Easy, fluffy and delicious Funfetti Pancakes from scratch! These are perfect for celebrating someone special’s Birthday…or just because!Today is a special day. My youngest son turns 3! Happy Birthday Tate! For almost one month, I have not one, but TWO 3 year olds!!!
When my third little boy, Brock was only 3 months old, I had my husband’s family over 4th of July weekend. I remember I had been cooking and then was cleaning up the kitchen and I just could not cool down. I felt sick and hot. My mother in law looked at me and said, “you’re not pregnant, are you?” I laughed so hard at that! I have a 3 month old! NO WAY!!!
Then the next day, we all went to lunch at one of my favorite spots, BJ’s Pizza. I ordered my favorite pepperoni & olive mini pizza with a side salad. I couldn’t finish either. Those that know me, know that’s not normal, haha!
As we were leaving the pizza place, I told my husband I had a sneaking suspicion that I was pregnant. Needless to say, I was freaking out a little bit. Okay, a lot. When we got home, I took a pregnancy test and lo and behold, it was positive.
My world flipped upside down! I was terrified! How was I going to do this? TWO babies ELEVEN months apart??!!
At the time, we lived in a tiny 2 bedroom condo with my two older boys and my three month old. We would have to move. And how was my body going to handle back to back pregnancies? I mean, the list of concerns went on and on.
But when I saw my first ultrasound and found out that everything was okay, I relaxed a bit. I could do this. I’ve been through some tough stuff in my life, and I can handle a lot.
Boy, am I grateful that this little sweetheart is in our family!! I can’t imagine life without him! He is so SO smart, loving, and fun. He is the toughest out of all my boys and has a killer smile with amazing dimples on his cheeks and chin! I cherish how he calls me “mama” and his silly, fun attitude. I love him with all my heart and am so happy he’s mine! I can’t believe he’s already three!
In celebration of his big day, I’m making him these funfetti pancakes! He LOVES pancakes! These are fluffy and moist. Plus they’re super cute with the sprinkles in them! Perfect to celebrate a birthday, or just because. Happy Birthday Taters!!
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk or 1 cup milk with 1 Tbsp. vinegar mixed in
- 1 egg separated
- 2 Tbsp. melted and cooled coconut oil or unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup jimmies sprinkles
- Mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a mixing bowl.
- Add buttermilk to a separate bowl and whisk in egg white. Mix egg yolk in with coconut oil or butter and add to the buttermilk mixture.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix with whisk. Stir in jimmies.
- Heat griddle and spray with cooking spray. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into circles on hot griddle. Flip when bubbles start to appear on top. Serve with light whipped cream, powdered sugar or syrup. Enjoy!
Becky @ lovetobeinthekitchen says
Wow! That would be crazy but definitely was a blessing. What a sweet little boy. You are such an amazing mother! I hope he has a fun birthday today!
These pancakes looks so fun! 🙂
Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats says
Awww.. so that cute picture on instagram! Loved it!
I am so pinning these and making them for Cason’s 2nd birthday. Its coming up next month, how in the world do I have an almost 2 year old. Eeek… pumped about these pancakes Jen!
Nancy [email protected] says
Awe THIS is such a sweet post! I know these pancakes would make any birthday boy happy!!
Heather @ Sugar Dish Me says
Happy (late) Birthday to your little bit! We make funfetti pancakes for EVERY birthday! I love them. These photos are gorgeous Jen!
My older brother and I are 11 months apart. I know it was hard on my mom especially in those early days, but he has been my best bud growing up! Happy birthday little guy and thanks for sharing!
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says
These look so yummy and fun! I love your story! I’ve totally been there…though my daughter was 9 months old and I only had her. For this last one I’m pregnant with now, it was again another shock of wondering how I’m going to handle 4! Hearing how it all worked out for you, puts it in perspective for me.
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
I loved reading this story, Jen. Happy Birthday to little Tate! These pancakes are such a fun way to celebrate 🙂
Thanks Andi!! I still can’t believe I have two three year olds! Ha! XO!
Kelly Stephens says
I have 2 boys under 2 and it is crazy! Hats off to the mother of 4 boys. Nice work. These pancakes look divine and I am going to make them for my oldest’s second birthday coming off. By the way, your photography is stunning!
Kudos to you, Kelly for raising 2 boys 2 and under! That’s a lot of work! And seriously, your comment about my photography made my day. Thank you SO much for the compliment, it means a lot! 🙂
Mary Frances says
Jen, these are so fun! Anything with sprinkles is good in my book, especially for breakfast! You’ve got a sweet little boy 🙂 What a special story, too, although I can’t imagine having two little boys 11 months apart! It won’t be long before you’ll be tripling this recipe to keep up with their appetites! 🙂 Pinned!
Mallory @ Classy Clutter says
Dude! These are blowing my mind! You are the best mom ever! I just told Craig we should do these for a birthday tradition for the boys!
Thanks for the awesome recipe! Love you lots!!!
Hi there Jen! I love all the recipes you make!! I just recently started blogging and keep up with everything you post. You have inspired me to start my own! I love to cook and bake and have hopes to grow my blog like you have. Are there any pointers you can give me because I still don’t know what I am doing! lol. How do I search and follow people? Thanks!
XOXO, Cady ♥
Hi Cady! I would love to help you out! Feel free to email me ([email protected]) and we can chat that way about whatever questions you have! Thanks for your sweet comment!!
These look yummy! My husband loves funfetti cake, that’s his request every year for his birthday cake, so now I’ll make these for his birthday breakfast as well!
You would be the world’s best wife if you made these pancakes and a funfetti cake for your hubby’s birthday! Your hubby will love you even more! 😉
Justin Amos says
I don’t know if you’ll see this, but I only have nonparelis (round sprinkles) I don’t have jimmies. Would the sprinkles work the same, or will they be crunchy in the pancakes?
I haven’t tried the nonparelis but I think they probably would be pretty crunchy and the color will transfer throughout the pancakes. If you DO give them a try, let me know how they turn out! Sorry I’m not much help!
Tanya B says
I’ve made these twice this week and they are a new family favorite! I put mini chocolate chips in one batch — so good. Thanks for a great recipe!
YAY! So happy you liked it! Nothing better than a yummy batch of pancakes!