A fun Easter breakfast for kids, these Bunny Pancakes are super easy to make – whether you’re making your pancakes from scratch or using a boxed mix.
Easter Bunny Pancakes Recipe
I made these Bunny Pancakes for my daycare kids three years ago and am finally sharing them with you today!
Based on my daycare families’ work schedules, I decided to stay open on Good Friday – but I had to make a special treat for the kids to kick off Easter weekend!
These bunny pancakes were super easy to make and don’t require any ninja-like pancake master skills. You can make miniature versions or full-sized, depending on the appetite of the person you are serving. If you’re worried about making your pancakes perfectly round (and in the right sizes) you can use griddle-safe pancake molds to help.
You can also prep these ahead of time and reheat them in the microwave or toaster when ready to serve (which might be easier if you have a crowd like I did). If you are making them just before serving and want to serve all of the kids at the same time, what I do is turn on the oven to the lowest setting and keep the pancakes warm in there after cooking.
(These pancakes can even be frozen if you need to prep really far ahead!)
The pancake recipe shared below is the best pancake recipe I have ever tried – flavorful, fluffy pancakes that get that gorgeous golden color and smooth outside, with lots of fluffy air pockets inside for soaking up syrup. You can of course use a boxed mix, if desired, or swap out my recipe for a healthy pancake recipe. The real star here is that cute little bunny!
Bunny Pancake Ingredients
- All-purpose flour – can use C4C gluten-free flour, if desired
- Baking powder
- White sugar
- Milk, as needed – can use an alternative milk
- Melted butter, plus more for cooking – can use oil
- Whipped cream, as needed
- Chocolate chips, optional
- Shredded coconut, optional – to make the tail “furry”
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: feel free to swap out our homemade pancake recipe for a boxed mix – as long as you serve it with real maple syrup. Non-negotiable!
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Liquid measuring cup with small lip
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Mixing bowl
- Skillet or Pancake Griddle
- Circle Pancake Molds, optional
How to Make Bunny Pancakes
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in 2 cups of the milk, eggs and 6 Tablespoons melted butter; mix until smooth.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan with butter over medium high heat.
Portion the batter into a liquid measuring cup for easy control when pouring.
For each bunny, make two oval shaped pancakes, two circle sized pancakes and two smaller circle sized pancakes. (The ovals and regular-sized circles can be the same length, and the small circles should be between 1/4 to 1/2 the size of the regular-sized circles.)
To make the oval shapes, just pour the pancake batter in a small line and then carefully continue pouring on batter as you retrace the line of batter until you reach your desired width.
When the upper side of the pancake is covered in bubbles and the bottom side is lightly browned, flip your pancakes. Cook an additional two minutes or so on the other side until browned.
To assemble, place the two bunny ears (long oval pancakes) at the top of your plate, then place a regular-sized circle pancake on top as the bunny head.
Immediately underneath the first regular-sized pancake, place the second circle pancake to serve as the bunny’s body.
Place the two small circles at the bottom of the body pancake to serve as the feet.
Add a dollop of whipped cream to suggest a bunny tail and chocolate chips for their paw pads. (If desired, add a sprinkle of shredded coconut on top of the whipped cream to make it look “furry.”)
Grab your free printable for our bunny pancakes recipe:
You can use a boxed pancake mix to make this recipe even easier. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
You can use a boxed pancake mix to make this recipe even easier.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
These Easter Bunny Pancakes are a fun surprise for the kids – whether you serve them on Easter morning or to welcome Spring!