Father’s Day Tie-Shaped Pancakes

June 6, 2024

Making tie-shaped pancakes for Father’s Day is a fun and creative way to celebrate. Here’s a step-by-step recipe to help you create these special pancakes:


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • Food coloring (optional, for decorating)
  • Whipped cream, fruit, or syrup for serving


  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Griddle or non-stick skillet
  • Squeeze bottles or piping bags
  • Spatula
  • Knife or pancake mold (tie-shaped)


  1. Prepare the Batter:
    • In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
    • Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg, and melted butter. Mix until smooth.
  2. Optional – Color the Batter:
    • If you want to add some fun colors to the pancakes, divide the batter into separate bowls and mix in food coloring of your choice.
  3. Heat the Griddle:
    • Heat a griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat. Lightly grease it with a little butter or cooking spray.
  4. Prepare the Squeeze Bottles:
    • Pour the pancake batter into squeeze bottles or piping bags. This will help you control the batter as you create the tie shapes.
  5. Draw the Tie Shape:
    • On the hot griddle, use the squeeze bottle or piping bag to draw the outline of a tie. Start with a triangle for the knot, then draw the longer rectangular part of the tie extending downward.
    • Fill in the shape with more batter. If you’re using multiple colors, you can create patterns or stripes by adding different colors of batter within the tie shape.
  6. Cook the Pancakes:
    • Cook the pancake until bubbles form on the surface and the edges look set, about 2-3 minutes.
    • Carefully flip the pancake with a spatula and cook the other side until golden brown, about another 1-2 minutes.
  7. Decorate and Serve:
    • Once all the tie-shaped pancakes are cooked, arrange them on a serving platter.
    • You can decorate the pancakes further with whipped cream, fruit, or syrup.
    • Serve the pancakes warm and enjoy the fun and festive Father’s Day breakfast!


  • Molds: If you have a tie-shaped cookie cutter or pancake mold, you can pour the batter into the mold on the griddle to create perfect tie shapes.
  • Decorations: Get creative with your decorations. Use berries to create polka dots or stripes, or drizzle chocolate or caramel sauce to add more design elements.
  • Consistency: Make sure the batter is not too thick to easily squeeze out of the bottles. