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Pancake Art Recipe and Tutorial

How to make your own pancake art using pancake mix, food coloring and squeeze bottles! How to get the right consistency, coloring and nail that flip!
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Serves: 3 cups
Calories: 283kcal


  • 3 cups pancake batter mix any brand
  • 2 1/2 cups water Add more or less to make the runny ketchup consistency


  • Griddle or non-stick pan
  • One squeeze bottle per color or piping bag
  • Butter knife or chopstick for stirring


  • Add your water to your pancake mix and mix with a handheld mixer to remove the lumps. Add more water if needed until you reach the runny ketchup consistency
  • Add your pancake batter to your squeeze bottles using a measuring cup
  • Add food coloring (see blog posts for exact colors and amounts) and stir with a knife until no streaks of batter remain
  • Heat your griddle to 200ºF (lowest setting) for 10 minutes or set your non-stick pan onto your stovetop and set the temperature to low
  • Draw the outline of your design using a reference photo with the black squeeze bottle
  • Fill in the outline with the colors of your choice
  • Add an outline of color around the pancake if desired (see video)
  • Turn the temperature up to 250ºF and continue cooking until the surface of the pancake looks dry and you can slide a spatula under the pancake without it sticking
  • Flip your pancake over and cook for one more minute then serve!


Serving: 1cups | Calories: 283kcal (14%) | Carbohydrates: 38g (13%) | Protein: 10g (20%) | Fat: 10g (15%) | Saturated Fat: 3g (15%) | Cholesterol: 92mg (31%) | Sodium: 666mg (28%) | Potassium: 259mg (7%) | Fiber: 2g (8%) | Vitamin A: 325IU (7%) | Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) | Calcium: 285mg (29%) | Iron: 2mg (11%)