I decided I want to start a ‘Weekend Breakfast’ series of recipes to post here and on Our YouTube Channel.
So, to kick it off is a recipe I wouldn’t make super often with the kids, purely because I’m not a HUGE fan of food colouring 🤣.
However, as a treat (and my goodness do my kids love everything rainbow?!), they are FAB!
We already have gel food colouring hanging around, because it’s great for using in our 2 Ingredient Playdough, and although other food colouring will work, it’s usually quite runny, so you have to be careful not to make the mixture too thin!
- 2 x Cups Plain Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 Cup Caster Sugar
- 2 x Eggs
- 2 x Cups Sunflower Oil (can sub for melted butter, but DON’T use olive oil, it affects the taste.)
- 1 x Cup Milk (we use Oatly)
- 1/2 Cup Sour Cream/Buttermilk (we use Oatly Creme Fraiche)
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- Gel Food Colouring*
* You can use other food colouring BUT, it tends to be more watery, which affects the consistency of your mixture. Add colour very sparingly if using liquid food colouring.
- Add all ingredients (except food colouring) to a large mixing bowl.
- Whisk well, until smooth.
- Get multiple, separate bowls. You’ll need as many as colours you’re wanting to use.
- Spoon mixture evenly between all bowls.
- Add a drop of colouring to each bowl, and mix until the colour is evenly distributed.
- Pre-Heat a large, VERY GOOD non stick pan on LOW.
- Make sure you have enough spoons to keep each colour separate while scooping.
- Keeping the pan on LOW heat (so each spoon of mixture doesn’t cook before you add the next colour), spoon a blob of one colour mixture into your pan (small spoon).
- Add another spoon of each colour mixture directly on top of the first, until you’ve added all colours to your pancake.
- Use the end of a knife, or a cocktail stick to swirl the colours around into patterns.
- When you’ve scooped a few pancakes into your pan, then the heat up ever so slightly, and let them cook for a few minutes. (It’s really important you never turn your pan up high. The idea is a lower temp for a longer time, so you don’t burn the pancakes.)
- Once you start to see consistent bubbles on the top of your pancake, it’s time to flip!
- Allow the opposite side to cook for a couple of minutes.
We like ours with lots of brightly coloured fruit, nut butters, maple syrup, butter, eggs… anything! Haha!
As a side note, this recipe will work perfectly without the food colouring too, incase you’re not a fan, or you find it a bit strange eating rainbow food (I’m the same!)…
They’re just buttermilk pancake type pancakes!
Enjoy! And if you make them and love them, please leave me a like, comment or drop me a message!
I also love seeing your photos!