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Happy face pancakes with berries are a welcoming and healthy way to greet kids at the table and make breakfast fun and delicious!
The Backstory: Happy face pancakes with berries are another healthy and fun, kid-friendly meal. Even though we think of pancakes as a breakfast food, this can be eaten any time of the day or night. Think breakfast for dinner. My grandchildren love pancakes and they also like to decorate them. So, place a bowl of mixed berries on the table and let them go crazy coming up with their own design. They could even turn this into a contest. Kids like to compete and it can stir their imagination. As a parent, good luck, if you have to judge their efforts. Better idea, join them for this meal and have some fun too. More of the Backstory after the recipe…
Happy Face Pancakes with Berries
- 1 box frozen pancakes or make them from scratch
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced thick
- 1 banana, cut into slices
- 1/4 cup blackberries or blueberries
- 1+ tbsp. squeezable chocolate syrup
Follow frozen pancake directions. Allow 3 pancakes per child. Put 3 on each plate. Surround them with 10 pieces of strawberries, each. With the points facing outward.
Put 2 slices of banana for the eyes, Put a blackberry (or blueberry) in the center of each to look like eyes and one for the nose. Squeeze chocolate syrup to make a mouth.