Pancakes are always a brunch favorite: Whether you’re out having bottomless mimosas with friends or whipping something up in your kitchen, you can’t go wrong with a full stack. If you’re over the typical chocolate chip or blueberry recipe, then it’s time to get experimental with these Starburst pancakes.
These pancakes perfectly translate the taste and color of Starbursts to gluteny form, turning your brunch into an Instagram trap to rival your city’s trendiest brunch spot. Whether you want to make the whole rainbow or just your favorite flavor (anyone else on Team Yellow?), you’re going to want to try this recipe.
Watch the video below to see how easy it is.
Serves 6 (serving size: 4 pancakes)
Active 1 hour Total 1 hour
20 red Starburst candies, unwrapped
20 pink Starburst candies, unwrapped
20 orange Starburst candies, unwrapped
20 yellow Starburst candies, unwrapped
1 cup whole milk, divided
1 cup heavy cream, divided
3 cups complete pancake mix
Red, pink, orange, and yellow liquid food coloring
Butter and pure maple syrup for serving
1. Place unwrapped red Starbursts into a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 1/4 cup of the milk and 1/4 cup of the heavy cream. Cook, whisking constantly, until Starbursts are melted, about 5 minutes. Pour mixture into a glass bowl, and let cool 10 minutes. Clean saucepan, and repeat with each of the remaining Starburst colors, milk, and cream. You will have 4 bowls, each with a different colored mixture.
2. Stir in 3/4 cup of the pancake mix to each of the 4 bowls. Whisk 1 to 2 drops of the corresponding food coloring into each bowl until combined, adding a bit more water or milk as needed.
3. Heat a griddle or a nonstick skillet over medium to 300°F. Spray with cooking spray. Ladle about 1/4 cup of batter per pancake to hot griddle; cook until beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Serve immediately with butter and syrup.