I admit I am an over celebrator. I pretty much look for any excuse to celebrate, so when I learned about half birthdays from a friend I knew it was something I would be doing for my kids. For Hudson’s actual half birthday (when he turned 6 months old), we ordered an impressive half cake from a local bakery.
Since then, I have made a 2 1/2 out of pancakes and a 3 1/2 out of sugar cookies. (I somehow missed 1 1/2 – I swear that first trimester with Luc must have been more brutal than I remember because looking back now it appears I was constantly dropping the ball).
This year, I thought it would be fun to get back to that food cut in half idea and I knew a stack of pancakes would be perfect. Hudson still hasn’t been cleared to eat eggs in pancakes so I had to combine a few recipes together to create my own egg-free funfetti pancakes. These pancakes don’t have quite the same fluff as regular pancakes, but they are the simplest egg-free pancake recipe I’ve seen and they were absolutely delicious.
Hudson was so excited when he saw his pancakes, his eyes lit up when we sang him “Happy Half Birthday” and he is still talking about his special celebration a week later so I’d say that is a definite mom win!
Egg-Free Funfetti Pancakes
Allergy friendly funfetti pancakes perfect for special occassions such as birthdays, brunches, half birthdays, parties, showers, etc.
- 1 cup bisquick (for soy free option use Bisquick Heart Smart)
- 1 cup funfetti cake mix
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups milk (could use rice or coconut milk for a dairy free option)
- 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles Glaze (optional)
- 2 Tbsp. of unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tsp. of vanilla
- 3 Tbsp. of milk
- 2-3 cups powdered sugar (depending on the consistency you like your glaze)
- Combine all pancake ingredients, slowly whisking in milk until desired consistency is reached.
- Pour batter into skillet or pan and bake like a regular pancake.
- For the glaze, mix butter, vanilla and milk with beaters while slowly adding in powdered sugar. Add powdered sugar ntil desired consistency is reached.
- Drizzle glaze over warm pancakes and serve
- For half pancakes, stack the pancakes, slice the stack in half, then drizzle with glaze. I also added some whipped cream, more sprinkles and a homemade banner to mine.