March 12, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Breakfast

Good Morning, Positively Splendid!  This is Carrie from Worth Pinning and I’m sharing a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast sure to put a little extra Spring in your family’s steps.  St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect opportunity to surprise your kids will a rainbow-filled kind of morning.  After months of bitter cold temperatures and snow still piled high in our backyard, mid-March rainbows are a much welcomed sight!
Rainbow pancakes for St. Patrick's Day!
St. Patrick's Day Breakfast by Worth Pinning for Positively Splendid

I was so excited planning this surprise breakfast in my mind.   In one trip to the grocery store, I had everything I needed.  Before I went to bed that night, the table was set, the fruit was washed and cut, the straws were trimmed in size, and the pillow floor cushions and napkins were trimmed with green ribbon.

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast by Worth Pinning for Positively Splendid
I needed to get up 20 minutes early to make the pancakes, mix the hot cocoa, and assemble the fruit skewers.
St. Patrick's Day Breakfast by Worth Pinning for Positively Splendid
Let’s get started with the pancakes.  Divide pancake batter between six bowls:

Stir a rainbow of food coloring into each bowl.  Make sure to add enough food coloring to get nice bright colors.  If the red looks pink, the pancakes will be pink.  If the batter is pale green, the pancakes will be pale green.

Next, heat a skillet or griddle to med-high.  Using a full tablespoon of batter, dollop the batter (as close to a full round circle as you can get) on the griddle.

 When the edges firm (or dry) and the batter bubbles, it is time to flip the pancakes.
 Continue with each batter color:
Stack your pancakes red-orange-yellow-green-blue-purple:
St. Patrick's Day Breakfast by Worth Pinning for Positively Splendid
The base of the rainbow had 3 powdered sugar donut holes on one side and 2 powdered sugar donut holes on the other side to resemble clouds.  The black plastic containers are filled with dark amber maple syrup for dipping the pancakes.
The menu features the four leaf clover we found on a long hike in the fall.  It was one of my absolute favorite days with my kids.  We hiked for 4.5 hours- skipping and leaping and gathering fall leaves.  I think we all felt a little lucky that day.
St. Patrick's Day Breakfast by Worth Pinning for Positively Splendid
For the rainbow fruit skewers, select fruit by color- there are several combinations you can come up with:  strawberries, raspberries, red apple, watermelon, oranges, cantaloupe, peach, mangoes, pineapple, bananas, kiwi, green grapes, honeydew, pear, green apple, blueberry, blackberry, purple grapes.  Slide the fresh fruit up the skewer according to the colors of the rainbow:
The kids were delighted as they came down the stairs in the morning and saw the little decorated table set up in the middle of the room.  Just like little Leprechauns, both kids went right for the gold coins.
Shopping list to pull off this 20 minute prep-time breakfast for your kids:
Pancake mix, food coloring (packs usually come with 4 colors red/blue/green/yellow, so red & yellow makes orange, red & blue makes purple), powdered sugar donut holes, maple syrup, marshmallows, rainbow colored fruit, skewers, hot cocoa with rainbow marshmallows or any other beverage, gold chocolate coins and/or gold Rolo candies.  Extras:  flowers, green Easter grass, ribbon or felt to make shamrock decorations.

St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that can easily pass by pinning a little green to your shirt and calling it a day.  Why not create something a little more magical this St. Patrick’s Day?  I can vouch that the giggles, smiles and chatter were well worth the extra effort.  You can find other parties and special projects on my website Worth Pinning and on Facebook.

Thanks so much to Carrie for stopping by to share this phenomenal St. Patrick’s Day menu idea with us today! Find out more about her and her blog, Worth Pinning, on the PS Creative Team Page!

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
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15 Responses to St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Breakfast

  1. Lindsey March 12, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    Ive tried food coloring in pancakes before but they tasted awful. What type did you use?

    • Carrie - Worth Pinning March 12, 2013 at 9:23 am #

      Lindsey- try liquid food coloring. I don’t notice a difference in flavor when adding the food coloring. You could also add a little vanilla extract or almond extract to the pancake batter.

  2. Ann March 12, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    What a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your kids! The gold coin chocolates bring back good memories. Thank you for a wonderful post…Ann

  3. jenny@birdsandsoap March 12, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    My girls would love this! It’s all of their favorites. Thanks!

  4. Amanda @ Dreamsicle Sisters March 12, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

    What a sweet idea. I love celebrating with my kids. You’ve inspired me.

  5. Janel from NellieBellie March 12, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    How fun is this!!! Makes me smile just looking at it…I’d love starting my day like this!

  6. Jessica @ Mom 4 Real March 12, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    Oh my goodness…so cute! I would have never thought of rainbows pancakes…LOVE!

  7. Gwen March 12, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    SO fun! What a bright and cheery way to start the day!!!

  8. Ashley @ Domestic Imperfection March 12, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    My kids would love these! They already get crazy excited when I make pancakes, but this would put them over the top. Love the fruit too!

    BTW, I just feel the need to tell you that the photography on this post is amazing 🙂

  9. Jacque@thediyvillage March 12, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    Your colors are spot on, I always stuggle when I make purple it always turns out grey! And those fruit kabobs are ADORABLE!!!!!

  10. Virginia March 12, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    Absolutely genius! And stunning photos!!! Beautiful post!

  11. keri @ shaken together March 12, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    This is absolutely adorable and such a fun way to wake up your kiddos! Pinning!

  12. Olivia March 13, 2013 at 1:25 am #

    This is so beautiful and absolutely creative! I love it!… might make it for my sister on her birthday which just so happens to be on the 17th of March haha 🙂 Thanks for sharing Xx

  13. Laura Beth March 13, 2013 at 5:39 am #

    Awesome!! Those are some lucky kids with all of that rainbow fun!

  14. gold standard April 21, 2013 at 5:19 am #

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