Our pancake party is all about the toppings!
Making pancakes is a fun weekend cooking activity. I love it because it always brings a smile and having a pancake party is an easy way to work in a few new good-for-you foods. Try healthy additions like whole-wheat flour, flaxseeds, and walnuts. If your kids are slow to warm to whole-wheat flour, like mine were, use the Work Your Way Up strategy. Adjust the amount you use in small increments each time you make our Homemade Banana Pancakes. This strategy works equally well with our Easy Crepe Recipe.
Host a Perfect Pancake Party
1. It’s all about the toppings
Toppings are the best part of any pancake party! Let your kids pick a few toppings to add to the mix. Our favorites include our signature chocolate hazelnut spread, walnuts, and fresh berries. Take it up a notch and add flax-, sunflower, or roasted pumpkin seeds.
Tip: To build the perfect pancake, place your pancakes on the counter. Add your favorite spread: sunflower seed butter, homemade Nutella, applesauce, or (of course) whipped cream. Then add seasonal fruit. Finish with “sprinkles.” Flaxseeds, chopped walnuts, shredded coconut, and slivered almonds are great options. Have fun mixing it up!
2. Cook together
Pancakes are perfect for cooking with your kids, not for your kids. Work over a baking sheet to contain the mess and to give your junior chefs more freedom to create and experiment.
3. Serve it silly
Get creative with how you setup your pancake party. We love to serve up our pancakes right on the counter and let everyone go crazy with the toppings. No plates required!
Get the recipe: Homemade Banana Pancakes from The 52 New Foods Challenge
Our Homemade Banana Pancakes are a great place to start with your pancake party. Made with whole-wheat flour and no refined sugar, these delicious pancakes make a perfect base for your favorite tasty toppings!
Let’s have a pancake party! It’s the next class in our 52 New Foods Junior Chef series at Williams-Sonoma! We’ll make the batter and flip some flapjacks. You can personalize yours with some good-for-you foods like walnuts, coconut and flax. We’ll also teach you how to make homemade Nutella, to top everything off. Suitable for ages 5–13. Call your local Williams-Sonoma store to reserve your space (classes are free!). Spaces fill fast!