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Rainbows in my Tummy! Yummy Rainbow Pancakes!

by on Mar 14th, 2012

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When cooking, one of the things chefs/cooks need to give importance to is the ay the food will be presented. I am always amazed at how they’re able to design and create food in the most unique and mouth-watering ways! Well, I’m no chef… but I AM a preschool teacher! We preschool teachers might not be able to prepare food in a classy and sophisticated way, but we can get as artistic as we can!… and in my case a little messy! haha


Honestly, I can’t cook to save my life! haha I can cook, and it tastes okay.. but if you want some good presentation, don’t count on it. I”ll get there someday!…I promise! For the sake of my future children! :)


Around a year ago, I saw Deborah Stewart from Teach Preschool post a link of a rainbow pancake activity. I was able to quickly browse it and decided to soon try it out.


What you will need:

  • Pancake mix
  • Egg
  • Water or Milk
  • Oil
  • Food Coloring
  • Butter
  • Several plastic cups/bowls


Step 1: Mix the egg, oil, water in one bowl and stir. Pour the pancake mix last

*It depends how many pancakes you plan to cook, so you can just properly follow the instructions on the box.



Step 2: Place the batter in separate cups/bowls depending on the number of colors you want.



Step 3: Drop a few drops of food coloring unto each bowl. The more you put, the darker it is. So you might want to put a little more for a striking effect, however, do keep in mind that food coloring is NOT healthy so don’t do this TOO OFTEN.



Step 4: Spread the butter unto the pan and start putting the pancakes one by one





Step 5: Once they’re cooked, stack them up and pour some syrup on top!




Step 6: Rainbow pancakes now served!


Start your day colorful with these RAINBOW PANCAKES!




Other Rainbow themed activities:


Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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