12 Days of Christmas: Cookie Cutter Pancakes

On this our 12th Day of Christmas, let’s think about the little ones with food allergies in our lives.  (Well, the big ones might like them too.)   I recently saw some very cute pancake molds in a Williams-Sonoma catalog.  And I thought, “I could do that with the Christmas cookie cutters that we have.  What a fun treat that would be for the kids on Christmas morning.”  So, that’s what I plan to do.

You can do any number of pancake recipes to make this a huge hit with the family.

  • Whole-Wheat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes
  • Blueberry Pancakes (gluten-free)
  • For a quick approach, use the Bisquick Gluten-Free or regular mix, making the necessary substitutions for dairy or egg allergies.
  • Gingerbread pancakes: Follow your normal pancake recipe and add a teaspoon of cinnamon, allspice, and ginger.

No matter what recipe you choose, make this Christmas morning special for your family, especially for those who are often left out because of food allergies.

Do you have any Christmas morning breakfast traditions? Please share.

I hope you’ve enjoyed our 12 Days of Christmas, Willing Cook-style and have come away with some new ways to celebrate the holidays safely and enjoyably.  If you’ve missed any of the posts, the full list is below.

On the First Day of Christmas:  Wassail

On the Second Day of Christmas:  Prosciutto-Wrapped Heart of Palm

On the Third Day of Christmas:  Cocktail Meatballs

On the Fourth Day of Christmas: Crunchy Cabbage Salad

On the Fifth Day of Christmas:  Rustic French Bread (gluten-free)

On the Sixth Day of Christmas:  Christmas Ham

On the Seventh Day of Christmas:  Green Bean Casserole

On the Eighth Day of Christmas:  Pumpkin Pie

On the Ninth Day of Christmas:  Chess Pie

On the Tenth Day of Christmas:  Gingerbread Bars

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas:  Breakfast Cinnamon Buns

May all your days be merry & bright!


“Labor of Love” is my favorite song from Andrew Peterson’s Behold the Lamb of God. Why? There is one line that gets me every time.  Think on the magnitude of it…

Labor of Love

Noble Joseph by her side
Callused hands and weary eyes
There were no midwives to be found
On the streets of David’s town
In the middle of the night


So he held her and he prayed
Shafts of moonlight on his face
But the baby in her womb
He was the maker of the moon
He was the Author of the faith
That could make
the mountains move.
For little Mary full of grace
With the tears upon her face
It was a labor of love.


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