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Make these festive Reindeer Pancakes for Christmas morning to enjoy during the holiday season. Kids will love Rudolph Pancakes and they are so easy to make.

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This is the most adorable recipe to try for Christmas breakfast. These cute reindeer pancakes are super easy to make and will bring lots of smiles to your table. Serve it with Christmas Hot Chocolate for a fantastic breakfast or Christmas eve treat.

If you like making Christmas Recipes as much as we do, then you need to make these pancakes. We have even made Christmas Pancakes, Grinch Pancakes, Elf Pancakes, Santa Pancakes, and Snowman Pancakes.

You might also like Gingerbread Pancakes.

Why Make Reindeer Pancakes:

The recipe for homemade pancakes is delicious or you can use your favorite pancake recipe instead.

The fun part is decorating the pancakes as a red nosed reindeer and watching the delight on the kid’s faces. This recipe will get everyone in the holiday spirit.

Ingredients:

Ingredients for reindeer pancakes.

Pancakes: 

  • Flour
  • Brown Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Vanilla
  • Melted Butter

To Make Reindeers: 

  • Bacon  – Can you precooked bacon, or turkey bacon.
  • Strawberries (sliced) 
  • Chocolate Chips 
  • Whipped Cream – Try How to Make Whipped Cream

For the ingredient amounts and the full recipe please scroll down to the bottom of the post and see the recipe card.

Variations for Christmas Pancakes

  • Reindeer Face. You can easily adapt these pancakes based on what you have or prefer. Try using banana slices, blueberries or mini marshmallows for the eyes. Likewise, raspberries can also be used for the nose.
  • Bacon. If you do not want to cook the bacon in the microwave, you can cook bacon in the oven.
Reindeer pancakes on a plate.

Step by Step Instructions:

  • Step 1. Combine the dry ingredients. Whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Step 2. Get out a separate bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk and vanilla. 
  • Step 3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, then stir in the melted butter.
  • Step 4. Heat the skillet. Heat a nonstick griddle or skillet over medium heat. 
  • Step 5. Pour the pancake batter. Pour ⅓ cup batter onto the hot griddle for each pancake to make the faces of the reindeer. 
  • Step 6. Cook the pancakes. Cook until bubbles form in the middle, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Remove from the griddle.
  • Step 7. Make the pancakes in batches. Continue this process to make approximately 12 small oval shaped pancakes as well for the ears of the reindeer. 

How to Make the Reindeer:

  • Step 1. Cook the bacon. Line a plate with a paper towel.  Place the bacon on top. Microwave for 6-8 minutes (flipping halfway through the cook time) until the bacon is cooked through and crisp. 
  • Step 2. Arrange the bacon antlers. Place a large pancake on each serving plate.  Place 2 pieces of bacon and 2 small oval pancakes on the top for the antlers and the ears. 
  • Step 3. Make the faces. Make the faces of the reindeer with the whipped cream, chocolate chips and sliced strawberries. 
  • Step 4. Serve and enjoy this easy recipe. Then the adorable reindeer pancakes are ready to serve and enjoy with maple syrup

Storage

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days.  However, we doubt you have any leftovers in this festive breakfast.

Reindeer pancakes on a plate.

Try more Christmas Reindeer Recipes:

We love to make recipes that look like Reindeer for Christmas. Also try our Reindeer Cookies, Adorable Reindeer Cupcakes, or Reindeer Brownies.

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Reindeer Pancakes

5 from 2 votes
Make these festive Reindeer Pancakes for Christmas morning to enjoy during the holiday season. Kids will love Rudolph Pancakes and they are so easy to make.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 397

Ingredients

For the Pancakes:

To Make Reindeers:

  • 12 slices Bacon
  • 2 Strawberries sliced
  • ¼ cup Chocolate Chips
  • Whipped Cream

Instructions

For the Pancakes:

  • Whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk and vanilla.
  • Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, then stir in the melted butter.
  • Heat a nonstick griddle or skillet over medium heat.
  • Pour ⅓ cup batter onto the griddle for each pancake to make the faces of the reindeer.
  • Cook until bubbles form in the middle, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Remove from the griddle.
  • Continue this process to make approximately 12 small oval pancakes as well for the ears of the reindeer.

To Serve:

  • Line a plate with a paper towel.  Place the bacon on top.
  • Microwave for 6-8 minutes (flipping halfway through the cook time) until the bacon is cooked through and crisp.
  • Place a pancake on each serving plate.  Place 2 pieces of bacon and 2 small oval pancakes on the top for the antlers and the ears.
  • Make the faces of the reindeer with the whipped cream, chocolate chips and sliced strawberries.
  • Then the pancakes are ready to serve and enjoy with syrup!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 397kcal, Carbohydrates 31g, Protein 11g, Fat 24g, Saturated Fat 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 10g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 67mg, Sodium 670mg, Potassium 244mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 9g, Vitamin A 184IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 148mg, Iron 2mg

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