Rainbow Pancakes on the Griddle are fun to create and taste amazing!! This rainbow stack is an interesting twist to traditional fluffy pancakes.
Think of this as a birthday cake for breakfast! It’s a fun twist on the traditional pancake! Make your kids’ birthdays bright and colorful by adding rainbow pancakes!
This delicious rainbow pancake recipe will be a big hit at your next gathering! Make a rainbow pancake charcuterie board that will leave your guests in awe with all the amazing colors.
My Rainbow pancakes are easy to make and fun to do with kids. It’s going to be a little more prep work but I’m sharing some good tips on making the best Rainbow Pancakes!
Rainbow pancakes cooked on a Blackstone Griddle make a perfect rainbow breakfast centerpiece. You could also cook some colorful pancakes for the kids on the weekends if they wanted something special!
Colored pancakes are very tasty! Learn the best ways to make blue pancakes, green pancakes, purple pancakes, or any of the colors of the rainbow!
These are our normal Blackstone pancakes (with a jazz of color) along with our best Michigan maple syrup…but they’re amazingly good and fun!
This rainbow pancake is an awesome breakfast recipe! An easy pancake mixture with bright colors turns dull pancakes into something fun for kids!
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What is a Rainbow Pancake?
Rainbow pancakes are a variety of fluffy pancakes that are all different colors and then stacked on top of each other to represent the color of a rainbow. The goal is to have vibrant colors so when the pancakes are stacked on top of each other, the colors look nice together.
What are the Colors of the Rainbow?
Rainbow colors can vary depending on how you are looking at it. The rainbow colors generally are: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.
Learn more about the rainbow color order. Red, orange, yellow, green, or purple, it doesn’t matter what you pick.
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Is it OK to Put Food Coloring in Pancakes?
Yes, it is! The food color must be edible and will not affect the flavor of the pancakes unless you add crazy amounts. It is possible to get an unpleasant taste. I strongly recommend electric food gel coloring for more vivid colors!
How to Make Rainbow Pancakes?
Use your favorite pancake recipe when making these colorful rainbow pancakes. I like making rainbow pancakes by using pancake mixes from a box.
You can use the instructions for the pancake mix. If you make homemade pancake mix from scratch, that will also work. Everything depends upon you!
Both methods are equally useful in preparing pancakes. Prepare your favorite pancake mix or homemade pancake batter.
I like medium thickness pancakes, so I don’t want my batter to be runny, but I don’t want thick batter that produces extra thick pancakes.
Gather all your ingredients to make your pancakes on the griddle. I use Bisquick mix with milk and egg that is whipped together with a whisk.
If desired, stir the batter with a fork or spoon. The milk can be adjusted up or down depending on how thick you want the finished pancake.
How do you Make Different Colored Pancakes?
You need to decide how many colors you want to make. Separate batter into small bowls to ensure that they are mixing all the colors thoroughly to help create a uniform color for them.
When you choose a bold color, you will use more food coloring which is why you should mix this with good consistency! I chose to make 6 colors , yellow, green, blue, violet, red/pink and orange.
You can also use liquid or powder colors. I like to use gel food colors. When making your colored pancakes recipe, start by adding a drop or two at a time.
Use a silicone spatula to mix the coloring and pancake batter together. Add more coloring if needed to reach your desired color.
You can also mix two different colors together to create a new color. Yellow and blue will make green.
Griddle Temp – Pancakes
The griddle temperature is very important when making colored pancakes. Low and slow is best. You don’t want the traditional golden-brown color because it will take away from the rainbow colors that you are trying to create.
How to Form Perfect Pancakes on the Griddle
When making different color pancakes with this pancake dispenser, you will have to clean the container after each color. Otherwise, you will have multi-colored pancakes.
Make sure the griddle is not too hot. When the griddle is preheated, pour the pancake batter in the same spot. This will form your perfect circle as the batter flows onto the hot griddle.
When to Flip Pancakes
Are you unsure when to flip a pancake? The rule of thumb that I use is when you pour the batter onto the griddle, let the pancake cook!! Do not fuss with it.
Tiny bubbles will start forming all over the pancake. Watch as the bubbles begin to rise to the top of the pancake.
If the griddle is heated evenly, you should get even bubbles across the whole pancake. Check and flip the pancake with a griddle spatula. Let that side cook until the pancake is cooked all the way through.
It will be about 2 minutes per side but depends on the temperature of the griddle, the air temperature, and the wind surrounding the griddle. Continue cooking all the pancakes until you have used all the pancake batter. Serve hot.
