For The Kids: Pancake Caterpillars
What kind of caterpillar becomes a butterfly of flavor in your mouth? A pancake caterpillar, of course.
We’ve all made faces on our pancakes. But did you know… if you just tuck a few smaller pancakes under the face, you get a character. In this case, it’s a caterpillar with pancakes that get increasing smaller as you reach the end of the body.
Here’s a tip: Use two pancakes that are slightly larger than the face and you end up with a pancake snowman.
When it comes to kids and pancake characters (or breakfast buddies), there’s an added benefit you may not realize. It’s a sneaky way to get kids to eat fruit. A strawberry mouth, banana eyes, a raisin nose… super fun! Unbeknownst to them, you’ve added to nutrition to a breakfast that is usually pretty low on the healthy scale.
Another thing I like about this caterpillar is that it can serve a couple people at once. There might be a fight over who get the face, but just have some extra pieces of fruit available. Everybody can have a caterpillar face.
This is one of those recipes where you don’t really need a recipe. But you know what… here’s a recipe anyway. Enjoy!
Have you ever made a character or face out of your breakfast? Post a comment below. I’d love to hear about it!
This is a pancake caterpillar I made using small pieces of pancake to make the face. It’s a little creepy. My advice: Use fruit.