and enjoy!



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22 comments on “Rainbow Pancakes

  1. These are great for St Patrick’s Day and then your pastel idea is great for Easter. Done and done! Thanks for linking up at #SaucySaturdays.

  2. These are so fun! Like your blogs facelift btw! Looks so yummy!
    Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon.

  3. Wouldn’t these be fun for Fat Tuesday? Really darling. I wish my kids were little just so I could make these! Thanks for bringing this by Throwback Thursday!


  4. These are so cool! It’s my birthday next month, now I need to find somebody to make these for me!

  5. Camille I adore rainbow ANYTHING at all, and these are just LUSH! Please come and share at my Five Star Frou-Frou linkup at A Tray of Bliss? We’d welcome you with open arms! Mimi xxx

  6. My goodness but these are pretty! Very clever and creative. Thanks so much for sharing them on the #HomeMattersParty

  7. Super fun St. Patrick’s Day pancakes! My kids would love these. Visiting from Be Inspired party.

  8. who wouldn’t want to eat a rainbow? Thanks for sharing on the Creative K. Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I hope you will join us again next week.

  9. My kids would go nuts with these!If I haven’t done so, I would love to invite you over at Blogger Spotlight Link and Pin-it Party! It runs every Thursdays, 7pm PST until Tuesdays, 7pm. We pin all the entries and you will be seen on five blogs. Hope to see you there!

  10. I’ve actually done a post like this too! These are so much fun and easy to make…plus the kids ALWAYS love rainbow pancakes! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday! You always have such awesome posts!

  11. That looks colourfully interesting:)Such a cool idea. Loved it! Have a great Thursday!


  12. These look too good to eat! It’s almost like a work of art. Great idea! My kids will love this!

  13. these are so much fun! Definitely cute for holidays or with little kids 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  14. Hi Camille Thank you for sharing these wonderful-yummy Rainbow pancakes on the #OMHGWW. They would be wonderful for St Patrick’s Day and I would like to invite you to share them in my St Patrick’s Day Roundup-Link attached.

  15. So fun! Making sure you have a dish washer is the most important step! Pancakes are almost better than bread- almost!
    Here from HomeMatters.

  16. Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured this on my Saturday Spotlight post this week!

    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  17. These look yummy! Could be great for a Rainbow themed party as well.

  18. These look awesome! I’m sure my boys would love them and would be great for party food too.