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Holiday Hot Cakes and Waffles

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Holiday Hot Cakes and Waffles
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 14
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Holiday Hot Cakes and Waffles

Pancakes 'n waffles dressed for the holidays! (You're not afraid of a little food coloring are ya?)


cups Bisquick™ Original baking mix
cup milk
whole eggs
drops red food coloring
drops green food coloring
tablespoons white pearl sprinkles
tablespoon edible red glitter sprinkles
mini candy canes, crushed
tablespoon vanilla frosting
teaspoon chocolate sprinkles
star cookie cutter


  • 1 In a large mixing bowl, combine the Bisquick™ mix, milk and eggs. Whisk until combined.
  • 2 Divide the mixture evenly into 2 bowls (one bowl per color, so use more bowls if you plan to use more colors).
  • 3 Squirt the food coloring into each bowl. (Amount of food coloring can vary according to what kind you're using, so test it after each three drops or so.)
  • 4 Heat a lightly greased griddle over medium-high. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle. Sprinkle each cake with the crushed candy canes. When you see bubbles, flip the cake and finish cooking.
  • 5 Also, heat your waffle iron for the waffle trees. Pour the green batter into the waffle iron, making 4 trees at a time.
  • 6 Once all the pancakes and waffles are cooked, take the star cookie cutter and cut out some stars. Then get to decorating!
  • 7 Fill the tree holes with desired sprinkles. Using the vanilla frosting, create the tree trunks, followed by a nice sprinkling of chocolate sprinkles. Top the stars with more pearl dots.
  • 8 Stack em' up and eat!
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Holiday Hot Cakes and Waffles

As prepared by Bev Cooks,

Merry Breakfast! With some simple batter, food colors and a bit of Christmas magic, you can make morning as mischievous as Santa's elves.

You guys, it's freaking December. Where did this year go? Santa's about to fall down your chimney in like 20 minutes and you better be ready. He's not kidding around.

I fully believe the best way to get prepped for this insano month is to have a metric ton of chocolate sprinkles, pearl sugar balls and various bottles of food coloring on hand. Why? We're giving our breakfast a HOLIDAY MAKEOVER with these Holiday Hot Cakes and Waffles. And I'm your host.

Pour some eggnog, get your kids involved and go jolly balls out with this. Santa recommends it. Here's how!

Grab your trusty Bisquick pancake mix, along with the decoration goods to pull this whole awesome mess together.

Bisquick to Make Holiday Pancakes


Mix the batter in a large bowl and, depending on how many different colors you want your cakes and waffles to be, evenly divide the batter into that many bowls.

Bisquick Batter in Bowls


Squirt 10 (or more!) drops of the food coloring into the batter bowls. I now like saying, "batter bowls."

Coloring Bisquick Batter with Food Coloring

After you fry up a batch of little pancakes, take a star cookie cutter and cut out little stars.

Using a Cookie Cutter to Cut Pancakes into Shapes

And get this, pour the green batter into a waffle iron, and guess what you get. CHRISTMAS TREES! Stop laughing.

Pancakes Stars and Waffle Christmas Trees

Look at my little red star pancakes. Guess what I sprinkled in the batter while they were frying. CRUSHED UP CANDY CANES. Oh no I didn't.

Christmas Pancakes Recipe

Here's a close-up of the little trees. That's vanilla frosting with chocolate sprinkles on it for the trunks. Are you dying yet?

Christmas Tree Waffles

And this is what happens when you turn your back on the platter, and the husband yoinks your food.

Bite of Star-Shaped Pancakes

You didn't think such a party could occur in your kitchen that early in the morning, did ya?

More Morning Magic

Holiday mornings are magical enough, but add some great breakfast eats and they're downright delish! Here are some recipes to get you going:


Bev chose not to show you the blue pancakes that she attempted to make. It's better for your relationship this way. For more musings, visit her blog at Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.  
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