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Rainbow pancakes

Fluffy rainbow-colored pancakes to make during Pride month.
Course Breakfast
Keyword Rainbow pancakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 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.