Of course, we also make rainbow pancake cereal for our rainbow recipes! Because what could be more fun (and tastier) than baking colorful typical mini pancakes? We adapt our mini Dutch pancake recipe a bit (it is more like our American pancake recipe) so that it is a (vegan) pancake cereal recipe! Read on quickly.
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Mini Pancake Recipe
Yeast is used in authentic mini Dutch pancakes. The recipe is very tasty, but you have to let the batter rest for an hour. Of course, you can use our traditional recipe and add the coloring after the resting period, but we opt for a faster recipe.
Instead of yeast, we use baking powder and sparkling water to make the pancakes airy. It is important to use buckwheat flour in the batter, because otherwise you will miss that authentic, nutty flavor of mini Dutch pancakes. But you can also use only flour, but then you have an ordinary American pancake batter.
Vegan Pancake Cereal
We make vegan mini pancakes; no egg, no milk, with vegan butter (we use plant margarine). And with vegan food coloring. We use gel coloring for the best results. We promise you; they really taste just as good as the non-vegan version.
Cooking Mini Pancakes
In the Netherlands, we obviously have a lot of choice for mini pancakes plates. We can even get contact grills with mini pancake plates. But traditionally, a cast iron mini pancake plate is used for these mini Dutch pancakes.
Make sure you grease the plate properly before heating and make sure your plate is hot before you start cooking, otherwise your mini pancakes won’t be good. After that, the plate holds the heat well, so you can cook on lower heat. With a squeeze bottle you can conveniently spray batter into the dimples (fill them up to about 90%). Then turn them over with a skewer or fork.
If you can’t get your hands on a cast iron poffertjes plate, we recommend using a takoyaki grill or cake pop maker, these dimples are a bit deeper than a poffertjes plate, but it will get the job done! Alternatively, you can cook the poffertjes in a regular pan but it will taste differently as it won’t be as ‘pillow-like’.
WARNING! Don’t cook the pancakes too long, it makes them dry. You want the inside cooked but still soft. If your device is hot, they’ll be ready in a few minutes.
Natural Food Coloring
You can also make this pancake cereal with natural food coloring! We made them with superfood powders once. You can also easily make natural coloring yourself with beetroot juice, turmeric and red cabbage juice (with a pinch of baking soda it turns blue). With red, yellow and blue, you can make all the colors of the rainbow!
Please note that natural dyes are always less bright and also add flavor to your dish. It is, of course, healthier!
Mini Pancake Skewers
You can also prick these mini pancakes on a skewer and turn it into a rainbow treat! Prick up a lump of butter with powdered sugar as a ‘cloud’ and the treat is ready.
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Rainbow pancake cereal recipe
- 60 grams flour ½ cup
- 60 grams buckwheat flour ½ cup
- ½ packet baking powder (8 gram) or 1 egg + 1 tsp baking poder
- 120 milliliter vegetable milk ½ cup
- 120 milliliter sparkling water ½ cup
- 1 tablespoon sugar or other sweetener
- vegan butter for baking
- food coloring
- vegan butter melted
- lots of powdered sugar
- Mix all ingredients with a hand mixer to a smooth batter.
- Let the batter rest for 5 minutes, so that the baking powder will do its thing. The batter will bubble.
- For rainbow pancakesDivide the batter over 6 cups and color each cup a color of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple). We use (vegan) food coloring for bright colors, but you can also use natural coloring like superfood powders.You can make orange, green and purple with red, yellow and blue.
- Pouring pancakes batter is easiest with a squeeze bottle, but because we have divided the batter, it is faster to pour the batter with the cups (and a spoon) into the caps. Fill the caps to a maximum of 90%. Or simply pour drops in your frying pan. Bake the mini pancakes a few minutes per side. When bubbles form on top of the pancakes, the mini pancakes are ready to be turned over. Use a fork or skewer for this.The mini pancakes should be just cooked, but not fried too much yet (it'll become too dry). Bake the mini pancakes 1 color at a time.
- Serve the rainbow pancakes with (melted) butter and powdered sugar. Enjoy your meal!
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