Sprinkles make everything better! That’s why today we’re fixing Funfetti Pancakes! I’ve given my Homemade Pancake Mix an upgrade with sprinkles and frosting to create a tasty and colorful breakfast treat.
It’s party time here on Inspired by Charm, and we are celebrating with Funfetti Pancakes. You might remember that a couple of months ago I shared my recipe for Homemade Pancake Mix. That has been my go-to pancake recipe since I ran my bed and breakfast back in the 2000s.
Today, I thought we’d take that Homemade Pancake Mix recipe and kick it up a notch with the help of sprinkles, frosting, and a few other ingredients.
The result: festive and flavorful pancakes that are perfect for a birthday or holiday. (These pancakes can also make the most ordinary of mornings memorable.)
I used rainbow sprinkles, but you could switch up the sprinkle colors to suit a particular holiday, event, or sports team. The color of the sprinkles is up to you.
How Do You Make Funfetti Pancakes?
First off, you’re going to need my Homemade Pancake Mix. You can find that recipe here. This is a dry mix that you’ll use to make the batter for the Funfetti Pancakes. My recipe makes enough dry mix for several batches of pancakes. The extra mix can be stored in the pantry. That way it will be handy anytime you get a craving for pancakes.
Once the dry mix is ready, whip up the wet ingredients:
- melted butter
- vanilla extract
- almond extract
If you’re familiar with my homemade pancake mix recipe, you’ll have noticed I added almond extract to this Funfetti pancake recipe. To me, almond extract gives that extra “birthday cake” flavor. It’s a subtle change that makes a big difference.
Once the wet ingredients are well combined, add a cup of the dry homemade pancake mix. Stir until just combined.
Next, gently stir in the sprinkles you’ve chosen. Stir as little as possible to avoid spreading the color from the sprinkles into the batter.
Now you’re ready to griddle up the pancakes. I used about 1/4 cup of batter for a 3-inch pancake. The full instructions and the ingredient list are on the printable recipe card below.
You can find my stove-top griddle here.
As you can see, I served my Funfetti Pancakes with a big dollop of melted frosting, extra sprinkles, and a sparkler. It makes for a great photo!
However, if all of that seems a bit much, you can just drizzle on frosting and a little maple syrup like I did below.
For the frosting, use whatever variety you like. (Here, I used some of My Favorite Cream Cheese Frosting that I had left from another cooking adventure.) Microwave the frosting in a bowl at 30-second intervals until it’s the right consistency for drizzling.
Looking for More Funetti Treats? You’ll love these:
- Funfetti Coffee Cake
- Birthday Cake Martini
- Funfetti Birthday Cake Cheese Ball
- Birthday Cake Shot
- Cake in a Jar with Sprinkles
These Funfetti Pancakes are a delicious, colorful, and unique treat that’s ideal for any special celebration. Enjoy!
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Funfetti Pancake Recipe:
- 1 cup homemade dry pancake mix - The recipe is linked in the Notes below.
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 cup sprinkles
- Frosting and maple syrup for garnish
- To prepare the pancake batter, add buttermilk, milk, egg, melted butter, vanilla extract, and almond extract to a medium bowl. Whisk together to combine. Add 1 cup of the prepared dry mix. Stir until just combined. Let the mixture sit for 1-2 minutes before cooking.
- Just before cooking, gently mix in the sprinkles. Avoid overmixing as the color from the sprinkles can change the color of the batter.
- Set the griddle on medium-low heat. Brush with butter and allow the butter to melt. (Optional: Remove excess butter with a paper towel.)
- Pour 1/4 cup* of the batter onto the hot buttered griddle. Cook each pancake until bubbles form on the top and the bottom is golden. (This will take 4-5 minutes.) Flip the pancakes and cook for about 2 more minutes until golden.
- Serve with melted frosting, butter, and pure maple syrup.