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How To Make Festive Confetti Pancakes From Scratch and From a Baking Mix

Updated on December 29, 2013

Funfetti

Funfetti is Pillsbury's name for the confetti candy sprinkles they have in many of their baking products. They seem to have new products with the name all of the time. I have seen Funfetti baking mixes for cake, pancakes, and cookies, as well as a variety of frostings in many different colors.

My Pancake Obsession

Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods to make when I have a little extra time on my hands. Even when I am short on time, it is quick to make if I whip up some of my baking mix in advance.

One thing I enjoy about pancakes is that there are so many varieties to choose from, and so many things you can add to them or top them with to make them extra delicious. A few days ago I was inspired by the selection of baking mixes that are sold at the local store I work in part-time. Since I am a fan of making my pancakes from scratch, I decided to try making my own variety of "Funfetti Pancakes".

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Confetti Pancakes

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Serves two people 3 pancakes each

Mixing It All Together

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Mix the dry ingredients together first, or scoop out 2 cups of the baking mixStir in the egg, milk and oilMix in the confetti or sprinkles of your choiceMix wellAdd batter to a pan or griddleThe finished product
Mix the dry ingredients together first, or scoop out 2 cups of the baking mix
Mix the dry ingredients together first, or scoop out 2 cups of the baking mix | Source
Stir in the egg, milk and oil
Stir in the egg, milk and oil | Source
Mix in the confetti or sprinkles of your choice
Mix in the confetti or sprinkles of your choice | Source
Mix well
Mix well | Source
Add batter to a pan or griddle
Add batter to a pan or griddle | Source
The finished product
The finished product | Source

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together
  2. Stir in the egg, oil, and apple cider vinegar (if desired)
  3. Mix in some candy sprinkles
  4. Ladle some of the batter into a pan or griddle
  5. Flip over after about 3 minutes, or when the bottom is browned
  6. When the other side is browned, they're ready to eat
  7. Top as desired ~ I made an almond glaze with more of the confetti sprinkles

From Scratch:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, (optional)

Making the Baking Mix

Making a baking mix for this is very easy. I like to make 6 cups of this at a time, which makes 3 regular sized batches of these.

Mix together, and add to an airtight container:

  • 6 cups flour
  • 3 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup of candy sprinkles of your choice (or adjust amount to your own preference)

When the time comes to make a batch, just use 2 cups of this mix, and add the milk, egg, oil, and apple cider vinegar (if desired), and follow #4-7 of the directions above.


Bare Confetti Pancakes

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Two completed pancakes, nicely brownedA plateful of pancakes, the sprinkles visible
Two completed pancakes, nicely browned
Two completed pancakes, nicely browned | Source
A plateful of pancakes, the sprinkles visible
A plateful of pancakes, the sprinkles visible | Source

To Top It Off

Pancakes can be topped with so many different things. I think glazes work very well for these confetti pancakes, and there are so many types to choose from. This time I topped these with the Almond Glaze. It hit the spot, although it is incredibly sweet.

Mixing Up The Glaze

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Add powdered sugar to a bowlMix in the milk and extractFinish it off by adding sprinkles, for a colorful touchIt made more than I needed, so I stored it in a food container to use later
Add powdered sugar to a bowl
Add powdered sugar to a bowl | Source
Mix in the milk and extract
Mix in the milk and extract | Source
Finish it off by adding sprinkles, for a colorful touch
Finish it off by adding sprinkles, for a colorful touch | Source
It made more than I needed, so I stored it in a food container to use later
It made more than I needed, so I stored it in a food container to use later | Source

Three Glazes


Vanilla Glaze

(Adapted from Taste of Home Vanilla Glaze Recipe)

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix the three ingredients together until smooth. To let it thicken, wait for 5 minutes.

Yield: Approximately 1 cup


Chocolate Glaze

(Adapted from Chocolate Glaze or Frosting Recipe on Food.com)

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-6 Tablespoons water

Mix the melted butter with the cocoa powder, powdered sugar and vanilla. Gradually add water until it is the desired consistency.

Yield: Approximately 1 cup


Almond Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Mix the three ingredients together until smooth. To let it thicken, wait for 5 minutes.

Yield: Approximately 1 cup


If desired, add a few Tablespoons of confetti sprinkles to your glaze

Types of Sprinkles To Add in Batter or Top With

 
 
 
 
 
Confetti sprinkles
Rainbow nonpareils
Sprinkles in many different shapes
Chocolate Jimmies
Shimmerdust
Jumbo Confetti sprinkles
White nonpareils
Sprinkles in many different colors
Rainbow Jimmies
Cake Sparkles
 
Chocolate nonpareils
Micro sprinkles
Sugar pearls
Colored sugars
 
 
Jumbo sprinkles
 
Wilton's Colorburst Batter Bits

Seasonal Pancakes

  • Sprinkles are made in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes, so it would be fun to make them based on whatever holiday or event is being celebrated.
  • Try using the colors of your favorite sports teams on special championship or Super Bowl days.
  • For an added pop of color, add a few drops of food coloring.

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    • rebeccamealey profile image

      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      The kids will love this, grownups too! I have never heard of confetti pancakes before.

