Make fun, turkey shaped pancakes for your kids on Thanksgiving morning! These yummy almond milk Thanksgiving pancakes are made from scratch and served with "wing" scrambled eggs and "feather" fruit. If you're short on time, use a boxed pancake mix. Either way your kids will start Thanksgiving day with a healthy and hearty festive turkey shaped breakfast.
No matter how you're choosing to spend the holidays this year, it's important that we make them as special as possible, especially for our kids. We're all tired of the way the world is right now, so let's do our best to keep our holiday celebrations light-hearted and festive. Even if we're sacrificing fun family traditions with extended family and friends this time around.
I know for sure that I need a break from being an adult, and there's no better way to feel like a kid again then by doing holiday crafting and holiday baking!
My family and I have been making a ton of fun-shaped foods, like these turkey shaped pancakes for Thanksgiving breakfast! These are a fun way to get your kids in the kitchen with you, and eating their fruit.
Follow my recipe to make homemade vanilla almond milk pancakes or use your own from-scratch or store bought mix.
Let the kids put together their own little Thanksgiving pancakes with their favorite fruit and toppings. And make sure to put together your own turkey shaped pancakes too!
And if you're having turkey shaped pancakes for Thanksgiving breakfast, why not also have a kid-friendly turkey shaped charcuterie board later on!?
For these turkey shaped pancakes I use my family's favorite Vanilla Almond Milk Pancakes recipe. To make them you need:
- all purpose flour
- almond milk (plain or vanilla, but we use vanilla for added flavor)
- vanilla extract
- olive oil
- salt, sugar, and baking powder
You can certainly use a different milk if you do not have almond milk.
Alternatively, use your favorite pancake recipe or a box mix. But I bet that if you make my super fluffy vanilla almond milk pancakes, you won't be disappointed! They are the perfect Thanksgiving pancake recipe.
In addition to the pancake mix, you need:
- red fruit (raspberries, strawberries, cherries, grapes)
- blue fruit (blueberries, blackberries, elderberries, black currants)
- banana slices
- scrambled eggs
🔪 Step-By-Step Directions
The first step in making these Thanksgiving pancakes is to make the pancakes. Follow the recipe here if using vanilla almond milk pancakes. Make them a few different sizes so that you have a larger "body" pancake and a smaller "head". I also make smaller pancakes in general for my 2 year old than I do my 6 year old.
Create a turkey body using 2 pancakes, like below. Arrange the fruit like a big feathered tail around the body, leaving space for the scrambled egg wings. Add 2 fruity eyes. Use the red fruit for the turkey wattle, and a slice of butter for its beak.
Scramble 2 eggs per person and arrange those on the side of the pancakes so they look like wings.
Then serve and enjoy your cute little turkey shaped pancakes!
Turkey Shaped Thanksgiving Pancakes
- 2 cups flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups vanilla almond milk
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 sliced bananas
- strawberries or raspberries
- blueberries or blackberries
- scrambled eggs
- In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center and add the almond milk, oil, vanilla, and eggs. Mix until smooth.
- Melt 1 tsp butter over medium heat on a griddle. Fill a soup ladle halfway with batter and pour onto the griddle. Create different size pancakes to have larger body pancakes and smaller head ones.
- When bubbles begin to form, flip with a spatula (about 2 minutes). Cook on other side for about 90 more seconds, or until both sides are golden brown.
- Arrange 2 pancakes on a plate, a large one for the body and a small one for the head. Place sliced bananas, red fruit, and blue fruit around the top of the pancakes as its feathers. Add scrambled eggs on the side for the wings, and a red fruit for its wattle. Create eyes with 2 pieces of fruit and use a slice of butter for its beak.
If you've made these fun turkey shaped Thanksgiving pancakes, let me know how they turned out in the comments below. I'd love to hear from you!