Colourful Halloween Pancakes – Spooky Breakfast Ideas

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that these colourful Halloween pancakes are the BEST Halloween breakfast for kids! Just look at this fun Halloween party food – it’s one of the cutest spooky breakfast ideas I’ve seen. So when you find out how to make colourful pancakes, you can go ahead and make them for your family! Happy Halloween!

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Pancakes are always easy to rustle up, especially if you use the boxed mix. This recipe makes them from scratch though and they’re pretty easy to whip up. If you’re looking for Halloween recipes for kids, this one is certainly going to appeal.

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Ingredients for Colourful Halloween Pancakes

A lot of Halloween party food calls for food colouring and that is part of this recipe too. You will need the basic pancake ingredients of flour, sugar, eggs, baking powder, and baking soda. In addition, milk, vinegar, salt, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice goes into the pancake batter.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares colourful Halloween pancakes. Learn how to make colourful pancakes and you will love this Halloween party food.

If you prefer, you could swap the milk and vinegar for buttermilk if you have it to hand. The milk and vinegar mixture is basically a buttermilk flavoured liquid anyway. You can also decrease the amount of sugar if you prefer your colourful Halloween pancakes less sweet.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares colourful Halloween pancakes. Learn how to make colourful pancakes and you will love this Halloween party food.

Also, feel free to double up the recipe if you’re feeding more than 4 people. You can keep them warm on a baking sheet in the oven while working on the next batch. Then serve them all together.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares colourful Halloween pancakes. Learn how to make colourful pancakes and you will love this Halloween party food.

How to Make this Halloween Party Food

This is one of the most spooky breakfast ideas that is the most fun to make! Once you know how to make colourful pancakes you can make other kinds. For example, pink ones for Valentine’s Day or red and green ones for Christmas. You just need to vary the food dye colours.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares colourful Halloween pancakes. Learn how to make colourful pancakes and you will love this Halloween party food.

This might be one of the best Halloween recipes for kids but it’s tweak-able so you can make them any colour for any occasion!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares colourful Halloween pancakes. Learn how to make colourful pancakes and you will love this Halloween party food.

The first step of the recipe is to combine the milk and vinegar and let the mixture sit for several minutes. You can always sub buttermilk if you happen to have it of course. Combine the dry ingredients then mix in the milk and vinegar mixture.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares colourful Halloween pancakes. You will love these Halloween recipes for kids.

Mix in the eggs and vanilla next but don’t over-mix the batter. Once everything is just about combined, it’s perfect. Now divide the batter between bowls and add green food colouring to one, orange to another and purple to a third.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares colourful Halloween pancakes. You will love these Halloween recipes for kids.

Now it’s time to cook the colourful Halloween pancakes. They will take a couple of minutes (at most) per side in a lightly greased skillet. You can see when they are ready to flip over and when they’re done.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares colourful Halloween pancakes. You will love these Halloween recipes for kids.

Remember to warm up the oven if you’re making a batch or want to ensure they’re nice and hot. This way you can keep some warm while you’re still making the rest.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares colourful Halloween pancakes. You will love these Halloween recipes for kids.

How to Serve Colourful Halloween Pancakes

Now you know what you need for this Halloween party food and how to prepare the spooky pancakes, how are you going to serve them? Like most spooky breakfast ideas, you can get creative!

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Arrange them alternatively by colour to make attractive stacks. Consider some fake blood made with red food colouring and maple syrup or fruit juice.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares colourful Halloween pancakes. You will love these Halloween recipes for kids.

How to Store Pancakes

These are best served fresh but if you have some over you can keep them. Either keep them for a few hours in the oven on the ‘keep warm’ setting or let them cool down and keep them in the refrigerator for 2 or 3 days maximum.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares colourful Halloween pancakes. You will love these Halloween recipes for kids.

Refrigerate any leftover cooked pancakes in an airtight container then warm them back up in a skillet or low oven when you’re ready. Another option is to store the uncooked batter in an airtight container. Bear in mind you have to use it within 24 hours though.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares colourful Halloween pancakes. You will love these spooky breakfast ideas.

