It’s time to have fun in the kitchen with the kids and these snowman pancakes fit the bill! Plus, this recipe is great to make ahead, freeze and warm up when you’re ready to eat.
Anything I can do to make mornings slightly less hectic is a win in my book. So, I love to make a big batch of these pancakes to throw in the freezer. Then, when you’re ready to enjoy them, simply wrap in a paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds. A great make-ahead breakfast! I also do this all the time with my eggless waffles.
What ingredients do I need for snowman pancakes?
- Baking powder
- Buttermilk (you can make your own by combining milk and lemon juice)
- Vegetable oil
- Vanilla extract
- Cooking spray
- Optional toppings: whipped cream, coconut flakes, bananas, chocolate chips
Not only is this a great make-ahead, freezer pancake recipe, but it’s also one that involves the kids. Sure, you could enjoy the delicious pancakes on their own, but have a little fun and stack them to look like a snowman.
How to make snowman pancakes
- Heat griddle to high heat. I like to use this griddle but a nonstick pan will work just fine as well.
- Prepare pancakes using instructions below. Pour batter in various sized circles.
- Once pancakes are cooled, stack into the shape of a snowman.
- Start decorating! Spread whipped topping on each pancake, add coconut flakes. Add M&Ms for buttons, eyes, nose and mouth.
As you can see, this recipe for how to make snowman pancakes is a favorite of my kids! And mine as well. Super simple to make, delicious to enjoy and fun to decorate. A great activity for the cold winter months.
If you’re looking for more fun things to make with kids in the kitchen, try these recipes:
- 2 cups flour all-purpose
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 cups buttermilk see notes below on making your own
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 eggs large
- Cooking spray
- whipped cream, coconut flakes, bananas, chocolate chips
- Heat a griddle or nonstick skillet over high heat.
- In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and baking powder. Mix.
- Make a well in the center (just indent with the back of your mixing spoon) and add in buttermilk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract and crack the eggs. Stir from the center to break the egg yolk and continue to stir until only a few small clumps are left. (A few small clumps are ok - don't over mix)
- Spray the griddle with cooking spray. Pour batter only griddle in various circle sizes. Cook for about 2-3 minutes on one side and then flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
- Repeat until all of the pancakes are made. Set made pancakes onto a cooling rack. Assemble on a plate to look like a snowman!
- Add optional toppings for snowman decorations.
After eating the cute snowman pancakes we made Jingle Bites. They were so easy and SO much fun to make and eat. In fact we made them twice! Extremely easy to make with a 2 yo. Plus they were so festive and tasty!
Oh I love that! I’m totally going to make those with the kids with leftover sprinkles!
Cookies my dad always made. We call them “Dad’s cookies” but the real name is Cocoa Butter cookies.
Those sound delicious!
Wendy Browne says
I love a good spritz cookie! We just got a fancy spritz cookie maker to use for next year
Mary Jane Leandro says
I make peanut brittle at Christmas and give it as a gift to friends. Theylove my easy mmicrowave peanut brittle
I love a good easy peanut brittle too – what a great gift to give!
Kim Sedlachek says
I love to make cheesecake for the holidays. I have a super easy recipe (no water bath or cracking) and everyone loves it.
Oh yum, I love a good cheesecake around the holidays!
My favorite thing to bake at Christmas time is gingerbread cookies. I enjoy using different cookie cutters (snowflake, gingerbread man, Christmas tree, star, Angel, candy cane, Christmas stocking) and decorating them with royal icing. Then wrapping then up and giving them away.
A good gingerbread cookie is so great around the holidays, the receivers of your homemade cookies are definitely lucky 🙂
My favorites are cheesecake and those little balls of deliciousness, the wedding cookies with pecan bits.
Oh yum, I love those wedding cookies (or snowballs…whatever they’re called lol 🙂 )
Kim Henrichs says
These are so cute!! I love a good chocolate crinkle cookie this time of year.
Thank you so much! And oh goodness, I’ve totally forgotten about crinkle cookies – now I need to add them to my baking list!
My absolute favorite thing is to make homemade cinnamon rolls & deliver them hot to family & friends- the day before Christmas. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful recipes & stories. You have a beautiful family. Have a blessed Christmas!!
Wow – what lucky family + friends to receive homemade cinnamon rolls! YUM!
Amy Cooley says
I love making biscotti for the holidays. It’s fun to gift it in a mug with coffee or hot chocolate mixes.
Yum, I just started making biscotti this year (I just shared a chocolate cherry biscotti recipe) and it’s soooo good!
Susan L Craig says
I love to make Christmas cookies. I am mixing up sugar cookie dough this morning.
I love making cookies too – we made sugar cookies last weekend with the kids (flour everywhere lol)
Tamara B. says
My favorite cookie to bake during the holidays are Peanut Butter Blossoms. I must bake over a hundred or more to hand out to my neighbors, friends, delivery people. They are so delicious (YUM) Merry Christmas to all
Oh my goodness, that sounds absolutely amazing that you make so many and gift them – those happen to be one of my husbands’ favorite cookies too 🙂
Lisa Jean says
I love baking peanut blossom cookies. I baked them growing up with my mom. They were my brothers favorites. Unfortunately, they have both passed, but I still bake them every year in their memory. Still makes me feel close to them
That’s so special that you make them to this day in their memory, those sure are delicious cookies.
I like making mini loaves of different sweet breads. I can keep them in the freezer and take one out when we have company .
That’s such a good idea and so thoughtful to have them ready to go in the freezer.
I love to cook but I am not a baker so I attempt to bake simple sugar cookies during the holidays and leave the complicated stuff to my baker friends.
I love that, plus, nothing beats a good simple sugar cookie 🙂
I like baking loaves of sourdough and giving them to family as gifts during the holidays. Nothing says “I love you” more than baked goods!
That is so nice and generous that you bake loaves of sourdough – as someone who has only been baking sourdough for a year-ish I know what a labor of love it is!!