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It’s almost time for Mardi Gras! Mardi Gras, meaning ‘Fat Tuesday’, signifies the end of the carnival season, and is always the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. The colors of Mardi Gras also have significance, purple means justice, gold stands for power, and green for faith. Do you celebrate Mardi Gras?
My family does not typically celebrate Mardi Gras; however I thought I would get festive this morning and create Mardi Gras pancakes.
- 2 Cups Baking Mix
- 1 1/3 Cup Milk
- 1 Egg
- 1 Tbsp Applesauce
- 1/2 Cup Mashed Banana
- Food Coloring
- Begin by mixing the milk, egg, applesauce, and bananas while whisking in the baking mix.
- Once the batter is mixed pour the batter into 3 separate bowls in 1/3?s. I made a bowl for green pancakes, purple pancakes, and then instead of gold or yellow I left one bowl without food coloring. I poured in sprinkles to coordinate with the colors as well.
- Then, in a skillet set on medium heat begin pouring 1/4 cupfuls. You will want to cook these on one side until it begins to bubble then flip and cook on the other side. This recipe made 8 pancakes.
The result? Simple, festive pancakes to celebrate Mardi Gras breakfast.
If you are looking for more Mardi Gras ideas and recipes here are a few of my favorites:
Happy Mardi Gras!