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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Arrange them alternatively by colour to make attractive stacks. Consider some fake blood made with red food colouring and maple syrup or fruit juice.
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.
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.
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.
Colourful Halloween Pancakes Recipe
Colourful Halloween Pancakes – Spooky Breakfast
- 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.
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.
Bella Bucchiotti is a storyteller, food lover, dog mom and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. She shares her passion for food, dogs, fitness, adventures, travel and philanthropy, in hopes of encouraging followers to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places and stand for a cause. Bella lives with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.