Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because of all the creative things you get to do. Carving pumpkins, creating a costume, baking spooky desserts…. but I woke up this morning thinking about a Halloween themed breakfast. I don’t have kids so I’ve never thought about integrating Halloween into my morning meal. However, in a last attempt at procrastinating all the work I have to do, I made Halloween pancakes. Find out how I created them and check out some other Halloween themed breakfast ideas below!
What you’ll need:
Metal Halloween themed cookie cutters
Chocolate chips (optional)
Heat up a pan on your stove and grease it with butter/cooking spray/coconut oil, whatever floats your boat. (I prefer to use coconut oil whenever I cook.) Make sure you have your pancake batter ready. I used pancake mix from a box because time is of the essence and I didn’t have time to make it from scratch. Plus, it tastes just as good as the homemade stuff. I tend to make the batter thick rather than watery/runny because it makes fluffier pancakes. If your pancakes are too runny just add some more pancake mix.
Take your cookie cutters and place them in the greased pan. You may need more than one pan if your cookie cutters are too big. Spoon the batter into the cookie cutters and spread it so it fills in every space. Let the batter cook until you see bubbles forming in the batter. Flip the cookie cutter using a spatula (do not try to pick the cookie cutter up like I did because it’s f*cking hot). Cook until it’s golden brown.
Here comes the tricky part. Depending on the shape of your cookie cutters it may be easy or extremely difficult to remove the shaped batter. Of course, mine were struggling to let go. Remove the cookie cutter from the pan (using a spatula!!!!) and place on a plate. Grab a butter knife and use it to separate the batter from the edge of the cookie cutter. Gently push the pancake out of the cookie cutter. If some of your pancakes fall apart like mine did, then get creative and smush it back together or use chocolate chips to cover it up.
Decorate the pancakes with chocolate chips. I added a face to my ghost and an eye-patch to the skull. Top with the desired amount of syrup and voila! Spooky pancakes for breakfast. If you’re not a fan of pancakes or want to make something different, check out some more spooky breakfast ideas below!
I’m obsessed with this idea. It’s original and takes a bit of effort but the end result is adorable.
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Halloween weekend kicks off with a Halloween themed breakfast! Not that we celebrate Halloween, but this was fun to make and fun for the kids to eat, and it was fun to watch Neil frantically googling the all knowing www to answer kids' million questions about Halloween! Base: half an avocado, sliced Carved pumpkin: clementine Witch's hat: sliced Granny Smith apple coated with 85 percent dark chocolate Witch's broomstick: 1/3 banana and lollipop stick Spider egg: halved boiled egg and dates. #halloween #halloweenbreakfast #kidsbreakfastideas #kidsbreakfasthack #playwithyourfood #healthyfoodforkids #cleaneating #thechiaotickitchen
A cute way to eat a healthy breakfast before a night of binging on candy. The banana broomstick is my favorite part.
I love the balance between the healthy bananas and spider donuts. This is a cute and simple way to give kids (or yourself) a fun breakfast.
If you’re short on time, try adding powered sugar to your pancakes like this one. It’s a quick and easy way to add some Halloween spirit to your meal.
This one takes some effort when it comes to peeling oranges but aren’t these the cutest little faux pumpkins you’ve ever seen?! This would be a great “on the go” Halloween breakfast or snack.
Which idea do you like the most? Will you be trying to make any of these this Halloween? Let me know in the comments section below!
Feature photo originally posted on Instagram by me.