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How to Make the Best Homemade Pancakes for Kids

best homemade pancakes for kids

Pancakes are pretty much a staple around our house. My kids have been requesting them for breakfast nearly on a daily basis since my oldest could talk. So, you might say I’ve perfected the art of making the best homemade pancakes for kids.

I get asked a lot about fun meal ideas for kids, and pancakes are always at the top of my list. Not only do we make them a family affair (my kids love to stir the batter), but we have fun with the mix-ins too.

Over the years, I like to think I’ve perfected my pancake chef skills, so I thought it’d be helpful to share some of my learned tips and tricks. One of these, I just started doing this year, and I’ll never look back!

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Tips for Making The Perfect Pancakes

Add Baking Soda and Baking Powder to the Mix

When it comes to making perfect homemade pancakes, you have to achieve the right balance between light and fluffy. To take your pancake game up a notch, add both baking soda and baking powder to your mix. This creates a chemical reaction that releases carbon dioxide, resulting in those airy, tender pancakes that kids adore. It’s a simple yet effective trick that guarantees a stack of flapjacks with the ideal texture every time.

Don’t Flip Your Pancakes Too Early

Patience is key when it comes to achieving the perfect pancake. Resist the urge to flip too early. Wait until you see bubbles forming on the surface of the batter. This is a clear sign that the bottom is golden brown and ready for flipping. This is the best way to guarantee that each pancake is evenly cooked and gives you that gorgeous golden color that we love to see.

 

Tips for Making The Perfect Pancakes

Add Baking Soda and Baking Powder to the Mix

When it comes to making perfect homemade pancakes, you have to achieve the right balance between light and fluffy. To take your pancake game up a notch, add both baking soda and baking powder to your mix. This creates a chemical reaction that releases carbon dioxide, resulting in those airy, tender pancakes that kids adore. It’s a simple yet effective trick that guarantees a stack of flapjacks with the ideal texture every time.

 

Don’t Flip Your Pancakes Too Early

Patience is key when it comes to achieving the perfect pancake. Resist the urge to flip too early. Wait until you see bubbles forming on the surface of the batter. This is a clear sign that the bottom is golden brown and ready for flipping. This is the best way to guarantee that each pancake is evenly cooked and gives you that gorgeous golden color that we love to see.

Freeze Your Leftover Batter

We used this genius hack to freeze leftover batter in an ice cube tray! Now, whenever my kiddos want a batch of pancakes, I don’t have to whip up an entire bowl of batter and instead pop out only what I need from this tray!

This ice cube tray is particularly good because it has a silicone bottom that makes releasing the portioned-size pancake batter out easily. It also has a top, which makes it a much more sanitary way to store as well as stack!

When you are ready to use your frozen batch, make sure to put your stove on medium-low and once the cube has pretty much melted, you can increase the heat to get a golden brown outside and a perfectly fluffy inside!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar (adjust based on syrup preferences)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk of choice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar (adjust based on syrup preferences)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk of choice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or oil

Instructions 

Step 1

Mix wet ingredients in one bowl.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients.

Step 3

Slowly integrate wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined.

Step 4

Cook on a hot griddle or nonstick frying pan until bubbles form on the surface, then flip.

Step 5

Experiment with creative toppings and enjoy your perfect homemade pancakes!

Step 1

Mix wet ingredients in one bowl.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients.

Step 3

Slowly integrate wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined.

Step 4

Cook on a hot griddle or nonstick frying pan until bubbles form on the surface, then flip.

Step 5

Experiment with creative toppings and enjoy your perfect homemade pancakes!

Pancake Toppings & Mix-Ins

Transform your pancakes into family favorites by getting creative with toppings. Let your kids’ imaginations run wild with a variety of options like colorful sprinkles, fresh fruit, and chocolate chips. Not only does this add a burst of flavor and texture, but it also makes breakfast a visually appealing and exciting experience for your little ones. Experiment with different combinations to find your family’s favorite pancake masterpiece.

best homemade pancakes for kids

 

 

best homemade pancakes for kids

Pancake Toppings & Mix-Ins

Transform your pancakes into family favorites by getting creative with toppings. Let your kids’ imaginations run wild with a variety of options like colorful sprinkles, fresh fruit, and chocolate chips. Not only does this add a burst of flavor and texture, but it also makes breakfast a visually appealing and exciting experience for your little ones. Experiment with different combinations to find your family’s favorite pancake masterpiece.

Our Pancake-Making Essentials

Take your pancakes up a notch with these cooking and serving must-have items!

wooden kitchen stool for kids

Wooden Kitchen Stool for Kids 

Kids love to help in the kitchen! They gain such important practical life skills, so this stool that brings kids at the right counter level is a must!

silicon ice tray to freeze pancakes

Ice Cube Tray to Freeze Batter 

These ice cube trays are great for pancake portioning and I love that they come with a lid so it stays clean and stackable!

nonstick frying pan

Nonstick Frying Pan for Pancakes

Not only do we love the look of these non stick frying pans, but they are super affordable.

porcelain white plate with silicone sleeves

Plates We Use to Serve Pancakes

These divided plates are great for babies and young kids. The plate itself is porcelain and it is protected with a silicone sleeve.

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