Funfetti Pancakes

Funfetti Pancakes are the ultimate birthday breakfast to make for a friend or loved one! Plus they're customizable for other holidays too, just use different sprinkles. They're just like birthday cake but in soft and fluffy pancake form. Finish them off with this sweet vanilla glaze and no one can resist!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pancakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 453 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • 1 1/2 cups (355ml) milk
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups (283g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 5 Tbsp (70g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup (96g) rainbow jimmies sprinkles, plus more for serving
  • Whipped cream for serving (optional)

Vanilla glaze

  • 2 cups (246g) powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup half and half, then more if needed
  • 3 Tbsp salted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. For the pancakes: Preheat a non-stick electric griddle to about 375 degrees. 

  2. In a liquid measuring cup, measure out milk then add lemon juice and whisk together, let rest 3 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile in a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt, make a well in center of flour mixture. 
  4. In a separate large mixing bowl whisk eggs together until blended then pour in milk mixture, almond extract and vanilla extract and whisk mixture until well blended. Mix in melted butter. 

  5. Pour milk mixture into well in flour mixture and whisk to combine slightly, then add sprinkles and whisk until batter is blended but still slightly lumpy (don't over-mix or pancakes won't be fluffy). 
  6. If needed spritz griddle with non-stick cooking spray (if it has a good non-stick coating you may not need it), then pour batter out into rounds about 1/4 cup at a time onto griddle. 
  7. Cook until golden brown on bottom then flip and cook on opposite side until golden brown. Serve warm with vanilla glaze, whipped cream and more sprinkles.
  8. For the glaze: In a mixing bowl whisk together powdered sugar, half and half, butter and vanilla until well blended. 

  9. Add in more half and half just a little at a time to thin if needed. Cover bowl with plastic wrap until ready to serve.