How To Make Easy Rainbow Pancakes

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What kid wouldn’t want to wake up to rainbow pancakes for breakfast! This colorful breakfast is not only fun but it’s super easy to make (because mom needs her coffee first).

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Originally posted in April 2016

Why not surprise the kids with a fun breakfast?! Waking up will be easy when you're serving these easy Rainbow Pancakes. They make a great St. Patrick's Day recipe too!

Our family has always had a crazy schedule and it used to bother me that we didn’t get to enjoy family meals very often. After awhile I started looking at it differently though.  Since we can’t spend all our meals together, we make the most of the ones we do have, whether it’s breakfast or dinner.

That doesn’t mean I want to spend a lot of time making those meals though. I’m not a morning person so I need something easy…and that’s AFTER I get my coffee!  Sometimes I even have make ahead meals ready, like this yummy breakfast casserole or these egg muffins with sausage and cheddar.

If I don’t have anything ready to go, I love making these easy rainbow pancakes! I have to admit, sometimes I cheat and use store bought pancake mix. It makes life easy and my family can’t even tell the difference. The kids can even grab a whisk and jump in to help!

How To Make Rainbow Pancakes

You don’t even need many ingredients…just some milk, eggs, pancake mix and a little oil. Then you’ll just need a little food coloring and you’re good to go.

Easy rainbow pancakes don't need a lot of ingredients

Mix your ingredients in a large bowl.

Next, divide into four smaller bowls, add food coloring and stir.

My kids were SO impressed with these rainbow pancakes and I got the best mom award, at least for the day!

What kid wouldn't love these easy rainbow pancakes?

Drizzled with plenty of syrup, these are so good for a family breakfast or even brunch!

Easy rainbow pancakes are even better when they're covered in syrup

Is there anything better in the morning that freshly made pancakes? Yumm!

Not only are these easy rainbow pancakes tasty, they're pretty to look at

Top with a little butter and drizzle plenty of syrup over the top! If you really want to get fancy, this homemade blueberry syrup is to die for!!!

When you serve these easy rainbow pancakes, there won't be a lot left over

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5 from 4 votes

Easy Rainbow Pancakes

Author Lisa O’Driscoll | Fun Money Mom
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Make breakfast special with these fun rainbow pancakes! 


  • 2 cups pancake mix
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 2 eggs
  • food coloring red, blue, yellow, green


  • Heat skillet over medium-low heat (if using electric griddle, heat to 375)
  • Combine all ingredients except food coloring and stir until lumps disappear
  • Divide into four bowls (more if using additional colors)
  • Add a generous amount of food coloring to each bowl and stir
  • Pour slightly less than 1/4 cup of batter per pancake and turn when pancakes start to bubble


Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 79mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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  1. These are SO cute! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    1. Thanks so much for hosting each week!

  2. These look amazing! Pinning now to make later – have a great week!

    1. Thanks Emily…they’re so easy too!

    1. Thank you so much! What a great compliment!

  3. Kelly @RaisingSamuels says:

    Looks delicious, Lisa! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week 🙂

    1. I will! See you soon!

  4. These rainbow pancakes are so cute. I’m going to make Silver Dollar pancakes with your recipes. Thanks for sharing, I’m going to feature your post in my Rainbow Foods roundup too.

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