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      You ought to get a cookbook ebook going. You are great at this.

      Trust you are well.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Rebecca,

      Thanks, I'm glad you think so. I enjoy coming up with ideas for pancakes, and this was a tasty experiment. I have only recently heard of confetti pancakes, and I thought it was such a cool concept.

      Thank you for taking the time to read and comment, and have a wonderful week.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      WND,

      Thanks, that is a sweet thing to say. I do like posting recipes, although I am enjoying the freedom to write whatever I want. This one took longer than I thought, but I like the way it came out.

      I am doing well, thanks. I am enjoying myself in Connecticut. I am working at the store I used to work in, so I am around familiar faces. I have kept in contact with friends, have visited with my family both of the last 2 holidays, am getting along well with my housemates, and I have even started seeing another man! So life is very good, although busy. Now that the holidays are nearly over, life will settle down a bit. Maybe I will write more often, but only time will tell.

      Thanks for reading and commenting. I hope you and your wetnoses are doing well. I will check your page out, and see if I have missed anything. I haven't been on much, and I miss you :)

      Have a happy new year!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, these really do look fun and delicious. I just love pancakes, so comforting. My grands would love these, and me too!

      Up and more and sharing

      Happy New Year,

      Faith Reaper

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      Donna Brown 3 years ago from Alton, Missouri

      These would make a wonderful treat for someone for a birthday breakfast! Thanks for the recipe!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Faith,

      Thanks, I'm glad you think this sounds good, and I appreciate the votes and share.

      Happy new year to you, too! I can barely believe it is coming upon us!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Cygnetbrown,

      I agree, birthday would be a great occasion for this. It's so festive!

      You're welcome, and thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

      Have a happy new year!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Dil Vil 3 years ago from India

      Hmmm Yummm.... Tasty hub :)

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      LKMore01 3 years ago

      Kathryn,

      If I had children this would be the perfect breakfast for New Year's morning. The recipe is also great for those celebrating the night before and wake up hungry at noon! May you and your family have a beautiful, peaceful, New Year.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      I bet these are a real hit with the kids! Cute idea, and I like the different glaze varieties.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Seasonal pancakes sound fun. Thank you for sharing.

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I think this must be the best breakfast for kids :-) Candy sprinkles are always a winner!

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      Janet Giessl 3 years ago from Georgia country

      Confetti pancakes are absolutely new to me but I love the idea. I'm also a great pancake fan and I often try out new recipes. I love your recipes because you always provide varieties. Wishing you a happy, healthy and successful new year and I'm looking forward to reading more hubs.

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      Rose Clearfield 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Confetti dessert as pancakes...why not? So simple and festive. This is such a fun recipe to make with kids on the weekends or for a spouse's birthday. Thanks for sharing!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Another great recipe to save.

      Eddy.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Thanks for reading and commenting, everyone! I will be back to respond to each of you individually as soon as I can! Have a happy new year!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      They look yummy! I made chocolate chip pancakes for lunch the other day. Maybe next time I'll try these. :)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Kathryn,

      Another great idea full of options for variety that I love and definitely trying some out. I loved your baking mixes to have pre-prepared and makes pancakes so doable anytime. I lost my dad 5 weeks ago and only getting back slowly to writing, hope you had a lovely Christmas and the New Year brings you all you deserve. Pinned, shared thumbs up for this 5 star post!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Suzie,

      I am so sorry to hear about your father. That makes me sad. I can imagine how it must be hard to get back to writing with that kind of grief, and I hope it eases over time. I have been thinking about you a lot, and someone had mentioned that something happened to your father.

      Thanks for the pin and share, and for your comment. This pancake is a very festive option, and the glaze is incredibly sweet! I like creating these pancake hubs, and the option for the mixes. Simple and convenient.

      My holidays went well. I thought they would be a little lonely and sad, because change many times has that affect. But I have been able to visit with family several times over the past month and a half, and I have created my own traditions and fun to pass the time. I have also met a new man, who I have been getting to know over the past 7 weeks or so. I am getting used to living on my own, and look forward to what will happen this year.

      Thanks for taking the time to visit my page and comment. I miss you, and I hope things get better. Have a happy new year, Suzie.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      My Cookbook,

      Thanks, it is pretty yummy. And it was an interesting recipe t make for this hub.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, and have a happy new year!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      LKMore,

      I agree! I don't have kids, either, but I think it would be a hit with young ones. Colorful and sweet, and the glaze and the sprinkles add such a colorful touch.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      FlourishAnyway,

      Thanks, I think they'd be a hit with kids. It would be a novel idea for adults, as well. Great option for adding a festive touch to a birthday or holiday.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, and have a happy new year!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      MsDora,

      I think they are pretty fun, thanks! You're welcome, and I hope this new year brings health and happiness your way.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Kidscrafts,

      The sprinkles add such a colorful, festive touch, and they are inexpensive. Great combination!

      It does seem like something that kids would especially be taken to.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, and have a happy new year!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Janetwrites,

      I had never thought of confetti pancakes until I saw the commercial package in the store, but I think it's a neat iea. Most times I would be happy with just a basic pancake, but this version would be a great festive touch.

