Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mickey Mouse Pancakes

I typically deposit Rhys into a high chair at daycare drop off time and break up a cereal bar for him to feed to himself (he also eats a homemade blueberry waffle at home in the mornings . . . first breakfast, second breakfast . . . he's a growing boy, what can I say?). However, once in a while, the daycare ladies have something special made up for the kidlets (raisin toast, muffins, etc.), and it was on one such day that I learned my child FREAKING LOVES pancakes. Like, whoa. There was clapping, squealing, gobbling . . . it was one of the cutest things I've ever seen.

Naturally, that very weekend, I decided we needed to have a pancake morning. And to up the mind-blowing ante, I opted to make MICKEY MOUSE pancakes.

(Side note: Once when I was 7 or 8 and were in Las Vegas visiting my grandma, I requested Mickey Mouse pancakes for breakfast. Internet, she made the entire mouse body. Including a tail. Using TOOTHPICKS to spread the batter. How much do we love her?)

I followed this super simple and highly rated recipe . The batter was puffy, not liquidy like I was expecting. The fluffiness worked though . . . the batter was easy to shape into Mickey Mouse forms and it cooked up light and, well, fluffy.

I used kiwi for the smile, halved blueberries for the eyes and a strawberry chunk for a nose. I'm not sure the Meyers fully appreciated my artwork, but he definitely appreciated the pancakes.

Have you ever made Mickey Mouse pancakes? Are there any other fun shapes to try?


Jane said...

How much do we love pinterest?

DomestiKook said...

Have you seen That Dad is awesome.

HollyLynne said...

Whoa!! Clearly, I need to up my game :)

Rhiannon said...

My Papa used to make Mickey Mouse pancakes for us! I have a star pancake mold and that's about as fancy as we get up in here :-)