This is a fun little treat we made in the days leading up to Christmas. We decided not to make them Christmas morning just because they are little time consuming to create and we all know the kids are all about the presents, so there's no time for cooking Christmas morning! (We actually make this Cinnamon French Toast Bake on Christmas morning — yummy, quick and easy!). So here's how to make these adorable Santa panckaes. All you need is a red fruit, whipped cream and chocolate chips.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/4 cups buttermilk (or milk)
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
Extras: Chocolate chips, apple or strawberry slices or raspberries, whipped cream and syrup
1. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix together then add remaining ingredients.
2. Spoon batter into greased flat pan over medium heat. Add chocolate chips and sprinkles then flip. Cook each side until golden brown.
3. Cut the top edge of the pancake if needed to fit the "hat" on santa. Make the hat out of your red fruit of choice, add whipped cream and chocolate chips eye, and enjoy!