Tyson had a great March break, and was definitely not in the mood to wake up for therapy this morning. (I don't blame him. I didn't want to get out of bed either.) The first 30 minutes of the day was rough. He was tired, cranky and didn't want to do any work. But after he warmed up, he did a fantastic job. Since Tyson tried so hard in therapy, I decided to make him a surprise lunch. With St. Patrick's day being this weekend, I wanted to make something festive. I decided on rainbow pancakes!
Whip up a batch of your favorite pancake mix and separate into 5 bowls. ( I used Bob's Red Mill gluten free pancake mix)
Mix each bowl of batter with different food colors of your choice. (I chose pink, orange, yellow, green and blue.)
Place colored batter in separate zip-lock baggies, piping bags or squeeze bottles. If using a ziplock bag or piping bag, it's easiest to place the bag into a cup. It creates a steady base while filling up the bags.
With each color, create a rainbow arc on a greased pan/griddle. Use one color at a time and try your best to be steady. Allow the pancakes to cook well on the first side. This will prevent the pancake from breaking or falling apart.
Once the pancakes are cooked, you can add clouds! This part is of course optional, but delicious! We used strawberry mousse, but other options are whipped cream, mini marshmallows, fluff etc.
Of course couldn't help but make regular rainbow pancakes too!