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If you are looking for a breakfast to serve this St Patrick’s Day, make these St Patrick’s Day Pancakes. Fun, festive and easy to make!

Green pancakes stacked on a platter with fresh blueberries and bowls of blueberries and blackberries
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As a mom of 8 kids, making themed breakfast has become a tradition in my home. My kids look forward to it for every holiday. With these St Patrick’s Day Pancakes it is a great way to start a fun holiday.

To add to your fun and festive day, make sure to make this Green Punch Recipe for an after school treat.

Why We Love This Recipe

These green pancakes are perfect to celebrate the St Patrick’s holiday with. They are made with simple ingredients and you can add your favorite toppings.

We have even made this spinach green smoothie for a complete breakfast idea.  

Ingredients

St Patrick's Day Pancakes ingredients - flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, egg, butter, food coloring, maple syrup, lucky charms marshmallows, whipped cream
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Baking Powder 
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt 
  • Buttermilk 
  • Large Egg beaten
  • Butter (melted and cooled)
  • Green Gel Food Coloring bright green
  • Maple Syrup (optional for serving) 
  • Lucky Charms Marshmallows (optional for serving) 
  • Whipped Cream (optional for serving) 

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Variation Ideas

  • Flour – For a healthier version, you can substitute with a gluten-free flour or add in oats. If you are using oats, place in a blender to make into a flour texture.
  • Additions – You can easily add in a tsp of vanilla extract and cinnamon for added flavor.

Step by Step Instructions

Combining the dry ingredients in a bowl

Step 1 – In a medium size bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Combining the buttermilk, egg, butter, and green food coloring

Step 2 – Then in a separate large bowl whisk together the buttermilk, egg, melted butter and green food coloring.

Combining the wet ingredients and dry ingredients in a bowl

Step 3 – Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix for approximately 30 seconds until the ingredients are combined. The batter will be lumpy.  

Heating a skillet with butter

Step 4 – Preheat a griddle, cast iron skillet or non stick skillet or frying pan over medium high heat.  Grease with a non-stick cooking spray or a small amount of butter.

Pouring green batter in the skillet

Step 5 – Pour 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.

Cooked green pancakes in the skillet

Step 6 – Flip the pancake and finish cooking for 2-3 more minutes until golden brown.

  • Step 7 – Transfer the pancake to a plate and continue this process until all the batter is used.
  • Step 8 – Served topped with syrup, Lucky Charm marshmallows and whipped cream.  Enjoy! 

Recipe Tips

  • Food Coloring – Make sure to use a green gel food coloring to get a vibrant green coloring for the pancakes. 
  • Cooking Pancakes – You don’t want them to get too browned or you won’t see the green color so watch them closely while they are cooking. 
  • Pancake Griddle Recommendations – If you are looking for a new griddle to cook your pancakes, check out these Best Pancake Griddles.
Green pancakes stacked on a plate topped with whipped cream and lucky charms

Serving Suggestions

These green pancakes are delicious served with bacon In the oven and a side of fruit. We like to serve with green grapes, banana, blueberries and strawberries.

Add your favorite toppings such as whipped cream, maple syrup and butter.

Green pancakes stacked on a plate topped with whipped cream and lucky charms with maple syrup being drizzled on top

How to Store Leftovers

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. 

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St. Patrick’s Day Pancakes

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If you are looking for a breakfast to serve this St Patrick's Day, make these St Patrick's Day Pancakes. Fun, festive and easy to make!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 120

Ingredients

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter melted and cooled
  • Green Gel Food Coloring bright green
  • Syrup optional for serving
  • Lucky Charms Marshmallows optional for serving
  • Whipped Cream optional for serving

Instructions

  • 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 buttermilk, 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. The batter will be lumpy.
  • 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.
  • Served topped with syrup, Lucky Charm marshmallows and whipped cream.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Make sure to use a green gel food coloring to get a vibrant green coloring for the pancakes.  Also, you don’t want them to get too browned or you won’t see the green color so watch them closely while they are cooking. 
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 120kcal, Carbohydrates 17g, Protein 3g, Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 31mg, Sodium 256mg, Potassium 66mg, Fiber 0.4g, Sugar 5g, Vitamin A 167IU, Calcium 70mg, Iron 1mg

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