Should you choose to celebrate like the Irish this year, drinking on an empty stomach is always a bad idea. When starting early, a filling breakfast is key to making sure the mid-afternoon hangover doesn’t hit you too hard (remember it's a marathon, not a sprint).

Buttermilk pancakes are easy to make, and my go-to breakfast when hosting a large group of people. Adding just a little bit of green food coloring and topping with some Lucky Charms marshmallows makes these St. Patrick's Day Lucky Charms Pancakes a fun and festive spin on a classic breakfast.

Having learned from my sudden death due to not enough breakfast, and more than enough Jell-O shots on the morning of my first year St. Patrick's day experience, this time around I’ll be going hard in the kitchen before I do at the party. 

Lucky Charm Buttermilk Pancakes

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:30 mins
  • Total Time:40 mins
  • Servings:12
  • Easy


  • 1 and a 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 and 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or melted shortening
  • Green food colouring
  • Lucky Charms Cereal Marshmallows as many as you like
  • 1 can whipping cream
  • Maple Syrup
  • Step 1

    Add all dry ingredients together in a bowl and mix.

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  • Step 2

    In a separate bowl, add all wet ingredients and whisk until well beaten.

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  • Step 3

    Combine the wet and dry ingredients, pouring the wet into the dry bowl and again whisking until fully combined. Add in 1-2 drops of green food colouring as you mix, until desired colour is achieved.

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  • Step 4

    Turn burner on medium to high, then moisten a large pan or griddle with oil or butter. Pour roughly a 1/2 cup of batter per pancake onto the pan, and cook until bubbles begin to appear. Flip with a spatula and leave until cooked evenly on both sides.

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  • Step 5

    Top your pancakes with the desired amount of whipped cream, maple syrup, and Lucky Charm marshmallows.

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