Smiley Face Pancakes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


about 1 dozen

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
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
Smiley Face Pancakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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