Some days you just want to act like a kid and devour a whole stack of pancakes.
But, you know what makes pancakes even better? Pancakes shaped like a pig.
My sister gave my girlfriend a pig pan at Christmas and we tabled our normal cereal routine or eggs to test it out. Modifying this recipe for banana pancakes from My Baking Addiction, we embarked on our breakfast adventure.
The main changes were to add more cinnamon and swap almond milk for regular milk. I love cinnamon and find most recipes never have enough. When using shaped pans, it’s a good idea to make sure you use some butter or cooking spray to prevent sticking. After the pan heats up, add a small sliver of butter and swirl it around the pan to cover all the corners.
You’ll need to setup a second pan for the dramatic pig flip. It’s best if you have a griddle or a shallow pan. The closer you can get the pig pan to the griddle, the less your pig’s brain will escape. We dodged any pig massacres.
If you aren’t experienced in making pancakes, when the batter starts to bubble or you see the edges curl up/in, those are good indicators that it’s time to flip.
We served ours with warmed maple syrup and just enough Reddi-Whip to guarantee my insulin levels were nearing the danger zone.
These may just make you oink like a swine for another serving.