Frogs are a fun, playful creature and they happen to be just perfect for celebrating Leap Day, springtime, or simply anytime when someone you know loves frogs. As you may know, my little girl loves pancakes and we try to make our meals fun when we have time, so today we decided to make Leap Frog Pancakes in honor of Leap Day, today, February 29. Here’s how we did it!
Now of course frog pancakes would be fun any old day, but today is special since we only get to celebrate leap year once every four years. This year is extra fun because Natalie turns 4 in a few short months. If you would like to make your own Leap Frog pancakes, I assure you the process is very simple and they come out pretty cute with my secret to making edible eyes for your animal-shaped foods.
Remember, pancakes are so fun and versatile that you can create just about anything when you set your mind to it. Frog pancakes are just one example. Have fun and enjoy!
Frog Pancake Ingredients:
Pancake mix and associated ingredients
White chocolate chips
Mini chocolate chips
Steps to Make Frog Pancakes:
- Warm up your griddle or pan to medium.
- Mix up pancake batter and add a few drops of green food coloring to get the desired shade.
- Spray your pan with cooking spray and get ready to make your frog pancakes.
- Pour two teeny dots of pancake batter for eyes.
- Pour a thin smile for a mouth below the eyes.
- Let these details cook for just a bit, maybe 20 seconds or so.
- Pour the batter in an oval around the details, allowing the circles to poke out over the top a bit.
- Flip the pancakes when they begin to bubble a little.
- Cook for about a minute and remove from heat.
- Using a steak knife, twist the point in the center of a white chocolate chip to make a tiny hole.
- Repeat for as many eyes as you would like to make.
- Tip: Keep the holes relatively small for a “buggy” 3D effect when you put in the mini chips.
- Place a mini chocolate chip point side down into the hole you created in each white chocolate chip.
- Place the newly made “eyes” on the pancake frog’s eyes.
- Slice a strawberry sliver for a mouth if you wish, or just keep the frog as-is with the mouth you drew in pancake batter.
- Serve and enjoy!
Frog pancakes are just one example of a fun pancake creature you can make at home for your little ones to enjoy. Be creative and enter our contest in partnership with IHOP and the upcoming National Pancake Day for a chance to win an IHOP gift card!