6 Kid-Friendly Pancake Upgrades

Let your kids create their own pancake breakfast with these yummy mix-in ideas. 

boy making pancakes Michael Piazza
1. CHOCOLATE PEANUT-BUTTER CHIP 1 cup pancake mix + 1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa +  1 Tbs. sugar +  1⁄3 cup peanut-butter chips + water 

*Add enough water to each recipe so that it reaches the consistency of regular pancake batter. 

2. RED VELVET 1 cup pancake mix + 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa + 2 tsp. red food coloring + water 

3. MANDARIN POPPY SEED 1 cup pancake mix + 4 tsp. poppy seeds + 1⁄3 cup canned mandarin oranges (drained) + water 

4. LEMON RICOTTA 1 cup pancake mix + 1⁄4 cup ricotta + zest of 1 lemon + water 

5. APPLE CINNAMON 1 cup pancake mix + 1⁄3 cup apple-pie filling + 2 tsp. cinnamon + water 

6. PUMPKIN SPICE 1 cup pancake mix + 1⁄4 cup pumpkin puree + 2 Tbs. sugar + 3⁄4 tsp. pumpkin-pie spice + water