Halloween pancakes

A spooky Halloween recipe

Pancakes are surely not an Italian recipe, but as we all now, in the past few decades, globalization made pancakes arriving in Italy too. Here you can find a pancakes recipe in Halloween theme!


  • 2 medium size eggs
  • 25 gr butter (optional)
  • 300 gr flour
  • 10 gr of baking powder
  • 20 gr of sugar
  • 250 ml of milk
  • 1 pre-boiled red beet
  • 200 gr of pumpkin (butternut type)
  • 100 gr of fresh spinach


  1. First, you will start by preparing the vegetables. Wash and peel the pumpkin, cut it in small pieces and let it boil either in the microwave or in the pot for 10 minutes.
  2. Wash the spinach and boil them for 10 minutes in a pot.
  3. Grate the pre-boiled red beet in a bowl (we will call it bowl A).
  4. Now prepare the mixture for the pancakes. Take a bowl (bowl B) and mix together the flour, the baking powder and the sugar. This step will ensure that the ingredients nicely merge together so that you will not taste the baking powder once the pancakes are cooked.
  5. Next, if you decide to put it, melt the butter. Then add it to the bowl B together with the eggs and the milk.
  6. Once the pumpkin and the spinach are cooked, transfer them in 2 different bowls (bowl C and D, respectively) and mash the vegetables with a fork. This passage will prevent the pancakes to have entire pieces of vegetables inside. Now you should have 4 bowls (A, B, C, and D). One with the mixture for the pancakes (B), one with the red beet (A), one with the spinach ( C), and one with the pumpkin (D).
  7. Add in each of the bowl (A, C, D) a portion of the pancakes mixture and blend the different composites together. You can either leave some normal mixture inside the bowl (B), so that you have some traditional pancakes; or you can divide it all between the other 3 (A, C, D). Now you should have 3 full bowls with different coloured mixture (one red, one green and one yellow/orange) Image 1.
  8. Warm up two pans. Afterwards, start by putting one ladleful of the red beet mixture in one pan and another ladleful of the pumpkin mixture in the other pan. Let them cook for 2 minutes on one each side until they reach a golden colour. Continue with this process until you finish all the mixtures in the bowls Image 2.
  9. Now you are ready to serve your pancakes with either savoury (cream cheese, bacon, ham, cheese etc) or sweet (marmalade, chocolate cream etc) ingredients.

Enjoy and Happy Halloween!


  • As a topping you can put every ingredient you like.
  • You could turn these pancakes into a savoury ones by adding salt instead of sugar to the mixture.


  • Step 4 is really important if you don’t want to have a unpleasant taste when you are eating the pancakes.


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Published on 02 November 2020