Christmas Santa Face Pancake with a strawberry hat, marshmallow beard and fruit eyes on a white plate with a white background and marshmallows sprinkles around holiday pancakes

Santa Pancakes: Fun Christmas Morning Breakfast For Kids!

Christmas morning is a magical time for kids and they’ll love kicking off the day with these Santa pancakes!

It’s a fun Christmas morning breakfast idea that would be really cute to surprise your kids with or a fun activity you guys can make together.

These easy Christmas pancakes are decorated to make an adorable santa face made out of fruit and are finished off with a strawberry santa hat and marshmallow beard.

Santa Christmas Pancakes For Kids

Santa pancakes are such a special Christmas morning breakfast idea your kids will love.

Decorated with strawberries, whipped cream, marshmallows, and more fruit, you’ll find that transforming these pancakes into Santa faces couldn’t be easier!

Santa Christmas Pancakes on a white plate with white background. Holiday Santa hat made of strawberries and whip cream, fruit face and marshmallow Santa beard

Holiday Santa Pancakes Ingredients

(Scroll down to the recipe card for the full ingredients and directions.)

  • pancakes
  • strawberries halves
  • mini marshmallows
  • banana
  • raspberries
  • can of whipping cream

As you can see the ingredients are very straight forward, but I have a few tidbits to add.


This recipe is just for decorating the pancakes.

So whether you choose to make pancakes out of the box or from scratch, either one is just fine.

Variations Of Ingredients

Feel free to vary the ingredients up. Maybe you prefer a different fruit for the eyes.

Or maybe your kids aren’t a fan of marshmallows and would rather have a whipped cream beard on their Santa.

Whatever you do will end up being great, so mix it up a bit if you have limited ingredients or want to get even more creative.

Whipped Cream

Don’t add the whipped cream until the end right before you are going to serve the pancakes to prevent the whipped cream from going flat.

Easy Santa Pancakes

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Placing Ingredients 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4 Pancakes (from mix or homemade)
  • 2 cups strawberry halves
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 banana
  • 4 rasberries
  • 1 can of whipped cream


  • Take your cut up strawberries and arrange them above the top of the pancake in the shape of a hat.
  • Place two banana slices for eyes. Place two blueberries for the pupils on top of the banana slices.
  • Place a raspberry for the nose.
  • Arrange the mini marshmallows to make the beard.
  • Taking your can of whipped cream, create white trim for the hat by adding a line of whipped cream where the hat meets the pancake.
    Then, add a circle of whipped cream to the bottom of the hat to make a pom-pom.

How To Serve This Christmas Morning Breakfast

There are a bunch of ways to serve these Christmas pancakes. You could eat them as is, strawberries mixed with whipped cream and marshmallows are quite tasty.

Another option is your kids could eat the fruit off the pancakes and then you could just add some syrup and butter or your favorite pancake toppings.

You could also make a whipped cream beard instead of marshmallows if you just want to have strawberries and whipped cream as a topping.

Some other options are drizzling the pancakes with fresh honey or strawberry syrup. Both these toppings would be yummy with strawberries.

Whichever way you and your family eat them will be quite tasty!

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I’d love to see your Santa pancake creation. If you made these Santa pancakes, snap a pic on your phone and upload it to this pin here.

Hope you enjoyed this

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