Leprechaun Pancakes

Leprechaun Pancakes - Pocketful of SugarJust in time for St. Patrick’s Day, I give you Leprechaun Pancakes! These are also known in my house as Birthday Pancakes because the only time we make these gems are on, you guessed it, birthdays! Kids love these things. Leprechaun Pancakes actually happened on accident though. I added some green sugar sprinkles to my batter before cooking and my pancakes turned green! Woopsies. There was no turning back at that point so my regular Sprinkles Pancakes instantly became Leprechaun Pancakes for St. Patrick’s Day! Its all about rolling with the punches..

Leprechaun Pancakes, Birthday Pancakes, Sprinkle Pancakes, Cake Batter Pancakes, whatever you call them, heres the recipe:


1 1/2 cup boxed Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix

1/2 cup flour

1 cup milk

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 tbsp sprinkles

Optional: 1 tsp green sugar sprinkles or green food coloring


2 1/2 cup powdered sugar

4 tbsp milk

Additional sprinkles

Leprechaun Pancakes -- Pocketful of Sugar


1. Mix all of the ingredients in a medium bowl until well-combined. Add food coloring of your choice, or leave it out all together. Ladle a 1/4 cup scoop of batter on a skillet over low-medium heat. Flip the pancake once bubbles start to form on the top and edges seem “dry” (about 3 minutes).

2. Once pancakes are cooked, mix the powdered sugar and milk together for the frosting/glaze. Top the pancakes with the glaze and top with additional sprinkles. ENJOY these sprinkly treats!

These are also great on holidays, snow days, Sundays, or days that just need sprinkles. Just make sure you serve them with a healthy breakfast!


8 thoughts on “Leprechaun Pancakes

  1. LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing it. I’m thinking of making a Gluten Free version when I have the energy. I’ll let you know what happens 😉

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