8.07.2012

Our favorite Back-to-School Breakfast...Apple Pancakes!

 

I can hardly believe it...but school starts in 2 weeks!!

I LOVE this time of year.  I love school clothes shopping, going and getting all the new supplies, and seeing how excited my kids are.  I also love planning a fun breakfast to make the first day of school extra special :)

We made these fun Apple Pancakes last year and I thought I would share.  Whoever thought of putting pancake batter into condiment bottles to create shapes is an absolute genius...I thank you! ;)

If you haven't done this before, give it a try!  You can turn plain old pancake batter into something really fun and special for your little ones and the possibilities are endless!  One tip though...make your batter a little on the runny side and blend WELL.  There is nothing worse than getting a big lump stuck in the top, squeezing a TEENY bit too hard...and having the lid pop off and batter ooze out all over your griddle.  May have happened to me once...or twice ;)

To make these apple pancakes you need to separate your batter into 3 bowls, and using food coloring make one bowl red, one green and leave the other natural.

Then pour your batter into condiment bottles and get your griddle good and hot!




Draw the outline of your apple and then quickly fill it in.  Using the natural batter I made the stem, and then topped it off with a leaf made out of the green.




Flip it once, cook on the other side, and you have yourself some adorable Apple Pancakes!



For an extra yummy twist, whip up some apple syrup to go along with these...here is my favorite recipe :)

1 cup sugar
2 tbls corn starch
½ tsp pumpkin pie spice 
(nutmeg, cloves, allspice, ginger)
2 cups apple cider
2 tbls lemon juice

Stir and Cook constantly until thick. Boil 1 minute, then add butter.

¼ cup butter

Seriously...its amazing!

Thanks for stopping by Blue Skies Ahead today and please share...what fun ways do YOU celebrate the first day of school?!

9 comments:

Debra

Oh my goodness! What a fun mom! Those are fabulous!

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Those are seriously adorable! Thanks so much for linking up to the CHQ Blog Hop! Hope to see you back next week! Already a devoted follower but just wanted to say hi and thanks for the support!

Tonia L

Awesome! I never even thought to add food coloring to pancake batter! I am so going to try that!

Sarah @ Becoming Martha

So cute! I also love your scavenger hunts. What a great way to keep kids focused. I may even use these when I go back to teaching on our field trips.

Thanks for stopping by the CHQ Blog Hop, and hopefully we will see you again next Tuesday - or stop by our linky party tomorrow evening and link up any projects you've done :)

Meredith @ Wait Til Your Father Gets Home

These are so stinkin' cute! I want to make them tomorrow morning :o)

Thanks so much for linking up with the Creative Headquarters Blog Hop! I hope you'll be joining us next week too!! I'm your newest follower :o)

Barbara Hiatt

These look great!! I may just try these on the first day of school! Thank you so much for linking up at the Creative Headquarters Blog Hop! I'm following you now on GFC! Hope to see you next week!

Barbara @ Chase the Star
http://chase-thestar.blogspot.com

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things

Love LOVE LOVE THIS!!! I am so sad school is starting! This Summer went by way too fast.

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com

So cute Tonii! You have the best ideas! I want to be just like you when I grow up :)

CSI girl

This is so great and creative! Also YUM! I hope you will link this up to The CSI Project this week starting tomorrow night. The challenge is Back to School. Come see the tutorials each day and link up! You just might win!
www.thecsiproject.com
Each week is a new challenge!