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These Valentine’s Day love bug pancakes are super cute, easy to make, and so festive.
Starting your Valentine’s Day with these for breakfast is the perfect way to show your love to your kiddos that morning. You can’t go wrong with pancakes for breakfast.
These have become an absolute must for our family on Valentine’s Day. We all love pancakes and strawberries and these are so easy that it won’t take me all morning to make a festive breakfast if I make these.
If you’re like me and like making breakfast for dinner, then these are great for your kids Valentine’s dinner or for dinner one day leading up to Valentine’s Day.
Why You’ll Love These
- It’s simple and easy to make. You don’t need to be an expert chef or get any expensive kitchen gadgets to make them.
- These are so cute and unique. Heart shaped pancakes are more common for Valentine’s Day, but I prefer these because they’re more unique and creative.
- They are adult and kid friendly. Kids will obviously be more excited about them, but adults will still think they’re fun and they certainly won’t turn you down if you serve them.
What You’ll Need
- Black writing gel
- Mini heart cookie cutter (the one I used is linked here)
How To Make
Step 1 – Make 3 pancakes and cut two of them in half.
Step 2 – Place a whole pancake on the plate, towards the bottom. Put a half pancake above it with the flat side touching the whole pancake. The whole pancake is the body and the half pancake is the love bug’s head.
Step 3 – Take two pancake halves and put them on top of the other pancake, spread out a little to look like wings.
Step 4 – Use your black writing gel to put two dots on the half pancake that represents the head. These are the eyes. Then use your black writing gel to draw two slightly curved lines coming out of the head. These are the bug’s antennas.
Step 5 – Cut strawberries in half and use the mini heart cookie cutter (linked here) to cut small hearts out of the strawberries. You’ll need eight strawberry hearts. Place 3 on each wing and 1 at the end of each antenna.
You can make the pancakes any size you like, just make sure they’re all the same size as each other. I suggest smaller pancakes for kids because two and a half waffles is a lot depending on how little they are.
There are a few substitutions you can make if needed.
- You can do red writing gel if you can’t find black.
- Waffles work well in place of pancakes. They don’t look quite as cute since they have the waffle iron pattern on them, but I’ve made them with freezer waffles before and my kids still loved them.
- You can use other heart shaped things instead of strawberries. Some marshmallow brands have heart shaped marshmallows during Valentine’s time that are cute for this.
Recipe I Used:
The pancake recipe that I used is from Nora Cooks. It’s her simple vegan pancakes. The recipe is linked here.
This is the recipe our family always used to make pancakes and they come out perfect every time and are super fluffy and delicious.
These Valentine’s pancakes are really fun and festive. They’re a great way to start Valentine’s Day with your kids.
They’ll be raving about them and asking for them year after year. Have fun celebrating love day!
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