Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Pancakes

These pancakes are perfect for the winter season - and especially Christmas morning!

For the first time in a long time, I don't have a plan for Christmas morning breakfast. Sometimes I wake up really early and make cinnamon rolls. I've made donuts and casseroles. Last year, I made these pancakes. They were a huge hit and super quick. The kids enjoyed them after opening presents and I have to say that they were pretty fantastic. All the elements work together so well!

What you need:
For the pancakes:
  • 1 1/2 cups self rising flour
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup hot cocoa mix
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
For the marshmallow glaze:
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 2 Tbsp. half and half
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Crushed peppermint candies or candy canes
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, hot cocoa mix, and baking soda.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, mix together egg, buttermilk, butter, and peppermint extract on medium-low speed until just combined.
  3. Add the dry mixture a third at a time on low speed until just combined. 
  4. Let batter rest for 5 minutes while your heat your skillet or griddle.
  5. Drop 1/3 cup batter for each pancake. Flip when top has bubbles. Cook until golden.
  6. For the glaze: Combine marshmallow cream and half and half in a small bowl. Beat until smooth.
  7. Serve pancakes topped with marshmallow glaze, mini marshmallows, and crushed candy canes
Recipe from The Frugal Foodie Mama

One of my favorite Christmas morning recipes is these Peppermint Hot Cocoa Crunch Donuts. They are packed of so much delicious chocolate and peppermint goodness. If peppermint isn't your favorite thing, this recipe for Gingerbread Cinnamon Buns from Pen + Paper Flowers is a good combination of some other classic winter holiday flavors with gingerbread and cranberries.

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