Easter Bunny Pancakes - to make with Children in the kitchen
rsh_admin > 28 March 2015
Easter is nearly upon us and its time to get your creative juices flowing in the kitchen. This post offers a healthy alternative to the standard chocolate breakfasts that children are used to on Easter day. If you present it in a 'eastery' way you might just get away with it.
We found a great idea from tasteofhome.com to make bunny shaped pancakes. So we borrowed their idea but changed the recipie to make the pancakes gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. However you can just make a standard pancake mix if you don't have allergies in your family. It wouldn't hurt to have it sugar free though. I have adapted my mothers family recipe of standard pancakes into the GF DF SF version you see below.
Pinch of Salt
1/2 cup of Stevia (healthy sugar alternative)
2 1/2 cups of gluten free self raising flour
2 cups of rice milk
3 blue berries
2 slices of banana
A pinch of coconut
Beat the eggs with a pinch of salt for a minute. Mix in the milk. Add the Stevia and Gluten free flour and mix until combined with no lumps.
Heat and grease the pan with spray oil or dairy free butter. Pour the batter on the pan and spread it evenly with the spatula if required before it cooks. Once any bubbles start to show flip the pancake (for some reason GF pancakes can burn really quickly). Cook both sides and then take out of the pan.
Cut one small circle and one large circle from the pancake. (using cookie cutters is easier than free hand) Use a love heart cookie cutter to cut two feet. Cut two triangles for the ears. Assemble them on the plate. Place the banana slices on the feet and on the bottom for the tail. Add the coconut on top of banana slice the to make the tail look fluffy.
Cut some strawberries into love heart shapes and place the strawberries and blue berries on the plate as desired.
Eat and enjoy!
It is important to note that this can all be done with children in the kitchen as long as you do the fry pan parts and anything that requires a knife. Everything else the kids can do themselves. When we made them this morning one of my daughters took creative licence and made a smiley face instead of a bunny. This can be done with toddlers and grown up children.
Happy Easter Cooking!
See the original recipe idea taken from www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/holiday---celebration-recipes/easter-recipes/easter-bunny-shaped-recipes#1
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