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Easy Vegan Snowman Pancakes

In this article you will find the best pancake recipe for making vegan snowman pancakes, along with how to make them adorable super easily! Once the pancakes are done, let your kids do the rest and create a fun and magical Christmas morning together!

Two plates with snowman pancakes on them.

If you have kids and have ever browsed through Pinterest near the end of the year, I’m sure you’ve scrolled through tons of adorable and well crafted food pins that makes you think “Awwee….that’s so cute, but it looks too hard to recreate.”.

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Well, first off, you’re not alone; I do that all the time!

Especially when my 7 year old has me searching for unicorn cakes.

Like, how do they do it?!

So, I’m sorry to tell ya, but if you’re looking for a super complicated and intricate craft recipe; this is not it!

This snowman pancake ‘craft’ breakfast is super easy to make, recreate, and even let your kids makes! Even if they’re toddlers (after the pancakes are cooled, of course!)

So, yeah, you can do this!

How to Make Vegan Pancakes for Snowman Pancakes Your Kids Will Love!

Let them HELP YOU as much as they can!

I love getting my kids in the kitchen helping make their own food!

This is a great recipe to get kids involved in.

It’s simple and once the pancakes are done cooking, they get full creative rights to do what they please!

Depending on your childs age and confidence in the kitchen will determine how much they can help with.

If you have young kids, then there’s a good chance you’ll have to at least flip the pancakes…though my 4 year old has been trying to take that task away from me for the past couple weeks!

Just because I’m big on teaching my kids to cook, doesn’t mean I’m not like you and still worried about my kids using the stove.

I still worry.

Make your favorite pancake, or any basic pancake recipe

2 images showing making pancakes for snowman pancakes

For snowman pancakes, you don’t need any fancy pancakes, just a simple recipe.

Which is why I use my vegan oatmeal pancake recipe, which is down below in the recipe section, with all of the other extra ingredients to make this recipe fun!

It’s so easy and only requires 5 ingredients;

  • ground oats
  • brown sugar
  • applesauce
  • water
  • baking powder

It can’t get much simpler than that! Or cheaper!

Once you stir together all of the dry ingredients, you add in the wet ingredients, stir again.

Then start making the pancakes for your snowmen.

The only thing you’ll have to keep in mind at this point for the snowmen is to make the pancakes slightly different sizes.

For example, you could use a 1/2 cup of batter for the biggest part of the snowman, three quarters of a half a cup for the middle, and a 1/4 cup for the head.

Or, something similar to that, so your kids will feel like it’s more ‘realistic’!

Once you’re done making the pancakes and they’re cool; it’s time to start having some fun!

Snowman Pancakes Ingredients

Ingredients for snowman pancakes.

Make the Snowmen!

At this point, you can either make the snowmen pancakes (and optional scene) yourself and surprise your kids with a fun Christmas breakfast that they’ll love; or you can turn it into a fun Christmas morning craft for your kids to create themselves!

Either way they’ll love it and think it’s amazing!

To make it the way it is in the photos, you will need;

  • a small star cookie cutter
  • a small snowflake cookie cutter
  • a small bow (candy) cookie cutter
  • non-dairy chocolate chips
  • a banana
  • strawberries
  • and some powdered sugar (sorry, I did not measure this!)

Or, be really good at cutting out shapes with a knife.

Once you have three pancakes slightly on top of each other; add the non-dairy chocolate chips to the snowman as their eyes and mouth.

Then cut out buttons, a scarf, (a bow-optional), and other fun decorations for the snowmen out of the fruit, and even any extra pancakes, if you’d like.

If you want extra pancakes for fun shapes to make a winter wonderland, you may need to double the recipe depending on how many kids you are trying to feed.

Don’t forget the powdered sugar for the snow! (If you let them have sugar, that is! We’re trying to decrease the amount of sugar we have, but hey, it’s Christmas!)

Assembling a snowman pancakes.

*To make the pancakes quicker, I use a big skillet and cook them three at a time!

Whatever you do, don’t try to make fun shapes with cookie cutters on the pan with the pancake batter! Unless you’ve done it before and are a pro at it.

Not saying I did, and melted a plastic cookie cutter/slightly burned myself trying to use a metal one, or anything. I’d just advise you not to!

If you have an informal Christmas breakfast after opening presents, like we do, then letting your kids make their own snowmen and winter wonderland scene, will give you (the parents) time to get their presents out of boxes and ready to be played with!

Plus, how cute would it be to show off their works of art to friends and family on instagram or facebook!

Vegan snowman pancakes on a white plate with banana slices shaped like snowflakes.

Easy Vegan Snowman Pancakes

Shawna Clapper
Whip up a batch up these easy and healthy pancakes and then let your kids have fun creating a their snowman! Or even a whole winter wonderland!
5 from 1 vote
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American



  • 2 cups oats ground into flour or buy oat flour
  • 1 ½ tbsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp applesauce can sub with veggie oil
  • 1 ½ cups water

Snowman Extras

  • 1 banana
  • strawberries
  • handful non-dairy chocolate chips
  • powdered sugar


  • Get your pan on the stove (or griddle) ready and turn to medium heat.
  • Mix together the oat flour, baking powder, and sugar.
  • Pour the applesauce and water on top of the dry mixture, stir well.
  • Pour a quarter cup of the batter on the pan at a time.
  • Let the top show bubbles, then flip. Once the edges on the bottom start to golden, remove from pan to eat.
  • Let cool.
  • Slice and use Christmas cookie cutters to make fun shapes with the strawberries, bananas, and extra pancakes.
  • Add a face, buttons, scarf, and even a bow if you're child would like to the snowman, sprinkle on some powdered sugar; have fun and enjoy eating!


*Feel free to sub in all purpose flour for the oat flour, however you will need to use 1 1/2 cups, not 2. These will also turn out a lot more fluffy.
**You may sub veggie oil in for the applesauce at the same quantity.
***You may sub in any non-dairy milk for the water at the same quantity if you need, such as with soy milk if trying to get more protein into your kids, or coconut milk for more healthy fats, or any that’s fortified to simply have more vitamins and minerals!
There is no ONE right way to make snowmen (or women) pancakes! The important thing is to have fun, not stress, and enjoy this perfect Christmas (or winter) morning breakfast!
Keyword oats, pancakes, vegan pancakes
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