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santa pancakes - christmas and holiday breakfast - made with bananas for a beard, strawberries for a hat, and candy eyes on top of a homemade pancake
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5 from 4 votes

Santa Pancakes

These cute and healthy Santa Pancakes are the perfect breakfast treat on Christmas morning. With a red strawberry hat, and white banana beard, these pancakes are deliciously fun!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 pancakes
Calories: 131.3kcal
Author: Anjali Shah



  • Preheat a griddle or skillet over medium high heat.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together the oil, milk, and vanilla.
  • Add the oil mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to scoop batter on to the hot griddle. Cook until the pancakes begin to bubble, then flip the pancake and cook the other side for two to three minutes.
  • Continue cooking the batter until all the batter has been cooked.
  • Allow the pancakes to cool slightly, then use the banana slices to create a beard on the bottom half of the pancake. Use the strawberry slices to make a hat on the top of the pancake. Decorate the top of the hat with a banana end and add a row of banana slices along the bottom of the hat. Use a strawberry end as Santa’s nose and add two candy eyes above the nose.




How to Serve
You can serve these pancakes as is, however here are a few other ideas.
  1. Instead of candy eyes, use blueberries or chocolate chips!
  2. For added sweetness add a touch of whipped cream at the top of the Santa hat, or a little added whipped cream with bananas for the beard.
  3. Serve with a side of pure maple syrup, your favorite fruit preserves, or agave.
Top Tips for Making Santa Pancakes
  • Adding a touch of sugar to the batter adds a subtle sweetness that compliments the other ingredients.
  • When mixing the dry and wet ingredients, create a well. This prevents you from over-mixing the batter which results in a tough dense pancake.
  • Allow the pancake batter to rest for 10-15 minutes before cooking. This allows the batter to create those little fluffy bubbles we all love.
  • Use an ice cream scoop or measuring cup to dispense the batter. This results in even pancakes.
  • Make sure your skillet is greased well.
  • Flip the pancakes when you notice the batter starts to bubble.


Serving: 1santa pancake | Calories: 131.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.6g | Protein: 2.5g | Fat: 3.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 76.2mg | Potassium: 254.4mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 10g