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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 255 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 376mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Slakedragon
    Dec 25, 2013

    These are terrific! My girls loved them on Christmas morning, and they are probably the only reason I was able to get them to sit down to eat, albeit briefly, in the midst of all the chaos. These will be a new family tradition for us, and year one was a big hit.

  • angieherzberger
    Dec 22, 2013

    Delicious and a fun family tradition we have been keeping for nine years now!!

  • jenny73
    Mar 19, 2013

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  • bigmamacooks
    Dec 25, 2012

    I first made these for Christmas breakfast in 2011. Doing it again this year! We are all adults now but---as they say---just because you have to grow older does not mean you have to grow up! At least, not at Christmas!

  • WeRead
    Dec 24, 2012

    My girls look forward to this tradition every Christmas Eve morning! Getting ready to make them now.

  • BigDuck40
    Sep 11, 2012

    Yummy! My kids loved waking up to these Christmas morning. They were even willing to wait to open presents until Nana and Papa arrived with this delicious distraction!

  • bigmamacooks
    Dec 22, 2011

    Made these for my family/guests as a just-beore-Christmas breakfast and giggled the whole time that I put them together! They are so much fun! Everyone smiled at their plateful of goodness! I am sharing with all my friends.

  • cschlicht
    Dec 21, 2011

    Make these every year for my two boys. It's become our tradition to have these Christmas morning!

  • IloveSoup
    Dec 4, 2011

    These were so easy to make and were such a big hit. I think I will try to use the same ingredients and make snowmen!

  • RDDParker
    Dec 1, 2011

    Made these last year for my hubby! He loved them, and has requested them again this year. (I bought precooked pancakes, just popped them in the microwave) Very fast and fun!