Christmas tree pancake stack recipe

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Make individual pancake Christmas trees or a big stack to take centre stage on the table, whatever takes your festive fancy!


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  • Makes : 2
  • Prep time : 10 mins
  • Cooking time : 20 mins

Christmas tree pancake stack ingredients

  • 20g butter, melted
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1½ tablespoons caster sugar
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • green food colouring gel
  • To decorate: icing sugar, mini M&Ms, star sprinkles, gold card, skewers or toothpicks


  • First, make your star toppers. Trace a star shaped cookie cutter and cut out. Tape to a skewer or toothpick, or cut two slices to weave the skewer through. Set aside.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter, flour, salt, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, milk and egg. Whisk until smooth and lump free.
  • Add a few drops of green food colouring. Mix thoroughly.
  • Heat a large frying pan to a medium heat. Spray a cooking oil and pour the pancake mix to create different sized circular shapes from small to large (note: achieving perfect circles is tricky!). Wait for bubbles to appear and flip over to cook the other side. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
  • On a plate, stack the pancakes to create a Christmas tree.
  • Dust lightly with icing sugar and decorate with M&Ms and sprinkles. Top with your gold star and you’re done!


This recipe makes two individual pancake stacks, but if you’re after a short cut, you could always use a supermarket pancake mix and add a few drops of food colouring. Super quick and no fuss.



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