Smiley Face Pancakes Recipe
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Smiley Face Pancakes Recipe

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Youngsters will have as much fun making these tender and tasty treats as they do eating them. Just top with your favorite fruit or syrup.—Janette Garner, Carmel, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Red, green, yellow and blue liquid or paste food coloring
  • Maple syrup, optional

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 339 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 809mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the biscuit mix, milk, egg, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla; mix until smooth. Place 1 tablespoon of batter each in four bowls. Color one red, one green, one yellow and one blue. Drop remaining batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle.
  2. To create face, paint colored batter on pancakes with a new small paintbrush. Cook until bubbles form on the top. Turn and cook until second side is golden. Serve with syrup if desired. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Originally published as Smiley Face Pancakes in Quick Cooking January/February 2001, p41

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