Hungry Caterpillar pancakes recipe

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makes: 1
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 10 min
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  • Do your kids love the Hungry Caterpillar? Imagine their little faces when they see this pancake creation! It may look a little tricky to make yourself but it actually couldn’t be easier. We took our basic pancake recipe, added a little food colouring, did a little cutting and voila! This fun design is not just for Pancake Day, we think it would make a lovely breakfast treat for the little ones’ birthdays too.


    • Basic 
    • Red food colouring
    • Green food colouring
    • Cookie cutter
    • Mini marshmallows
    • Chocolate chips


    • Make up a batch of pancake batter and split into two. Colour one half green and one red with a few drops of food colouring. Add the food colouring slowly and stir until you get the desired colour.

    • Make 2 green pancakes and 1 red (you can use the leftover batter to make other fun characters) and allow to cool.

    • Cut 9 green circles and one red and arrange in the shape of the caterpillar.

    • Cut triangles from the leftover red pancake and arrange for the feet. Cut 2 thin strips for the antennas.

    • Place 2 marshmallows on the red circle for the eyes and top with chocolate chips.

    • Cut any remaining green pancake into strips to make grass.

    Top tip for making Hungry Caterpillar pancakes

    See more from our pancake experiment with our 24 things you never thought to do with pancakes

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