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Green pancakes on white snowflake plate topped with green and white whipped cream with red sprinkles.

Grinch Pancakes

Create your very own Grinch Pancakes at home with green buttermilk pancake batter, cream cheese frosting, green whipped cream and heart sprinkles!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 314kcal
Author Katie


  • KitchenAid Stand Mixer
  • Stove Top



  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon White Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoon Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tablespoons Butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon Green Food Coloring

For the cream cheese frosting:

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • ½ cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Clean Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tablespoons Water

For the green whipped cream:

  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ¾ cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Adams Extract Green Food Coloring


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Then add in the buttermilk, milk, eggs, melted butter, and food coloring. Mix for 30 seconds until all ingredients are blended.
  • Spray cooking spray on a griddle or frying pan. Heat at medium heat. Using a small ladle or ice cream scoop (using about ¼ cup batter for each pancake (or less if you want silver dollar pancakes)), pour the batter onto the griddle.
  • Let the pancakes cook until you begin to start to see bubbles form on the top of the batter (about 1-2 minutes). Then flip, and cook an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from griddle and repeat until all the batter is used.

For the cream cheese frosting:

  • Mix together using a hand mixer or stand mixer the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and water (start with 2 tablespoons and add additional water as needed to thin frosting). Mix until smooth, and set to the side.

For the green whipped cream:

  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, mix the heavy cream, powder sugar, and green food coloring until stiff peaks form (about 3-5 minutes on medium high speed). Place in a piping bag fitted with a star (no. 1) tip.
  • To assemble the pancakes, stack pancakes then drizzle on the cream cheese frosting. Top pancake with green whipped cream. Add heart shaped sprinkles on top. Repeat until all the pancakes are done and enjoy.


  • Quantity - 1 batch of pancakes makes enough for my family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) for breakfast.
  • Scoop - Use a cookie or ice cream scoop to help evenly divide batter and pour onto griddle.
  • Substitution - A reader named Sam was able to succesffully make this recipe gluten free. Here is what he had to say; "To make these gluten free I just substituted the flour with a Gluten free all purpose flour. Bob's Mill or Crusteaz brand. They are nice and fluffy."


Serving: 1pancake | Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 795IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg