Rainbow Pancakes! 

Kickstart your morning with a splash of color! These vibrant Rainbow Pancakes are not just fun to make but are also a delightful way to brighten up your breakfast table. Perfect for special occasions or to bring a little joy to any morning, these pancakes are sure to impress both kids and adults alike.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Food coloring in various colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)


  1. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add Wet Ingredients:
    • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the milk, beaten egg, and vegetable oil. Stir together until the batter is smooth and there are no lumps.
  3. Prepare Colored Batter:
    • Divide the batter evenly into separate bowls, one for each color of the rainbow.
    • Add a few drops of food coloring to each bowl and stir until the colors are vibrant and evenly distributed.
  4. Cook Pancakes:
    • Heat a non-stick griddle or skillet to 250 degrees F. Lightly grease it with a bit of vegetable oil to prevent sticking.
    • Pour about ¼ cup of batter for each pancake onto the griddle. Spread the batter slightly with the back of a spoon if necessary to form round pancakes.
    • Cook the pancakes low and slow, waiting until bubbles form on the surface and the edges appear set before flipping them over to cook the other side.
  5. Serving Suggestions:
    • Stack the pancakes in the order of the rainbow colors to create a beautiful and appetizing presentation. Serve hot with your favorite syrup, whipped cream, or fresh fruits for an extra special treat.

Prep Time

  • Preparation: 10 minutes
  • Cooking: 20 minutes
  • Total: 30 minutes

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: Approximately 100 kcal per pancake.


  • Keeping Pancakes Warm: If you’re making multiple batches, keep the cooked pancakes warm in the oven at a low temperature (about 200 degrees F) so you can serve all the pancakes hot at the same time.
  • Shaped Pancakes: For an added fun factor, pour the batter into a pastry bag, snip off a small corner, and pipe the batter onto the griddle to form shapes like hearts or stars.
  • Avoiding Butter for Greasing: Use vegetable oil instead of butter to grease the pan, as butter might brown too quickly and affect the vibrant colors of your pancakes.

These Rainbow Pancakes are sure to become a favorite, bringing a burst of color and joy to any morning. Whether for a birthday breakfast, a festive brunch, or just a cheerful start to the day, these pancakes are a perfect choice. Enjoy the smiles they bring to your table!

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