Lucky Charms Pancakes

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Elevate your St. Patrick’s Day festivities with these whimsical Lucky Charms pancakes! This delightful buttermilk pancake formula infused with a touch of green food coloring promises a fluffy, playful, and scrumptious emerald-colored breakfast to celebrate the occasion!

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I take delight in preparing crimson waffles, and for St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to come up with a fabulous emerald breakfast alternative. Without a doubt, buttermilk pancakes fit the bill perfectly, as they are incredibly airy, fluffy, and boast a delectable buttery taste. This extraordinary pancake recipe, tinted green, is sure to kick-start your day with good fortune! 🍀If you’re seeking another delightful Lucky Charms treat, give my Lucky Charms Cookies a whirl!

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Why This Recipe Works

  • The holiday calls for flawless emerald pancakes. During my childhood, we embraced the tradition of having green-themed meals on St. Patrick’s Day! Green pancakes were an absolute sensation due to their simplicity and the delightful touch they added to the festive ambiance.
  • Feather-like and airy. These St Patricks Day pancakes possess an ethereal lightness and fluffiness, courtesy of the whipped egg whites meticulously incorporated into the pancake batter.
  • Rise and shine with a delectable breakfast in just half an hour! These fluffy pancakes can be prepared in a mere 10 minutes before sizzling on your pancake griddle. Our preferred method is to serve them straight from the griddle, ensuring a piping hot and irresistibly fresh feast for all.
  • Ingredient Notes

    Ingredient Notes

    Fortunately, these pancakes can be made with just basic pantry items!

  • Baking Soda: When mixed with the buttermilk (an acidic substance), baking soda reacts and produces bubbles, resulting in wonderfully light and fluffy pancakes.
  • Baking Powder: An intriguing ingredient, baking powder sets itself apart from baking soda. Once introduced to heat and liquid, this magical powder unleashes a spellbinding reaction, causing the batter to rise and flourish.
  • Granulated Sugar: Fear not, for this recipe contains but a mere sprinkle of sugar! Our intention is to infuse a subtle touch of sweetness, enhancing the delightful flavor.
  • Eggs: Utilizing the yolks within the batter and subsequently whisking the egg whites until they reach a soft peak consistency, we can enhance the fluffiness of these delightful Lucky Charms pancakes!
  • Buttermilk, a delightful acid, interacts with our leavening agents to impart a scrumptious flavor, moist texture, and impeccable fluffiness to the pancakes.
  • Green Food Coloring: Feel free to utilize liquid food coloring or gel food coloring, whichever you possess readily available.
  • Sprinkle some enchanting Lucky Charms marshmallows atop these verdant pancakes, transforming your morning meal into a delightful and celebratory treat that will captivate your entire family!
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

  • Combine the dry components. Whisk all the dried elements together until thoroughly mixed.
  • Mix the wet ingredients together. Mix the wet ingredients (excluding the egg whites) until thoroughly blended. This includes the green food coloring!
  • Step-by-Step Instructions
    Step-by-Step Instructions
  • Incorporate the moist components into the dry components. Blend until partially merged. You have the option to utilize either a whisk or a fork.
  • Whisk the egg whites vigorously, beating them until they reach a delightful stage of soft peaks. With the help of a rubber spatula, gently fold the frothy egg whites into the vibrant green pancake batter, ensuring a harmonious blend. Don’t worry if you spot a few streaks of flour; they add character! Embrace the lumpy texture of the pancake batter, as it contributes to its charm and uniqueness.
  • Allow the batter to take a breather. Allow the batter to gracefully lounge at room temperature for a brief 10 minutes, granting it the opportunity to unwind and granting our baking soda the chance to perform its enchantment.
  • Step-by-Step Instructions
    Step-by-Step Instructions
  • Arrange the pancake feast. Employ a measuring cup of your choice, be it petite or grand, to ladle the batter onto a sizzling 300°F griddle that has been buttered to perfection. Allow each side to cook gently for a delightful span of 2-3 minutes, until they radiate a golden hue. Present these delectable treats while they are still warm, adorned with the magical allure of Lucky Charms marshmallows sprinkled on top, and a delightful drizzle of syrup and/or powdered sugar.
  • Step-by-Step Instructions
    Step-by-Step Instructions

    Recipe Tips

    Once you’ve successfully flipped the pancakes, refrain from exerting any pressure on them using your trusty pancake flipper. This common occurrence often hinders the fluffiness of your pancakes as it compels them to lose their height. Rest assured, your pancakes will still cook to perfection, resulting in a delectable and wonderfully fluffy treat!

    Avoid excessive mixing of your batter! Embrace the beauty of lumpy pancake batter. It’s delightful to have pockets of flour and/or egg whites that remain unincorporated. Overmixing the pancake batter will undo all your hard work in achieving fluffy and delectable pancakes.

    If you desire, you can place some marshmallows within the pancakes. The hues might disperse as the marshmallows dissolve during the cooking process.


    Since it’s impossible to give maple syrup a vibrant green hue, I enjoy getting creative with Uncle Bob’s Butter Country syrup. Whether it’s their classic buttermilk or tropical coconut flavors, I take pleasure in transforming them into a delightful shade of green for my very own green syrup!

    I have an absolute adoration for the delightful homemade whipped cream that adorns my fluffy pancakes. How about giving my exceptionally delightful Greek yogurt whipped cream recipe a whirl? And here’s a thought, let’s add a touch of whimsy by transforming the whipped cream into a vibrant shade of green! In the event that you decide to indulge in the luscious coconut syrup from Uncle Bob’s, I highly recommend pairing it with my heavenly coconut whipped cream recipe.

