Wednesday, February 10, 2010

M&M Pancakes

With Valentine’s Day coming up I’m in the mood to do some cooking that is tied into the day of love. Hubby and I never celebrate Valentine’s Day, it’s just too gimmicky for me and I don’t need a designated day to let him know that I love him. I do like to make a nice dinner if we’re home and now that we have kids we buy them some Valentine’s treats because I can’t stop spoiling them. I picked up a bag of Valentine’s M&M’s with the plan to make M&M pancakes. It was going to be a few days before I made them until Hubby found out about my plan. This changed our dinner for the night to make them then, it’s easy enough so I agreed to make him happy. If you haven’t had them before they’re really yummy and kids (the big ones also) get excited about them. We served them with our normal butter and maple syrup and my boy pouted while he had to wait for more to finish cooking, it’s a hard life for him.

M&M Pancakes

GF Pancake Batter (I use Gluten Free Mama’s)*
M&M’s, several handfuls
Maple Syrup

Pour the pancake batter on a hot skillet. If I had planned ahead I would have made heart shaped pancakes, you can put the batter in a large Ziploc bag, cut the corner and pipe a heart shape on the skillet with the batter. Top the batter with M&M’s. Flip when the bottom is lightly browned and the top is starting to bubble a bit. Serve with butter and maple syrup though peanut butter would be delicious on top also.

*I like to let my batter sit for a minimum of 5 min and up to 30 min, it makes the pancakes fluff when they bake.


  1. Wow! I sound like a pushy DH! Making you cook on demand!

  2. Well it's true :) I'm always happy to cook for you on demand.

  3. Cindy--I bought the GF Mama's pancake mix and we tried it today. Although I didn't put M&M's in it, I still got rave reviews. Thanks for highlighting this particular brand! :-)