Fall Colored Pancakes

Put some “fall” color into your day with these fun fall colored pancakes. You can make these pancakes in any color you like. We used a boxed pancake mix or but you can certainly make your own. We made our pancakes using a boxed complete pancake mix. but you can certainly make your own pancake batter. The fall colors we went with for our pancakes are; violet, lemon yellow, chocolate brown, orange, leaf green and bright red. We used Americolor Soft Gel Paste Food Color and Aunt Jemima Original Complete Pancake and Waffle Mix.

fall colored pancakes
fall colored pancakes

Serve With..

A dollop of whipped cream, a drizzle of maple syrup and a few sprinkles are all that is needed to finish these fun, colorful pancakes. Of course you can serve these fun filled pancakes with strips of crispy bacon and a small glass of orange juice. Your kids will run to the table when they see these festive pancakes! After making these fall inspired pancakes you’ll be ready to make your family Eggnog Waffles


Think about it, how many times have you made pancakes? But what do you really know about pancakes. Pancakes are one of the oldest forms of bread. The versatile pancake has hundreds of variations and are served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They can be served as appetizers, entrèes and desserts. Pancakes begin as a batter that is poured into rounds, either on a griddle or in a skillet and cooked over medium high heat.

These round cakes vary in thickness from the wafer-thin French Crepe to the much thicker American breakfast pancake. Pancakes can also be called hotcakes, griddlecakes, and flapjacks. Many countries have specialty pancakes such as the Hungarian Palacsinta, the Russian Blini and of course the one everyone knows, the Swedish Pancake. The American pancake is most often served with maple syrup.


fall colored pancakes

Fall Colored Pancakes

Super fun and festive
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  • 2 cups original complete pancake and waffle mix*
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • violet, lemon yellow, chocolate brown. orange, leaf green and red, soft gel paste food color, lemon yellow, chocolate brown, orange, leaf green and super red soft gel paste food color*
  • maple syrup, whipped cream and/or colored sprinkles


  • Heat electric griddle to 375º F.
  • Combine pancake mix and water, stir until large lumps disappear. (do not beat or over mix)
  • Let stand 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Divide pancake batter between six bowls.
  • Use food coloring to color batter violet, yellow, brown, orange, green and red.
  • Pour slightly less than 1/4 cup colored batter for each pancake onto lightly greased griddle.
  • Turn when surface of pancakes bubble and bottoms are golden brown.
  • Stack pancakes and pour over maple syrup.
  • Top with whipped cream and/or colored sprinkles.
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fall colored pancakes

Recipe tested with  Aunt Jemima Original Complete Pancake and Waffle Mix and Soft Gel AmeriColor Paste Food Color.