Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Midweek Moments-Llama Pancake Pops

The Llama Llama books are some of my favorites (okay, I have too many favorites)! I love "Llama, Llama Red Pajama" the best, wait, maybe I love "Llama, Llama Mad at Mama" or maybe "Llama, Llama Misses Mama". Clearly I can't decide. Since it's "back to school time" I chose "Llama Llama Misses Mama", but these cute and funny pancake pops could be used for any of the Llama books. These pancake pops are quick and easy, very little "Llama drama involved!

For each pancake pop you will need:
*Pancake batter of your choosing (I used a mix, but homemade is fine) See tips and tricks below
*A popsicle stick
*Candy eyes, chocolate chips, raisins, M&Ms, etc...

Preheat a skillet or griddle on medium heat. Using a big spoon drop pancake batter onto the heated griddle in an oval shape.

 Lay a popsicle stick down into the batter-almost to the top of the oval. Add a small amount of batter over the stick to make sure that it's covered.

 Add "ears" with the pancake batter near the top of the oval.

 Allow to cook until bubbles pop and stay "popped" and the edges are dry. Flip the pancake over, being careful with the stick as you flip. Cook on the other side until done.

Place the pancake on a plate and have your child add eyes, a nose, insides of ears, etc.... Eat! These cute pancake pops can be eaten as is, or dipped into syrup or jam.

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Tips and tricks:
*When making pancake art of any kind, it's best to work with batter that is thinned out. When I make it from a mix I use almost equal amounts of mix and water. If you're making it from scratch just add extra liquid.
*These pancake pops could be adapted to many different animals and characters (green Yoda pancakes anyone?).
*As always remember-
                  You are making memories, not masterpieces!