Unicorn Pancakes for Breakfast!

The unicorn trend is showing no signs of slowing down and is now even helping bring some magic to your breakfast!

One of my favorite things about this recipe if using fresh produce to add some color into our pancakes! (no need for artificial dye)

Here’s what you’ll need for the recipe:

  • 135 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 130ml milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

Natural Food Dyes

Pink

What you need:

  • 3 baby beats (pre-cooked) or 1 small beet, chopped and cooked (approx. ¾ cup chopped)
  • 1/2 cup water

In a blender combine beets and water and blend until smooth. Then, strain mixture through a cheesecloth. Once strained, pour liquid into a small container, cover and refrigerate. Discard pulp.

Orange

What you need:

  • 3 carrots (peeled and cut in halves or thirds)
  • 1/2 cup water

In a blender combine carrots and water and blend until smooth. Add more water as needed. Then, strain mixture through a cheesecloth. Once strained, pour liquid into a small container, cover and refrigerate. Discard pulp.

Yellow

What you need:

  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 cup water

In a small saucepan simmer turmeric and water for approximately 2 or 3 minutes. Then, remove from heat and allow to cool. Pour into a small container, cover and refrigerate.

Green

What you need:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup water

In a small saucepan simmer spinach and water for approximately 2 minutes. Then, remove from heat and pour into blender. Blend until smooth, adding more water as needed. Then strain mixture through a cheesecloth. Once strained, pour liquid into a small container, cover and refrigerate. Discard pulp.

Once the mix is ready, divide your batter into 5 or 6 bowls. Pour some of your food dyes into each bowl and mix until you have the desired colors, adding a bit more flour to thicken batter if needed. Then just make pancakes as normal, stack up and serve! Just look at how magical these turned out!

This is a fun activity to do with your kids, to teach them about veggies and how many cool things you can do with them. Its a great way to teach them how the most beautiful colors come from nature! And why not have a great time and fun breakfast with this delicious stack of unicorn rainbow pancakes! To have the full Unicorn experience, don’t forget to wear her favorite Unicorn PJ for the occasion!

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