Easy Santa Pancakes

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These irresistible Santa Pancakes are a festive and fun Christmas morning breakfast idea the whole family will love. The best part is that they are every bit as delicious as they are adorable.

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Santa Pancake Recipe

These easy Santa pancakes add an adorable, whimsical touch to your holiday morning breakfast. Plus, they’re so much fun to make, kids will love lending a helping hand. They begin with a batch of pancakes from a store-bought mix or your favorite homemade recipe, such as these delicious Honey Pancakes.

Turning them into jolly St. Nick is a breeze using whipped cream to create the beard and fresh strawberries for the hat. These easy Christmas pancakes are awesome served as they are or with a drizzle of maple syrup. You can also serve them with some of this homemade Fruit Syrup for an extra special treat.   

For other yummy Christmas pancake recipes, try these Sugar Cookies Pancakes and these Gingerbread Pancakes. You can’t go wrong serving any of these as a breakfast for Christmas morning!

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Why We Love This Recipe

  • Fun and festive: Making these festive Santa pancakes is a fun activity or can even be a new Christmas tradition. It’s perfect for getting kids involved.
  • Cute Christmas breakfast: Decorated to look just like Santa, these pancakes are a fun way to start Christmas morning for kids and adults alike.
  • Easy to make: These adorable Santa pancakes are super easy to make using just 3 simple ingredients; pancakes, fruit and whipped cream.

Ingredients

Pancakes with blackberries and whipped cream.
  • Pancakes – can use store bought mix or homemade
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Whipped cream

For the full recipe, see the recipe card below.

How To Make These Santa Christmas Pancakes

Step 1. Use your favorite pancakes recipe to make the batter. Ladle it into a large skillet or onto a griddle. Cook until bubbles form around the edges on the first side. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown.

Step 2. Place the cooked pancakes on individual plates. Make sure you leave a little room at bottom to add Santa’s beard.

Step 3. Cut the tops off about 8 strawberries (depending on the size) and slice in half lengthwise. You can use more or less if necessary. Arrange them above the pancake in the shape of Santa’s hat.

Tip: We made them in pretty big portions so kids can share. You can also make smaller pancakes and use fewer berries and less whipped cream.

A white plate with a pancake on it.
Pancakes with strawberries on a white plate.

Step 4. Cut the ends off two blackberries and place them slightly above the center of the pancake for Santa’s eyes. You can use blueberries if you’d like.

Step 5. Spray whipped cream between the top of the pancake and the strawberries to make the rim of the Santa hat. Add another dot at the tip of the hat.

A plate of pancakes with strawberries and a face on it.
A plate of pancakes with strawberries and a santa hat on it.

Step 6. Continuing adding the whipped cream to make Santa’s beard. Add the whipped cream around the edges of each side Santa face until it connects to the bottom rim of the hat.

Step 7. Cut off the tip of a strawberry and use it to make Santa’s nose. Try to find one that’s more rounded than pointy.

A plate with a santa claus shaped pancake and strawberries.
A plate with a santa claus and strawberries on it.

Step 8. Serve warm and enjoy!

A white plate with a santa claus on it.

Variations of this Easy Santa Pancakes Recipe

  • Chocolate chip eyes: If you’re making smaller pancakes, you can use 2 chocolate chips for eyes instead of blackberries.
  • Festive sprinkles: Add other fun colors to the whipped cream beard with festive-colored sprinkles or edible glitter.  
  • Marshmallows: You can add a large marshmallow for the ball on Santa’s hat.
  • Powdered sugar dusting: Dust the entire plate with a little powdered sugar to make it look like it’s snowing on Santa.
  • Sprinkle coconut flakes: To give the rim of the hat a furry-looking texture, sprinkle some shredded coconut on top of the whipped cream.
  • Banana pancakes: You can give these easy pancakes more fruity flavor with a ripe banana. Add sliced bananas to a small bowl and mash well. Whisk them into the wet ingredients of your pancake batter. Then mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until combined. Cook until golden brown and decorate.
A plate with a santa claus pancake on it.

Santa Claus Pancake FAQs

How do I store leftover pancakes?

It’s best to serve them immediately once the pancakes are decorated. If you have pancakes leftover, store them in the fridge in airtight container for up to a couple of days. If you want to make the pancakes in advance, just reheat them in the microwave until warm, then decorate.

Can I make Santa pancakes with store-bought pancakes?

For a great shortcut you can use store-bought frozen pancakes. Cook the pancakes according to the package directions. Then, add the whipped cream and fruit decorations.

How can I prevent the whipped cream from melting so quickly?

If you use whipped cream in the can, you’ll want to wait until right before serving before adding it. This type of whipped cream has a lot of air in it, so it deflates and begins to melt when it touches the warm pancakes.

For a more stabilized topping you can add Cool Whip to a piping bag and use it instead of canned whipped cream.

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5 from 1 vote

Santa Pancakes


Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
These Santa Pancakes are both easy and delicious and make the perfect breakfast for Christmas morning!

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pancake can use store bought mix or homemade
  • 9 strawberries
  • 2 blackberries
  • 3/4 cup whipped cream

Instructions

  • Use your favorite pancakes recipe to make the batter. Ladle it into a large skillet or onto a griddle. Cook until bubbles form around the edges on the first side. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
    1 pancake
  • Place the cooked pancakes on individual plates. Make sure you leave a little room at bottom to add Santa’s beard.
  • Cut the tops off about 8 strawberries (depending on the size) and slice in half lengthwise. You can use more or less if necessary. Arrange them above the pancake in the shape of Santa’s hat.
    9 strawberries
  • Cut the ends off two blackberries and place them slightly above the center of the pancake for Santa’s eyes. You can use blueberries if you’d like.
    2 blackberries
  • Spray whipped cream between the top of the pancake and the strawberries to make the rim of the Santa hat. Add another dot at the tip of the hat.
    3/4 cup whipped cream
  • Continuing adding the whipped cream to make Santa’s beard. Add the whipped cream around the edges of each side Santa face until it connects to the bottom rim of the hat.
  • Cut off the tip of a strawberry and use it to make Santa’s nose. Try to find one that’s more rounded than pointy.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Notes

  • We made this portion pretty large and the kids shared it. You can also make smaller pancakes and use fewer berries and less whipped cream.
  • You can substitute blueberries for the eyes or raspberries for the hat.
  • For a healthier version, use sliced bananas in place of the whipped cream.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 331IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 0.4mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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