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Smiley Face Pancakes

 Smiley Face Pancakes
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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 each) equals 339 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 809 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.