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Mardi Gras Pancake Recipe

Did you know that sometimes Mardi Gras is called “Pancake Tuesday”? That’s because it became very traditional to make pancakes on Mardi Gras because it could use up all your fat, dairy, and sugar before Lenten fasting started.
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Lacy


  • several bowls to divide your batter into


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or vegetable oil
  • purple, yellow, and green food color


  • Start by mixing all of your ingredients, which I always do in our blender. This way it’s easy to mix, and then also super easy to pour on the griddle! Don’t over-blend it, just combine the ingredients.
  • Before pouring it on the griddle, you’ve got to pour it into 3 separate bowls so that you can dye it traditional Mardi Gras colors.
  • Mix the food coloring in thoroughly until the colors are completely blended.
  • Pour the batter on a medium heated griddle and wait for the air bubbles to stop. Then flip the pancakes to cook them on the other side.
  • Stack them up - one of each color on each plate!
  • Serve immediately.