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Santa Pancakes

 Santa Pancakes
For a meal sure to make little eyes shine bright, try this adorable breakfast. The cinnamon-flavored pancakes feature cherries and whipped cream, so they look just like the jolly ol' elf himself. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
9 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced
  • 18 semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling
  • Whipped cream in a can


  • In a large bowl, combine baking mix and cinnamon. In a small bowl,
  • whisk the eggs, milk and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just
  • until moistened.
  • Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle. Turn when
  • bubbles form on top; cook until second side is golden brown.
  • Place pancakes on individual plates. For Santa's eyes, place two
  • banana slices on each pancake; top with a chocolate chip. For ears,
  • cut remaining banana slices in half; place on either side of
  • pancake. For nose, remove nine cherries from pie filling; place one
  • in the center of each pancake. Spoon 1/4 cup pie filling above
  • pancake for hat. Use whipped cream to spray the beard, hat brim and
  • pom-pom. Yield: 9 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 255 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 51 mg cholesterol, 376 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.