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Pink Ombre Pancakes Recipe

This Pink Ombre Pancake Stack is a pretty as a picture! Serve them up for brunch and impress your guests with a pop of pink goodness! Fresh, high quality eggs are the best to use and while you can use a natural pink food dye we also love to use a reduction of raspberries strained to add the pretty pink hue. Fresh berries serve don top will always be a winner and of course no pancake stack is complete with a dollop of double cream or ice-cream!

Ingredients (makes three stacks)

  • 2 ½ cups (375g) plain flour 
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 ¾ cups (420ml) milk 
  • 100g unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • Natural pink food coloring
  • Strawberries, raspberries, maple syrup and ice-cream, to serve (optional)


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt together. In a large jug whisk eggs, milk, butter and vanilla. 
  2. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and whisk in milk mixture to make a smooth batter. 
  3. Heat a large, lightly greased non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Working in batches, spoon ¼ cup of batter into the pan. Cook pancake for 1-2 minutes, until bubbles break on the surface and the underside is golden brown. Flip over and cook for 1 minute. Repeat to make 3 pancakes.
  4. Tint batter a pale shade of pink. Cook another 3 pancakes. Tint batter a darker shade of pink, cook another 3 pancakes. Repeat until you have 5 colors of pancakes in total.
  5. To serve, stack the pancakes from darkest on the bottom to lightest on the top. Serve the pancakes with berries, syrup and ice-cream.

Cooking notes:

  • As more food color is added, the batter will spread more and create flatter, wider pancakes. We suggest adding an extra couple of tablespoons of flour and 1 tsp of baking powder to the batter after the first batch of food color is added.
  • Keep pancakes warm in a low oven covered in foil while making the remaining pancakes.
  • Most importantly, enjoy!
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