Pancake snowman

Christmas is getting closer so it’s time for snowmen – even though we’re hoping for sunshine!

Here’s a simple pancake snowman that’s a perfect breakfast, snack or dessert.



  • pancake (I make with wholemeal flour, eggs and milk)
  • plain yoghurt (or coconut cream)
  • raisins (or blueberries)
  • strawberry (or red apple)
  • apricot (or slice of orange)
  • desiccated coconut (optional)


Step 1 Cut three circles from the pancake each a little larger than the first. Slice a little semi-circle into the top of the two larger circles so they all slot together.

Step 2 Cover with yoghurt.

Step 3 Sprinkle with coconut.

Step 4 Add three raisin buttons.

Step 5 And some raisin eyes.

Step 6 Thin strips of strawberry make an excellent scarf.

Step 7 Cut him a jaunty hat.


Step 8 Then slice a little off his head so it fits snugly.


Step 9 Make some stick arms from pancake.

Step 10 And give him a nose from apricot and a smile from a slice of raisin.

Step 11 A bit more yoghurt for the snow around him.

Step 12 Finishing off with a snowfall of desiccated coconut.


Judith Yeabsley is a mum of two boys who is
passionate about healthy food for kids. Her blog
The Art of Nutrition is a popular place to find inspiration for fun, healthy, creative food for kids big and small. Judith describes her mission as “how to present healthy food creatively so it is delicious looking and impulse-creating, so kids can’t wait to tackle the plate”. The focus is fruit, vegetables and whole grains. The plates are designed to be made by the average time-poor parent, in the average kitchen, using readily available ingredients and working on a budget.

First published: Nov 2014
Last updated: April 3 2017
Last science review: October 10 2016

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