Monster Pancakes

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To celebrate the release of Hotel Transylvania 2 which is out now on Digital HD and on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray & DVD 15th February I was asked to create a pancake recipe for Shrove Tuesday, so I came up with these scary Monster Pancakes. If you’d like to know more about the film here’s a brief synopsis: “The Hotel Transylvania sequel reunites ‘Drac’s Pack’ of loveable characters, led by “Vampa” Drac (Adam Sandler, Grown-Ups) as they try to put Mavis (Selena Gomez, Spring Breakers) and Johnny’s (Andy Samberg, TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) son Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp to bring out his vampire side. But little do they know that Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad (comedy legend Mel Brooks) is about to pay the family a visit. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania, it doesn’t take long for things to get batty!

Hotel Transylvania 2 still
With half term coming up it seems like the perfect time to give your kids a treat and keep them entertained at the same time! And talking of treats, back to these Monster Pancakes which are made using coconut oil for a lovely twist, they have a lovely delicate coconut flavour which is just about detectable. Kids will love decorating these Monster Pancakes with scary, weird faces made from fruit and various toppings. Taking control of food is often a great way for kids to eat new things. My daughter only recently realised that she didn’t dislike kiwi fruit. Calling slices of fruit “googly eyes” makes little ones a lot keener to eat them (although this didn’t work on my hubby as nothing will tempt him to eat a blueberry, so he had his pancake minus blueberries).

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My family loved these pancakes and my daughter got really excited about the sprinkles in particular (she’s earmarked them for her next bake). I do hope you make these Monster Pancakes for you family as I’m sure they’ll have great fun creating their own scary faces and best of all they’ll be getting some of their 5-a-Day in a fun way.

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Monster Pancakes - fruity and fun, your kids will love putting together these scary faces!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Serves: 8
  • 110g Plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 200 mls Semi-skimmed milk mixed with 75 mls water
  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil (melted)
  • Extra coconut oil for frying
  • Suggested toppings:
  • Blueberries, a few halved
  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Banana, sliced
  • Kiwi fruit, sliced
  • Tube of Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
  • Golden or Maple Syrup
  • Dessert sprinkles
  1. Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl.
  2. Make a well in the centre and add the eggs.
  3. Whisk, slowly incorporating the flour from the sides.
  4. Gradually whisk in the milk and water mixture to form the batter.
  5. Just before you want to cook the pancakes whisk in the coconut oil.
  6. In a large non-stick frying pan heat a teaspoon of coconut oil on a high heat and then turn down to a medium heat.
  7. Pour the oil into small vessel.
  8. Pour enough batter into the frying pan (whilst tipping in a circle) to cover the base.
  9. Cook through until small bubbles appear on the surface and base turns golden (you can lift the side to check).
  10. Flip pancake and cook for about another 30 seconds until golden.
  11. Repeat with the rest of the pancake mixture, stacking the pancakes on top of each other as you go.
  12. Place the pancakes on the table and allow your diners to assemble their monster pancakes.
  13. Squeezy chocolate hazelnut spread forms a great “denture grip” for the monster teeth which can be squeezed half way around the edge of the pancake.
  14. Place fruit teeth in the spread and fill the pancake with more fruit if wished.
  15. Fold over the pancake (allowing the monster teeth to show) and make monster faces using the suggested toppings.
  16. Serve with ice cream if wished.

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Check out this amazing pancake video by Saipancakes featuring the main characters from Hotel Transylvania 2! if you’d like to have a go at monster-themed pancake art yourself, please share on social using the hashtag #HotelT2Pancakes.

Here’s my attempt at pancake art, some bats from the movie – need more practice and better equipment I think!

Bat Pancakes for Hotel Transylvania 2 - Fab Food 4 All

For more pancake day inspiration you might like the following:

Raspberry & Buttermilk Pancake Stack – Feeding Boys

Monster Pancakes (video) – Taming Twins

Chocolate & Rye Pancakes – Food to Glow

Pancakes with Personality – A Mummy Too

Hotel Transylvania 2 is out now on Digital HD and on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray & DVD 15th February

NB: This is a commissioned post.

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  1. Christy

    These are absolutely adorable AND yummy! Going to be a staple in my house I think.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Christy, glad you like them-)

  2. lisa1780

    my little monsters would love these!! although I would have to swap with oat milk as my youngest cant have dairy 🙁 xx

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Lisa:-)

  3. Helen Moulden

    What a great idea for pancakes! We’re going to have fun with these!

  4. Richard Eldred Hawes

    Just the sort of idea to help children take an interest in cooking

  5. Maya Russell

    Very well designed pancakes. I love the eyes!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Maya, nice to have fun with your food:-)

  6. Heather Haigh

    What a lovely fun way to serve pancakes, and to get some fruit in there.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather, they were yummy and fun-)

  7. Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

    Now what I wouldn’t give to watch the film eating your lovely looking pancakes.

    1. Camilla

      That sounds like a really good idea Bintu:-)

  8. Tanya Brannan

    These are absolutely amazing! They look so much fun, and even though they are great for kids, I would quite like to have them myself!