      Thanks, Janet, and I wish you the same. Happy new year! I will need to visit your page soon, since I haven't been reading as many hubs lately.

      Take care!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Randomcreative,

      It is very much like a confetti dessert! It's cool how just a few sprinkles can change the look of pancakes.

      I think it would be a great option for a birthday breakfast, and I think most kids would love it!

      You're welcome, and thanks for reading and commenting. It's nice to see you. I haven't been on here much lately, but I will check your page out soon. And your blog.

      Happy new year!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Eddy,

      Thanks, I'm glad you like. It's an interesting and festive recipe, for sure.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, and have a happy new year!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Shanmarie,

      They are pretty yummy, although very sweet!

      Mmm, chocolate chip pancakes sound decadent. I never even think of adding chocolate chips. I think those would be great to munch on as a snack, too!

      Thanks for taking thetime to read and comment, and have a wonderful new year!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Karen Szklany Gault 3 years ago from New England

      Hi Kathryn,

      Good to see this fresh hub from you, and I am looking forward to trying this recipe. Yum! Hope you are well. ~ :0)

      Karen

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Karen,

      It's so nice to see you! I hope your holidays went well, and that 2014 is a happy year for you :)

      Thanks, I'm glad you like. It was a fun hub for me to make, since I tested this recipe with the almond glaze. Tasty, although the glaze was almost too sweet for my own tastes.

      I am well, thank you! I am adjusting to life in CT, and I have seen my family and friends more in the past couple of months than I have in a long time.

      Take care.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Tirralan Watkins 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Hi Kathryn, this is sure to be a hit in my household. It's a unique twist to my kids favorite breakfast food. Thanks for the idea!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      This is a great treat Kathryn, especially when grandkids are over to spend the night, what a treat I had never heard of confetti pancakes, the closest I came was to make chocolate pancakes.

      Thanks for the fresh new ideas.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Careermommy,

      You're welcome, I thought it was a pretty cool twist myself!

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, and have a wonderful day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Shyron,

      You're welcome. Mmmm, chocolate pancakes sound good, too.

      I'm glad you like this.

      Have a wonderful day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Cynthia Calhoun 3 years ago from Western NC

      OMG - you had me at pancake. HAHA. This is fantastic! I always wanted to make pancakes from scratch and never found a good recipe to do so: now I have one! THANKS! I just had French Toast this morning, but perhaps if I have a snow day tomorrow from school I'll make these! And that almond glaze? Yes, please. :D

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Cyndi,

      I know, I love pancakes! Sometimes a basic pancake is great, and other times I like something different.

      The glaze is great, although a little goes a long way. It is really sweet!

      It's funny, according to Facebook, several of my friends and family have had French toast in the past 24 hours.

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, and I hope you enjoy this when you try it. Have a great day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Happy New Year Kathryn! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family.

      Your pancake is so inviting and it is surely a good treat not only for me but for my nieces especially that it´s with colourful sprinkles. I´ll try this soon. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared. Take care.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Thelma,

      Happy New Year to you, too! Christmas with my family went very well, thanks. I'm so happy to be able to see them during the holidays now.

      The colorful sprinkles certainly do add a little bit of fun and pop of colors. It's a nice touch, I think, and sure to please kids.

      You're welcome, and thanks for taking the time to read, comment, vote and share. Have a wonderful day.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Dr. John Anderson 3 years ago from Australia on Planet Water

      Sound delicious, I'll give it a try!

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Janderson,

      I think it is delicious, and I hope that if you try it, you enjoy.

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, and have a wonderful day.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Kathryn, your pancakes just look delicious and surely going to try them soon. i have bookmarked it. Voting it up, awesome , 5 stars and shared on hubpages.

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Indian Chef, I'm so glad you like the look of this recipe, and hope that if you try it, you like it. Thanks for voting it up and sharing, and have a wonderful weekend.

      ~ Kathryn

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Hi Kathryn - I am a pancake maniac. And now, after finding your confetti pancakes, I am in pancake heaven! I'm thrilled that you've been generous enough to share your recipe and can't wait to try it. Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting and sharing. 5* Hub!

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      Kathryn 2 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Thanks, Audrey. I love pancakes, too, and was very excited when I thought of making them. So simple, and yet different from a basic pancake. You're welcome, and thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on my pancake hub.

      Have a wonderful day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Joe 2 years ago from north miami FL

      That picture look so good I want to make these immediately. My goodness I feel like I can smell the food through the picture.

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      Kathryn 2 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Joedolphin,

      Thanks, I am glad you enjoy the picture. I like using my own photos for these articles, and it is fun to try to get it just right.

      This was such a fun pancake to make, and eating it made me feel like a kid again.

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, and have a fantastic day!

      ~ Kathryn

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Rainbow confetti on pancakes! Definitely a cute idea.

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      Kathryn 2 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Poetryman,

      Thanks, I think it is a pretty cool concept, and it's pretty good. Once in a while I like to experiment with dessert-like pancakes.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, and have a lovely weekend.

      ~ Kathryn

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