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Spooky Pancakes

Posted by  ·  October 21, 2010  ·  Last Updated: October 21, 2010

Look at the Spooky Pancakes from TidyMom!

Pumpkin Pancakes with 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!

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 saucepan combine sugars, flour and cinnamon. Add vanilla and water. Bring 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. Friday, October 29th, 2010
    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. Monday, October 25th, 2010
    So fun!! My little guy is going to be loving breakfast tomorrow! :) Thanks Cheryl (and Cindy). :)
  3. Sunday, October 24th, 2010
    Oh, this rocks. I'm so excited to break these out for my half dozen monsters Halloween morning. Thanks!
  4. Friday, October 22nd, 2010
    Oh no, now I am hungry. looks delish.
  5. Megan
    Thursday, October 21st, 2010
    Love these! Love the idea of using a bottle like that for the syrup!

    So gonna try this for the kiddos!

  6. Thursday, October 21st, 2010
    The syrup sounds delish!
  7. Lisa
    Thursday, October 21st, 2010
    The black cinnamon syrup sounds yummy!
  8. Thursday, October 21st, 2010
    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 ;)
  9. Thursday, October 21st, 2010
    How fun!! I love it! :D

    Hope you'll link up for Craftify It Thursday! :D Also, we have a guest crafter - Kim from A Girl & A Glue Gun

    Jennifer @ Life with the Lebedas
  10. Thursday, October 21st, 2010
    I hope it is okay I linked it from my post.
  11. Thursday, October 21st, 2010
    These look fun. They would go great when reading Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman too.
  12. Thursday, October 21st, 2010
    Thanks Cindy!! These were so fun to make AND eat!!