Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day first thing in the morning with tasty green pancakes! My kids love it when we add coloring to regular pancakes. Such a simple way to be festive!
Last night before bed I remembered that the 17th is St. Patrick’s day.
With no Irish blood in our family that I know of and quickly realizing that green beer is out of the question, what with me being 6 months pregnant and all, I decided that we would be having green pancakes for breakfast!
I mean, I had a box of Bisquik and some food coloring. How hard could it be?
We followed the instructions for coloring cake batter and came out with a lovely shade of shamrock.
Now we just had to flip them and…..wait a minute!
They look like normal pancakes!? What the WHAT!? How did that happen?
Honestly, I still don’t know, but as Jerry said, well I guess when you brown them they still get brown.
We powered through like any good leprechaun would in search of a pot of gold. Or in our case, a delicious breakfast.
Thankfully, I discovered the secret to keeping your green pancakes green.
Green Pancakes for St. Patrick’s Day
Over the years I discovered that the trick is using gel food coloring instead of water-based.
If you do that and flip the pancakes often, you’ll get a better shade of green. Who knew?
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!