- December 31, 2017 at 9:26 pm #383282
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tbs melted butter, cooled
1 1/4 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tbs sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla (optional)
12 chocolate chips
6 maraschino cherries
12 slices of bacon, cooked
Heat up a cast iron griddle or pan on medium heat before you begin. Get it nice and hot and then be prepared to turn it down to low before cooking the pancakes.
While the pan is heating, beat together the egg, milk and melted butter. If adding vanilla, add it in at this time, too.
Make sure the butter is not hot when combining it with the egg.
Next, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture and stir to form a lumpy batter. Let it sit for about five min.
It will puff up. If it is too thick, add a little more milk.
Add some butter or oil to the griddle before cooking. Then turn down the heat on the griddle to medium-low.
Using a liquid measuring cup or spoon, pour about half a cup of batter onto the hot griddle to make the reindeer face.
Make it sort of a large oval shape. Pour about 1/8 cup of batter on the griddle to create each of the ears. Cook the pancakes for a few minutes per side and then flip.
Finish cooking and remove from the griddle.
Place the pancakes in a 200° oven to keep warm while making the rest of the pancakes.
Arrange the face and ears of the reindeer on a plate. Put two slices of bacon at the top of the head and in between the ears.
Cut the marshmallows in half to create the eyes. Place the eyes on the large oval and place a chocolate chip on each marshmallow half to create the pupils.
Place a maraschino cherry at the bottom of each face to create the nose.
Serve with maple syrup or powdered sugar and butter if desired. Makes 6 servings
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