Looking for a fun breakfast ideas for kids? Make rainbow pancakes for kids! Your favorite pancake batter is died a rainbow of colors for a fun and colorful meal.
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.
So why not rainbow pancakes? Use your favorite pancake recipe or a mix and some food coloring to make a truly colorful breakfast!
Rainbow Pancakes for Kids
This breakfast recipe is so easy to make. Start by making your favorite pancake batter. It can be from a box, a homemade mix or from scratch. This recipe was made with a box mix.
Next, Divide the batter in to 6 separate bowls. Make sure you have someone around to do the dishes!
Add a different color of food coloring to each bowl – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet will get you a true rainbow. I find that gel food coloring gives the most vibrant colors in food. Switch things up by making neon or pastel pancakes!
Makes sure to use separate spoons to mix each bowl so the colors don't get mixed up.
Cooke the pancakes as directed in the recipe or on the box of the mix. To keep from browning, you can cook on a lower temperature or reduce the sugar in the recipe since sugar promotes browning.
Each bowl will most likely make one pancake depending on your recipe. 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.
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.
- 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)
- Mix together your pancake mix per directions on the box or recipe.
- Separate your mix into 6 different bowls. Make sure someone else is around to do the dishes!
- Add one food coloring (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple) to each bowl and mix.
- Use a greased pan or skillet to cook your pancakes. Each bowl makes 1 pancake.
- Makes 6 pancakes - 1 of each color.
- Stack with purple on bottom, then blue, green, yellow, orange, and red on top.
- Top off with a little butter and maple syrup, buttermilk syrup or homemade whipped cream and enjoy!