    Enhance your St. Patrick’s Day pancake recipe by sprinkling mini white chocolate chips onto the sizzling griddle along with your Lucky Charms batter, infusing it with a delightful touch of flair.

    Include a verdant smoothie for a beverage and your St. Patrick’s Day morning meal is finished!

    Make Ahead, Storing, and Freezing

    It’s not advisable to prepare the pancake batter in advance and allow it to sit. Although we do require the batter to rest for 10 minutes to enhance gluten formation and activate the baking powder and baking soda, excessive resting is undesirable.

    Keep these delectable pancakes fresh by storing them in a ziplock bag within the cool confines of your refrigerator for a maximum of 4 days. When the time comes to savor their warm goodness again, simply opt to reheat them either in the microwave or, for a delightful touch of crispiness, in the welcoming embrace of a toaster.

    Preserve these delectable pancakes by individually encasing them in plastic wrap and placing them inside a ziplock bag. Their icy longevity extends for a remarkable 3-month period within the depths of your freezer. Prior to indulging, simply allow them to thaw and effortlessly revive their scrumptiousness by toasting or microwaving to perfection.

    Making ahead, storing, and freezing food can be a convenient way to save time and have meals readily available for future use.

    Recipe FAQs

    How can I create pancakes that are airy and soft?

    You need an acid element (buttermilk is the best option) to react with the baking soda, creating a nice lift in the pancakes. Then, be sure that you don’t over mix your batter! Separate the eggs and whip up the egg whites to soft peaks. Fold in the egg whites at the very end. Be sure to fold in the egg whites gently or else it won’t really have an effect if you’ve flattened the egg whites while mixing them in. It’s completely fine and actually preferred if you have pockets of egg whites and/or flour. Lumpy pancake batter is the best kind of pancake batter! Finally, Don’t press down on our pancakes after you’ve flipped them. This forces your pancakes to be flatter and inhibits their ability to rise and get fluffy.Output: To create a delightful lift in your pancakes, it’s crucial to incorporate an acid element, with buttermilk being the preferred choice, which reacts harmoniously with the baking soda. However, be cautious not to overmix the batter! For optimal results, separate the eggs and skillfully whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Only introduce the airy egg whites at the very end, ensuring a gentle fold. Care must be taken to avoid flattening the egg whites during the mixing process, as it would diminish their effect. Interestingly, having sporadic pockets of egg whites and flour is actually desirable. Embrace the beauty of lumpy pancake batter as it represents the epitome of pancake perfection! Lastly, resist the temptation to press down on the pancakes once flipped. Such action hampers their ability

    Are Lucky Charms from Ireland?

    General Mills, an American company, produces Lucky Charms. Despite their non-Irish origins, these delightful treats add a touch of merriment to your family’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration!

    Can I incorporate the marshmallows from Lucky Charms into the pancake batter?

    Absolutely! Indulge in the scrumptiousness of these Lucky Charms pancakes adorned with cereal, both atop and within! Though do keep in mind that the delightful marshmallows are prone to melting as the pancakes sizzle on the griddle, causing the colors to intermingle and the marshmallows to lose their distinct forms. Hence, my preference is to sprinkle the marshmallows generously on the pancake surface, allowing their vibrant hues and captivating shapes to be fully showcased! Feel free to embrace both options if you so desire!

    Recipe FAQs

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    Lucky Charms Pancakes

    Indulge in the festive spirit of St. Patrick’s Day with these luscious emerald pancakes! Their exceptional thickness and fluffiness ensure an impeccable cooking experience. Prepare to be captivated by the delectable richness and buttery essence infused within these irresistible pancakes!

    Quantity: 12 pancakes.

  • 2 cups of general purpose flour.
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder.
  • 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda.
  • 1 tablespoon of salt.
  • 2 tablespoons of white sugar.
  • 2 eggs – divided.
  • 2 cups of buttermilk.
  • 2 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter.
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence.
  • Green food dye – liquid or gel (gel will provide a more vivid hue).
  • Lucky Charms marshmallows for topping – if desired.
  • In a spacious bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar until they are well blended.

  • Combine the egg yolks, buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla, and a generous splash of green food coloring in a medium-sized bowl. Whisk until everything is well blended.

  • Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and mix until partially blended. You can utilize a whisk or a fork.

  • Whip the egg whites in a medium bowl until they reach a soft peak consistency. Gently fold the fluffy whites into the vibrant green pancake batter using a rubber spatula, ensuring a harmonious blend. A few sporadic streaks of flour are perfectly acceptable, as lumpy pancake batter adds a delightful touch.

  • Allow the batter to luxuriate at ambient temperature for a brief 10 minutes, indulging in a well-deserved respite. Meanwhile, take advantage of this opportune moment to preheat a griddle or pan, ready to embark on the pancake-cooking adventure.

  • With a 1/3 cup measuring cup, carefully scoop the batter onto a sizzling 300°F griddle, generously coated with butter. Allow each side to cook for about 2-3 minutes until it transforms into a delightful golden hue. Serve this scrumptious treat while warm, adorned with enchanting lucky charms marshmallows on the surface, and a luscious drizzle of syrup and/or powdered sugar.

  • Preserve: Safely keep these delectable pancakes in a sealable bag within the refrigerator for a maximum of 4 days. To freeze these delightful treats, meticulously wrap each one with plastic wrap before storing them in a convenient ziplock bag. Their frozen freshness can be maintained for an impressive duration of 3 months. Prior to indulging, simply allow them to thaw and then effortlessly reheat in a toaster or microwave.

    The nutritional details do not encompass the Lucky Charms garnish.

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    This recipe was originally published on March 8, 2021. It was republished on March 12, 2022, to include additional information and photos.

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