Pancakes, Pancakes! A Recipe Just For Kids! (Learn & Link With Linky)

I decided to start a series with my preschooler. An Eric Carle series. I have several of his books and what books I do not have I will check them out from the library. The series will include crafts or recipes that him and I will make together that coincide with what Eric Carle book we will be working on for that week.  


The first book we worked on is Pancake, Pancake!


Eric Care pancakes a


My son and I didn’t just make your typical pancake, we make pancakes kids would love! 

Pancakes, Pancakes - A Recipe For Kids!
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  1. 2 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  2. 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  3. 3 Tbsp. Baking Powder
  4. 2 Tbsp. Sugar
  5. 2 Eggs
  6. 1 1/2 Almond Milk
  7. 2 Tbsp. Chia Seeds
Yummy Toppings
  1. Strawberries, Blueberries, Chocolate Chips, Candy Sprinkles
  1. This is a double batch because we have a large family, so if you do not want this many cut the recipe in half. In mixer or large bowl add the flour, egg, coconut oil, almond milk, Chia seeds and eggs mix together. Once fully mixed add batter to hot pan and start cooking (medium-high) as it's cooking add desired toppings. Then flip and allow other side to cook. We only added toppings to one side.
  1. Cooking Tip - Use a ice cream scooper to scoop the pancake batter into the pan.
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 My son stood on a stool next to me preparing these special pancakes for him and his siblings to enjoy.  I allowed to a bit of distance away from the stove as they cooked while he added the yummy toppings.   

eric carle pancake collage

What is your child’s favorite Eric Carle book? What fun spins do you put on pancakes for your kids? 


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  1. My kids loved the Eric Carle books. And those pancakes look amazing!

  2. I love pancakes, these look amazing

  3. Stephanie Keeping says:

    I have to find that book. My bunch loves pancakes!!

  4. I like Eric Carle. I like pancakes too (as do my kiddos) so this would be win-win here too.

  5. This looks like such a cute book! And I want to try the pancake recipe!

  6. What a great project! The kids like mini pancakes. My hubby makes them lots of little pancakes – they love them.

  7. Yum these look great! My kids love helping me make food. Especially brunch. We need to give these a try!

  8. What a great way to encourage reading and spend time with your kids! I seriously need to do this and get that book. Sunday is pancake day in our house!

  9. I love this because the kids love when I make them pancakes 🙂
    I love the journey through the books! So cool!

  10. I LOVE Eric Carle books…and so do my kids! I thought I knew all of them but apparently not! I’m going out to get this book this weekend 😉

  11. Eric Carle has always been a kids favorite at our house. I love that you made pancakes with the kids on this, love the sprinkle idea for bday breakfasts.

  12. I’ll have to check out this book but right now, I feel the need to go make pancakes so I will. I kid you not.

  13. Those look delicious. My kids love chocolate chips in their pancakes and maple syrup

  14. How fun is this? I should seriously incorporate this with the kids I watch everyday. They would love it.

  15. I love pancakes…and books. My favorite Eric Carle book is the one about the Hungry Caterpillar. As for toppings on my pancakes…I’m a jelly or preserve gal!

  16. These are total kid pancakes and I can see they are having as much fun helping to make then as I’m sure it was to eat them. 🙂

  17. This is such a cute idea! I want to do this with my Preschooler! It would be awesome to cook different dishes from different stories! Thank you for the inspiration!

  18. Who doesn’t love pancakes? I just had them for breakfast this morning!

  19. We love pancakes. I always make a huge batch on the weekend and freeze them for all week…

  20. My sons love pancakes. They would love the chocolate chip pancakes the best.

  21. I always loved cooking with my kids. It was a great learning experience and the results were always tasty.

  22. These look very good and it looks like the kids sure enjoyed making them. I would be nervous around the hot stove!

  23. We haven’t read this one but my daughter would love it I bet!!

  24. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    This looks like so much fun! I will have to try this with my grandchildren. Thanks!

  25. This looks like so much fun. We love pancakes and Eric Carle!

  26. Wanda Patterson says:

    I love to cook with my granddaughter. I hope we are making memories 🙂

  27. My kids were always huge fans of Eric Carle! We had all his books when they were littler The pancakes do look yummy!

  28. Oh these pancakes came out really well! I should give this recipe a try, it looks fun!

  29. We like fruit pancakes, especially the apple ones… with a bit of icing sugar on top they are pure perfection 🙂

  30. That is really cool. You have a chef on your hands.

  31. Love the idea of reading a series together. Plus cooking together is so much fun!

  32. Eric Carle books have always been great. My daughters loves Pancakes so much. This looks amazing with pictures, detailed instructions that would make it so easy for someone to try.

  33. Those pancakes look really good! And looks, and sounds, like you had a lot of fun doing them! I think I need to try this recipe with my son!

  34. Maybe these were designed with kids in mind, but I’m still going to make them. They look pretty darn tasty!

  35. They look pretty darn tasty! I’ll have to whip up a batch tomorrow morning. Thanks!

  36. I love the idea of adding sprinkles to pancakes. Those are super cute!

  37. I love Eric Carle. His books can be read over and over again and are always enjoyable. I hope to visit his museum in MA one day.

  38. I like the ice cream scooper tip! Looks like a good first dish for kids to make.

  39. Needs a little vanilla and I would doubble the recipe. But it’s great

  40. This is so so fun that I had to share it so I pinned it to my board called “Foodtivities” for kids. I am going to do this with my son 🙂

  41. I’ve never seen this book! We will definitely have to try this!

  42. I love Eric Carle. I make pancakes with my daughter all the time. She loves adding in different ingredients.

  43. Maybe I could finally get my son to enjoy pancakes like this. This is great that your little one really got into it!

  44. These look delicious! We love to add different sprinkles and flavors to our pancakes.

  45. This is a great idea. I did something like this when my boys were little!

  46. We love pancakes in my house. This would be fun for me and the three year old to do. thanks

  47. We have just about every Eric Carle book in our house. There’s a museum for his work here in MA. Cute idea! Yummy pancakes!

  48. I love the look of concentration on your little one’s face LOL

  49. LOL I was totally distracted by the pancakes and forgot to thank you for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty LOL We hope to see you again this Friday!

  50. Such a cute idea! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.

  51. That is an adorable book and recipe idea. What a fun way to get the kids involved.

  52. Those pancakes look incredibly good! My kids would eat those up!

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