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St. Patrick’s Day Pancakes

Your kids are going to love these green St. Patrick’s Day pancakes topped with whipped cream and Lucky Charms. Perfect holiday breakfast idea!

St. Patrick's Day Pancakes

St. Patrick’s Day is not just a parade of green attire and Lucky Charms; it’s an invitation to bring the emerald cheer into our homes and, most delightfully, onto our plates. Today you’re going to start the day with some magic for breakfast, my friends.

I’m talking about St. Patrick’s Day pancakes! And these are not your ordinary pancakes. These are the kind of pancakes that make leprechauns pause in their merry jaunting, and even the most serious of adults crack a smile.

This fun breakfast recipe combines the whimsy of Lucky Charms with the lushness of green-dyed batter, all topped off with a cloud of whipped cream. It’s a recipe that promises to sprinkle a little bit of magic and a lot of flavor into your St. Patrick’s Day morning.

And kids absolutely love these. I mean – how can you not love green pancakes? Whether or not anyone admits it . . . the color alone makes them taste better (wink).

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This is such a great way to bring the joy and festivity of St. Patrick’s Day into your home from the very start of the day.

So grab your apron and green food coloring, and let’s embrace the spirit of the Emerald Isle together with a breakfast that’s sure to be the highlight of your holiday. Get ready to enjoy some deliciously festive pancakes!

Tips for Making Pancakes

Before we dive into the recipe, I want to share some tips with you for making these flapjacks. If you already know what you’re doing, then you can scroll down to the recipe. Otherwise, here are some things to keep in mind.

Use Fresh Ingredients

Fresh ingredients make a huge difference. Use fresh eggs, milk, butter, and any other components you’re adding to your batter.

Preheat the Griddle or Pan

Make sure your cooking surface is properly preheated. A medium heat is usually best to avoid burning. If you’re not using a non-stick pan or griddle, make sure to grease it lightly with butter or oil to prevent sticking.

Measure Ingredients Accurately

Baking is a science, so accurate measurements matter. Use measuring cups and spoons for consistent results.

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Don’t Overmix

Overmixing can lead to tough pancakes. Mix your batter until just combined; a few lumps are okay.

Rest the Batter

Allow the batter to rest for a few minutes before cooking. This helps the flour hydrate and results in fluffier pancakes.

Proper Ladle Size

Use a ladle or measuring cup to pour the batter onto the cooking surface. This ensures uniform pancake sizes. Gently spread the batter with the back of the ladle after pouring it onto the griddle.

Watch for Bubbles

As the pancake cooks, you’ll notice bubbles forming on the surface. Once the bubbles pop and leave small holes, it’s time to flip the pancake.

Flip Carefully

Use a spatula to flip the pancake. Don’t press down on it; you want to keep the fluffiness intact.

Cook and Warm

Pancakes typically need about 1-2 minutes per side. They should be golden brown and cooked through. If you’re making a batch, keep the cooked pancakes warm in a 200°F oven while you finish cooking the rest.

St patrick's day pancake recipe

Remember, practice makes perfect. Don’t be discouraged if your first batch isn’t exactly as you hoped; pancakes are forgiving and still tasty even if they’re not picture-perfect. Enjoy the process of creating a delicious breakfast!

Here’s what you’re going to need for these St. Patrick’s Day pancakes.


  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 7-10 drops green food coloring


  • Lucky Charms marshmallows
  • Whipped cream
  • Maple Syrup

These pancakes will last 5-7 days in the fridge. You need to keep them sealed in an airtight container or plastic bag to keep them fresh. You will want to store them without toppings.

green pancakes for st patrick's day
green pancakes st patty's day

Get the printable recipe for these St. Patrick’s pancakes below:

Yield: 12 pancakes

St. Patrick's Day Pancakes

St. Patrick's Day Pancakes

If you've never had St. Patrick's pancakes, you need to try this recipe! They are perfectly fluffy and topped with Lucky Charms and whipped cream.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes



  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 7-10 drops green food coloring
  • Nonstick cooking spray or butter, for the pan or griddle

Optional Toppings

  • Whipped cream
  • Lucky Charms


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.whisk together the dry ingredients flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda
  2. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and whisk or stir until mixed. Small lumps are acceptable, but all large lumps should be gone.Mix the eggs, milk, and oil into the dry ingredients
  3. Dye the batter with several drops of food coloring. Fold in and add more drops if desired.dyeing the pancake batter green
  4. Heat a skillet or griddle to approximately 300 degrees. Prepare the skillet or griddle with nonstick cooking spray or butter.Greasing pan by silicone brush
  5. Scoop the pancake batter onto the prepared cooking surface leaving room for the pancake(s) to spread slightly.Green batter cooking in a pan
  6. Cook for about 3 minutes or until bubbles pop to the top. Flip the pancake(s) and continue cooking for an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until they are cooked through.Green pancake flipped over in a pan
  7. Serve the pancakes hot on a plate with maple syrup, Lucky Charms, whipped cream, or your choice of toppings.Cooked green pancakes on a plate


Nutrition information does not include any toppings, which are optional.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 pancakes

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 333Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 330mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 8g

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