Monday 19 November 2012

Rainbow Pancake Vs Geen Pig Pancake

I guess most of us love eye appealing food despite whether you are an Adult or kid. As a mum of one, I hardly used food gel/colouring in our food but in order to achieve the eye catching colours for this Rainbow Pancake I have to use tiny bits of it for the effect. And to obtain the vibrant colours, you could mix your food colouring with some water before adding to your favourite pancake mix, in this way it could prevent over mixed of the pancake mixture and leaving you with nice and fluffy pancakes.


With the Instagram photos shared by Daniel and Sherie during one of their food tasting, I am inspired to make this Rainbow Pancake at home. Despite of the food colouring used which I also tried to minimize it, the overall taste of the pancake is still good which is light and fluffy.

(Serves: 2 | Preparation: 5 minutes | Cooking: 10 - 15 minutes)

  • 150g (1 sachet) Morinaga Pancake Premix
  • 1 Egg(55g)
  • 100ml Fresh Milk
  • Some Food Gel/Colouring
  • Peanut Butter/Nutella Spread
  • Banana/Berries (optional)

1. Whisk egg and milk together in a mixing bowl or jug till combined. Add in 1 sachet of Morinaga pancake premix and stir till the mixture resemble cake batter.

2. Divide the pancake batter into 6 different bowls, using food gel/colouring, colour the batter according to your desire colour.

3. Heat up a non-stick pan, lightly grease it with cooking oil and add in 2 tablespoon of batter, swirl pan and cook the pancake over medium low heat.

4. Turn the pancake over when you see large air holes appearing on it (refer to the photo above) and cook for another 1 minutes or less depend on its thickness.

5. Repeat the process for the rest of the coloured batter, assemble the pancake tower by spreading alternate layers with some peanut butter/nutella and banana slices (if using).

6. Garnish with some fresh berries, icing sugar and served with maple syrup or honey.

~ I used bamboo charcoal for "black", pandan paste for "green", plain batter for "yellow" and Wilton food gel for "blue, red and purple".

I am sure you would be delighted to have a set of this for breakfast or tea, aren't' you?

Cross Section of the Rainbow Pancake.


Actually before the "Rainbow Pancake", my first project was making this "Green Pig Pancake" that was inspired by DanielFoodDiary's instagram photo which he tagged me on my boy's favourite Angry Birds characters. You can read more about his review for Nook DIY House of Pancakes.

Although this might not be the best looking Green Pig Pancake as compared to store bought but it was indeed something that my boy appreciate of.

For this recipe, I divide the pancake batter into 3 portions before mixing it with pandan paste and bamboo charcoal to create the colours which resemble the Green Pig in Angry Birds game.


  1. so colorful, brighten up my day by just seeing these :D

  2. the green pig is so cute!

  3. You are way too genius!!! ;) Do not show this to my kids. They will bug you forever. :) Hehee. Wonderful pictures and even an adult (me) gets excited!

  4. You are an amazing mum and cook and blogger. :)

  5. Hi, where can I buy the food colorings?


  6. btw any idea where we can buy Wilton food gel ?

  7. Hi Pinksnow and FoodieFC, sorry for my late reply. You can easily get wilton food gel from baking shops like Phoon Huat, Bake King, or leading departmental stores at their bakeware sections. HTH :)


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