We have a very special guest post from Greta, a 10 year old What’s In The Bible? fan! In honor of Shrove Tuesday, we asked Greta and her family if they would like to try making Buck Denver and Sunday School Lady out of pancakes and breakfast food. Greta took on the challenge and succeeded with flying colors! Greta shares how she made them below.
For Buck Denver, I made a large, oval-shaped pancake for the face and a very small circular pancake for the nose. His hair is bacon pieces and his mouth is a quarter of a peach with a wedge cut out of it. The eyes are chocolate chips- you can put them on while the pancake is still cooking or after it’s done.
Sunday School Lady’s face is a large round pancake. I used pretzel sticks for the glasses. For the lenses I used kitchen shears to slice off the end of a regular marshmallow (not mini or jumbo). I sprayed the shears with cooking spray first, so the marshmallow wouldn’t stick. I used half of a small oval pancake for each ear. Her nose is a very small circular pancake (smaller than Buck’s nose). I used quartered clementines and tangelos (unpeeled) for the necklace. The mouth was yogurt that I piped from a small zip-lock bag. For the hair, my sister Elena helped me combine cool whip with a spoonful of marshmallow fluff and tinted it with light blue and black gel food color.
I had a fun time making them and enjoyed figuring out how to make them!
Greta’s mom, Lisa, shared her favorite pancake recipe with us.
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
Place oats in food processor and process until smooth. Add remaining ingredients; process until smooth. Store in a tightly sealed container in refrigerator or freezer.
To make pancakes, you will need:
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
3 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
2 large eggs
1 ½ cups pancake mix
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. If batter seems too thin, add a bit more mix. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter onto a hot nonstick griddle or nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray. Turn pancakes when tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked.
Greta and Lisa, thank you! The pancakes look so fun and I bet they were delicious! If you try this at home with your family, please post photos to our Facebook page!