Mini pancakes are an all time favourite afternoon snack around here, so for Halloween we’re planning to make these awesome Monster Face mini pancakes! FYI: In Australia we call these Pikelets but mini pancakes sounds really cute and we’re all about the cute here 🙂
Here’s my recipe. It is really yummy and I can never cook them fast enough for the hungry after school hoards, particularly of the teenage kind! It’s also a kid friendly recipe. My toddler helps out with the first three steps, but older children could assist with all the steps. What fun to make their own monster faces!
Monster Face Mini Pancakes
- 1¾ cups of self-raising flour
- ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 2 eggs
- 1¼ cups milk
- ⅓ cup castor sugar
- Melting chocolate
- Piping bag and nozzle
- Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl.
- Break the eggs into a large jug. Add the milk and the sugar and beat with a fork until mixed together.
- Make a hole in the middle of your flour and gradually whisk the milk mixture into the flour.
- Cover the bowl and let mixture rest in the fridge for 30 minutes. While it is resting melt your chocolate in your preferred way (we like using the microwave). Pour melted chocolate into the piping bag, keeping your finger over the nozzle. Put to the side.
- Put some butter into a frying pan and heat over a medium temperature.
- Spoon large tablespoons of batter into the pan, leaving a little bit of space between them.
- Make your monster faces using the piping bag of chocolate over the wet batter.
- After two minutes flip each mini pancake and cook until it is lightly browned.
- Take mini pancakes out of the pan and place on a serving plate.
- These are delicious when hot but are a yummy treat when cold too! (Got to love baking ahead!)
Try our Monster Cupcakes too!