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Easy Santa Hat Mini Pancake Stackers - a fun and healthy Christmas breakfast recipe for kids from Eats Amazing UK
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Santa Hat Mini Pancake Stackers

These mini pancake stackers topped with strawberry Santa hats make a really fun Christmas breakfast for kids. Perfect for a North Pole breakfast too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Christmas
Servings: 8 mini pancake stacks
Author: Grace Hall


  • 140 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbs golden granulated sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 125 ml milk (or soya milk for dairy free)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • butter or dairy free spread for frying
  • 8 large strawberries
  • mini marshmallows
  • icing sugar for dusting (optional)
  • 8 large strawberries
  • mini marshmallows
  • icing sugar for dusting (optional)


  • Start by making the mini pancakes. These taste best warm from the pan but can also be made in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a day if necessary.
  • Measure out the flour, baking powder and sugar and sift into a bowl along with the salt.
  • In a separate jug or bowl, lightly whisk the egg then mix with the milk and oil.
  • Mix the wet and dry ingredients together then lightly whisk until well combined and lump free.
  • Spoon the pancake mix into a sauce bottle or piping bag then leave to rest for 5 minutes while you heat up the pan. If you don’t have a sauce bottle or piping bag, just leave the mixture to rest in the bowl and use a teaspoon to make the pancakes instead.
  • Heat the pan over a medium heat, then drop in the butter and swirl around until completely melted.
  • Draw and then fill in mini circles of pancake mixture to make your pancakes, making sure you leave enough room between the pancakes to flip them over once ready.
  • Cook the pancakes until they start to bubble up, then flip them over and cook on the other side until golden.
  • Remove from the pan and repeat until all the mixture is used up.
  • If making in advance, leave the pancakes to cool then pop in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • To assemble the pancake stacks, start by making the Santa hats. Cut the top off each strawberry. Push each strawberry onto a cocktail stick leaving a small point sticking out of the pointy end, then pop a marshmallow on top to form the hat.
  • Stack the pancakes, 4 or 5 to a pile, then top each stack with a Santa hat strawberry, pushing the cocktail stick into the stack to hold it all together.
  • Place on a platter or board, dust with icing sugar and serve immediately.