Whip up a batch of these adorable rainbow pancakes topped with vanilla icing and rainbow sprinkles! These perfect rainbow pancakes are easy to make with our easy to follow tutorial. They are the perfect St. Patricks Day or Birthday Breakfast for kids!
I LOVE a good pancake. Really, who can resist a sweet and fluffy pancakes topped with syrup or whipped or cream. Or in this case, frosting and sprinkles! Pancakes are something we make relatively often around here, but sometimes, you just want to make it a little more fun.
Perfect rainbow pancakes recipe
That’s where rainbow pancakes come in! These colored pancakes are perfect for a birthday breakfast, rainbow party, or St. Patrick’s Day.
They are also a perfect recipe to make with kids because they will stay interested and excited. Plus, who doesn’t like playing with food coloring when they are cooking. It makes everything look so pretty.
How to make rainbow pancakes?
Making rainbow colored pancakes is actually pretty simple. The trick is to separate pancake batter into 6 different bowls and then dye them with gel food coloring into the colors of the rainbow!
We love our electric griddle for cooking pancakes and highly recommend using one for this recipe.
Can I freeze colored pancakes?
You sure can! Colored pancakes freeze the same way as traditional pancakes. See our tutorial on how to freeze pancakes if you haven’t done it before. Don’t worry, it’s super easy.
What to serve with rainbow pancakes?
We love serving fruit salad with pancakes. Here are some of our favorite recipes:
- Rainbow Sprinkle Hot Cocoa Bombs
- Winter Fruit Salad
- Triple Berry Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
- Creamy Fruit Salad Recipe
- Honey Lime Fruit Salad
- Boxed pancake mix, batter prepared according to package instructions
- Gel food coloring (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple)
- 1 (16-ounce) container vanilla icing
- Rainbow sprinkles
- Whipped cream
- Prepare pancake mix according to package instructions for the number of servings you need. (You may also make pancake batter from scratch with our fluffy pancake recipe)
- Each pancake stack will need six pancakes.
Separate the pancake batter into six small bowls. Add a different color of gel food coloring to each bowl and stir until the food coloring is thoroughly mixed into the batter.
- Scoop ¼ cup of each color of pancake batter onto a warm griddle or skillet. And cook until bubbles begin to form. Flip the pancake and cook the other side.
- Form the rainbow pancake stack by stacking one of each color pancake on top of each other.
- To create a syrup out of icing, microwave a container of premade vanilla icing for 20 seconds.
- Spoon the melted icing over the top of the pancake stack.
- Top with whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles.
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Betty Crocker, Rich & Creamy Frosting, Vanilla, 16oz Tub (Pack of 3)
Chefs Select Decorative Rainbow Sprinkles Jimmies 14oz | Value Size | Gluten Free Certified
Wilton Icing Colors, 12-Count Gel-Based Food Color
Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix (10 lb.)
BLACK+DECKER Family-Sized Electric Griddle with Warming Tray & Drip Tray, GD2051B
Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 391Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 6mgSodium 638mgCarbohydrates 68gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 2gSugar 35gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 6g
Nutrition information is an estimate.
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