St. Patty’s Day Breakfast

This random St. Patty’s Day breakfast idea occurred to me and I thought it’d be fun to try.  One of the cool things about four leaf clovers is that they can be made from hearts.  Heart shaped things are so abundant before and after Valentine’s Day and all you have to do is switch the color from red to green and you’re in business!  So why not make your little ones a fun GREEN pancake breakfast this weekend?

I made this card with some students last week (sans jewel).  And I just found this while searching, but she used heart stamps to make shamrocks on “gold” coins!

Anyways, if you have a heart cookie cutter and some pancake mix or ingredients and green food coloring, you can make this super easy and fun treat for St. Patty’s Day this weekend!

Just mix up your batter as you normally would and throw in some green food coloring.

I had to add quite a bit!  It was probably 20 drops of green and a few of yellow and maybe one or two blue too :)  Just keep going until it’s the right shade.  You want it to be pretty vibrant because the pancake is going to brown a bit when you cook it.

Cook it up as you normally would, just make sure it’s bigger than the cookie cutter.

After it’s cooked, throw it on a cutting board and use your cookie cutter to cut your pancake into a heart!  It’s best to cut it when it’s fresh off the pan.  If it’s a bit tough to get a clean cut, it helps to run a knife around the outside of the cookie cutter.

Repeat with 3 more pancakes.  Then just cut a little stem from one of the scraps and put it all together on a plate!

I didn’t have much time to do anything fancy with the presentation, but the clover turned out just the way I wanted it to!   It would be fun to decorate with fruit or whipped cream or chocolate syrup!

I served mine with a bowl of gold (scrambled eggs)!

She was intrigued.

Yum!

Of course, my plate looked like this . . .

Still yum and even less cutting for me!  ;)

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

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