Caterpillars for breakfast!

caterpillar pancake

I had some leftover green pancake mix and I was trying to figure out something to do with it.
Hmmm….what’s green?
Turtles? Nah, already made one.
Insects? Gross. Wait, what about a ‘cute’ insect?
Yup.
Caterpillar!

The trick is to make the legs pretty short so that they can hold the weight of his body. I cooked all the legs first (let them get a little crispy on one side for strength) then I made the body. You don’t flip the body for this one, you just let it cook all the way through on one side. Having a low griddle temp is a good idea.  Right before the batter is cooked all the way, stick the legs on and they’ll cook together.

parts to the caterpillar

Parts to the caterpillar pancake

Let the whole thing sit on the griddle for a bit to make sure it’s fully cooked, then do your best to flip him without breaking into 3 pieces (this is version 2.0 for me). Add some chocolate chips for eyes and enjoy!

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27 Responses to Caterpillars for breakfast!

  1. SarahC January 16, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

    Love it! I don’t think I could flip it without breaking it though.

  2. danielleisnesting January 16, 2011 at 11:05 pm #

    I love all of your creations. Too cute!

  3. Kerri January 16, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

    These are the cutest pancakes ever! Can’t wait to make them…Thanks so much for sharing you wonderful ideas!

  4. jbdean January 16, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

    Wow, what patience you must have! It looks fabulous!

  5. Staci January 16, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    Too cute! Love it!

  6. Dawn January 16, 2011 at 11:26 pm #

    All your pancake creations are fantastic! My ex husband use to do things like this for the kids and it reminds me of just how much he loves them. Keep cooking and creating!

  7. Kristi @ Creative Connections for Kids January 17, 2011 at 12:02 am #

    Adorable, as always. We made some of your pancakes for a group of 15 guys in their 30-40s. They had fun too! People just are never to old to enjoy a good pancake. Though ours usually don’t turn out just quite like yours, we have a wonderful time. :)

  8. Katie January 17, 2011 at 12:37 am #

    Fun!

  9. Clarice January 17, 2011 at 12:55 am #

    What is it they say the early bird catches the worm or catepillar in this instance. Wish you would have made a frog. I think it would have been awesome.

  10. Clarice January 17, 2011 at 12:57 am #

    Oh, not to say your catepillar wasn’t awesome, cause it is excellent. You are a pancake Picasso.

  11. Mads January 17, 2011 at 5:35 am #

    Legs and all? Very cool.

  12. Mia January 17, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    This is pure engineering, and genius!

  13. allison January 17, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    another great creation, you always put a smile on my face! happy new year to you and your family

  14. Arja Papaya January 17, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    This is really one of the best blogs ever. My face hurts from all the smiling..
    THIS IS SO CUTE!

  15. Kuroneko-Sama January 18, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    This is my favorite one yet!

  16. Christina January 18, 2011 at 10:22 pm #

    I love, love, LOVE your pancakes!!! I don’t dare try any of them. I enjoy admiring your pancake art. Thanks for continuing to share your pics.

  17. mindy1 January 19, 2011 at 3:41 am #

    Oh how sweet :)

  18. Taki January 22, 2011 at 2:45 am #

    Pee-wee Herman posted a link to your blog! Now you know what you have to do right? Teach us all to make Pee-wee Pancakes!

  19. tsada kay January 22, 2011 at 2:51 am #

    This blog is pancakerific!

  20. The French Girl January 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    I’ve just seen your website and it’s just Amazing!!!
    Congratulations for your creativity.

    Enjoy your pancakes ;)

  21. Cookie January 29, 2011 at 2:52 am #

    Wow! All of your pancakes are so cute!
    Have you ever thought of using food coloring pens on you pancakes, I’m sure your little girl would love to draw with them. You can get them at the craft store like Michale’s in the cake baking section :D

  22. the german mom January 30, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    Somebody called you “the Picasso of pancakes” – I think that´s not overestimated!!!
    Your creations are beautiful & so much fun!!!
    Seeing them I wished to be in your kids shoes just for one morning ;-)

  23. Rachel February 5, 2011 at 6:49 pm #

    This is just the happiest website. I love it and I love knowing you are in Sparks. I work in Sparks and hear so much negative news – - – my remedy is often to check out this site. So much love.

  24. Dimitri February 9, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    wow
    i like it very much
    too cute

  25. Barefeet In The Kitchen September 1, 2011 at 4:38 pm #

    How have I never heard of your blog before now? This just might be the cutest kid food I’ve ever seen. Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. J September 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    How cute!

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