Christmas Pancake Cereal. Trendy pancake cereal just got a new twist. Christmas pancake cereal is a fun Christmas breakfast to make! It is a Christmas breakfast that everyone can enjoy! Christmas mini pancakes are made with a few healthy ingredients like coconut flour, eggs, avocado oil, and maple syrup. These mini pancakes are also totally dairy free, gluten free, and refined sugar free!
Christmas Pancake Cereal Ingredients
Lots of good ingredients in these little pancakes. 🙂
- Coconut flour
- Avocado oil
- Maple syrup
- Baking powder
- Vanilla extract
- Pink sea salt
- Milk of choice
- To color them naturally: beet root powder, moringa powder
About the ingredients
Coconut flour is a naturally grain and gluten free flour alternative. It is made from dried and ground up coconut meat.
Eggs are a great source of protein and many essential nutrients! I always get my eggs from my local farmer, or free range organic.
Avocado oil is a great healthy oil to use in cooking.
Maple Syrup I used in place of sugar. Make sure to get pure maple syrup!
Baking powder gives these mini pancakes a little bit of puff. You can always add a bit more baking powder if you like your pancakes fluffier. 🙂
Vanilla extract adds a lot of flavor! Make sure to buy pure vanilla extract and not artificially flavored vanilla extract.
Pink sea salt because unrefined and unbleached is always a better option.
Plant milk as needed. I used just a splash to thin out my batter after adding the food coloring powders.
How to dye pancakes naturally
I love to make all of my foods super colorful and fun! But, I don't use any fake dyes. I dye all of my food with super food powders like beet root powder, blue spirulina, etc. For these Christmas pancakes I used beet root powder for the red color, and moringa powder for the green color! Not only are these two super food powders all natural, but they also have many health benefits!
Note that I don't have an amount of beet root powder or moringa powder on the recipe card. I used about ½ teaspoon for each of my colors. But, depending on how pale or vibrant you want your colors, use more or less.
For darker colors: use more super food powders.
For pale/ pastel colors: use less super food powders.
You may have to use a splash of extra milk if you opt for using more super food powders, and this is just because they are a powder so they do absorb a little bit of the liquid in your recipe.
How do you make pancake cereal from scratch?
Pancake cereal is easier to make than you think! You just need a little patience and slight of hand getting them into the pan.
How to make pancake cereal step by step:
- Make your batter
- Dye your batter (if you want them colored)
- Add your batter to squeeze bottles
- Heat the pan with oil
- Squeeze tiny amounts of the batter onto the hot pan
- Cook until golden brown
- Enjoy with maple syrup or whipped cream!
How to make Christmas Pancake Cereal
Christmas pancake cereal is much easier to make than you would think!
Make sure you have an old ketchup bottle, or a very tiny cake tip. I actually used those old bottles that they send you with tie dye kits!
First, make your pancake batter:
In a medium sized bowl, combine all of your ingredients except for the super food powders: 3 large eggs, 2 tablespoons of avocado oil, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, ¼ cup coconut flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and a dash of sea salt.
Whisk your pancake batter well to combine, you should not see any little lumps of coconut flour left over in there.
Next, divide your pancake batter between 2 bowls.
Add your beet root powder to 1 bowl, and the moringa powder to another bowl.
Whisk the super food powders in very well. If you want a darker color, simply add more of the powder.
If you notice that the batter seems a little thick, add a splash of milk (I used vanilla soy) at a time. You will want your batter to be VERY thin. Kind of like crepe batter, so thinner than your typical pancake batter.
Use a funnel to transfer your colored pancake batter into 2 separate bottles.
How to cook your Christmas pancake cereal:
Heat a medium sized frying pan over low heat with a bit of oil. I use avocado oil.
Once the oil is hot, use your bottle to squeeze very small circles of the batter onto the pan.
You can keep it a circular shape by simply holding the bottle in one place and squeezing, the batter will naturally spread out into a circle shape.
Cook your pancakes until bubbles form on top.
Use a small spatula or a fork to gently flip your mini pancakes over and lightly brown the other side.
NOTE: you may read in other pancake cereal recipes that you simply have to wait until the top is dry for them to be done and that you don't need to flip them. However, this is not the case with these coconut flour mini pancakes. This is a very wet batter and they will not cook through to the other side!
Serve warm with some maple syrup or coconut whipped cream!
Other Christmas recipes you might enjoy:
- Coconut Flour Christmas Cutout Cookies
- Christmas Pancakes: Sugar & Dairy Free
- Holiday Cheese Board
- Santa's Hat Smoothie Jar
What can you eat with pancakes?
There are so many options that you can eat with a pancake breakfast! Some of my favorites are:
- Scrambled eggs
- Potato fries
- Hash browns
- Fresh fruit (berries are the best with pancakes!)
If you make this recipe, please be sure to tag your photo #thehintofrosemary on Instagram and leave me a rating in the recipe card!
Christmas Pancake Cereal
- Frying pan
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the 3 large eggs, 2 tablespoons avocado oil, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Add the ¼ cup coconut flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and a pinch of sea salt. Whisk well to combine and no lumps remain.
- Divide the pancake batter evenly between 2 mixing bowls.
- Add beet root powder to 1 mixing bowl, and moringa powder to another mixing bowl and whisk well so that the powders are fully incorporated. Use a funnel to pour the pancake batter into a squeeze bottle.
- Heat a medium sized frying pan with oil over medium to low heat. Use squeeze bottle to squeeze small pancakes onto the hot pan.Flip once bubbles form across the top of the mini pancakes and lightly brown the other side.
- Serve warm and enjoy!