Surprise your little ones with a gluten-free mini reindeer pancake party. It is easy to put together and so delicious. This gluten-free mini reindeer pancake party is both whimsical and tasty. Kids will love how tiny and delicious everything is at this holiday breakfast.
The holidays are such a fun time but they can fly right past us if we aren’t careful. I put together this mini reindeer pancake party for my two youngest to enjoy on a cold December morning. It can easily be recreated in your own home.
I have been very busy this holiday season already, but have been consciously making an effort to include my kids in what I do. Whether in the kitchen making treats or styling a mini table like this, I want to be more present while also doing my “job”. As a stay at home mom and lifestyle blogger, I truly feel like I am living my dream. I get to cook and party for a living! I am sure there are those of you like me though that find working at home a challenge at times.
Surprising the little ones with fun things like this mini reindeer pancakes will remind them that you are thinking of them. I will say, my kids felt super special when presented with this whimsical breakfast. My son even said, “Aw mom, they are so cute!” They also laughed and giggled that they got M&M’s with breakfast (the reindeer’s eyes). Using little bottle brush Christmas trees in a variety of sizes and colors along with rustic wood chargers really adds to this table set up. Add some height with a tiny jadeite cake stand and color with a bold plaid tablecloth.
While any recipe will work for these little reindeer pancakes, our semi-homemade marshmallow and peppermint griddle cakes are full of delicious holiday flavors. Be sure to get our full, from scratch, fluffy buttermilk pancake recipe in our book, Gluten-Free on a Budget, along with 100 other gluten-free recipes. All are delicious, relatable and pretty simple to make. Almost all the recipes also have a photo which is a must for me when choosing a cookbook.
- 2 C gluten-free all-purpose flour (I prefer Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 C milk
- 1 TBSP oil
- 1 C mini marshmallows
- 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
- 1 package of bacon
- marshmallows and M&M's for eyes
- red candy for noses (I like gummy candies)
- For the bacon antlers, preheat oven to 350°
- Place bacon on a baking sheet and bake 20 minutes or until cooked through
- For the pancakes, combine all ingredients minus the marshmallows
- Mix well
- Gently stir in the marshmallows
- Cook a large circle (6" diameter) and two small circle for the nose and ears (2-3" diameter)
- Assemble by placing the big pancake down first then top with one mini pancake.
- Gently tear of two edges of the other mini pancake and place like ears on the top of the large pancake
- Place bacon for antlers on each reindeer head
- Stick M&M's in marshmallows and place on the pancake for eyes
- Stick a red candy on the mini pancake nose to complete your reindeer pancakes
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