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Santa Pancakes are so much fun for Christmas morning. Kids will love these adorable Santa pancakes that are so easy to make.

Santa Claus Pancakes on a plate.
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These adorable pancakes are soft and fluffy while being perfectly decorated as Santa Claus. From the spray whipped cream for the beard to the chocolate chips for eyes, it is a blast to create and the cutest Christmas recipe.

We made Turkey Pancakes for thanksgiving, and it was so much fun. This new Christmas recipe is sure to be a hit with the kids. They may even like these Grinch Pancakes, Snowman Pancakes, and Christmas Pancakes.

It is the perfect breakfast for Christmas morning, holiday parties, brunch and more. We love it with oven cooked bacon and Christmas Morning Punch for an easy meal.

Why you will love this recipe:

  • Festive for the holidays. It is such a cute meal idea.
  • The kids can help. Let the kids help decorate the pancakes.
  • Sweet and Delicious. The pancakes taste amazing.

Ingredients: 

For the Pancakes: 

  • Flour
  • Brown Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt

To Make Santa: 

  • Strawberries (sliced in half) 
  • Chocolate Chips 
  • Whipped Cream 

Scroll to the bottom and see the complete ingredient list in the recipe card.

Variations

  • Bananas for the beard. Substitute banana slices for the beard instead of whipped cream.
  • Raspberries for the hat and nose. If you do not want to use a strawberry slice, raspberries make another great choice.
  • Pancake recipe. Feel free to use your favorite pancake recipe to make Santa. Chocolate Chip pancakes make another tasty option.
  • Coconut. Swap the whipped cream for coconut to form the beard.

How to make Santa Pancakes:

Mixing bowl with flour and brown sugar.

Step 1. Combine the flour and brown sugar.

Separate mixing bowl with egg.

Step 2. Get out a separate bowl and whisk together the egg, milk and vanilla. 

Mixing bowl with wet and dry ingredients combined.

Step 3. Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

Melted butter stirred into mixture.

Step 4. Then stir in the melted butter. Combine everything together.

Pancake in griddle.

Step 5. Heat the pan using medium-high heat. Pour the batter into the griddle. You can pour smaller pancakes if desired.

Pancake being flipped in griddle.

Step 6. Cook the pancakes until bubbles form in the middle. It usually takes about 3 minutes and then flip and cook the other side.

Strawberries on top of pancakes to form hat.

Step 7. Continue cooking the pancakes in batches. Then place the strawberries to make the Santa hats. Slice one strawberry to use as the noses on the Santas.  

Chocolate Chips on pancake for eyes.

Step 8. Add the chocolate chips to make the faces. 

Whipped cream on pancakes for beard.

Step 9. Then use the whipped cream to make the hair and beards on the Santas.  

Santa pancake on platter.

Step 10. Serve and enjoy.


Tips and Tricks

  • Wait to assemble until ready to eat. Don’t make the Santa faces in advance as it will make the pancakes soggy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to store?

Refrigerate the leftover pancakes in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days. Don’t add the toppings when storing in the refrigerator or it will become soggy.

Reheat the pancakes in the microwave when ready to serve. Then top with the fruit and whipped cream to make Santa.  

Can I make these in advance?

Feel free to make the pancakes a day in advance. However, wait to add the toppings.

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Santa Pancakes

5 from 3 votes
Santa Pancakes are so much fun for Christmas morning. Kids will love these adorable Santa pancakes that are so easy to make.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 236

Ingredients

For the Pancakes:

To Make Santa:

  • 16 ounces Strawberries sliced in half
  • 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 ½ cup batter onto the griddle for each pancake to make the faces of the Santas.
  • 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 6 large pancakes.

To Serve:

  • Place a pancake on each serving plate.  Use the strawberries to make the hats on the Santas and slice one strawberry to use at the noses on the Santas.
  • Make the faces with the chocolate chips.  Then use the whipped cream to make the hair and beards on the Santas.
  • 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 236kcal, Carbohydrates 36g, Protein 6g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 38mg, Sodium 379mg, Potassium 267mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 13g, Vitamin A 177IU, Vitamin C 44mg, Calcium 157mg, Iron 2mg

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