Heart Shaped Pancakes–Easy Valentine Pancake Tutorial

I {Heart} You Pancakes {Create fun pancake shapes with this simple tutorial from OneCreativeMommy.com} #valentine

Want to share some love with your family this holiday–or any day?  Try this fun breakfast.  All you need to make heart shaped pancakes are two empty squeeze bottles, a pan, and your favorite mix.  Easy, peasy!

I know . . . I know.    You’ve tried shape pancakes before, and they turned into shapeless blobs.  Every snowman, Mickey Mouse, and bear and star turned into a space alien.  Space aliens are fun, but sometimes you want the shapes to look like you intended!

Thy this simple trick:

  • Cut the tip off of one squeeze bottle.  This is your “fill-in” bottle.  The unaltered bottle is your detail bottle.
  • Draw the details with the detail bottle, and then fill in with the “fill-in” bottle.
  • The batter in your details will cook slightly before you fill in the details.  This means your shape won’t spread when you add more batter.  (Yea!)

I {Heart} You Pancakes {Create fun pancake shapes with this simple tutorial from OneCreativeMommy.com} #valentine

Some important tips:

  1. Keep your temperate between med low and med.  You may have to adjust as you griddle gets hotter and hotter.
  2. If you are adding chocolate chips, don’t set your bowl near the stove.  By the time you are ready to add them, they will be chocolate sauce (learned that one the hard way)!
  3. If you decide to write letters, write them backwards.  When you flip, they will be the right way, and the flipped side always looks neater.
  4. I put each child’s initial inside a small heart last time I cooked these, and it was a big hit!  (See tip #3!)
  5. The larger your drawing, the more difficult it will be to flip.  Keep it small.
  6. If you are using a gluten-free pancake mix with almond meal, the almond meal may clog the small tip.  You can draw with the large tip.  You just won’t get as fine detail.

Keep these ideas in mind, and even your Mickey’s will look great every time!

I {Heart} You Pancakes {Create fun pancake shapes with this simple tutorial from OneCreativeMommy.com} #valentine

I {Heart} You Pancakes {Create fun pancake shapes with this simple tutorial from OneCreativeMommy.com} #valentine

What do you like to serve your family on Valentine’s Day?

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  1. These are too cute!

  2. Too cute!! What a fun thing to have for breakfast!! Thanks :)

  3. These are sooooooooooo sweet :)
    I think it would be wonderful to make for my other half (=husband)

  4. These are adorable! Who knew it would be so easy? My mom used to make these when I was a kid, but we used cookie cutters. It was kind of a pain with cookie cutters. I’m definitely going to try it this way!

  5. What a great idea! These are too cute! I am off to pin this and will try it next time we have pancakes!

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. Great tip! I have those same bottles and have a small snip in one and nothing done to the other. I love the idea of cutting one of with a larger opening to be the fill. Brilliant idea!

  7. I can’t wait to make these for my kids Heidi! It will make their day! Thank you!

  8. I love anything heart shaped. So fun – great tutorial
    I just started a new Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party on my blog this week – would love to have you stop by and share! http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party/

  9. Custom pancakes are always popular at our house and I know the kids would love waking up to chocolate chip heart pancakes on valentines…they’ll be at their dad’s on valentines day this year…but maybe I’ll suprise ’em early :D Thanks for sharing these at our Sunday Show and Tell!

  10. We’ve made these… heart pancakes that is. In fact, what havent we made that is heart-shaped !! I went through an ‘obsession’ with that shape. Love the chocolate sprinkles. Am getting hungry… Thankyou for sharing your pancakes at the linky party at the Fine Craft Guild.

  11. Hi Heidi,
    Your pancakes came out so cute. I’m going to have to try them. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
    Nichi @ The Mandatory Mooch

  12. These are so cute! I might have to try these with some beet pancake batter so they’ll come out pink ;)

    Thanks so much for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, Heidi! Also, in case you haven’t already seen it, I’m giving away a copy of a new Paleo cookbook called Primal Cuisine, so swing by and sign up to win :)

  13. Adorable!!! You made it sound simple, thank you!!!
    I actually ordered cookies for my husband and son this year, I imagine I will make a special dinner, too!
    So I could make the pancakes on the Sunday before?

  14. My daughter would LOVE these on Valentines day!
    Thanks for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.

  15. I love pancakes, we have them for dinner quite often. (I am not a morning person) These are so cute. Thanks for sharing these and your yummy chili meatball dinner!!!

  16. My son loves when I make shaped pancakes! Yours are soooo cute, and now you have me thinking I need to make these for breakfast soon. :-) Thanks so much for linking up at What’s In Your Kitchen Wednesday!

  17. These are so stinkin’ cute!!! Thanks for sharing them with us on our Sweets For My Sweetie link-up! They fit right in! :)

  18. My guys LOVE breakfast foods and pancakes…I think I know what I’ll be making for them next Thursday! ;)

    I’m so glad you shared this at Loving Valentines Day!


  19. This was totally worth doing, just to see the smile on my guys face! thanks!! <3

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