Cherry Limeade Pancakes

If you go to Katrina’s site, In Katrina’s Kitchen, you’re sure to find tons of really fun and creative recipes. So when Katrina agreed to come to the pancake party, I knew it would be something insanely creative and adorable. She did not disappoint!

Here are some more of Katrina’s great recipes:

Mini Cookie Dough Ice Cream Cones

Biscoff Bark

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Shooters

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake


Here’s the thing- I don’t really like pancakes. Actually, it’s syrup that I don’t care for. Or maybe it’s the combination of the 2 things together? I’ve spent a fair amount of time thinking about this so let’s look into this, shall we?

I went through a 10 or 12 year phase where I couldn’t eat eggs. I ate eggs as a child and I have no idea what caused the sudden egg-hate. I was not allergic but I just could not physically make myself eat them. So I ate pancakes. For YEARS I ate pancakes. That got so boring (much like this story) that I decided to make myself like eggs again as an adult. I started myself on deviled eggs and hard boiled eggs before I moved on to the cooked variety.

It’s a good thing too because this whole process saved my marriage. You see, I was newly married to a man who loved eggs and I could barely even stand cracking one open to bake a batch of cookies. The horror! There was no way I could stand over a skillet and smell them cooking. The happy ending is that I eat eggs in all their forms now. I can even eat a pancake or 2. But hardly ever with syrup; I dip mine in yogurt. Anyone else do that?

Since I am still slightly bored of pancakes I decided to go a different direction. I love cherry limeade and these bite-sized cakes were the perfect combination of my favorite summertime drink. I made a classic buttermilk batter that got me through my egg-hating years and added a small box of cherry Jell-O powder. I used a small bottle to squirt little cherries onto the griddle was able to turn out heaping plates of these for my little guys in no time. Add some lime dipping sauce and it’s Summer for breakfast!
Cherry Limeade Pancakes

Pancake Ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons of butter, melted
  •  2 Cups flour
  •  2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Small box of cherry Jell-O
  • 2 Cups buttermilk
  • 2 Eggs

Syrup Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 Cup cream (or milk)
  • juice of 1 lime (about 1 Tablespoon)


  1. Melt butter and set aside to cool.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and Jell-O powder.
  3. In a separate bowl combine buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter. Add to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Transfer batter to a bottle (if desired).
  4. Heat griddle to low/medium heat. Squirt small drops of batter onto griddle. Flip when tiny bubbles begin to form on the surface. Continue cooking through.
  5. Combine syrup ingredients and stir until smooth.

Notes From My Kitchen:

  • I omitted the sugar from this recipe since I was adding Jell-O. You can add 1/4 Cup of sugar if you like your pancakes sweeter. I may use the large box of Jell-O the next time I make these.
  • I used a nonstick griddle so I did not grease it. You know your griddle- use what you normally use when you make pancakes!
  • It took about 1 minute over low/medium heat to make these tiny pancakes.


These are so adorable, Katrina. Your boys are so blessed to have such a fun mom! 

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  1. Those are adorable.

  2. Oh how creative! I love the flavor combinations and this is just too much!

  3. These are SO cute, and seriously creative. I’m catching up on posts from the past week and a half of the pancake party, and something tells me I’m going to find a lot of recipes to add to my to-do list!

  4. These are absolutely incredible Katrina, this pancake party has been seriously amazing!

  5. Oh my gosh, these are the cutest things EVER!

    I used to be the same way with cottage cheese after years and years of eating it as a kid. I woke up one day and just the thought of it turned my stomach… I tried it again a couple of years ago and now I rarely go a couple of days without it…so funny!

  6. These are so fun! I love how bright the pancakes and sauce are!

  7. Since I went gluten free in January, I have been on what I call the Pancake Frenzy of 2012, making as many varieties as I can think of because it’s just about the only gluten free bread-like thing that I find to be remotely close to the regular kind. I was just talking to another blogger about them and she sent me here. This is like nirvana for me. Look at all of the glorious pancakes you have posted this month! Ooh-da-lally!

    I am loving the lime syrup with those adorable cherry pancakes. What a clever presentation!!

  8. Neither my husband or I like syrup so we put butter and cinnamon sugar on most of our pancakes. But we now have a little man who loves syrup so we always have it in the house for him!! I also hate eggs… not so grossed out to cook with them but I don’t want to eat them plain. My husband likes to eat them for breakfast sometimes and I normally like to hide out while he is cooking them and then use air freshner :) I didn’t know that there were other people who disliked them as much as me!! Excited that you got over it!! It gives me hope!

  9. I mean could these be any more fun! LOVE!


  10. Amazing!! So creative, and fun. I love the flavor for a different breakfast!

  11. I’m so glad you got over your aversion to eggs – can you imagine not being able to make cookies?! The horror!

  12. Oh my gosh, Katrina, you started your post nearly exactly as I started mine…I think I would like pancakes if they weren’t drenched in syrup…I’d especially love these!!

  13. These are so fun!! What a great idea!

  14. Oh my goodness — these are too cute!!! Such a fun idea! :)

  15. Oh my goodness – just when I thought there was no way these were going to get more creative they did!! I’m so impressed!! These look awesome and I love the flavor combo!

    Rach – are you saving one ridiculously over the top recipe for the last day!?

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