These Christmas Morning Pancakes are the perfect way to start your holiday season with warmth and cheer. Our fluffy, light pancakes filled with festive sprinkles will bring smiles to your whole family’s faces!
This recipe uses simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen, so you can whip them up in no time at all. Plus, they taste great! Whether it’s for breakfast or as a late-night snack, these festive Christmas Pancakes are sure to hit the spot!
This is a quick overview of the ingredients needed to make this festive breakfast. You can find the full list of ingredients in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- all-purpose flour – All purpose flour gives these pancakes an irresistibly fluffy texture.
- granulated sugar – White sugar is what adds a small touch of sweetness to these festive pancakes.
- baking powder – This helps to give your pancakes a nice rise.
- baking soda – This helps to give you fluffy pancakes.
- salt – I used table salt, however, you can use any salt that your family prefers.
- buttermilk – This will give the pancakes a nice flavor. If you are not a fan of buttermilk regular milk can be used instead.
- large eggs – Eggs help bind the pancake batter together.
- vanilla extract – Pure vanilla extract will give you the best flavor, imitation can be used also.
- Christmas-themed sprinkles – I’ve found that Jimmie-style sprinkles work best in these homemade pancakes. But, you can also nonpareils.
- cooking spray or additional butter for greasing the pan – You can grease your pan however your family enjoys it. I like to use butter for crisp edges.
- optional Toppings – The sky is the limit for toppings, I like to use pure maple syrup, whipped cream, and strawberries.
This is an overview of the simple steps needed to make these easy Christmas pancakes you can find the full list of steps in the recipe card.
Whisk together the together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and then add the buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay.
Pour 1/4 cup of the batter on a preheated batter or griddle and then cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve with your favorite toppings.
Hint: A great way to keep the pancakes warm while cooking the rest of the batch is to place them on a plate or baking sheet and cover them with a clean kitchen towel.
- Fun Shapes: You can use a metal cookie cutter on your skillet or griddle to make shapes such as Santa pancakes.
- Food Coloring – Add a few drops of red or green food coloring to make red and green pancakes.
- Toppings: – For a little more of a special breakfast, top your pancakes with mini marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or a crushed candy cane.
This Pumpkin French Toast Bake is another delicious breakfast recipe to make for holiday mornings with your family.
- Large bowl
- Large frying pan or griddle
Storage – Store leftovers in an airtight container or storage bag in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Freezing – You can also freeze your pancakes for up to 3 months. Place the cooled, stacked pancakes into a freezer bag and remove as much air from it as possible before placing them in the freezer. When ready to eat, thaw in the fridge or reheat from frozen.
Reheating – Reheat pancakes in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds or toaster oven for 1-2 minutes.
Test Kitchen Tips
- Don’t overmix your pancake batter, overmixing will make your pancakes tough. Mix until just combined.
- Use an oil or butter-infused paper towel to lightly grease the griddle or skillet before cooking each batch.
- For an extra special touch, top with fresh whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar.
- If you decide to make mini pancakes use 1/8 cup of batter instead of 1/4 cup.
- When making shaped pancakes use a piping bag or squeeze bottle to pour the pancake batter into the cookie cutter. Don’t remove the cookie cutter until one side of the pancake is fully cooked.
Do you have questions about this festive pancake recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions for this recipe.
When the small bubbles on the top start popping and the pancake edges appear dry they are ready to flip.
Yes, pancakes are great reheated so feel free to make these on Christmas Eve to make Christmas morning stress-free.
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Christmas Morning Pancakes
- mixing bowls
- Griddle or large skillet
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup Christmas-themed sprinkles
- Cooking spray or additional butter for greasing the pan
- Maple syrup
- Whipped cream
- Extra sprinkles for garnish
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and then add the buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay.
- Preheat a griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat. If using a skillet, lightly grease it with cooking spray or butter.
- Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Drop the sprinkles evenly over the top. Cook until bubbles form on the surface, and the edges start to look set, about 2-3 minutes.
- Carefully flip the pancake with a spatula and cook the other side until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes more.
- Transfer cooked pancakes to a plate and cover with a clean kitchen towel to keep them warm while you cook the remaining batter.
- Serve the Christmas pancakes warm with your favorite toppings, such as maple syrup, whipped cream, and extra sprinkles for a festive touch.