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Fluffy Bunny Pancakes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Makes

2 bunnies

Kids will love that these bunny pancakes are as tasty as they are cute. If you need to hightail it out of the kitchen in no time, you can substitute pancake mix. —Shannon Norris, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • TOPPINGS:
  • Banana slices, miniature semisweet chocolate chips, whipped cream and sweetened shredded coconut

Directions

  1. Preheat griddle over medium-high heat. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine egg, milk and melted butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. For each bunny, make a pancake 4 in. wide for the body, a pancake 2-1/2 in. wide for the head, two small oval-shaped pancakes for the feet and two small triangular pancakes for the ears. Spoon batter onto griddle; cook until bubbles form on top of pancakes. Turn; cook until second side is golden brown.
  3. To form bunny, place ears at the top of a plate. Place head slightly overlapping the bottom of the ears; top with body slightly overlapping head and feet slightly overlapping body. Place a banana slice on each foot; arrange mini chocolate chips at the end of each foot for toes. Dollop whipped cream on body just above the feet; sprinkle with coconut for the tail. Serve immediately.

Bunny Pancakes Tips

How can you tell when Bunny Pancakes are ready to flip?

You’ll know when the pancakes are ready to flip when little bubbles start to form on top of the pancakes. After you flip them, take a peek at the bottoms as they cook. Take them off the griddle once they're golden brown.

How can you make sure Bunny Pancakes are fluffy?

Fluffy pancakes are the best pancakes! To make sure your bunny pancakes are as fluffy as possible, avoid overmixing the batter once you've combine all of the ingredients; overmixing causes pancakes to be tough and chewy. If you’re not in a rush to get breakfast on the table, let the batter rest for a bit before scooping it onto the hot griddle; this allows the proteins to relax before cooking. Check out our guide on how to make homemade pancakes for more tips. If you don't have time to make your pancake batter from scratch, you can whip them up with a box mix—just check out our guide on how to make pancake mix better before you get started.

How can you make Bunny Pancakes your own?

There are lots of different ways you can customize these pancakes, but no matter how you choose to do it, using a squeeze bottle filled with pancake batter is a great way to get perfectly shaped pancakes. To make pretty pastel pancakes, consider adding a few drops of food coloring. Or if you prefer your bunnies polka-dotted, mix in some blueberries or mini chocolate chips. To give the fluffy tail a little color, toast the sweetened shredded coconut before sprinkling it on top of the whipped cream. To fit some more fruit into this breakfast, replace the pancake bunny ears with banana halves that have been sliced lengthwise. Take the cuteness factor over the top by serving them with some strawberry hearts. Look for berries that have rounded tops and pointed bottoms, then use the tip of a sharp paring knife to cut out their leaves and cores. Slice in half and plate! If you love these bunny pancakes, try more bunny-shaped recipes even after Easter has come and gone.

Lauren Pahmeier, Taste of Home Associate Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 547 calories, 29g fat (17g saturated fat), 163mg cholesterol, 1329mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein.