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3 Fun Ways to Make Easter Bunny Pancakes
Need ideas for your Easter morning breakfast? Your search is done. Nothing says ‘Happy Easter’ better than bunny-shaped pancakes. Fluffy, delicious, and good-looking, these flapjacks come in different shapes and flavors but are guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face.
All the pancake recipes are very simple to prepare and, more importantly, allow you to include the kids in their making. However, it is of utmost importance that you make perfectly round and fluffy pancakes for they are the base for your Easter breakfast art!
Fruity Easter Bunny Pancakes
The technique that uses fruits to arrange a bunny is probably the simplest one. Let’s not forget that, in addition to deliciousness, fruits will add some extra healthiness.
Prepare the batter using your favorite American pancake recipe. Cook the flapjacks the usual way, until they are perfectly golden-brown. Place one flapjack on a plate.
Peel one banana and cut it in half. Cut the two parts lengthwise, and place two slices on top of the hotcake. These are the bunny’s ears.
Two raisins or chocolate chips are used to represent the eyes, whereas a strawberry will represent the red nose.
The whiskers and mouth are made with very thin apple pieces. Alternatively, you can use slivered almonds.
Savory Pancake Bunny
To make a savory bunny, first you need to do is leave the sugar out from the pancake recipe. Position your savory golden disc on a plate. Fry several bacon slices that will represent the ears. Tip: fry the bacon first, then cook the flapjacks in the residual bacon fat. It will add extra flavor and texture.
Use halved olives for the eyes and a cherry tomato for the nose. Alternatively, you can use a regular tomato, halved or sliced, depending on its size.
Use hard cheese to form the mouth and whiskers. You can also use carrot or even spaghetti (cooked or uncooked) for this purpose.
Bunny Butt Pancakes
These pancakes are so cute! You can choose to make only the butt and feet, but if you want to amaze your loved ones, assemble the whole bunny rear.
Prepare your favorite traditional pancake batter. Start by making four bigger fluffy discs (about the size of your palm). Cook until bubbles form on the surface and the bottom is golden brown. Flip and cook for a minute more.
The next batch is cooked into smaller flapjacks that will represent the arms, feet, and ears, which means six small, oval-shaped flapjacks for each bunny. Cook the same way as the big pancakes.
The size of the hotcakes representing the head should be about half the size of the body. Follow the cooking instructions given above.
To assemble the bunnies, start by placing the head, ears, and arms on the upper side of a plate. Proceed with the body and the feet. Decorate with a spoonful of Nutella cream for each paw (place and smear with the spoon to produce a circle), then add four Nutella dots to represent the toes.
Alternatively, strawberry or banana slices can stand for paws, whereas raisins, blackberries, M&M’s, or chocolate chips can represent the toes. Add a dollop of whipped cream on the ‘butt’ to play the part of a (cotton)tail. If you don’t have whipped cream at hand, grate an apple and arrange the pieces it in a small pile.
Happy Easter feasting everyone!