Happy Pancakes

My oldest, C, had her first day of Kindergarten today! So, I whipped up some Happy Pancakes to start the day off right! They're easy and sure to bring a lot of smiles to the breakfast table.

Happy Pancakes
Pancake Batter (your choice, basic recipe below)
Food coloring
Medicine Dropper or Turkey Baster

Make pancake batter and reserve about 1/4 of it in a small bowl. Add yellow food coloring to the larger bowl and purple/black to the smaller bowl (you can really use any colors you want:)). In a skillet over medium-high heat, add a generous spoonful of the yellow batter. Using your medicine dropper or turkey baster, get some purple batter and draw a smiley face on top of the yellow batter. When bubbles begin to form, carefully flip the pancake and cook for an additional minute. Serve and enjoy! Video tutorial below:


I may have put on a happy face, but to be honest I was feeling a little:

She did great and is looking forward to another great day tomorrow. Way to go, C!!

Basic Pancake Batter
2 c. all-purpose flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 c. milk
3 tbsp. oil
Mix all together. Cook as directed above.