Monkey pancakes

May 31, 2010

Cooking, Journal

I would like to start off with the statement that this is not an original idea. Jim’s Pancakes is a site about a guy who makes crazy fun pancakes for his daughter and now is famous for them. Kudos to Jim for being creative with his breakfast using batter as an art medium! When I was a kid my mom would make letter pancakes, and we absolutely loved those.

I’ve tried flower pancakes with the preschoolers, and started to make a bunch of those this morning. I said I needed another simple shape, Kathryn suggested a monkey. Excellent idea. Any simple outline shape will work. ‘Draw’ the outline first, let it set for a while, then flood the middle with batter.  Plus, tell me you’ve never wanted to eat a monkey?!?

Cook, flip, cook some more, admire your edible art – eat.

Blurry -taking a picture with my left hand.

Blurry -taking a picture with my left hand.

That's better.

Can you hear me now, monkey?

Oh yeah, you're going to need a squeeze bottle.

There’s a done one with a flower in the works.

Are you tired of looking at pancake pictures yet?

Of course, the batter can’t have big lumps in it, which is a shame. Lumpy batter makes good pancakes. No matter. What they lack in texture they make up for in charm.

Why is it called a griddle?

Kids!  Charm’s ready!  Come and get it!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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6 Responses to “Monkey pancakes”

  1. Brad Said on:

    It’s called a griddle so it can rhyme with “Life ain’t nothin’ but a funny, funny riddle”.


    • Lauren Said on:

      So if that line had been changed to ‘..nothin’ but a funny, funny joke’, the thing would have been called a groke?

      You are so wise.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    LOVE IT!! Must get a squeeze bottle immediately! (I’ve made faces in my pancakes before with the ladle-ly thing…D’oh…never thought to use a squeeze bottle…oh the awesome things I learn from you!)


  3. Beth Said on:

    Dang those are cute. And I don’t have a squeeze bottle. Or a griddle.


  4. Lloyd Said on:

    You could taste the monkeys love.


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