Reindeer Pancakes

Reindeer Pancakes | Mama Papa Bubba FBOh my goodness…  Miss G and I have been having way too much fun with our advent activities this year!  I’m so thankful that I created all of our advent activity cards ahead of time – having them pre-made and ready in a jar has saved me tons of time already, and I never have to worry about coming up with a fun idea because the ideas are already right there in front of me.

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At night when I get her little advent snowman ready, I lift our little snowman’s hat, place an activity card inside, and often times add a little something that will help us complete our task of the day.  This is what went into last night’s snowman….  At the time, I had no idea how we’d make reindeer pancakes, but I knew we’d figure it out.

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I’d seen these fun reindeer pancakes in the past, but since we don’t do bacon, I wanted to skip that.  With keeping it simple at the very top of the priority list, Gracen and I whipped up a batch of our very favourite wholewheat flax and oat pancake batter {but blended our oats into flour first} and grabbed a squeeze bottle with a wide opening at the tip.  To make them, I started by making a regular round pancake, but dragged the batter down at the bottom just a a little to form sort of an upside down tear shape.  Then, using our trusty squeeze bottle, I added to very simple antlers and two little ears to the top.  I let them cook just a little longer than I usually would and carefully flipped them over to cook the other side when it was time.

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As the reindeer pancakes were made, my little sous chef added dark chocolate chip noses {blueberries would also be great} and raspberry noses. {The one closest to her in the photo above is Rudolph, fyi.  The others are all just regular reindeers, obviously.}

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Just for fun, we also experimented with adding some freshly whipped cream to our reindeer’s eyes, which was also pretty cute.

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Aren’t they almost too adorable to eat?

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Well Miss G didn’t think so, because she devoured FOUR of them!

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These were so fun and so easy to make that we’ll definitely have them again before Christmas, and they’re definitely going to be on next year’s advent activity list too!

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