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Danielle Rose

Peanut Butter Holiday Pancakes

Posted by Danielle Rose on Decmber 8, 2014
Peanut Butter Holiday Pancakes

You know those expectations versus reality food hack photos that make you giggle to yourself, thinking that you wouldn’t make that same mistake? Well folks, you can! I’m here to tell you that not all food hacks are created equal. Just because a pretty photo was posted on the Internet, doesn’t mean that it’s based in reality.

I my friends have experienced a food hack fail. Being “the Ultimate Food Hacker” doesn’t mean I’m safe from experiencing misleading food hacks, but it does mean getting to debunk those food hack myths right here to save you the misery and wasted ingredients.

I recently came across a hack for making holiday-shaped pancakes using cookie cutters. The hack instructed me to use cookie cutters to form pancake shapes directly on the skillet. My skepticism should have kicked in immediately when the only photos of the hack I could locate were of the pancakes still on the skillet, inside the cutter. Sure enough, what was meant to be a jolly snowman pancake, resulted in a tasty but hideous pancake blob.

Peanut Butter Holiday Pancakes

Instead of accepting the hack as a fail, I persevered and adapted the hack by quickly filling a squeeze bottle that I had on hand with the remaining pancake batter. The squeeze bottle allowed me to draw my own holiday shapes onto the skillet, giving me control and freedom over the appearance of my pancakes. The resulting pancakes turned out beautifully festive! The trick was to take it slow. Don’t worry about your batter not cooking at the same time, it will. Draw your shapes slowly, taking care to make a clear outline, and presto! You have adorable, festive pancakes to add to your breakfast!

Get These

  • Your favourite pancake mix
  • ½ cup Kraft Smooth Peanut Butter
  • Cooking spray

Do This

  1. Follow the directions on the pancake mix package omitting any oil that may be listed, and adding in the peanut butter.
  2. Allow to rest for at least 15-minutes, or until bubbles begin to form on the surface. Pour the mixture into a squeeze bottle and screw on the lid.
  3. Heat a large skillet to medium-heat and spray with cooking spray. Slowly and carefully squeeze the batter into holiday shapes onto the skillet. Cook for about 2 minutes on one side, or until bubbles begin to form on the surface and carefully flip. Cook another 2 minutes and remove from pan. Continue with the remaining batter. Serve immediately.

Done!

Peanut Butter Holiday Pancakes
  • This recipe serves 12.
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