Elf On The Shelf Mini Pancake Breakfast with DIY Elf-Sized Serving Plates

By Nov 23, 2020No Comments

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It’s always fun when you can create a clever Elf On The Shelf idea with things you already have in your house. A mini pancake breakfast with green, holiday pancakes is sure to delight your kids. These elf-sized pancakes can be made with your favorite pancake mix, and the tiny plates are made from an empty yogurt cup!

Elf on the Shelf mini pancake breakfast | Elf holding stack of green pancakes topped with icing and sprinklesElf On The Shelf Mini Pancake Breakfast

Your kids will love this cute set up for your elf. 

Elf Pancake Breakfast Supplies:

To start preparing your Elf 0n the Shelf mini pancake breakfast, you need to make an elf-sized serving plate for the pancakes.

Elf holding mini pancakes wtih plate

Elf-Sized Plates

Start with an empty plastic yogurt container. Look for one where the bottom already closely resembles a small plate. With scissors, cut out the bottom of the yogurt container.

Yogurt container - you will cut the bottom out to make a mini serving plate

Don’t worry that things don’t look perfectly round and smooth – grab a nail file and sand around the edges. This will create a nicely rounded plate.

There might be a small recycling imprint on the bottom of your container, but that’s OK. It will be hidden by your pancakes!
stack of green pancakes with icing

Mini Pancake Breakfast for Elf on the Shelf

Whip up a batch of your favorite pancake recipe and add enough food color to turn the batter green.

green mini pancakes on the griddle

Use a teaspoon to add the batter to your griddle. The teaspoon creates pancakes that are the perfect size for your yogurt container plates. The pancakes will still brown, but the sides will remain a fun green color.

elf on the shelf holding a green mini pancake breakfast with icing and sprinkles

Stack your pancakes on your plate and top with cookie icing and red sprinkles. The icing will harden, allowing you to create your pancake stacks ahead of time.

Mini pancake breakfast for Elf on the Shelf

For even more fun, make a batch of matching green pancakes for the whole family! You can make your mini elf pancakes the night before, then store your green pancake batter in a plastic-wrapped bowl or sealed container to make the adult and kid-sized pancakes fresh the next morning!

More Fun For Your Elf on the Shelf

To get more fun ideas for your elf, check out our Elf on the Shelf Survival Guide and grab our free Elf printables

Survive Elf On The Shelf this year with our cute printables and ideas to help your elf (and kids) have fun every day.

About Amy Fulcher

Amy is the founder of the creative entertainment website As The Bunny Hops. She loves working with film and television studios like Disney, Nickelodeon, and DreamWorks to create fun DIY projects and recipes to promote their upcoming movies and TV shows. You can follow Amy on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.