Cute Breakfast Idea: Adorable Bear Pancakes

Here's a "beary" special breakfast that your kids are guaranteed to love!


Photography by Jill Dubien

I don’t often make my kids cute breakfasts; there just simply isn’t any time during our typical week. The kids are stuck eating cereal or toast for most of the week, which they don’t normally complain about. On the weekend though, they usually want something a little special. I don’t mind, because I have a more time on the weekend and I love making food fun. They really love pancakes on the weekend, and I happily oblige because they’re pretty easy to make. These particular pancakes included banana and chocolate chips, and I turned them into adorable bears—very easily, too!

What you’ll need:

  • Pancake mix with ingredients to make them—or make your own favourite recipe!
  • Sliced banana
  • Sliced strawberry
  • Chocolate chips
  • Nutella in a squeeze bottle
  • Hot, greased skillet


1. Prepare your pancake mix according to package directions, or make your own favourite recipe from scratch.

2. Pour some pancake batter on your hot, greased skillet. Sprinkle a few slices of banana and a few chocolate chips on the pancake. It’s ready to flip when the middle starts bubbling and the edges are browning. Remove from skillet when both sides are cooked through and nicely browned. Place your pancake on a plate.

3. Place 3 slices of banana of your pancake—2 for the ears and 1 for the nose/mouth.

4. Place 3 chocolate chips on your pancake—2 for the eyes and 1 for the nose.

5. Place 2 slices of strawberry on your pancake for the bear’s cheeks.

6. Grab your bottle of nutella and squeeze on a little mouth.

My kids don’t like syrup, but if yours do, certainly serve it on the side. This is a really easy and fun breakfast that my kids just loved–I may have even eaten a couple of these myself!

Jill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time. She has an awesome and supportive husband and 2 wonderful kids—a daughter who is 4 and a son who is 3. Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids. You’ll find more of her cute recipe ideas here.

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