Mini Rainbow Pancakes + Fun Printable Rainbow Activity for Kids

Rainbows are so happy. I’ve always loved a beautiful rainbow and these rainbow mini pancakes are sure to be a hit with your kids! Make a batch of these mini rainbow pancakes anytime you want to get a smile – or plan to make them this year for St. Patrick’s Day! These mini rainbow pancakes also offer a fun way to teach your children about the rainbow, colors, and God’s promises.

Also, be sure to download my free printable Rainbow Scavenger Hunt at the bottom of the post!

Mini Rainbow Pancakes @ aStorybookDay.com

There’s nothing more delightful than a rainbow, don’t you think? Why not eat a rainbow for breakfast? Your children will be so excited when they sit down to this breakfast. Perfect for a Sunday morning brunch or a lazy weekend, you’ll have so much fun with this recipe!

You could incorporate this recipe into a study of rainbows, Noah’s Ark, spring time, and they are certainly perfect for the morning of your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Fun Facts About Rainbows

If you’re like me you pull out your phone and snap a picture every time you see a rainbow! Seeing a rainbow always feels like a special gift. Here are a few fun facts about rainbows you can share with your kids.

  1. Rainbows happen when light shines through water and the light is bent and reflected off of the water! This happens often after a rainstorm when the sun peeks out behind some of the clouds.
  2. There are seven colors in the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and violet.
  3. You usually only see part of a rainbow. If you were to see the whole rainbow it would look like a circle instead of a bow!
  4. Rainbows usually disappear pretty quickly so if you see one you’re lucky! But on March 14, 1994 there was a rainbow that last from 6:57 am until 3:55 pm!! That happened in Northern Taiwan.
  5. The seven colors of the rainbow were discovered by Sir Issac Newton.
Mini Rainbow Pancakes @ aStorybookDay.com

Mini Rainbow Pancakes

To make these mini rainbow pancakes you’ll need:

  •  2 Eggs
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 4 Tbsp. Oil
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 4 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • Food Coloring

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of food coloring is the best to use?

I used regular liquid food coloring and it worked just fine. Some people prefer gel food colors because they do offer a more vibrant color. Either will work just fine. Use your favorite!

How do I keep my rainbow pancakes from browning?

You’ll want to cook these beautiful rainbow pancakes at a med-low temperature. And as soon as you see bubbles start to surface go ahead and flip!

Can these rainbow pancakes be frozen?

Yes! Making a big batch and freezing the extra pancakes is a great way to get ahead of the game. Perfect for busy families! Pancakes can stick to each other when frozen so it’s a good idea to place squares of wax paper between the pancakes.

Alternatively, you can freeze pre-cooked pancakes in a single layer until frozen and then place frozen pancakes in a freezer bag or other freezer-safe container. Be sure to label and date the container!

Pancakes will keep fresh in the freezer for up to two months when properly stored.

What is the best way to reheat frozen pancakes?

If you’re in a hurry, you can microwave frozen pancakes for 20 seconds for one pancake or 60 seconds for five pancakes (or until hot). Be careful not to microwave longer than necessary so they don’t become tough.

You can also reheat frozen pancakes in the oven. Just make sure to wrap them in tin foil so they don’t dry out. Usually takes about 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Will pancakes keep in the fridge?

Yes! Pancakes will keep fresh in the fridge for up to five days.

How to Make Rainbow Pancakes: Recipe Step by Step

Yield: 48

Rainbow Mini Pancakes

Mini Rainbow Pancakes @ aStorybookDay.com
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 4 Tbsp. Oil
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 4 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • Food Coloring


  1. Beat eggs, and add remaining ingredients in order and mix until smooth.
  2. Divide batter into 6 equal portions and put into separate bowls. Mix a few drops of coloring into each bowl until you get the color you like.
  3. In a medium skillet over low heat, pour very small circles of batter, about the size of a half dollar.
  4. Cook on each side for about 2 minutes. Be careful not to let get brown, as the color will not be as vibrant. Makes about 48 pancakes.
  5. Serve with syrup, whipped cream, or fruit for a delicious and fun breakfast. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 337Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 827mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 9g

I hope you enjoy this recipe and create many happy memories while making and eating them! Childhood is fleeting. Memories last a lot longer.

What is your favorite memory of a rainbow? Share in the comments below!

Free Printable Rainbow Activity for Kids

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