Snowman Pancakes (For a Festive Christmas Breakfast)

Making adorable snowman pancakes with your family at home is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit! It’s a super simple way to make your breakfast into a fun little Christmas party that your kids are going to remember forever. 

Make snowman pancakes part of your Christmas eve, Christmas day, or even Boxing day morning, breakfast traditions. Traditions help build a feeling of belonging and strengthen family bonds. Family traditions don’t have to be expensive or complicated to be fun and memorable! In fact, you might already have what you need at home in your pantry to get started. 

Here’s what you’ll need to make snowman pancakes:

  • Your favorite pancake recipe ingredients OR a box of pancake mix
  • Whipped cream 
  • Blueberries or mini chocolate chips 
  • Strawberries 
  • Circular cookie cutters or circular Tupperware
Cookie cutter snowman pancake.

Snowman Pancake Cookie Cutter Method:

The basic concept is to make large pancakes and cut them into circles to arrange into the right shape and decorate! Here are the steps:

  1. Make your pancakes! Make them large enough to cut your circles out of.
  2. Cut out three sizes of circles from your cooked pancakes: big, medium, small.
  3. Arrange your three circles to create the snowman body onto individual plates for each family member.
  4. Decorate with a strawberry slice for a hat, blueberry or chocolate chips for eyes and buttons, and whipped cream for snow. Whipped cream also looks great as an accent on your snowman hat.
Use tupperware or a glass if you don’t have cookie cutters.

Snowman Pancake Pour Method:

If you have a bit more time and patience, or you can’t find the right size circles to cut out your snowmen with, try making your snowman pancakes with this batter pouring method. 

Snowman pancake poured into pan.
  1. Make your pancake batter in a large bowl and heat up your pan or griddle to a medium heat
  2. Slowly pour pancake base to create the largest bottom circle, wait for it to finish spreading
  3. Pour the next two top circles one at a time so they attach to the bottom
  4. Add chocolate chips for buttons and/or blueberry eyes
  5. Wait for your pancake to start bubbling so you know it will flip easily
  6. Flip and finish cooking the second side lightly
  7. Place your snowman pancakes on a serving plate
  8. Decorate with whipped cream snow and a strawberry santa hat
  9. Back bacon scarf and arms are also optional!
Snowman pancake – pour method finished product


Using cookie cutters will give you a nice clean edge on your circles as you cut them out. If you don’t have three sizes of circles you can use other items from around your kitchen. Small Tupperware or a glass can be just as good at cutting a circle out of a nice smooth fluffy pancake.

Get your whole family involved making these snowman pancakes! Even my three year old wanted to help stir the pancake batter. Involving your children in making special treats for the family can help curb picky eating by getting them interested in what you’re making. If you have other cookie cutters you could make more types of Christmas pancakes too, like gingerbread man pancakes or Santa shaped pancakes.

Sprinkling powdered sugar on the finished surface of the pancakes is another fun way to make the plate a Winter Wonderland. Serve these cute snowman pancakes with hot chocolate and mini marshmallows for an extra special treat.

Final Thoughts

Making snowman pancakes with your family around the holiday season can be so much fun. Don’t be afraid to start a new tradition no matter how old your kids are. The important thing is the time you’ll spend together, making happy memories. Don’t worry about getting things perfect, it’s more important to have a good time and laugh together.

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