Rudolph the Reindeer Pancakes

Life just keeps getting in the way…tonight’s supper was supposed to be 3 French Hens, but when Imogen opened the activity calendar, the message read, ‘eat pancakes for supper’, so we did.  We made and ate Rudolph the Reindeer Pancakes!

For this recipe each Rudolph needs 3 American style pancakes – one large for the head, one medium for the nose and one small cut in half for the ears.  Strategically placed chocolate chips for eyes, baby candy canes for antlers and a strawberry for his nose and you have yourself a cute dessert!

how cute is this? And each one you make will have his own personality, I guarantee!


It's only one night a year, so I let the girls have at it with syrups and cream


American Pancake Recipe

For the butter milk:

 ½ cup plain yoghurt (I used vanilla, no one noticed)

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 table spoon lemon juice

 For the pancakes:

 1 ¼ cup of buttermilk

  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup of oil

To make the buttermilk, put the yoghurt and milk into a jug add the lemon juice and mix. Leave to stand for 15 minutes.

To make the pancake mix. First add the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix. Next break the egg into the dry ingredients and mix with a fork. Next add the buttermilk and oil and stir. The mixture will be a little lumpy but that’s OK it adds to the texture of the pancakes.

Next, take the skillet, add two tablespoons of oil and heat on a medium heat. When the oil is hot, add some mixture to the pan. If you want large pancakes, add a lot, if you want small pancakes add less.

 Cook over the medium heat until the top of the mixture hardens, turn and cook the other side. The cooking takes very little time, perhaps four minutes. When the pancakes are brown they are ready.



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5 responses to “Rudolph the Reindeer Pancakes

  1. I am completely LOVING these recipes. Srsly going to have to try the pear one from day 1.

    You got the whole 24?

  2. DUH! TWLEVE days of Christmas – why was I thinking Advent??

    • veryanniemary

      ‘Cos I’m hitting the 12 days during Advent probably….

      I think I have all 12 days covered – I’m a little worried about the 4 Calling Birds and the 10 Lords a Leaping….

  3. I love making these each year with my kids. You can also use bacon strips as antlers! Might be a bit more breakfast-ish than candy canes 🙂

    • veryanniemary

      We eat them for dessert – never thought about breakfast. You could remove the antlers altogether and substitute the raspberry for two more chocolate chips and then you have a pig, a whole different kind of bacon!!

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