Have you ever wondered what ghosts eat for breakfast on Halloween? Well, today I have a special treat for you – a hauntingly delicious Halloween themed breakfast that will leave you feeling spooktacular! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and it has always been a tradition in my family to start the day with a festive and fun meal. This recipe has been passed down through generations, and it never fails to bring joy to the table.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Orange food coloring
- Black food coloring
- Whipped cream
- Candy eyes
- Maple syrup for serving
Step 1: Mixing the Dry and Wet Ingredients
In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and granulated sugar. Give them a good whisk to make sure all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
In a separate bowl, beat the eggs lightly, then add in the buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined.
Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and gently fold the ingredients together with a spatula until you have a smooth batter.
Step 2: Adding Spooky Colors
This is where the Halloween magic happens! Divide the batter into three equal portions in separate bowls. Leave one portion plain, then add orange food coloring to another and black food coloring to the third portion. Stir well to completely incorporate the colors.
Step 3: Creating the Ghostly Pancakes
Preheat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. To create the ghost shapes, you can use a ghost-shaped cookie cutter or simply pour the colored batter onto the griddle in the shape of a ghost. Cook the pancakes for about 2-3 minutes until bubbles appear on the surface, then carefully flip them with a spatula and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
Remove the ghostly pancakes from the skillet and place them on serving plates. Feel free to get creative and add whipped cream and candy eyes to make your spooky ghosts come to life!
Step 4: Serving and Enjoying
Gather your family or friends around the table and serve these frightfully fantastic pancakes with a drizzle of maple syrup. Watch as their faces light up with delight when they see the adorable ghost shapes staring back at them!
Tips and Variations:
– If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can easily make your own by adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar to 1 1/2 cups of milk. Let it sit for a few minutes until it curdles, then use it in the recipe.
– To add extra Halloween flair, you can sprinkle some orange and black sprinkles on top of the pancakes before serving.
– If you prefer a thinner batter, you can add a little more buttermilk until you reach your desired consistency.
– For a healthier twist, you can use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour and substitute the melted butter with applesauce or mashed banana.
This Halloween themed breakfast is a delightful way to start your day, and it’s sure to make the whole family smile. Enjoy the spooky flavors and create lasting memories with this festive meal!
|Amount Per Serving
|% Daily Value*
|Total Fat 4g
|Saturated Fat 2g
|Trans Fat 0g
|Total Carbohydrate 25g
|Dietary Fiber 0g
|Vitamin A 4%
|Vitamin C 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: