Santa Pancakes on Skewers will be a big hit on Christmas morning! The kids will love this edible version of Santa’s hat.
Merry Christmas in July’s Day 14!! Today’s post is a tribute to good ol’ Saint Nick!! These Santa Hat Pancake Skewers are perfect not only for Christmas morning but the days leading up to Christmas! Think of all anticipation that is going on right before the big day! This sweet little breakfast is a great way to celebrate the holiday!
🔖 Serving Tips
Think about making these for a Christmas buffet, Santa breakfast or a sweet treat to make as you get ready to visit Santa for pictures!
For anyone that is heading into the office, don’t worry, you can take these in. Check out the honey butter below to make for your office mates to enjoy!
Not only are these Santa pancake skewers the cutest thing ever, but they also only take a handful of ingredients. Let’s talk about the main ingredients you will need:
Pancake Mix: You can use a pre-packaged pancake mix or a homemade version depending on your preference. Both work great and give you a terrific flavor.
Strawberries: The most important ingredient is strawberries. They will give the look of the adorable Santa hats, and they happen to taste good too.
Marshmallows: You will need a variety of large and small marshmallows to create the look of these cute pancake skewers.
These are so easy to make and who doesn’t like food on a stick?
Prep the strawberries
Cut slices for layering between the pancakes. Cut the end of a strawberry to form Santa’s hat.
Make Mini Pancakes
Make the pancakes from your favorite pancake batter mix. I used the recipe on the back of the Bisquick box. Nothing too special to add here. Make them about the size of 50 cent pieces.
Just a quick note on making your pancakes – make sure to heat up the skillet before you start pouring the batter. Always make a very small tester pancake first to make sure your temperature is set. Sometimes it may overheat and will burn and other times it isn’t hot enough and the pancakes won’t get brown. Take the time and do the small tester pancake first!
Prepare the Marshmallows
The white top of the hat is a little mini marshmallow. Don’t try to cut a regular marshmallow up to make it fit as it is so gooey and just makes a mess.
I used a rolling pin to flatten full sized marshmallows to layer between the pancakes and the strawberry slices.
Hold it all together with toothpicks and sprinkle powdered sugar on top to make it look like snow!
Serve with maple syrup (or any other flavored syrup) or whipped cream. Make a delicious honey butter to put on the side by combining a ½ cup of butter with a ¼ cup of honey and whip until light and fluffy! Or, just eat them plain, like my family did.
🍽️ Meal Prepping Directions
Since these are served at room temperature, prepare and serve these at a leisurely pace! Make the pancakes ahead of time and even freeze them as I have shown in How to Freeze Pancakes so you can get ahead of the game for the holidays.
Cut up the strawberries the night before so they are ready as well.
Another time saver is just getting everything out and ready to go in the morning. If you don’t want to make your pancakes ahead, that is fine. Just prep everything so you can dump in the bowl, stir and start cooking!
🥢 Can I Use Long Skewers?
Yes, you can! You can just lay them down on a platter and it will look really cute!
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Microwave Peppermint Mocha Fudge – There is something that intrigues me about peppermint and chocolate together. This fudge is awesome and so easy to make.
Christmas Peanut Butter Balls – Next time you are in the mood for something with intense chocolate and peanut butter together, make these peanut butter balls. YUMMY!
Adorable Santa Pancake Skewers
- 1 each Egg
- 1 cup Pancake Mix
- 1 cup Strawberries Sliced
- 12 Marshmallows Large
- 6 Marshmallows Small
- Using the pancake recipe of your choice, make individual pancakes about the size of 50 cent pieces. You will need a couple for each Santa.
- Slice a bit off the fat end of the strawberry to lie flat for Santa's hat.
- Slice pieces of strawberries for the Santa belly section.
- Use a rolling pin to flatten a large marshmallow. Gently roll back and forth across the marshmallow to blow the air out and flatten it down. This becomes the white section of your Santa suit.
Assembling the Adorable Santa Pancake Skewers
- Use a small skewer (we did in the photo) start and layer a pancake, a sliced strawberry, a large marshmallow, pancake, sliced strawberry, large marshmallow, pancake and full strawberry. Top with a mini marshmallow for the top of Santa's hat. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with melted butter, whipped cream, maple syrup or on its own.