    1. Camilla

      Yes they’re good for even big kids:-)

  9. Sarah

    How cute are these?! I don’t have any kids but I am still going to do this the next time we make pancakes!

    1. Camilla

      Fab there a grown up colouring books so monster faces on pancake is totally OK:-)

  10. Liz Mays

    You can’t go wrong with these. They are going to be such a hit with the family! I love how they turn out.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Liz;-)

  11. Kavey

    Those area utterly adorable and I don’t even have kids! I guess I am just a big kid!

    1. Camilla

      Hey nothing wrong with that Kavey I have never grown up, I think you should do some Minion pancakes:-)

  12. Helen at Casa Costello

    These are brilliant – I have trouble getting time to do anything exciting with pancakes – as soon as they are cooked they are devoured! Must remember to try chopped fruit in preparation for next time.

    1. Camilla

      Yes I’ve been there, I even make the pancakes in advance often and warm back up on a plate over a pan of water!

  13. Idaintyit

    These are lovely, we just about managed a mangled up pancake haha

    1. Camilla

      My daughter took the reigns last night so we had a few of those ourselves, I may have taken over LOL;-)

  14. Laura

    These look great. I’m not a huge pancake fan but I eat them on pancake day, it’s just got to be done!

    1. Camilla

      Yep it is the law:-)

  15. linda hobbis

    Fab idea to make monster pancakes. We’re making ours at the weekend since the Husband is in Canada for his sales week. It’s a real family thing, isn’t it?

    1. Camilla

      That’s lovely of you to wait, I think I’d have been tempted to just have them twice:-)

  16. Rachel

    I missed out on pancakes yesterday as I was just too busy with work, but I intend to make up for it today.

    1. Camilla

      Excellent, well we had a Chinese Meal a day late for Chinese New Year last night, what’s a day hey?;-)

  17. tracey bowden

    These are fab! I am truly awful at making pancakes but considering neither me or my daughter really like them I never seem to learn to how to master it!

    1. Camilla

      Wow, didn’t know there were any people who didn’t like pancakes:-)

  18. Fashion and Style Police

    Your pictures are so pretty and clear. What camera do you use? This post is making me hungry now. Lol.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-) I use a Cannon EOS M:-)

  19. Elanor

    What a great idea! I always love making meal times a little more fun with the kids 🙂

    1. Camilla

      It’s a great way to get them to eat things they might otherwise be wary of:-)

  20. becky

    These are so so good! We are having pancakes at the weekend I am so going to try this with them! 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, that’s fab:-)

  21. Jo

    Ooooo dont they look cool! My kids wouldn’t eat their dinner if it looked that good – just as well I’m not as creative as you are. Great job!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Jo – the idea is your kids create their own monster face:-)

  22. Sarah

    Your monster pancakes are fabulous and they look delicious! We made funny face pancakes, hehe. We are patiently waiting for Hotel Transylvania 2 to come out on DVD, we loved the first one a lot. xx

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Sarah, pancakes are so versatile, I want to experiment some more:-) Enjoy the film when you get it:-)

  23. StressedMum

    I love these such a great idea, any child would love these

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Samantha:-)

  24. Rebecca Smith

    These are fab, my little boy would adore these!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Rebecca, I’m sure he would love them:-)

  25. Charlie @ The Kitchen Shed

    My boys love making monster pancakes (they are usually the ones that don’t turn out right!!) I love the bats too!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Charlie:-)

  26. Rhian Westbury

    I love Hotel Transylvania 2, such a good movie. These pancakes look so much more fun than the plain boring ones that I made! x

    1. Camilla

      Fab, I’ve yet to watch it:-)

  27. Leanne

    Love this idea. Would be a great way to make sure there’s some fruit intake without it appearing forced!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, so true:-)

  28. Ana De- Jesus

    Love the monster pancakes! I watched both Transylvania’s and they were so funny it made me laugh so much! I can’t wait until it comes out on DVD.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Ana – glad you like the movies:-)

  29. Tara | C&CO.

    These look great! I can’t wait to make some pancakes tonight

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Tara, enjoy your pancakes:-)

  30. Choclette

    Haha Camilla, what a fab monster and an edible one too – got to be the way to go. No wonder the kids loved them. I rather liked your bats too.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Choclette, the bats were cute:-)

  31. Emma White

    aw just brilliant we are just about to make our own pancakes

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Emma:-)

  32. Roz

    love these! perfect for kids 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Roz:-)

  33. Helen @ family-friends-food.com

    Those are FAB! And I’m very impressed with your bat shapes 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Helen and the bats send their warmest wishes:-)

  34. Sarah

    These look awesome! Great fun for the kids. I keep meaning to have a go at pancake art.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah, yes pancake art not as easy as it looks!

  35. Elizabeth

    Haha! These are fantastic! My kids would LOVE these!!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, I’m sure they would:-)

  36. Emily Leary

    These are BRILLIANT. Definitely making these with the kids today. Really looking forward to getting the new movie on DVD too. We saw it at the cinema and loved it.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Emily, yes they’re great fun for kids to make (and grown-ups:-).

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