Funfetti is the latest cake craze out there and everything made with Funfetti cake mix (by Pillsbury) is all over the place. Bright, colorful and fun, it looks like a good time on a plate. I made Red Velvet pancakes with cake batter and they were amazing, but wanted to make homemade. I loved the idea of Funfetti pancakes but shuddered in absolute horror at the thought of cake mix for breakfast during the school week. If you are looking for basic delicious pancakes,try my homemade, from scratch pancakes recipe.
Cake mix for breakfast. Not cake. My home-made cake for breakfast and I get along like milk and cookies. Which by the way, is also an excellent breakfast. Cake mixes, on the other hand, have hydrogenated oil and other additives that my home-made cakes simply don’t. Not that I don’t use cake mixes, such as my Canada Day Cake, but they are for hurried, last-minute baking. Hey, we’re only human. I’d really like to ask cake mix manufacturers to take out the dang hydrogenated oil, though.
The thought of sending my kids to school with a bellyful of cake mix doesn’t float my boat. So I decided to make my own fun version of the pancakes from my absolute favorite pancake ever, my Blueberry Greek Yogurt pancakes.
2 1/2 cups of flour
2 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
4 tbsp white sugar
2/3 cup of half & half/coffee cream
1 1/3 cup of water
1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
4 tbsp melted butter
2 tsp vanilla
2 cup of fresh blueberries
1/2 cup sprinkles
Take all of your dry ingredients and sift them together well.
In a small cup, combine the cream,water,yogurt, vanilla, cooled melted butter and beaten egg.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the liquid ingredients into the well.
Mix until almost combined, then add in the blueberries, stir until the dry ingredients are just mixed in.
My advice for the sprinkles is to add them in with each pancake, so the colors don’t run all over the place.
To cook them, spread them out on the oiled griddle with the back of your spoon, the batter is thick and you will need to manually make them into circles rather than just letting a runny batter do its normal thing.
Flip the pancakes when you see a few bubbles on the top but more importantly, when you see that the edges are well cooked.This is a thick batter so the bubbles are not the most important sign of “flip time”.
These are still a rich, decadent treat for the morning, but instead of chemicals and artificial taste, we have decadence from butter and cream, Greek yogurt and blueberries. I’d rather have all these lovely, real ingredients any day.
These are a perfect treat for the first day of school! What better way to cheer everyone up (I’m that rare breed who wants the kids at home and hates sending them back to school) than to have pancakes with little confetti! You know they are getting some fruit and protein from that Greek Yogurt and they have a colorful, fun start to their day!
Happy Cooking everyone! I am going to be up early Tuesday morning and send the kids off to school with a bellyful of these! Make sure to read my tips for making fluffy pancakes!
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Homemade Funfetti Pancakes
- Prep Time
- 5 minutes
- Cook Time
- 3 minutes
- Total Time
- 8 minutes
- Karlynn Johnston
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 tablespoons white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup half & half coffee cream
- 1 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup sprinkles
- Take all of your dry ingredients and sift them together well.
- In a small cup, combine the cream, water, yogurt, vanilla, cooled melted butter and beaten egg.
- Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the liquid ingredients into the well.
- Mix until almost combined, then add in the blueberries, stir until the dry ingredients are just mixed in. My advice for the sprinkles is to add them in with each pancake, so the colors don't run all over the place.
- To cook them, spread them out on the oiled griddle with the back of your spoon; the batter is thick and you will need to manually make them into circles rather then just letting a runny batter do its normal thing.
- Flip the pancakes when you see a few bubbles on the top but more importantly, when you see that the edges are well cooked. This is a thick batter so the bubbles are not the most important sign of "flip times".
All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.
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angela hammill says
birthday pancakes for my kids every yr
Jan Shechosky says
Shawna – just what the doctor ordered for students!
This is the second yeare in a row that I’ve used this recipe for my son’s pancake birthday party. The guests always rave about the pancakes – they are the best! I made 2 batches and we didn’t have a single one left over! Thanks!
GraceGodfrey He’s ADORABLE!! Happy birthday to him, thanks for sharing the photo! <3
PenguinBagCo You are so very welcome!
Kendra Kunihiro says
I bet you don’t even have a boat!
@Kendra Kunihiro Oddly enough, yes we do have a boat out at the lake. Hope you give the recipe a whirl, thanks for stopping by!
Melanie Harmsma says
Whole wheat pancakes every Saturday lunch with fruit and cottage cheese and fake syrup (because my 4 kids will suck back a container of the real stuff every two weeks)
Rob Kate Wigmore says
Waffles. With some icing sugar on top. That’s it. Mmmm.
Rona Labiuk says
Sabine Dumdei Vanderkley says
pancakes! especially cinnamon roll ones (altho I am waiting until my bday for those!)
Mara Erickson says
When they look like that, do I have to chose one over the other????? Pancakes on Saturday, waffles on Sunday. Everyone wins!
Sandi Funk says
totally the pancakes. how fun are those?
The Kitchen Magpie says
Oh those sound good! Like something I should make soon!
James Lori Shipley says
Wzffles but apple cinnamon for me!
Cindy Huery says
I didn’t get the sprinkles right, so they made that burning sugar smell when I flipped them. But they were still really yummy.
The Kitchen Magpie says
That sucks! What went wrong?
Cindy Huery says
I had an epic fail of these for first day of school in September. Not sure what I did wrong. They tasted great though.
Deb McKay says
… Other than that, I need to update my blog and work on filling a card order.
Deb McKay says
hmmm chai… good idea!
Just made these tonight for my kids as a special treat, used self rising flour instead, softened butter, and whole milk. They turned out fantastic and I am very pleased that I didn’t have to resort to using a boxed mix (hungry jack) or the recipes that use Cake mix. Thank you for the recipe!
These do look like a lot of fun and the recipe makes a beautiful pancake! I’m sure it’s delicious as well!
Kelly Soper says
I am making these in the morning for my daughters first day of preschool! Instead of blueberries and sprinkles I am using colored mini chocolate chips.
Noreen Robinson Aitken says
Those look good!
This is delightful!!
Sarah Spensley says
Just took a look, this looks super yummy. Also, I remember Karlynn!
Good for you! Homemade is always better – and these sound delicious! The amount of sprinkles you would need to make an impression would be so small (thankfully) and would be like fireworks on a plate! Happy kids for first day of school. Oh – my favourite time of year!