Pancakes For Clean Water


Hey friends! I know I haven’t updated The Pancake Dad in a very long time, but I’m still making pancakes every weekend for my kids, and now I’ve started a campaign for charity: water… Pancakes for Clean Water.


Here’s the gist of it… there are 663 MILLION people in this world living without clean water, and that’s ridiculous. Here’s how you can make a difference… for a donation of $100 (or more) – I will make you a pancake and 100% of that money will go toward charity: water’s clean water projects in developing countries. Please click the link above to read more. I can make your kids’ favorite cartoon characters, your favorite sports team logo, or your business logo. I will send you a photo and a time-lapse video of your pancake creation and promote it across multiple social media platforms.

Get creative! Here are some samples on my @thepancakedad instagram account.


The demand has been incredible and as of September 14th, we’ve already raised more than $8,000! That’s 267 people that will get clean water. That’s just amazing and I’m so thankful for everyone’s generosity. Keep the requests coming! Love you guys.


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Happy Thanksgiving!!! Gobble Gobble.

It’s been way too long since my last post. Good news is I haven’t stopped making pancakes every weekend. I’ll post them all soon. In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble. The eyes looked really weird to me in that first pancake… so I gave it another go.

A little better. Now go give someone you love a hug.


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San Diego… Super Chargers

We’re huge Bolts fans in the Phelps household. It took me about two months to get Atley to stop yelling “MOON!” when she saw the Chargers logo. Now she yells, “BOLT!” like a good little girl. The conversion is complete, and now… so is the pancake.

The NFL logo was tough because there’s just no way to make stars that small. Dots had to suffice.

I know a lot of you guys try to make these pancakes I do and get frustrated when they don’t turn out right. As you can see, the ones I do are far from perfect, but you can certainly tell what they are. Just so you don’t think I nail it on the first try every time… here are all of my efforts from this morning.

Bolt up.


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Clevah Girl…

If you get it… you’re smiling. If you don’t… I kinda feel bad for you.


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Kids May Not Know Mickey Mantle, But they Know the Number 7

Mickey Mantle was retired for ten years by the time I was born… but he was my Dad’s favorite player… therefore, he became my favorite as well. As I’ve grown up, I collected dozens of his baseball cards and know everything about the guy…the good and the bad. So, it seemed fitting to make my first jersey pancake The Mick. My daughter’s reaction to it was great. She grabbed it, held it up and yelled, “SEVVVVVEN!!!!” So cute.

Then she saw that the “7″ was gone, because she’d flipped the flapjack. Hilarity ensued.

“Daddy, where’d the 7 the go?”

“Daddy, can you please put the 7 back?”

“Daddddddy!!! Put it back!”

So I flipped it back over. Hero status achieved.


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Yo Gabba Gabba Pancakes

Atley’s favorite cartoon is Yo Gabba Gabba. When she’s not asking for Elmo… this is what she wants. Shockingly, I love the show too. Great writers. Great guests. Here are the cast of characters.






If you’ve never seen the show, here’s what these pancakes are supposed to look like, because let’s be honest…these pancakes… they all kinda suck. But, like I’ve said a million times. Doesn’t matter if the pancakes don’t look that great… your kids will love them and recognize them even if they’re awful. I repeat… I’m not an artist, and most likely, neither are you. Now go make some fun pancakes.


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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pancake

Without colors… it’s really up to you. Donatello? Michelangelo? Raphael? Leonardo?


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Disney’s Robin Hood – A Challenging Flapjack

Ooo-da-lally! Robin Hood was my favorite Disney movie as a kid, so I recently introduced it to my daughter and now she’s obsessed with it. Constant echoes of  ”Rah-in Hooood, Daddy?” Cutest thing ever. So, when she asked for some Robin Hood pancakes… I was all hopped up to oblige, but quickly realized that the main characters are friggin’ HARD to draw. I know that if I can’t draw them with a crayon… I’ve got zero chance on the skillet. So, I went with Toby the Turtle. She loves that little guy and he wasn’t all that hard.

As you can see, he was a two-parter. I did the head first and the shell second. One of them would’ve burned if I tried to do it all at once. I even made it quasi-3D by cutting a little slit in the turtle shell and sticking his neck in there. I forgot to snap photos of her reaction, but here she is, under the final product, in a post-pancake, milk-induced coma.

Also, I had to try to do Sir Hiss, one of my favorite characters. He’s the snake from Robin Hood, Prince John’s right hand ‘man’. Turned out incredibly mediocre.

As always, she knew exactly who it was and loved it. Remember… your kids don’t care that you suck at art.

Long live King Richard!


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No, my daughter has no clue who Mario is… but she loves a good mustache.


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