TIPS FOR THE BEST RAINBOW PANCAKES on the Griddle
- The color of this rainbow pancake is best when using Gel food coloring. It is generally brighter and typically you need less liquid, but what you have on hand works great. To get vibrant colored pancakes, use ELECTRIC Americolor colored gel that is designed to hold the color in your pancakes. I use the whole Americolor gel food coloring line for my cake decorating business and love, love, love the color from them!!
- Low and slow – Cook the pancakes at a low temperature so that they do not turn brown in color, ruining the great vibrant color of your griddle cakes.
- Don’t have a Blackstone Griddle? That’s ok! Mix the pancake batter as normal and make your colors. Use a sauté pan or skillet on the stove over medium heat and cook like you would on a griddle. You will have to work in several batches, and it will take more time.
- Use a spatula with a good edge on it so that you can get under the pancake easily to flip it over. There is nothing worse that having a great looking pancake but it gets ruined when trying to flip it over.
Tie Dyed Pancake
Create a tie dyed pancake by combining a little bit of pancake batter together in a bowl and gently swirl around making sure to not combine the colors too much. Make pancakes as normal.
How to Store Pancakes
Leftover pancakes store very well. Place the pancakes in an airtight container. If desired, separate each pancake with plastic wrap, wax paper, or parchment paper to prevent sticking together.
Store for up to 6 days in the refrigerator. Reheat pancakes in the microwave in 20 second intervals. Use the air fryer to heat up your pancakes.
How to Freeze Pancakes
Pancakes freeze very well. Line the pancakes up in an airtight container separated by parchment paper, plastic wrap, or wax paper.
Store in the freezer for up to 2 months. Reheat in the microwave using 20 second intervals.
More Blackstone Pancakes
Want more delicious recipes that you can make on the Blackstone Griddle?
- Cinnamon Roll Pancakes
- Chocolate Chip Pancakes
- Blueberry Pancakes
- Pumpkin Pancakes
Other Blackstone Griddle Breakfast Recipes
Rainbow Pancakes on the Griddle – FAQ
Yes, I prefer to use gel food coloring when making rainbow pancakes. Even better, the electric color set. Gel food coloring is what bakers use to make awesome colored frosting, cake batters, and beautiful cookies.
If your pancakes are turning brown, then your heat is too high. Turn the heat to a lower setting. The pancakes will take a little longer to cook but that’s ok. Just make sure they are done in the middle. With rainbow pancakes, you want to keep the beautiful color of the pancakes and not a golden brown normal colored pancake.
Rainbow Pancakes on the Griddle Recipe
Get the full recipe and nutrition serving and calories below!
- Bisquick Pancake Mix 2 cups
- Milk 1 cup
- Eggs 2 eggs
- Assortment of Gel Food Coloring
- Gather all your ingredients to make the colored pancakes.
- Combine the pancake mix, milk and eggs in a bowl. Use a whisk to mix together and make a smooth batter.
- Decide on the colors that you plan on using.
- Divide the pancake batter into the desired number of bowls.
- Create the individual colors by using a drop or two of the gel food coloring and mix to combine completely.
- Pre-heat the Blackstone Griddle (gas - set on low) (electric - set on 300°F). Once the griddle is hot, use a portion scooper, Blackstone Pancake Dispenser, or pour some of the pancake batter to form a round pancake.
- Let the colorful pancakes cook until the bubbles come up threw the pancake which is about 2 minutes per side. Flip the pancakes over and cook on the other side until the pancake is fully cooked.
- Remove from the griddle and stack on a serving platter. Serve hot.
- The color of this rainbow pancake on the griddle is best when using Gel food coloring. It is generally brighter and typically you need less liquid. To get vibrant colored pancakes, use ELECTRIC Americolor colored gel that is created to hold the color in your pancakes. I use the whole Americolor gel food coloring line for my cake decorating business and love the color from them!!
- Low and slow – Make sure to cook the pancakes at a low temperature so that they do not turn brown in color, ruining the great vibrant color of your griddle cakes.
- If you don't have a Blackstone Griddle, that's ok! Combine the pancake batter as normal and make your colors. Use a skillet on the stove over low-medium heat and cook like you would on a griddle. Work in several batches, and it will take more time.
- Use a griddle spatula with a good edge on it so that you can get under the colorful pancake easily to flip it over. There is nothing worse that having a awesome looking pancake, but it gets ruined when trying to
flip it over.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 229Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 96mgSodium 572mgCarbohydrates 38gFiber 1gSugar 10gProtein 9g
Note: For exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information is simply a guideline.
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