Halloween Ghost Pancakes

We have great fun making our Halloween ghost pancakes in the run up to Halloween in our house.  The kids love putting the raisin eyes on!

Serves 4

Ghost Pancakes

Ingredients/Equipment : 

  • 250g Plain Flour
  • 2 eggs (at room temp)
  • 600ml milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Handful raisins
  • A washed empty squeezy ketchup bottle (optional)
  • Hand mixer or whisk
  • Large non stick pan
  • Spatula


1. In a large bowl, sieve the flour and add the two eggs. Mix gently.

2. Add vanilla extract.

3. Slowly pour in the milk and whisk on high until smooth

4. Leave mix to rest for at least an hour in the fridge. You don’t have to do this but it
will be easier to work with if you do. Mix again before using.

5. Heat the frying pan. You want this hot before you pour any mix on.

6. To make the ghosts you have two options

If you do not have the empty ketchup bottle you can pour the mix from the bowl to
the pan using a ladle. Then slowly move the pan to create the ghost droop. You can
also use the side of a spoon to drag some of the mix down to form a ghost shape.
If you are using the ketchup bottle you will be able the “draw” the ghost a little more
accurately. Start with a circle and draw your chosen shape from there. This method
is easier for kids too. It is easier to keep them away from the pan when they are
holding the bottle. Of course ensure there is a adult with them at all times as the pan will
remain very hot.

7. Once your ghost starts to bubble flip him/her over until cooked.  Set aside to decorate

TOP TIP for pancakes is to only flip them once!  This keeps them light and stops over cooking.
Happy ghost making!

Recipe kindly provided by My Big Red Kitchen

Related : More recipes ideas in 10 Spookily Easy Halloween Recipes.

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