Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Gluten Free Unicorn Pancakes

I'm a huge fan of all things colourful so the fact that unicorn food is so in right now has me totally excited! I can't help but want to unicorn-ify all foods! I've been so busy lately that I barely get time to bake. I actually forgot how much I missed baking until I started whipping up this delicious breakfast concoction. There's something about adding bright food colouring and copious amounts of sprinkles and candy that makes my heart sing. It also freaks my husband out. Yes it looks like diabetes on a plate but it's candy and rainbows and pretty, what's not to love?!

Unicorn Pancakes

So maybe unicorn food isn't for everyone, but it certainly floats my boat. Especially when you can eat it for breakfast, that technically makes it better doesn't it? Breakfast is definitely the best meal of the day. Brownie points if you eat breakfast for dinner (brinner, as it is affectionately called in our household each week!). Not saying you should make unicorn pancakes for dinner or anything, but just so you know you'd be my spirit animal if you did!

The best thing about these pancakes (other than pink, candy and rainbow goodness -do I need any more reasons?) is that they are gluten free! I used a packet mix by Yes You Can but pancakes are generally the easiest thing to make from scratch. I personally love this recipe by Barefeet in the Kitchen.

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Gluten Free Unicorn Pancakes

Premade Gluten Free Pancake Mix, I used Yes You Can
(or use this recipe if you prefer to make your own)
Pink, blue and purple food colouring
1 cup Icing Sugar
2 tbsp. Milk
1/4 tsp. Strawberry Essence
1 tbsp. Butter, softened
  • Make pancakes following packet or recipe directions.
  • Heat pan to medium heat (you don't want it too hot or the pancakes go brown and you can't see the lovely colours!)
  • Divide batter between three bowls and tint mixture with a few drops of food colouring in each.
  • Using a dessert spoon, spoon one colour into three mounds on the pan, quickly followed by the next colour and then the next.
  • Use a bamboo skewer to swirl the colours together.
  • Cook for approximately 1-2 minutes or until bubbles appear on one side.
  • Flip and cook for another minute.
  • While pancakes are cooking mix icing ingredients together in a small bowl, adding milk if it gets too thick.
  • Divide icing between three bowls and add 1-2 drops of food colouring in each.
  • Stack pancakes nice and high, alternating between pink, blue and purple.
  • Heat icing in microwave for 10 seconds until runny and spoon on top of pancake stacks.
  • Cut fruit candy sticks on an angle at the top to make unicorn "horns". 
  • Place candy and sprinkles on top and enjoy!
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