Here are some ideas for a fun Halloween breakfast:
Add some color: Some natural orange food coloring would turn any pancake into a jolly Halloween pumpkin. If you don’t have pancake molds, you could add some eyes, a nose and a mouth using apple or orange slices.
Add more shapes: Open-top Halloween cookie cutters (metal only) would work for making pancake bats, ghosts, or any other shape. Spray them with non-stick spray before placing on your griddle or skillet, and remove just before flipping.
Here’s a recipe for apple pecan pancake batter to give your pancakes real autumn flavor:
~1 cup flour
~2 tablespoons brown sugar packed
~2 tsp. baking powder
~1/2 tsp. salt
~1/2 tsp. cinnamon
~3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
~2 eggs separated (egg whites beaten until stiff)
~1 teaspoon vanilla extract
~1/2 cup apples peeled and chopped fine
~1/2 cup pecans chopped
Stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in mixing bowl. Beat egg yolks in separate bowl then stir in milk, vanilla and apple. Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients, stirring just until blended, and then fold in beaten egg whites. Heat greased griddle or skillet over medium. For each pancake, use about 1/4 cup of batter. Cook pancakes until bubbly on top, and then flip.