Look at the Spooky Pancakes from TidyMom!

Pumpkin Pancake decorated with black cinnamon syrup spider.
Cheryl had been “dying” to make these pancakes for almost a year when she first saw the idea at notmartha.org (another awesome blog).
Just think of the fun the whole family will have making their own spooky pancakes!

Use a squeeze bottle filled with syrup to decorate pancakes - what a fun jack-o-lantern.

Cheryl used her own  Pumpkin Pancake recipe and added a little orange food coloring to make them extra “festive”.

Make the pumpkin pancakes  SPOOKY with Black Cinnamon Syrup. The cinnamon is a nice compliment to pumpkin pancakes but, if you make the pumpkin pancakes and serve with this syrup, you could cut down or even leave out the cinnamon in the pancakes.

Black Cinnamon Syrup

(recipe from the clever Not Martha)

  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup water
  • black food coloring gel
In a small saucepan combine sugars, flour and cinnamon. Add vanilla and water. Over medium heat bring mixture to a boil, stirring continuously. As it heats squirt in a little of the black food coloring and mix in, add more until it’s as dark as can be (it doesn’t take much). Allow to boil for a few moments until the mixture has noticeably thickened. Remove from heat and allow to cool enough to put into a plastic squeeze bottle. Syrup can be made ahead and refrigerated.  Warm syrup before serving by placing the squeeze bottle in a bowl of warm water (not boiling). Let each person decorate their own pancake!
There’s nothing SCARY about making these pancakes!
Thanks Cheryl for such good ideas, pictures and recipes!

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  1. I never thought I’d say this, but that spider looks delicious!!! I’ve added this to my Halloween roundup as well. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. So fun!! My little guy is going to be loving breakfast tomorrow! 🙂 Thanks Cheryl (and Cindy). 🙂

  3. Oh, this rocks. I’m so excited to break these out for my half dozen monsters Halloween morning. Thanks!

  4. Love these! Love the idea of using a bottle like that for the syrup!

    So gonna try this for the kiddos!


  5. Oh how fun! I may not have any kids at home, but I happen to be married to a big kid who would enjoy these pancakes just as much 😉

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