Although Christmas day may be similar across different families – wake up, open presents, eat breakfast and so on – what makes the holiday so special for each is the way in which certain traditions are carried out. While you might choose to open presents one person at a time, others may choose to dive in all together. Or, while breakfast may be your biggest meal of the day, other families may focus on dinner! What does Christmas day look like for you in your house? If you want to start a new tradition this year, try serving Christmas pancakes once everyone wakes up; here’s how to make them:
1. Heat your nonstick griddle or skillet to the appropriate temperature (this may vary depending on the mix you use).
2. Place all of your ingredients into a large bowl (this may also differ depending on your mix) and stir until all are blended into a nice consistency.
3. When you’re ready, begin pouring your batter until a total of 8 pancakes are completed. However, you’ll need to make each pancake a different size – for example, start with 1/4 cup of batter and then use less from there. Each pancake is considered ready to flip when the batter appears a bit bubbly on top.
4. After all 8 pancakes are finished cooking, stack them in size order beginning with the largest on the bottom. By the time you’re done, you’ll have created your very own pancake Christmas tree!
Depending on how fancy you’d like to get, you may want to consider finding a way to make your pancakes appear green in color. However, if you prefer to stick to the traditional look, you can simply spice things up by topping with powdered sugar and sprinkles!
To see the complete recipe for Christmas tree pancakes, check out this article from Betty Crocker.
From all of us at Chip’s Family Restaurant, we’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Will you give this twist on pancakes a shot this year? If you do, be sure to send us a picture when you’re done by visiting us on Facebook!