birthday pancakes

I think we can all agree that birthdays are special. As soon as you wake up the morning of your birthday, you want to feel special! When my sister and I were growing up, on the morning of our birthdays, my mom would make us our very own breakfast in bed. She would wake us up singing and laughing and the whole family greeted us on our special morning. Too bad I don’t get that kind of treatment anymore…(I’m lookin’ at you, Joel!) Hehe, just kidding…. 😉

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On Cassidy’s first birthday, Joel and I (like huge dorks) greeted her with lots of loud, happy singing and laughing. Then we all sat down and enjoyed these yummy, festive birthday pancakes. What a great start to a happy, happy day!

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These are really soooooo easy. In fact, I’m not even going to post an actual recipe, because I used boxed pancake mix. I’m not going to spend all morning making pancakes from scratch when I could be snuggling my sweet birthday girl! These are ready in less than 10 minutes! Score!

To make the pancakes: start with your favorite brand of pancake mix and prepare as directed. Stir in 1-2 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles (I used rainbow jimmies- they melt a little inside the batter and give that “funfetti” look.). Cook as directed and serve with maple syrup.

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  1. Wow. These look delicious. Always look for a good pancake recipe. I have to admit I’m sometimes just lazy and use a mix! (oops)! Thanks for sharing!


    Comment by Manu — February 11, 2013 @ 5:51 AM

  2. Such a great idea! Definitely doing this for my baby’s first birthday breakfast. Thank you:)


    amy Reply:

    It won’t be long now!! You’ll be making those birthday pancakes before you know it!! 🙂


    Comment by Heather R — February 11, 2013 @ 9:29 AM

  3. I’m sad that your baby is one…because that means my baby will be one soon enough! Waaaaaaa!! But what a sweet way to celebrate her birthday, what lovable and fun parents you two are!!!


    amy Reply:

    I still can’t wrap my brain around it! I can’t wait to see what awesome stuff you’ll do for Elena’s birthday!!


    Comment by Krystal R {Mrs. Regueiro's Plate} — February 11, 2013 @ 11:18 AM

  4. This is a great idea, however if your homemade pancakes take you longer than 5-10 minutes to make, you need a new recipe girl! I use Annie’s banana pancake recipe (minus the banana most of the time) and I think I’ll throw in some fun color next time! 🙂


    Comment by Kelly — February 11, 2013 @ 11:24 PM

  5. Such a cute idea!


    Comment by Mimi @ Culinary Couture — February 11, 2013 @ 11:32 PM

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