Food & Drink Mental Health

Easter Bunny Pancakes, and Sharing a Table

For children, sharing meals together as a family has been linked to numerous benefits including increased performance in school as well as decreased chances of drug and alcohol involvement. {Reference} {For more benefits, check out this list of references] One of my favorite meals to share with my family is a big breakfast on a weekend morning. My husband has always loved to make a big breakfast for us on the weekends and it is one of my favorite things about him. He’s pretty much a pancake whisperer and today we are sharing a delicious homemade pancake recipe, as well as how to make them into adorable little bunnies perfect for Easter breakfast!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour

3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 tablespoon white sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/4 cups milk

1 egg

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1/2 tsp vanilla

Garnish for each bunny:

Two slices of banana

6 chocolate chips 

Whipped cream

Coconut flakes

Preparation:

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and sugar. Sift it again to make even fluffier pancakes! 

In a medium bowl, beat the egg, stir in the melted butter, and then stir in the milk and vanilla. 

Make a well in the center of the dry ingredient mixture and pour in the wet ingredient mixture; mix until smooth.

Heat a lightly oiled pan over medium high heat. Pour the batter onto the pan. Wait until small bubbles begin to appear in the batter and then flip the pancake to brown the other side. 

To make the bunnies, you will need to make two round medium sized pancakes (one for the head, one for the body), two small bell shaped pancakes for the feet, and two small ear shaped pancakes for, well, the ears! Tip: When making non-round pancakes, we use a cleaned out baby Tylenol syringe to make the different shaped pancakes! We used sliced banana for the pads of the bunny’s feet, chocolate chips for the toes, and whipped cream and coconut flakes for the adorable bunny tail!


Enjoy and Happy Easter!

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