Are you needing a fun and festive Christmas Breakfast? Make Grinch Pancakes topped with cream cheese icing. Easy and delicious pancake recipe.

Grinch pancakes stacked on a plate topped with cream cheese glaze, green whipped cream and red sprinkles
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Grinch Pancakes Recipe:

I always like to make a fun and festive breakfast on Christmas morning. My kids love fun and festive holiday foods. So these Grinch Pancakes are always a hit. These made from scratch buttermilk pancakes are easy to make, and even better topped with cream cheese frosting.

These pancakes are great for breakfast, but it also be great served while watching a Grinch Movie. This green buttermilk pancake recipe is delicious and my daughter also likes to add green whipped cream and red sprinkles.

IHop Grinch Pancake Recipe is delicious, but I am glad that now I can make them at home. Surprise the kids on Christmas morning with these green pancakes and these Grinch Fruit Kabobs.

Ingredients needed for Grinch Pancakes

Ingredients: 

For the Pancakes: 

  • All Purpose Flour 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Baking Powder 
  • Baking Soda 
  • Salt 
  • Whole Milk 
  • Egg (beaten) 
  • Butter (melted and cooled) 
  • Green Gel Food Coloring (bright green) 

Glaze Ingredients: 

  • Cream Cheese 
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Heavy Whipping Cream 

For the Green Whipped Cream: 

  • Heavy Whipping Cream 
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Green Gel Food Coloring 

For Serving: 

  • Red Heart Sprinkles 

How to Make Grinch Pancakes: 

Making the Glaze: 

  • Step 1 – Combine Glaze Ingredients – Beat together the glaze ingredients. Mix with a hand held or stand up mixer until creamy and smooth (approximately 2 minutes).  Set aside. 

For the Green Whipped Cream: 

  • Step 2 – Beat heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla – Beat together the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Mix in a large bowl on low speed until bubbles start to form. 
  • Step 3 – Add Green Food Coloring – Add in the green food coloring until the mixture is the color you prefer. 
Making the green whipped cream
  • Step 4 – Beat Ingredients – Then beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.  Refrigerate until ready to use (up to 1 hour). 

Make the Pancakes: 

  • Step 1 – Whisk dry ingredients – In a medium size bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • Step 2 – Mix in milk, egg, butter and food coloring. – In a separate large bowl whisk together the in the milk, egg, melted butter and green food coloring. 
  • Step 3 – Combine dry and wet ingredients – Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix for approximately 30 seconds until the ingredients are combined.  
Mixing the pancake ingredients together in a bowl
  • Step 4 – Heat Skillet – Preheat a griddle, cast iron skillet or non stick skillet over medium high heat.  Grease with a non-stick cooking spray or a small amount of butter.
  • Step 5 – Add Butter – Add the batter to the pan in approximately ¼ cup scoops.
  • Step 6 – Cook Pancakes – Cook for 2-3 minutes until small bubbles start to appear at the top of the pancake.  Flip the pancake and finish cooking for 2-3 more minutes until golden brown.
  • Step 7 – Continue until all pancakes are cooked. – Transfer the pancake to a plate and continue this process until all the batter is used.

To Assemble: 

  • Step 8 – Stack Pancakes – Stack the pancakes on a plate.  
  • Step 9 – Drizzle the Glaze – Drizzle the glaze on top and top each stack with the green whipped cream. 
Drizzle the glaze on the pancakes and topping with whipped cream
  • Step 10 – Add your Toppings – Sprinkle the red heart sprinkles on top. Then the pancakes are ready to serve and enjoy.
Grinch pancakes stacked on a plate topped with cream cheese glaze, green whipped cream and red sprinkles

What type of Green Food Coloring do I use?

For the perfect vibrant green pancakes, we recommend using green gel food color. Regular food coloring is water based so it may water down your pancake batter.

Grinch pancakes stacked on a plate topped with cream cheese glaze, green whipped cream and red sprinkles

What does Grinch Pancakes taste like?

These pancakes are made with a buttermilk pancake recipe. The green food coloring doesn’t change the flavor of these sweet and soft pancakes.

