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Elevate your St. Patrick’s Day celebration to new heights with these whimsical Lucky Charms pancakes! This delightful buttermilk pancake formula infused with vibrant green food coloring offers a delectably fluffy, playful, and mouthwatering emerald morning feast for your festive occasion!
Embracing the spirit of Valentine’s Day, my heart dances with joy as I concoct crimson-hued waffles. However, as St. Patrick’s Day approaches, my culinary adventure yearns for a vibrant green breakfast alternative. It is only natural that I turn to the effortlessly divine buttermilk pancakes, renowned for their ethereal texture and delectably buttery taste. With this enchanting emerald pancake recipe, your auspicious day shall commence in flawless fashion! 🍀For those seeking an extra dash of whimsy, I implore you to embark on a delightful journey with my enchanting Lucky Charms Cookies!
Why This Recipe Works
Fortunately, you only require simple pantry items for these pancakes!
Once you’ve gracefully flipped those delightful pancakes, refrain from applying any unnecessary pressure with your trusty pancake flipper. This common occurrence tends to thwart the fluffiness of your prized breakfast treats, as it compels them to adopt a more compressed form. Fear not, for your pancakes shall still cook to perfection, emerging as delectable and irresistibly fluffy creations!
Don’t go overboard with mixing your batter! Embrace the charm of lumpy pancake batter. It’s delightful to have little pockets of flour and/or egg whites that haven’t fully incorporated. If you over mix the pancake batter, all your hard work to achieve fluffy pancakes will go down the drain!
If you wish, you can include some marshmallows within the pancakes. The hues might disperse as the marshmallows dissolve during the cooking process.
Embracing the impossibility of dyeing maple syrup green, my heart is filled with fondness for Uncle Bob’s Butter Country syrup. With its delightful original buttermilk or coconut flavors, I find immense joy in transforming them into a vibrant shade of green, creating a truly unique and captivating green syrup experience!
Indulging in the delightful realm of pancake toppings, homemade whipped cream never fails to ignite my taste buds with sheer ecstasy. Brace yourself for a tantalizing adventure by embracing my Greek yogurt infused whipped cream recipe, and to add an extra dash of whimsy, let’s not shy away from transforming it into a vibrant shade of green! Now, if you happen to choose Uncle Bob’s delectable coconut syrup, I implore you to accompany it with my luscious coconut whipped cream concoction.
Enhance your St. Patrick’s Day pancake recipe by sprinkling mini white chocolate chips onto the Lucky Charms pancakes as they sizzle on the griddle, infusing a delightful touch of flair.
Include a verdant smoothie for a beverage and your St. Patrick’s Day morning meal is finished!
Make Ahead, Storing, and Freezing
It is not advisable to prepare the pancake batter in advance and allow it to sit. Although it is important to let the batter rest for 10 minutes to enhance gluten formation and activate the baking powder and baking soda, it is crucial not to exceed the resting time.
Keep these delectable pancakes stored in a ziplock bag within the chilly confines of your refrigerator for a maximum of 4 days. When craving a delightful crunch, simply warm them up either in the microwave or pop them in the toaster.
Preserve these delectable pancakes by individually encasing them in plastic wrap and nestling them snugly within a ziplock bag for freezing. Their delightful flavor can be savored for a remarkable period of 3 months in the icy confines of the freezer. Prior to indulging in their scrumptiousness, simply thaw and effortlessly reinvigorate them by toasting or microwaving.
How can I achieve a light and fluffy texture for my pancakes?
In order to achieve a delightful lift in your pancakes, it is essential to incorporate an acid element, with buttermilk being the optimal choice, to react with the baking soda. It is crucial to avoid excessive mixing of the batter. Instead, separate the eggs and whip the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Incorporate the egg whites into the batter at the very end by gently folding them in. It is perfectly acceptable, and even preferable, to have pockets of egg whites and/or flour in the batter. Embrace the lumpy texture, as it contributes to the best kind of pancake batter! Lastly, refrain from pressing down on the pancakes once they have been flipped. This action hinders their ability to rise and achieve a fluffy consistency.
Are Lucky Charms from Ireland
General Mills, an American company, produces the enchanting delight known as Lucky Charms. Despite not being authentically Irish, these delightful treats add a touch of merriment to your family’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!
Can I add the Lucky Charms marshmallows to the pancake mixture?
Absolutely, you have the power! Indulge in the tantalizing delight of Lucky Charms pancakes adorned with the crispy cereal both on the surface and hidden within, if that tickles your fancy! However, it’s essential to bear in mind that the delightful marshmallows are prone to melting during the cooking process. Consequently, their vibrant hues will blend together, and their charming shapes may slightly diminish. Fear not, for I have a splendid solution! I prefer to sprinkle the marshmallows atop the pancakes, allowing you to marvel at the kaleidoscope of colors and intricate forms! Feel free to explore both options, if your heart so desires!
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Lucky Charms Pancakes
Indulge in the festive spirit of St. Patrick’s Day with these exuberant emerald pancakes! Their texture is luxuriously fluffy, and they effortlessly attain perfection when cooked. The delectable pancakes will captivate your taste buds with their opulent and velvety buttery essence!
In a spacious bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar together until well combined.
Combine the egg yolks, buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla, and a few dashes of vibrant green food coloring in a moderately sized bowl. Whisk the mixture until it blends harmoniously.
Combine the moist components with the dry components and stir until partially blended. You can utilize a whisk or a fork.
Whisk the egg whites in a medium bowl until they reach a fluffy consistency. Gently fold the airy egg whites into the vibrant green pancake batter using a rubber spatula, aiming for a harmonious blend. Don’t worry if you spot a couple of flour streaks; they add character! Embrace the delightful lumpiness of the pancake batter, as it contributes to its unique charm.
Allow the batter to luxuriate at ambient temperature for a delightful 10 minutes of repose. Embrace this opportune moment to preheat a griddle or pan, ready to embark on the pancake-cooking adventure.
Utilizing a 1/3 cup measuring cup, gently dollop the batter onto a delightfully greased griddle heated to a cozy 300°F. Allow it to cook on each side for around 2-3 minutes until achieving a luscious golden hue. Present it warm, adorned with the enchanting marshmallows from lucky charms, and cascaded with a delectable drizzle of syrup and/or powdered sugar.
Keep these delicious pancakes fresh and ready to enjoy by storing them in a ziplock bag in the refrigerator for a maximum of 4 days. If you’d like to save them for longer, simply wrap each pancake individually in plastic wrap and store them in a ziplock bag in the freezer. These frozen treats will stay good for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to indulge, just let them thaw and warm them up in the toaster or microwave.
The nutritional details do not encompass the Lucky Charms garnish.
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This recipe was originally published on March 8, 2021. It was republished on March 12, 2022, to include additional information and photos.