Kids Can Cook Pancakes

Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2021 by Ivan MackenzieNo comments

Are you looking for a pancake recipe kids can enjoy for pancake day? This is a fun way to make colourful pancakes with kids. So, it's time to get colourful, crafty and a little messy with your kids as you make a pancake together.

This pancake recipe is a kid-friendly, they can mix the ingredients together and the adult(s) will have to give some instruction on pancake flipping. This is a great recipe to get your kids involved with for preparing the pancakes. You will be building skills and cooking competence while also making family memories. 


  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons butter (melted)
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt). Hollow out a place in the centre of the dry ingredients.
  3. Melt butter in a microwave-safe container (Set at low power for 20 seconds. It's OK if it is not completely melted.)
  4. Pour the butter, milk, egg, and vanilla in centre of dry ingredients.
  5. Using an electric mixer, with adult supervision, mix on low until all ingredients are well mixed. Use a spoon to scrape the remaining flour from the side of the bowl
  6. Spray the pan with cooking spray
  7. Fill a ladle half full with batter and slowly pour it on a pan. Repeat, leaving plenty of space between pancakes for easy flipping. When pancakes are filled with small bubbles, gently slide a spatula under the pancake and flip (See below Mix-ins)
  8. Cook for another 30 to 45 seconds and use spatula to lift off the pan
  9. Serve the pancakes with your choice (See below toppings list)



Pancake Mix-ins for Kids

After pouring pancake batter onto the hot pan, sprinkle a small handful of one of these tasty mix-ins over the pancakes before flipping them.

  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Rainbow sprinkles
  • Mini M&M’s
  • Slices of apple, peach or banana

Pancake Toppings Kids Will Love

Young cooks who are not old enough to work at a hot pan don’t have to miss out on the fun. Add a bunch of these great pancake toppings on your table and let each kid turn their pancakes into a work of art.

  • Fresh fruit, like strawberries, blueberries, bananas, raspberries and orange slices
  • Rainbow sprinkles, mini chocolate chips or M&M’s
  • Chopped nuts, sunflower seeds and/or toasted coconut
  • Whipped cream, butter, icing sugar and/or maple syrup
  • Chocolate and caramel sauce


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