Pancakes with Personality
I hate mornings, but I love pancakes! We often do a breakfast for dinner night so I have an excuse to enjoy one of my favorite foods at a more reasonable hour.
When browsing through the selection of kitchen gadgets on Amazon, I came across a cool pancake pan that makes tiny pancakes shaped like smiley faces. This Nordic Ware pan is made in the USA and makes seven tiny smiley face pancakes at once.
The pan gets fairly positive reviews from Amazon customers. The general consensus seems to be that you need to use cooking spray with the pan even though it’s labeled as a nonstick pan. Several reviewers also mentioned that you have to be careful not to overfill the different compartments or you’ll end up with one giant blob instead of seven cute mini pancakes.
If plain pancakes aren’t your thing, this pan would be great for trying out different pancake variations. Even if you don’t make your pancakes from scratch, there are plenty of ways to jazz up a boxed mix. Reader’s Digest has a slideshow with 22 different suggestions, ranging from chocolate chips to sausage. Peanut butter and banana pancakes are next on my list of things to try.
If you make bento style lunches for your kids, you could use this pan to make up a batch of pancakes for a few days worth of adorably packed lunches. Cute smiley face pancakes with an assortment of fresh fruit seems like a lunch that even the pickiest eaters will appreciate.
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