Rainbow pancakes are so fun to make and they look so pretty that we have been making these every alternate day. Most of the rainbow pancake recipes that I have read online are too elaborate, and, frankly, too much work for breakfast. So I have used a boxed pancake mix for these. I tried a few different ways to color the pancakes, but this method that I am sharing today is the easiest!
How to make rainbow pancakes
- I made 5 different colors, so I took 1/2 cup of water in 5 different bowls.
- I used Wilton gel colors. I immersed 2 toothpicks in each color and dropped the toothpicks in the bowls of water. Next, I heated the water in the microwave for 20 seconds. This melts the colors and makes it very concentrated, making sure you don’t have to use too much color. A little goes a long way.
- Then I added 1/2 cup pancake mix (read the package instruction to know the water to mix ratio) to each bowl and mixed them well.
- I used butter to fry the pancakes. I made one large pancake out of each color, one at a time, of course. And then used a round cookie cutter to cut them into smaller rounds. This ensures you have bright and smooth edges. Mommies get to eat the scraps, of course. 🙁
- Serve with cream cheese and maple syrup.
- Not stick pan
- 2 1/2 cup pancake mix I get the kind that doesn't require eggs
- 2 cup water
- 5 gel food colors
- 2 tsp butter
- cream cheese as accompaniment
- maple syrup to drizzle on top
- powdered sugar
- Take about 1/4 cup of water in every 5 microwave-safe bowls.
- Using toothpicks, take out a speck of each color (Wilton colors are very concentrated), and drop the toothpicks into 5 different bowls.
- Microwave each bowl for 20 seconds to melt the colors into the water. You may want to add more color gel to get more concentrated colors.
- Now add 1/2 cup pancake mix into each color bowl and mix well. You may need to add more water to get the right consistency.
- Heat a little butter in a nonstick pan over medium heat. You want to control the heat because too much heat will crisp the pancakes and dull the colors.
- Pour one pancake batter into the pan to make one big pancake. Flip and cook as needed. Repeat for each color.
- Once the pancakes have cooled slightly, cut them into smaller rounds using a round cookie cutter.
- Serve with cream cheese and maple syrup. I like to mix cream cheese with some maple syrup and use it as frosting. You may also want to dust some powdered sugar.