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Strawberry Buttermilk Dinosaur Pancakes

Submitted By: Mel Lockcuff

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  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ¼ cups buttermilk or sour milk
  • 3 tbsp. canola oil
  • ½ cup strawberries, chopped


Our youngest son is mesmerized by anything having to do with dinosaurs right now. He absolutely loves them. With the soon to be release of the new movie, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, I thought it’d be fun to create a new recipe for kids, based on travels in the WABAC machine.

This recipe is slightly adapted from my aunt’s kitchen. If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, don’t sweat it. You can actually use the measured amount of milk with a tablespoon of vinegar, let it sit for just a few minutes, and then the soured milk is perfect to use as an alternative for buttermilk. You will need dinosaur cookie cutters for this particular recipe. Enjoy!


Stir together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.

Stir together egg, buttermilk, and oil; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Wash, stem, and chop strawberries. Mix into batter.

Heat a lightly greased griddle. Spray each cookie cutter very well with cooking spray. Place cookie cutter onto griddle. Carefully pour, or squeeze if using a squeeze bottle, batter into each cookie cutter. Do not remove cookie cutter just yet; allow pancakes to cook until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Then carefully remove cookie cutter from pancake; carefully turn the pancake, and cook the other side.

Serve with fresh fruit, butter, maple syrup, or powdered sugar. Enjoy!

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