Easter is on it’s way! It’s my favorite holiday because it celebrates God’s unconditional love and Jesus’ victory in conquering death on the cross! Through Jesus’ resurrection, I am no longer a slave to my sins but free from the laws of sin and death, and worthy to be called a child of God! As we celebrate Easter, may we all remember the significance of this special holiday and appreciate the blessings that comes along with it.
To make Easter special for my family, I though it will be fun to spruce up our breakfast with an old pancake recipe by fashioning it into a cute little bunny! I actually found this idea on Pinterest but instead of using their recipe, I am going to stick to my dear friend Merry’s recipe to make it! It’s only takes a few ingredients, it’s simple to make and it’s delicious!
Merry and I used to be roommates back in our University days when we spent a summer doing door to door sales in Greater Toronto Area. Not a glamorous job; but, through God’s providence it was just enough to pay for my tuition for the next 2 terms and the experience was great! I got to explore a city on the other side of the country, it was my first experience living away from home and I developed some life lasting friendship. Every time when I make these pancakes, I remember the early mornings Merry and I will share together in the kitchen. Thank you Merry for the fun memories!
So without further ado, lets make these adorable pancakes and get the Easter Egg Hunt on its way!
For the pancakes:
1 cup self-raising flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 concentrated milk powder
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
For the garnish or embellishment:
1 banana, sliced 1/2″ thick (for the paw)
Greek Vanilla Yogurt (for the tail)
Blueberries or Chocolate chips (for the toes)
Strawberries cut in half (to dress up the plate)
- Mix all dry ingredients into a large bowl.
- Add water, oil and egg into bowl.
- Whisk with a fork until mixture looks smooth.
- Heat pan at medium heat with a small amount of vegetable oil to prevent burning.
- Pour in different amount of mixture to make the different shapes. For each bunny, you will need 2 small circles for the feet, a large circle of the body and a medium circle for the head. The mixture will naturally want to spread into a circle if you continue to pour it in one spot. For the ears, you will need to manipulate the mixture with your spatula as it is being cooked. I just pushed the mixture together so that it is elongated rather than round. You will need to do this in batches.
- Flip the pancake when you see tiny bubbles appearing on the surface.
- Arrange the pancakes to resemble a bunny.
- Garnish with banana for paw, chocolate chips for toes and vanilla yogurt for tail. Strawberries as hearts to symbolize the love of Christ!
- Enjoy the delight on your children’s faces!
Happy Easter Everyone!
” For God so loved the World, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16