Marbled Pancakes Recipe

Kick off your day with a burst of color and flavor with these Marbled Pancakes! Perfect for a fun and lively breakfast, these fluffy pancakes combine the classic comfort of a traditional breakfast with an artistic twist. The vibrant swirls of color not only make them appealing but also bring joy to your morning routine. Top them with whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles for a truly festive start to any day.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • Neon liquid food coloring
  • Cooking spray (for frying)
  • Optional: Whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles for topping


  1. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Combine Wet Ingredients:
    • In a larger bowl, whisk together milk, melted butter, and the egg until fully combined.
  3. Make the Batter:
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, whisking just until combined. Be careful not to overmix; some lumps are fine.
  4. Color the Batter:
    • Divide the batter into smaller bowls and add a few drops of different neon food coloring to each to create vibrant colors.
  5. Create the Marbled Effect:
    • Pour the different colored batters back into one bowl in layers and gently swirl with a knife or skewer to create a marbled effect. Do not overmix.
  6. Cook the Pancakes:
    • Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
    • Pour a scoop of the batter onto the hot skillet. Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook until golden brown on the other side.
  7. Serve:
    • Serve hot with whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles, if desired.


  • Avoid Overmixing: To keep the pancakes light and fluffy, mix the batter until just combined; overmixing can make the pancakes tough.
  • Swirling Technique: Use a light hand when swirling the batter to ensure that the colors do not blend completely and maintain their marbled effect.
  • Cooking Consistency: To ensure even cooking, let the skillet heat completely before adding the batter and cook each pancake on a consistent medium heat.


  1. Can I make the batter ahead of time?
    • It’s best to make pancake batter fresh, but you can mix the dry ingredients the night before and add the wet ingredients in the morning to save time.
  2. How can I keep the pancakes warm?
    • Keep cooked pancakes in a warm oven (about 200°F) on a baking sheet until ready to serve.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 2

Category: Breakfast

Method: Frying

Cuisine: American

Diet: Vegetarian


Marbled Pancakes are not only a treat for the taste buds but also a feast for the eyes, making breakfast exciting and delightful. Whether it’s a special weekend treat or a colorful addition to a weekday morning, these pancakes are sure to bring smiles to the table. Enjoy the process of creating these artistic pancakes and the fun they bring to your morning meal!

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