Can You Freeze Pancakes?

Actually, yes. This is one of the Halloween recipes for kids which freezes pretty well. If you decide to freeze your colourful Halloween pancakes, wait until they’re completely cool then freeze them with parchment paper between each one. They will keep for 8 weeks or so in an airtight Ziploc bag.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares colourful Halloween pancakes. You will love these spooky breakfast ideas.

If you like this Halloween party food idea, you might also like Halloween Monster Eye Crinkle Cookies, Colourful No Churn Halloween Ice Cream or Spider Halloween Pizza with Black Charcoal Crust.

Colourful Halloween Pancakes Recipe

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares colourful Halloween pancakes. Learn how to make colourful pancakes and you will love this Halloween party food.

Colourful Halloween Pancakes – Spooky Breakfast

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Halloween
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 97kcal
Author: Bella
These colourful Halloween pancakes are one of the BEST Halloween recipes for kids! Just look at this fun Halloween party food – it’s one of the cutest spooky breakfast ideas I’ve seen. To find out now to make colourful pancakes, read on!
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a bowl or measuring cup add the milk and the two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, Let this mixture sit for 5 minutes. 
  • In a mixing bowl place all of the dry ingredients and mix together. 
  • After your milk mixture has rested for 5 minutes add it to the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. 
  • Add in the vanilla extract and the eggs, mix everything together until just combined but do not over mix. 
  • Split your batter in fourths, pour each of the fourths of batter into separate bowls. Set one of the bowls aside. In one of the bowls of batter add green food coloring and mix until combined. In the third bowl of batter add orange food coloring and mix until combined. In the fourth bowl of batter add purple food coloring and mix until combined. 
  • Heat a skillet to medium low heat and spritz with oil or a little butter. Pour in about a quarter cup of pancake batter. Let the pancake cook for a couple of minutes until the bubbles that begin to appear start to pop.
  • When the bubbles start to pop, use a spatula to flip the pancake over and cook for another 30 seconds to a minute until cooked through. Then remove from the pan and set aside. Continue this process with remaining batter for all the colours until all the pancakes have been made. 
  • Serve immediately. 

Nutrition

Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg

Notes

The milk and vinegar are mixed together to create a faux buttermilk. 
For an extra fun topping, create your own edible blood. There are a few ways that you can do this. One way is to use a strawberry pancake syrup and mix it with a little extra red food coloring, or mix a couple Tablespoons of Strawberry or raspberry jam with some apple juice or water and red food coloring! You can also use regular maple syrup and add food coloring. It’ll be a bit darker of a red but also works well! 
Pancakes can be frozen and reheated in the toaster! 
If you keep your oven on a very low temp (150-200 degrees F), you can keep a cookie sheet in the warm oven and place finished pancakes on the tray as you go to keep them warm while you finish the batch. 

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

There are some amazing Halloween recipes for kids to choose from and this one is especially great. So if you’re looking for spooky Halloween breakfast ideas and you love pancakes, you must make these! They’re perfect for kids but also for the grownups! Pancakes are easy to prepare and you can get creative with any serving ideas.

If you are looking for other fun Halloween party food ideas, you might also like these Halloween Panna Cotta Eyeballs.

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  1. Gillian Nelson-Kline wrote:

    5 stars
    My kids would love these! so cute

    Posted 8.16.21 Reply
  2. Tisha wrote:

    5 stars
    My sons birthday is Halloween, this is the perfect way to celebrate!! He will love them

    Posted 8.17.21 Reply
  3. Monica Simpson wrote:

    These turned out awesome. Love the spiders on them too.

    Posted 8.17.21 Reply
  4. This is such a great idea. How cute this would be for the family to have Halloween morning !!

    Posted 8.18.21 Reply
  5. 5 stars
    These are just the cutest I love the green and orange together they look like pumpkins.

    Posted 8.18.21 Reply
  6. Jasmine Martin wrote:

    I never thought about having colorful pancakes. This is such a great idea for Halloween.

    Posted 8.18.21 Reply