Hocus Pocus Halloween Pancakes: One of the seasons top trending treats is all dressed up for Halloween with a touch of Hocus Pocus and spellbinding enchantment.
This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.
This hocus pocus Halloween Pancake Cereal is the perfect way to prepare some pancakes of paranormal proportions.
Ingredients for Halloween Pancakes
The base of this recipe is the one I use for my classic pancake cereal recipe. Just like classic pancakes, but a little more liquid to make them thinner. To make this fun halloween breakfast, you will need these pantry staples:
- baking powder
- melted butter
- teaspoon vanilla
You will also need these festive extras:
- Black Food Coloring
- Purple Food Coloring
- Orange Food Coloring
- Candy Eyes
- Star Sprinkles
- Optional Fruit- keep reading for some specific suggestions
How to make Halloween Pancakes
Once you have your ingredients gathered, you are going to mix up the pancake batter as usual. Next, separate the batter into three bowls and use food coloring to change the batter to the desired shade. I chose black, purple and orange.
Next, preheat your griddle or pan to approximately 275. The ideal temperature to cook pancakes is 375, but for these mini ones we want to cook them slower, at a lower temperature so you don’t have to flip each one.
Use a condiment bottle or piping bag to place small circles of batter on the prepared griddle. In a pinch, you can use a sandwich bag with the corner cut off.
When the batter seems to be cooked almost all the way through, use a spatula to move the pancakes around and get them evenly cooked on both sides.
By using a thin batter, and cooking longer and slower the pancakes will not need much time on the second side at all.
Finally, place your mini pancakes in a bowl and add your desired toppings.
You can dress up this Halloween Pancake Cereal as much as you want. I personally had to try and hold myself back from going overboard!
- Traditional butter and syrup
- Splash of fresh milk
- The works: butter, syrup AND milk
- Whipped cream and fresh fruit
- Fresh Fruit Syrup (black, perhaps?)
Here are some black fruits for freakishly full effect:
- Black Currants
- Concord Grapes
- Dried Plums
- Purple Figs
- Purple Grapes
Make it ahead
If thinking of making hundreds of tiny pancakes in an early morning rush sounds like a horror movie to you, make these Halloween pancakes the night before! When stored in an airtight container in the fridge, they will keep for up to 5 days. Obviously, fresh is best!
How to store pancakes
You can also freeze them and keep them for up to a month. Be sure to use bags specifically designed for the freezer, or a freezer safe container with a lid. To reheat, thaw in the fridge and heat in the microwave.Take a look more spooky Halloween recipes from our #HalloweenTreatsWeek Bloggers today: Halloween Cookies & Bars:
- Meringue Witch Finger Cookies from BigBearsWife
- Pumpkin Snickerdoodles from Devour Dinner
- Shortbread Witches Fingers from The Flour Handprint
- Gingerbread Mummy Cookies from 4 Sons R Us
- Hocus Pocus Mini Pancake Cereal from Fresh Coast Eats
- Count Chocula Cream Pie from Sweet ReciPEAS
- Individual Halloween Parfaits from Tastes of Homemade
- Radioactive Jell-O Shots from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Spiced Caramel Corn from Pastry Chef Online
- Halloween Strawberry Ghosts from I am a Honey Bee
Hocus Pocus Halloween Pancakes
- 3 cups flour
- 6 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 Tablespoons white sugar
- 3 cups milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir with a whisk to break up any clumps.
- Add the milk, butter and vanilla. Using an electric mixer on low, blend until smooth.
- Separate the batter into three bowls and use food coloring to create desired shade.
- Pour the batter into a condiment bottle, pastry bag or ziplock bag with the corner cut off.
- Preheat a pan, electric skillet or griddle to medium heat, about 300 degrees and coat with a light, even layer of cooking spray.
- Carefully squeeze little circles of batter onto the greased pan, skillet or griddle, being sure to leave space in between each circle.
- Cook for about 2-3 minutes or until the batter bubbles to not fill in when they pop. Then, use a spatula to toss around until golden brown and crispy.
- Top with desired spooky toppings and serve with butter and maple syrup or a splash of milk.
Have you tried this recipe? Have any more scary topping idea’s to share with me? Let me know in the comments!
Happy Halloween!Spooky Season is here and it is time for 2020’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”For the 3rd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!
Plus, don’t forget that we have some great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsor and bloggers this year!
Prize #1 from Dixie Crystals
OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set
Prize #2 from Angie at BigBearsWife
Ninja OP301 Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer and More, with 6.5 Quart Capacity and 45 Recipe Book, and a High Gloss Finish
Prize #3 from Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar
Origami Owl Locket and Halloween Charms
Prize #4 from Kathy at Lemon Blossoms
6 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Prize #5 from Terri at Our Good Life
Young Living’s Thieves Mints ($50 Value)
Pop a Thieves Mint into your mouth for cinnamint-fresh breath after meals. Made with naturally derived ingredients and free of artificial sweeteners, dyes, and preservatives, Thieves Mints are a choice you can feel good about. Created with Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend, these mints deliver minty coolness with a hint of warm, sugar-free sweetness. Thieves Mints come in a conveniently sized container that is great to take on the go!!
Prize #6 from Julie at Back To My Southern Roots
1 Copy of – The Peanuts Family Cookbook: Delicious Dishes for Kids to Make with Their Favorite Grown-Ups
Prize #7 from Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS
1 Copy of her new cookbook “Holy Sweet! 60 Indulgent Recipes for Bigger, Better Desserts”
Prize #8 from Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
1 Copy of her cookbook, “Incredible One-Pot Cooking: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Exciting Meals Without the Mess”
Prize #9 from Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog
1 Copy of “Friends: The Official Cookbook”
ONE (1) $75 Amazon gift card
Prize #11 from Shanaka from It’s Shanaka
ONE (1) $25 Amazon gift card
Prize #12 from Ashley from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Prize #13 from Amy from House of Nash Eats
ONE (1) $100 Amazon gift card
a Rafflecopter giveaway Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 5th – October 10th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 14 prizes and therefore we will have a total of 14 winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing brand sponsors: Dixie Crystals that provided a prize pack for our giveaways and also sent some samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes. We would also love to give a huge thanks to our Halloween Treats Week bloggers because a lot of them also donated prizes for the giveaways, including: Angie of BigBearsWife , Nicole of Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar, Kathy of Lemon Blossoms, Terri of Our Good Life, Julie of Back To My Southern Roots, Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS, Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen, Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog, Michaela of An Affair from the Heart, Jennifer of Take Two Tapas , Michele of West Via Midwest, Shanaka of It’s Shanaka, Ashley of Cheese Curd In Paradise, and Amy from House of Nash Eats!