Rainbow Pancakes Fun Breakfast Food for Kids – St. Patrick’s Day Foods

Have you ever tasted a rainbow for breakfast? Now you can with these rainbow pancakes. Rainbow pancakes are easy to make. They are a great treat to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, a child’s birthday, or spring. They are fun for breakfast after a sleepover party or any day you feel creative.

Have you ever had a rainbow for breakfast?  Well, now you can with rainbow pancakes!  Rainbow pancakes are easy to make and are a great breakfast for St. Patrick’s Day, a child’s birthday, a sleepover party breakfast, or any morning you feel creative.  Kids love to help make and eat rainbow pancakes.


Pancake Mix

Red. Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple food coloring

Step 1

The first thing you’ll do is make the pancake batter according to the directions. I used 1 cup of pancake mix to make silver dollar pancakes in the seven colors of the rainbow.

Step 2

Once the batter is made, you will separate it into seven small bowls. If you have paper bowls you can throw away, great it will be less of a mess to clean up.  If not, you can use child-size cereal bowls.

Step 3

Now, you’re going to add a couple of drops of different color food coloring in each bowl.  This is the perfect time to teach the kids about mixing colors.  Most food coloring packages come in red, blue, green, and yellow.  You can show the kids that if you mix yellow and red, you will get orange, and red and blue will make purple.

Step 4

Cook the pancakes how you usually would.  Then stack them in order of the colors of the rainbow.  Roy G. BIV  Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet.

Note I used blue and red to make purple.  You can make various shades of purple by adding more or less blue and red.  I mixed red and blue to get another shade of purple, I used it as indigo. 

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