We all know that I am not a morning person. In hopes that my children don't adopt this trait, I've been faking morning cheeriness for the past 7 years that I've been a mother.
In the morning, I'm barely functioning, so breakfast has to be quick and easy. My kids are headed back to school next week, and I want to make their first day of school special without having to wake up extra early to do so.
Here are 10 of Tablespoon's best pancake recipes that will wow your kids and make school-day send offs fun. (For recipes, click titles or photos.)
How can your kids not be delighted with not one, but two rainbows in their pancakes? These vibrant pancakes are edible happiness.
Get your kids' brains back in school gear with these cute Alphabet Pancakes. Make one with the first letter of their name and serve it on a bright red plate to make them feel like this is THEIR day.
These fiber packed pancakes have a low-fat turkey sausage rolled up inside. This healthy and balanced breakfast has the perfect amount of protein to last them until lunch.
So what if it's not your child's birthday? You could put sprinkles on Brussels sprouts and it would light up your child's eyes. These cake batter pancakes taste like a birthday cake for breakfast.
These Bunny Rabbit Pancakes will have your kids happily hoppin' along to school.
What's a panwich? It's a pancake sandwich! Canadian bacon and an egg are sandwiched between two pancakes. Send your kid out the door with this handheld breakfast sandwich.
Your kids don't have to know that these are healthy. For all they know, these are pancakes smothered with creamy frosting not fiber packed pancakes topped with light yogurt.
Cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite breakfasts but they require so much time to roll and rise that I rarely make them. These Cinnamon Bun pancakes are ready in 10 minutes flat. You can't beat that.
These pancakes have a savory surprise hidden inside. A salty strip of bacon is covered in pancake batter. Yum!
These are pancakes and muffins all-in-one. If your child is running late to school send them on their way with one of these light and fluffy muffins. No plates, no forks...and the syrup's already mixed into the batter.
Happy back-to-school cooking!
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