Jack-o-lantern pancakeJack-o-Lantern Pancakes

Ok, I admit, I can’t stop making fun breakfast foods for my kids during the holidays.  It’s like some sort of addiction.  Do they have a group called Pancake Makers Anonymous?  Because if so, I may need to join.  Last week I shared Frankenstein pancakes and today I’m sharing our Build your own Jack-o-Lantern pancakes

These were so easy it’s frightening (haha)!  I just whipped up an easy pancake batter, (yes store bought and yes “just add water” variety) and I divided the batter into two bowls and added orange food coloring to one and green to the other.

Jack-o-Lantern pancakesI then cooked the pancakes on a hot griddle and I think it’s pretty obvious what I did with the different colors of batter: Make pumpkins!

Jack-o-Lantern PancakesAnd then came the fun part: Decorating!  It is safe to say that a lot of my breakfast ideas hit me as I am making breakfast for my kids and sometimes I am not as prepared as I would like.  But instead of running to the store in my pj’s and slippers (that would be a scary sight) I just make due with what I have.  I was wishing that I had some different berries on hand but I didn’t, so for Jack-o-lantern faces I let my boys decorate with different kinds of chocolate chips, raisins and Craisins.  I think you can guess how many raisins and Craisins were actually used. 😉  Did you guess ZERO?  Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner.

 Here are  few of our creations:Jack-o-lantern pancakes

 All of my boys got involved in the fun and I had a hard time getting them to wait just a minute while I took a picture of their creations before eating them.

Jack-o-lantern pancakesEven baby thought this was a fun and tasty breakfast idea as he stuffed his cheeks full of chocolate chips:

Jack-o-lantern pancakesDo you like to make fun food for the Holidays?  Here are a few more “Spooky” food creations for Halloween:

Mummy Pizza

Mummy Pizza

Frankenstein Pancakes

Frankenstein Pancakes

Spider Cake and Cupcakes

Spider Cake

Spider Stew and Witches HatsHalloween Dinner

Haunted House Cake

Haunted House Cake