Grinch pancakes stacked on a plate topped with cream cheese glaze, green whipped cream and red sprinkles with a bite on a fork

Recipe Tips:

  • Prepare Skillet – Cook the pancakes in a skillet over medium heat. Make sure to add butter to prevent the pancakes from sticking to the skillet.
  • Cream Cheese Glaze – When combining the cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla make sure to mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Green Whipped Cream – The green whipped cream is the perfect addition to these pancakes. After combining the ingredients, make sure to allow it to chill in the fridge.
  • Cooking Pancakes – Cook the pancakes on each side until golden brown. You will know when the pancakes are done when the small bubbles start to appear.
Grinch pancakes stacked on a plate topped with cream cheese glaze, green whipped cream and red sprinkles

What to Serve with Pancakes:

  • Bacon –  I love to cook bacon in the oven. This saves so much time and the bacon is crispy and delicious.
  • Fresh Fruit – Prepare a large bowl of diced fruit that is in season.
  • Sausage – Pancakes taste great with sausage links, patties or even sausage balls.
  • Eggs – You can prepare the eggs the way you love best. We like fried or scrambled.

Toppings for Grinch Pancakes:

There are many different toppings for these Grinch Pancakes. We love to top with cream cheese icing, and green whipped cream. Add the fun red sprinkle hearts for a delicious topping.

  • You can easily change the sprinkles, if you can’t find the red heart sprinkles.
  • Top the pancakes with powdered sugar.
  • Butter and maple syrup are always a delicious option.
  • Drizzle the top with chocolate or strawberry sauce for added flavor.
Grinch pancakes stacked on a plate topped with cream cheese glaze, green whipped cream and red sprinkles

How to Store Leftovers:

Leftover pancakes store great in the fridge.  Refrigerate them in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days. You can also freeze in a freezer safe bag for up to 3 months. 

I suggest separating the pancakes with parchment paper.  When ready to reheat, just pop in the microwave for a few seconds until heated through.

Grinch pancakes stacked on a plate topped with cream cheese glaze, green whipped cream and red sprinkles

Print Recipe for Grinch Pancakes:

Grinch Pancakes

5 from 1 vote
Easy Grinch Pancakes that are perfect for the Holidays and Christmas Breakfast.
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 285

Ingredients

For the Pancakes:

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter melted and cooled
  • Green Gel Food Coloring bright green

For the Glaze:

  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream

For the Green Whipped Cream:

  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Green Gel Food Coloring

For Serving:

  • Red Heart Sprinkles
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Instructions

For the Glaze:

  • Beat together the glaze ingredients with a hand held or stand up mixer until creamy and smooth (approximately 2 minutes).  Set aside.

For the Green Whipped Cream:

  • Beat together the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl on low speed until bubbles start to form.
  • Add in the green food coloring until the mixture is the color you prefer.
  • Then beat on high speed until stiff peaks form.  Refrigerate until ready to use (up to 1 hour).

For the Pancake:

  • In a medium size bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • Then in a separate large bowl whisk together the in the milk, egg, melted butter and green food coloring. 
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix for approximately 30 seconds until the ingredients are combined.  
  • Preheat a griddle, cast iron skillet or non stick skillet over medium high heat.  Grease with a non-stick cooking spray or a small amount of butter.
  • Add the batter to the pan in approximately ¼ cup scoops.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes until small bubbles start to appear at the top of the pancake.  Flip the pancake and finish cooking for 2-3 more minutes until golden brown.
  • Transfer the pancake to a plate and continue this process until all the batter is used.

To Assemble:

  • Stack the pancakes on a plate.
  • Drizzle the glaze on top and top each stack with the green whipped cream.
  • Sprinkle the red heart sprinkles on top and then the pancakes are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Leftover pancakes store great!  Refrigerate them in an airtight container for up to 5-7 days or freeze in a freezer safe bag for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 285kcal, Carbohydrates 28g, Protein 5g, Fat 17g, Saturated Fat 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 71mg, Sodium 225mg, Potassium 115mg, Fiber 0.4g, Sugar 15g, Vitamin A 685IU, Vitamin C 0.1mg, Calcium 102mg, Iron 1mg

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