Hi , I'm Leave Hansen for howdini dot com and Betty Crocker kitchens .
I'm here with Lila Quinton Perry and I'm gonna show you how easy and fun it can be to make special pancakes with your kids for breakfast , which is a great idea for a slumber party or even for mother's day or Father's day .
Now , traditionally , you would just ladle your batter right onto the griddle .
But I have a great trick .
I poured my batter into a squeeze bottle .
This will give you a lot of control for making small shapes .
I've pre greased my griddle with little cooking spray , just make sure you do it when the griddle is not hot .
So I'm gonna start , I'm gonna make some Xs and Os and some fun shapes , little hugs and kisses , but feel free to do any letter .
Maybe the initials of your kids .
I'm gonna squeeze the bottle and just make my shape X oh X .
If you want them to look like round pancakes , you can actually make the letter , let it set a little bit on the griddle until the bubbles form and then ladle over a little bit more batter .
Another option is just to use your squeeze bottle and make that circular shape over it .
Ok , so we're ready to flip the pancakes .
So remove the pancakes .
When the bottoms are brown , you can actually peek a little bit .
Lift it up and see .
I think these are ready .
I'm gonna show you another fun pancake .
How about a pink pancake ?
Anyone want one ?
This one's pretty easy .
I'm gonna use my squirt bottle again to make one pig .
You'll need two small ovals or circles and one large one .
I'm gonna make two pigs .
Let's flip them .
If you're working on a non stick griddle , it's important to use a plastic spatula .
That way you don't scratch the surface .
So now it's time to assemble our pig .
Take one of the small ones , place it on your plate and cut it in half .
This is gonna be the ears , take the large one and place it over and then another small one for the snout .
Now to decorate you can use chocolate chips or blueberries .
I'm going to use both blueberries for then a snout and chocolate chips for the eyes .
And there's your little pig who wants a pig b out of 10 ?
Let's start over here .
You'll get a little pig and let's finish this one .
There you go .
Let me drizzle a little bit over your pig .
Dig in kids a great way to top off .
These delicious pancakes is with a dollop of whipped cream and some fresh strawberries .
I'm Liv Hansen for howdini dot com and Betty Crocker Kitchens .