Christmas Snowman Pancakes

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Last month I shared a list of over forty fun Christmas activities that you can do with your family this holiday season. Some of them have been favorite Christmas traditions at our house for years, but some of them were new ideas that I gathered from friends. These cute snowman pancakes were a first for us last year, but my kids loved them so much that we will be making them again this year. I wouldn’t be surprised if they become a yearly tradition!
These Snowman Pancakes are easy, tasty, and such a fun Christmas tradition!I already shared the recipe for our favorite buttermilk pancakes, but I thought I’d type it up again here just to make things easier. Of course, the fun thing about these pancakes is the shape and the decorations, so you can use any pancake recipe you like. Even pancake mix would work just fine.

My kids had lots of fun decorating their own snowmen. They of course piled on as many “embellishments” as they could, so their pancakes had smiles, cheeks, noses, and even licorice stick arms. You can use any small candies or sprinkles that you have at your house, just have fun with it!

Christmas Snowman Pancakes

Christmas Snowman Pancakes


  • Pancakes:
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • For snowmen:
  • Mini chocolate chips for eyes
  • Red licorice for the scarf
  • Skittles or M&Ms for the buttons
  • Whipped cream for the snow


  • Blend eggs, buttermilk, milk, oil, and vanilla. Whisk in dry ingredients just till moistened. Don't over mix or the pancakes will be tough. (It's OK if there are a few lumps.) Let sit for 10-15 minutes, then cook in a medium hot griddle.
  • To make snowmen: Pour a circle of batter in the lower half of a medium hot skillet. Make a smaller circle just on top, so that the batter just barely touches. Cook till bubbles form, then flip and cook the second side. Spread a scoop of whipped cream on a serving plate. Top with the snowman pancake, then decorate as desired. I used a scissor to cut the end of a piece of licorice to make it look more like a scarf.
  • I thought the pancakes were plenty sweet with the whipped cream, but you could certainly add syrup.

  • These snowman pancakes are a fun Christmas tradition that the whole family will love!

    Do you have any fun foods that you make with your family around Christmas time? I’d love to hear about them!

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