Parenting

Bunny Rabbit Pancakes

Let me start with this disclaimer: I am not a chef. In fact, I am not even a very good cook. One thing I do seem to have knack for? Making things look pretty, and in the case of pancakes, fun! My kids are both picky eaters so I’ve spent years tinkering with their food like it’s Play-doh. Lately, I don’t even make the batter from scratch; I just pour it out of a bottle of Bisquick (best midweek breakfast hack ever!). All you do is add a cup and a half of water to the mix, shake it up and you’re good to go. After the first day or so the pancakes may come out a little more like crepes than cakes, but my kids don’t mind. In fact, one of my daughter’s favorite moves is wrapping it up into a “pan-ito” (aka a pancake burrito).

For most designs, all you need is a few pieces of fruit and a bit of imagination. Here’s a simple bunny rabbit design you can whip up in less than five minutes.

1. Warm clarified butter (less likely to burn) in a pan over medium heat. Pour batter in pan.

2. Reduce flame to low—this prevents butter from burning and gives you a nice pale golden color.

3. When bubbles form and pop open, leaving holes, flip pancake.

4. After pancake is done (about one minute), turn heat off and remove your pancake from the pan. This will be your bunny’s head.

2. Use banana slices for the white of the eyes and the cheeks and the bottom of a strawberry for the nose.

3. Cut two blueberries in half and place them on top of the banana slices for the pupils.

4. Cut six small slivers of apple and place them on tip of the cheeks to make whiskers.

5. Use one small marshmallow for the teeth.

6. Slice a banana in half, lengthwise and use each half for an ear. Bend one of them gently near the tip to look like a floppy ear.

7. Make the carrot out of an orange slice and tiny pieces of green grapes.

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Amy Synnott

Amy Synnott

Founding Editor
Amy Synnott is the founder of The Beautiful Edit. A graduate of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Amy spent most of her career at InStyle magazine, where she worked as a the Beauty Director from 2000-2013 and the Executive Editor from 2013-2016. Originally from Boston, Amy currently lives in NYC with her husband, two children, and Labrador, Lucy.