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Hungry Caterpillar pancakes

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Hungry caterpillar pancakes
Hungry caterpillar pancakes
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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Do your kids love the Hungry Caterpillar? Imagine their little faces when they see this pancake creation! It may look a little tricky to make yourself but it actually couldn't be easier. We took our basic pancake recipe, added a little food colouring, did a little cutting and voila! This fun design is not just for Pancake Day, we think it would make a lovely breakfast treat for the little ones' birthdays too.

Ingredients

  • Basic pancake recipe
  • Red food colouring
  • Green food colouring
  • Cookie cutter
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips

See more from our pancake experiment with our 24 things you never thought to do with pancakes

Method

  1. Make up a batch of pancake batter and split into two. Colour one half green and one red with a few drops of food colouring. Add the food colouring slowly and stir until you get the desired colour.
  2. Make 2 green pancakes and 1 red (you can use the leftover batter to make other fun characters) and allow to cool.
  3. Cut 9 green circles and one red and arrange in the shape of the caterpillar.
  4. Cut triangles from the leftover red pancake and arrange for the feet. Cut 2 thin strips for the antennas.
  5. Place 2 marshmallows on the red circle for the eyes and top with chocolate chips.
  6. Cut any remaining green pancake into strips to make grass.

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