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Grinch Pancakes is a fun and festive Christmas Breakfast idea. The green pancakes are topped with cream cheese frosting and red candy hearts to make the best pancakes.

Grinch Pancakes stacked on a white plate topped with cream cheese glaze and green frosting and red heart sprinkles
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If you are looking for a delicious breakfast recipe to serve this Christmas, make these green pancakes. The kids will love these and even better topped with a sweet cream cheese icing.

We have even served these Christmas Pancakes, Reindeer Pancakes and Santa Pancakes with a side of bacon for a complete meal idea.

Why Make this Recipe:

Not only are these Copycat IHop Grinch Pancakes Recipe great for breakfast, but they are even fun while watching your favorite Grinch movie.

The ingredients are simple and even better topped with your favorite toppings.

Ingredients: 

Grinch Pancakes ingredients - flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, milk, eggs, butter, green food coloring, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, heavy cream, red heart sprinkles

For the Pancakes: 

  • All Purpose Flour 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Baking Powder 
  • Baking Soda 
  • Salt 
  • Whole Milk
  • Egg (beaten) 
  • Butter (melted and cooled) 
  • Green Gel Food Coloring (bright green) 

For the Glaze: 

  • Cream Cheese 
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Heavy Whipping Cream 

For the Green Whipped Cream: 

  • Heavy Whipping Cream 
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Green Gel Food Coloring 

For Serving: 

  • Red Heart Sprinkles 

For the full recipe, scroll to the bottom for the recipe card.

Variations:

  • Pancake Batter – We made the pancake batter from scratch but you can use pre made pancake batter.
  • Red Sprinkles – If you can’t find red heart sprinkles, you can use red sprinkles.
Grinch Pancakes stacked on a white plate topped with cream cheese glaze and green frosting and red heart sprinkles


How to Make Grinch Pancakes:

Mixing the glaze ingredients in a bowl with a hand held mixer

Step 1 – Beat together the glaze ingredients with a hand held or stand up mixer until creamy and smooth (approximately 2 minutes).  Set aside mixing bowl. 

Combining the whipped cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in a bowl with a hand held mixer

Step 2 – Beat together the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl on low speed until bubbles start to form. 

Adding in the green food coloring to the wet ingredients

Step 3 – Add in the green food coloring until the mixture is the color you prefer. Then beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.  Refrigerate until ready to use (up to 1 hour). 

Mixing the dry ingredients together with a wooden spoon

Step 4 – In a medium size bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Combining the pancake ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon

Step 5 – Then in a separate large bowl whisk together the in the milk, egg, melted butter and add drops of green food coloring. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix for approximately 30 seconds until the ingredients are combined.  

Grinch pancakes stacked on a plate and cream cheese glaze being poured on the pancakes

Step 6 – Cook pancakes on a hot griddle about 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Stack the pancakes on a plate. Drizzle the glaze on top and top each stack with the green whipped cream. Sprinkle the red heart sprinkles on top and then the pancakes are ready to serve and enjoy! 

Recipe Tips:

  • Cooking Pancakes – Cook the pancakes on a preheated griddle, cast iron skillet or non stick skillet over medium heat.  Make sure to grease with a non-stick cooking spray or a small amount of butter. Cook pancakes until golden brown or until sot peaks form.
  • Glaze – We recommend placing the frosting in a piping bag to easily top the pancakes with the whipped cream.
  • Serving – Learn What to Serve with Pancakes for a complete meal idea.
Grinch Pancakes stacked on a white plate topped with cream cheese glaze and green frosting and red heart sprinkles with a bite on a fork

Pancake Toppings:

There are many different toppings that are delicious on these Grinch Pancakes. Setup a pancake bar so everyone can add their favorite toppings.

  • Sprinkles
  • Maple Syrup
  • Butter
  • Drizzle Chocolate Syrup or Strawberry Syrup

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers:

Leftover pancakes store great!  Refrigerate them in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days.

Can I Make in Advance?

Yes, you can easily make in advance and store in the fridge or freezer. When ready to serve reheat in the microwave.

Can I Freeze?

Yes, these pancakes freeze great. Freeze in a freezer safe bag for up to 3 months. 

Grinch Pancakes stacked on a white plate topped with cream cheese glaze and green frosting and red heart sprinkles

More Easy Pancake Recipes:

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Grinch Pancakes

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Grinch Pancakes is a fun and festive Christmas Breakfast idea. The green pancakes are topped with cream cheese frosting and red candy hearts to make the best pancakes.
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 285

Ingredients

For the Pancakes:

For the Glaze:

For the Green Whipped Cream:

For Serving:

  • Red Heart Sprinkles

Instructions

For the Glaze:

  • Beat together the glaze ingredients with a hand held or stand up mixer until creamy and smooth (approximately 2 minutes).  Set aside.

For the Green Whipped Cream:

  • Beat together the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl on low speed until bubbles start to form.
  • Add in the green food coloring until the mixture is the color you prefer.
  • Then beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.  Refrigerate until ready to use (up to 1 hour).

For the Pancakes:

  • In a medium size bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • Then in a separate large bowl whisk together the in the milk, egg, melted butter and green food coloring. 
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix for approximately 30 seconds until the ingredients are combined. 
  • Preheat a griddle, cast iron skillet or non stick skillet over medium high heat.  Grease with a non-stick cooking spray or a small amount of butter.
  • Add the batter to the pan in approximately ¼ cup scoops.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes until small bubbles start to appear at the top of the pancake.  Flip the pancake and finish cooking for 2-3 more minutes until golden brown.
  • Transfer the pancake to a plate and continue this process until all the batter is used.

To Assemble:

  • Stack the pancakes on a plate.
  • Drizzle the glaze on top and top each stack with the green whipped cream.
  • Sprinkle the red heart sprinkles on top and then the pancakes are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Leftover pancakes store great!  Refrigerate them in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days or freeze in a freezer safe bag for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 285kcal, Carbohydrates 28g, Protein 5g, Fat 17g, Saturated Fat 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 71mg, Sodium 287mg, Potassium 112mg, Fiber 0.4g, Sugar 15g, Vitamin A 685IU, Vitamin C 0.1mg, Calcium 102mg, Iron 1mg

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