November 18, 2017

One Minute Smiley Face Pancakes


You know how I believe that the little things are the big things? Well, this one little addition to your morning pancakes is sure to make everyone in your house smile.

The next time you make pancakes, turn them into smiley face pancakes. Now, this occasion was our traditional birthday breakfast in bed, but don’t wait for a special occasion, every day is special with your blessings. And yes, I need that reminder.

Some people spend money on specialty smiley face pancake griddles, but you don’t have to be fancy. This is as simple as taking a small ice cream scoop and adding two scoops for each eye and a tiny one for the nose. (We used ice cream, but whip cream and yogurt would work well too.) Dot with chocolate syrup and you have brought instant smiles because you are celebrating…”Just Because.” I’ve used homemade feather pancakes, buttermilk pancakes, and even store bought (shh, I used my De Wafelbakker’s), which then takes just one minute.

These don’t have to just be pancakes for the kids, big kids would love them as well.


  1. Those are adorable!! I really should do this for my sweetie.. I personally dont eat flour so I dont think about making pancakes very often, but I know he would love this.. even if I’d have to make 5 smiley faces for him. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thanks for the great idea!! ๐Ÿ˜€


  2. My kids would love these. And so easy using 3 different pancakes instead of trying to draw something out with batter on the griddle ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. One time I made pancakes that were our initials. A, R, D, A, M. My oldest (the D) got mad because there was a hole in his pancake. He wanted the whole one, not a “deformed” one! I tried the initial thing a couple of more times and they weren’t happy because they thought they weren’t getting a full pancake. I’m not sure how they’d react if their pancake was smiling at them!


  4. Sue@housepretty says:

    Those are SO cute! My husband makes turtle shaped pancakes for me. He does it because my mother never did stuff like that for us kids growing up. She wasn’t very “creative”, and looked at food as something to “get made” to put on the table. He is trying to help me relive my childhood, lol.


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