Rudolph pancakes

Rudolph pancakes


Serves 4


  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 rashers streaky bacon
  • 4 white marshmallows
  • 8 dark choc chips
  • 4 strawberries


Step 1. Make a basic pancake batter by whisking together milk and egg in a large bowl. Sift over flour and whisk until smooth.

Step 2. Melt 2 teaspoons butter in a large frypan. Pour in batter to form one large circle, one smaller circle and two triangles for ears. Cook for a couple of minutes until bubbles form, flip and cook for a further minute until cooked through. Remove and keep warm. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Step 3. Cut marshmallows in half. Press a choc chip into the centre of each half.

Step 4. Cut bacon rashers in half and cook until crisp. To arrange Rudolph, place the large pancake on a plate. Place smaller pancake on top. Position rashers for antlers and the triangular pancakes for ears. Decorate with marshmallow eyes and strawberry nose.

Rudolph pancakes

Serving Suggestions


  • Serve with maple syrup.
  • Add a mashed banana to the pancake batter for some extra nutrition.
  • Sprinkle freshly cooked pancakes with fresh lemon juice and a dusting of caster sugar.
  • Maple syrup is always a favourite to serve with pancakes, but our Managing Editor’s favourite are these orange syrup pancakes.
  • If you prefer a slightly fluffier pancake, some people swear you need buttermilk, which apparently traps air bubbles more effectively than this basic pancake recipe.
  • If your family is adventurous, try Kidspot’s 2-ingredient pancakes. Some families swear by them, while others express disdain at the idea of eggs mixed with mashed banana.
  • Chocoholics can delight in our chocolate pancake recipe, or even tempt themselves with a choc chip pancake recipe. If your household loves pancakes every weekend, make up this bulk pancake recipe, which will keep in an airtight container for up to three months.
  • This caramel banana recipe is a delicious accompaniment to any batch of pancakes, as is this peaches and custard topping.
  • Wholemeal apple pancakes or berry pancakes with yoghurt are a great way to add a dash of nutritious fruit to a weekend treat breakfast. And don’t forget blueberry pancakes. Yum!
  • Red velvet pancakes are a nice twist on plain ol’ pancakes – try serving these for Valentine’s Day or just to show your family how much you love them.
  • Adorbs! Try making these Santa pancakes for a Christmas treat breakfast or these teddy pancakes just for fun.
  • This recipe was created for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder by Greer Worsley, who blogs at Typically Red.

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