originally posted on 11/01/2019
A while back we stumbled upon the genius that is sheet pancake recipes and made some sheet pan banana blueberry pancakes on our craft site, hello, Wonderful. As well as Valentine Sheet Pan Pancake Hearts and Mini Banana Cream Pies.
You already know we’re big fans of cute teddy bears holding heart foods so we combined our love of easy sheet pan pancakes with adorable bears and made these irresistible sheet pan teddy bear pancakes!
We’ve shared the tips and tricks for perfecting these bears that are wonderful for kids. You’ll also find a valentine’s day pancakes recipe that can be catered to your liking, with seasonal fruit and chocolate sauce.
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Sheet Pan Bear Heart Pancakes with Cookie Cutters
These adorable bear-shaped pancakes work wonderfully for a valentine’s breakfast, a kiddie’s birthday, or simply on a beautiful Sunday morning! Tucked on top of the snuggly bear is a tasty strawberry treats just waiting to be enjoyed.
What we love about sheet bear pancakes is that they feed a bunch of people, so whether you have a large family or need to make something for the class, church, or brunch party, they are a perfect breakfast item to bring.
Another thing to love is that you can virtually make any type of sheet pan pancakes you want, add your favorite fruit or nuts or mix-ins.
Use your favorite homemade pancake batter or simply use a mix, no one will notice the difference, I promise.
We also love using pancake bear mix as cookie dough! It’s like an already rolled out cookie dough based ready to be cut and served!
We used these adorable bear cookie cutters for our Valentine pancakes and simply added a cut-out strawberry heart.
Not one to waste any food (especially with kids in the house), use up the leftover pancake scraps to make mini heart cookies!
You can use ready-made store-bought icing and add a dash of Valentine sprinkles on top as we did.
Or you can easily use a mix of milk and powdered sugar for a quick icing and glaze.
For this recipe, you’ll be making pancakes with cookie cutters, one bear-shaped one (ours was around 4.6″ inches tall), and a mini heart cookie cutter (1″), as well as Valentine sprinkles. You will also need parchment paper and an 18″ x 13″ rimmed baking pan.
This makes a wonderful Valentine breakfast to surprise the kids on this love-filled day. With a drizzle of maple syrup and the mini heart pancake cookies, we consider these desserts in the house. Pancake cookies are definitely lower in sugar than your typical cookie.
Watch the step-by-step video on how to make these adorable Sheet Pan Bear Pancakes on our Facebook page HERE.
How to Make Pancakes with Cookie Cutters | Valentines Pancakes Recipe
- 3 Cups Flour
- 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp Baking powder
- 2 1/2 Cups Milk
- 2 Eggs
- 10 tbsp Butter melted, reserve 2 tbsp and set aside
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- Step 1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Step 2. Line an 18" x 13" baking pan with parchment paper and brush with 2 tbsp of melted butter. Step 3. Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in one bowl. Step 4. In another microwave safe bowl, add your milk, remaining 8 tbsp of butter, and microwave just until the butter has melted. Microwave 20-30 seconds at a time, stir to melt the butter and continue in the microwave for added time if necessary.Step 5. Mix your eggs with the milk and butter mixture until incorporated. Step 6. Pour your egg/milk/butter mixture in the bowl with the flour, stir until just mixed, do not overmix. Step 7. Pour pancaker batter evenly over your baking sheet. Smooth evenly with a spatula. Give it a light pound against your countertop to get out any air bubbles. Step 8. Bake for a total of 20 minutes in a preheated 400 degree oven. Rotate in between time. At 20 minutes, the pancake will look very pale but it will be done (check by lightly touching the tops, if it springs back it is done). To give it some color on top, set your oven to broil and rotate the pan a couple of minutes. Make sure to watch it so the top does not burn. Step 9. Remove the pan from the oven, allow to cool until you can remove the sheet pan from the parchment. Step 10. Use your bear cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Our is large, about 4.6" tall so it make about 6. You can make more bears with smaller cutters. Step 11. With your leftover scraps, cut out mini heart shapes with a small 1" heart cookie cutter. Ice with frosting (we used store-bought) and add sprinkles on top.
Valentine Breakfast Ideas & Bear Pancakes
What’s great about these pancakes is that they can be different each time you make them. Top them with seasonal fruits, yummy syrups, and crunchy granola to take your breakfast to a new level.
Have you had a chance to try this recipe? Let us know how it was!
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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.