Happy Fat Tuesday, everyone!
Kick off the Mardi Gras season right with a big ol’ stack of these festive King Cake Pancakes. You read right. These pancakes taste just like traditional King Cake, but in breakfast form! They’re sweet, tart, easy to make and full of deliciousness – the perfect way to celebrate Carnival.
Here’s how you make them:
First, set out and measure all your ingredients “mise en place.” You want to make sure you’ve got everything you need for the impending party in your mouth.
Next, whip up your batter, which is jazzed up with classic King Cake flavors like ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon and lemon zest. Divide the batter equally into three separate bowls and get colorful with purple, green and yellow food coloring – traditional Mardi Gras colors.
Pour spoonfuls of each batter onto a hot greased skillet and cook until bubbles form on the surface – the telltale sign that those flapjacks are ready for flipping. Turn them over and cook until nice and golden brown. Well, as golden brown as a purple pancake can get, that is.
Place pancakes on a plate and set aside. Once they’re all done cooking, stack them on a plate in alternating colors (purple, green, yellow, purple, green, yel…you get the idea), and get ready for the best part – the icing!
Top that stack with a generous dollop of sweet, tart icing. And if that’s not enough sugar for you, top it all off with a sprinkling of colorful sugar crystals. Oh yeah. That’s how you celebrate. Now dig in and get ready to party.
If you can’t make it to Mardi Gras, these lively New Orleans recipes are the next best thing. With Jambalaya, Gumbo and Cajun-inspired dishes this simple, you’ll know why they call it the Big Easy.
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