Here’s a fun little trick for those of you with kids…or those of you with nieces, nephews, young friends…. or who are young at heart : )
I brought home a bus-shaped cookie cutter from my Celestial Seasonings trip and always imagined using it with pancakes. I finally gave it a shot! While these didn’t turn out perfectly, they are nice and bus shaped. And Mazen loved them!
Start by generously greasing your cutters with cooking spray or butter –
Prepare your pancake better. We obviously love the Great Harvest mix in our house, but use any mix you like. Kodiak cakes, make them from scratch, add pumpkin!
Heat some butter in your pan and place the cookie cutter in.
Pour your batter in – keep it on the lower side. Too much and you’ll have trouble removing the cookie cutter at the end because the middle won’t have time to cook through and will spill out over the sides (I speak from experience!)
Actually, use even less than I did in these photos!
I put a lid (one that didn’t even match my skillet) on top to help the pancake cook through faster. Note the teapot shape in there too! It had a few too many curves to maintain its shape, so choose a cookie cutter that has wide, shallow curves. (A star probably wouldn’t work, for example.)
Add some bananas if you like!
When you see bubbles, slowly remove the cookie cutter. It might be hot, so be careful! Mine wasn’t too hot to touch, but yours might be.
Then carefully flip –
In moments, you’ll have a bus!
The wheels on the bus go round and round!