Snowman Pancakes

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These festive Snowman Pancakes are a fun and playful winter morning treat! Made with fluffy pancakes featuring charming top hats and scarves, they’ll add a cute, whimsical touch to breakfast time.

A plate of with a snowman pancake and hot chocolate and fruit
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Snowman Pancakes Recipe

Do you wanna build a snowman? An adorable snowman pancake that is. Topped with a chocolate cookie hat and dressed with a bacon scarf, these light and fluffy snowmen are both fun and delicious! They’re a great way to turn an ordinary winter morning breakfast into a fun time for the whole family.

Transforming a simple stack of pancakes into these festive snowmen is so easy and makes the perfect activity for the little ones. They’ll love creating and adding their own special touches to these breakfast creations.

Always a huge hit, you just can’t go wrong serving pancakes on Christmas morning. For other yummy Christmas pancake recipes, try these Santa Pancakes or Gingerbread Pancakes.

A plate of pancakes with a snowman on it.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Fun to make: Pancake snowmen are a fun activity for the whole family. It can even become a new holiday tradition.
  • Festive breakfast treat: These festive pancakes are the perfect holiday breakfast for Christmas morning!
  • Easy recipe: All you need is a big batch of pancakes and few other simple ingredients to whip up a batch of your own.

Ingredients

Snowman pancakes stacked on a white plate.
  • Cooked pancakes various sizes – you can use store bought pancake mix or homemade
  • Powdered sugar
  • Mini chocolate Chips
  • Starburst
  • Cooked Bacon
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Whipped cream
  • Keebler Fudge Graham cookie

For the full recipe, see the recipe card below.

Tip: One snowman makes a fairly large portion, plenty enough to share. You can also make smaller pancakes or just make them using two pancakes.

How to Make Snowman Pancakes

Step 1. Cook the bacon in a large skillet or in the oven and set it aside. Wipe the pan clean with a paper towel.

Step 2. Use your favorite recipe to make the pancake batter.

Bacon in a frying pan
A bowl of yellow batter on a marble surface.

Step 3. Ladle it into a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. You’ll want to make some smaller than others to make the snowman’s head. Cook until bubbles form around the edges and the first side is golden.

Step 4. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown. Continue with the remaining batter.

Pancake cooking in white skillet
Pancake flipped in white skillet

Step 5. Place the cooked pancakes on individual plates. Start with larger one on the bottom, then a medium sized one, then a small pancake for the head. Use a sifter to sprinkle with powdered sugar.

A plate of pancakes on a marble table.
Pancakes with powdered sugar on a plate.

Step 6. Take mini chocolate chips and add two for the eyes. Add a row to make the smile and 3 on the middle pancake to make the buttons.

Step 7. Take a sharp knife and cut a wedge out of the starburst. You’ll want it to be in the shape of a carrot nose.

Pancakes shaped like a snowman on a plate.
Snowman pancakes with Starburst nose on a plate with powdered sugar.

Step 8. Make the bacon scarves by taking a bacon strip and cutting it in half. Place one half between the 2nd and 3rd pancake. Then, drape the other half down the side.

Step 9. For the arms you will take a pretzel stick and place the very end slightly under the middle pancake. Break a small piece of another one and add it to form the hands.

Snowman pancakes with bacon scarf added on a plate with powdered sugar.
Snowman pancakes with pretzel arms added on a plate with powdered sugar.

Step 10. To make the top hat, cut the end off of a fudge graham cookie. Place it on top of the first pancake to make the hat rim. Then, place the rest of the cookie on top of the rim.

Step 11. Finally, add a little bit of whipped cream across the bottom of the pancakes. That’s it, they’re ready to eat!

Snowman pancakes with whipped cream snow on a plate with powdered sugar.
Snowman pancakes with top hat on a plate with powdered sugar.

Variations of these Cute Snowman Pancakes

  • Buttons: You can use blueberries or mini M&Ms instead of chocolate chips for the snowmen’s buttons. If you want, you can also use brown M&M candy to make the eyes.
  • Arms: We used pretzel sticks for the arms. You can also snip black licorice Twizzlers into smaller pieces for the arms.
  • Candy scarf: We used a piece of bacon for the scarf, but you can use strips of fruit roll-up or red fruit Twizzlers.
  • Snow: Once you’ve add the whip cream at the bottom, sprinkle it with shredded coconut or a little more confectioner sugar to give it a fluffy, snowy effect.
  • Sprinkles: You can add fun colors to your snowmen. Just whisk in your favorite holiday sprinkles into the batter.
  • Flavors: Feel free to add other flavors. Add a little peppermint, almond or vanilla extract and whisk together with the batter..
A plate of pancakes in the shape of a snowman

Snowmen 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.

How do I get even size pancakes?

If you want to make all the pancakes the same size, you can use a measuring cup to measure out the batter. You can also place varying sizes of biscuit cutters into your nonstick skillet and pour the batter into the middle.

Can I use store bought pancakes?

Sure. If you want to use frozen pancakes, you can. You can use a round cookie cutter to make them different sizes.

A plate of pancakes in the shape of a snowman surrounded by Christmas decor

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A plate of pancakes with a snowman pancake on it.
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Snowman Pancakes


Course Breakfast, Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
These whimsical Snowman Pancakes, with cute top hats and bacon scarves, are the perfect festive breakfast for Christmas morning!

Ingredients
 

  • 1 slice bacon
  • 3 pancakes various sizes
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp chocolate chips approximately 10-12 chips
  • orange Starburst
  • 2 pretzel sticks
  • 1 Keebler Fudge Graham cookie
  • 3-4 tbsp whipped cream

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon in a large skillet or in the oven and set it aside. Wipe the pan clean with a paper towel.
    1 slice bacon
  • Use your favorite recipe to make the pancake batter.
    3 pancakes
  • Ladle it into a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. You’ll want to make some smaller than others to make the snowman’s head. Cook until bubbles form around the edges and the first side is golden.
  • Flip and cook the other side until golden brown. Continue with the remaining batter.
  • Place the cooked pancakes on individual plates. Start with larger one on the bottom, then a medium sized one, then a small pancake for the head. Use a sifter to sprinkle with powdered sugar.
    3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • Take mini chocolate chips and add two for the eyes. Add a row to make the smile and 3 on the middle pancake to make the buttons.
    1/2 tbsp chocolate chips
  • Take a sharp knife and cut a wedge out of the starburst. You’ll want it to be in the shape of a carrot nose.
    orange Starburst
  • Make the bacon scarves by taking a bacon strip and cutting it in half. Place one half between the 2nd and 3rd pancake. Then, drape the other half down the side.
  • For the arms you will take a pretzel stick and place the very end slightly under the middle pancake. Break a small piece of another one and add it to form the hands.
    2 pretzel sticks
  • To make the top hat, cut the end off of a fudge graham cookie. Place it on top of the first pancake to make the hat rim. Then, place the rest of the cookie on top of the rim.
    1 Keebler Fudge Graham cookie
  • Finally, add a little bit of whipped cream across the bottom of the pancakes. That’s it, they’re ready to eat!
    3-4 tbsp whipped cream

Notes

Let the kids do it all! Use store bought pancakes then let the kids cut different sized pancakes with round cookie cutters. Then all that’s left to do is decorate their snowman.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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