November 06, 2012

{Recipe} Rainbow Pancakes ~ The Day We Made LOVE & STAR

So, how did you spend your previous Sunday? I spent mine making Rainbow Pancakes!!

"The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every creature of all flesh that is on the earth" - Genesis 9:16

Ain't rainbows beautiful?

Inspired by a photo of rainbow pancakes by Daniel's Food Diary, I decided to make my very own! But not without a little help (or should I say lots of help!) from my friends. The thing is, I've never made pancakes in my entire life before. In fact, I seldom bake too as I find it too rigid. The proportions of ingredients must be accurate, and more often than not, especially for amateurs like me, you have to adhere to the recipe in order to get the end product to turn out the way it should be. Of course there is room for experimentalism, but not until when you are an experienced baker.

Rainbow pancakes are basically different colored pancakes stacked together, to create a rainbow-like effect. My friend, Derek, found a rainbow pancakes recipe for me and we went together to shop for the ingredients. To be on the safe side, I decided to stick to a ready mix pancake mixture instead of preparing the batter from scratch. I can't go wrong with ready mixes, can I? Afterall, I'm having friends over to my house and I want the pancakes to be edible. The rainbow colors are achieved by adding food colorings to the pancake mixture, so I got those as well.

Dearest Alena, Joey, Derek and Jason, first of all, I must thank you for being supportive! THANK YOU!!

The easy part about ready-mix is that you just have to add water. The difficult part? Mixing it to a smooth batter! My hand was tired after awhile and I'm so glad to have the guys here to take over.



Look at both of them! Mixing the pancake batter so seriously!


 Here comes the most fun part! Coloring the batter!

I did a total of 6 colors ~ Pink, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple. I love the colors! So pretty!

Instead of the usual round shaped pancakes, I decided to make Heart shaped and Star shaped ones! This is easily achievable by using molds, the same ones which you usually use for frying sunny-side-ups.

We can only fry 2 pancakes at a time as I only have 2 heart shaped molds. Yes, it can be tiring and laborious, but not when friends are around! Jason is the most hardworking, helping me with the batter, coloring, right up to the frying! In fact, he's the one who fried almost all the pancakes! See his moment of concentration below, using his 'power' to make sure the pancake turns out right.

Ahem, this reminds me of a certain mountain LOL. I wonder if Jason enjoyed the massage?

 Meanwhile, I washed and cut up some fruits to go with the pancakes.

Finally, it's done! Yay!!

I used alphabet cookies cutters to cut out LOVE and STAR from the pancakes.

Rainbow STAR Pancakes!
Plating by me!

Rainbow LOVE Pancakes! 
Plating by Derek!

The gals made the guys posed for a photo. I think they are the sweetest guys around, sweating it out in the kitchen while we gals take it easy :p

Alena, Joey and PinkyPiggu

The gals are natural camwhores! Of cos must take photo also lah! Hahaha!!!

By the time we started eating, we were famished! I took a bite of my pink love pancake before realising I haven't take a photo yet, which is so unlike me. Hunger may be the best condiment, but we still need our maple syrup and butter. Alena likes nutella, so I bought a bottle for her. It goes really well with the strawberries!

The pancakes did not turned out as soft and fluffy as I would like them to, but I would say it's still passable for a first attempt. It's something so simple looking, yet difficult to get it perfectly right. It may not be the tastiest pancakes per se, but it's full of love and the most heartwarming. Thank you, Father, for surrounding me with angels.

The next time you make pancakes, why not take the additional step of adding some coloring to it and create the most most beautiful rainbow for your loved ones?



  • Pancake Ready-Mix x 1 Box
  • Coloring: Red, Yellow, Green & Blue
  • Fruits
  • Maple Syrup
  • Butter
  • Nutella


  1. Prepare the ready-mix pancake batter by following the instructions on the package
  2. Divide the batter into equally into 6 bowls
  3. Add one color to each bowl of batter, 1 to 2 drops at a time, until you get the tone of color you like

    Pink: Red
    Orange: Red & Yellow
    Yellow: Yellow
    Green: Green
    Blue: Blue
    Purple: Blue & Red

  4. Grease the frying pan and mold, pour enough batter to cover the base within the mold
  5. Pan fry until both sides are done.
  6. Repeat for all the 6 batter colors.
  7. Stack and serve with fruits, maple syrup, butter and nutella. Enjoy!

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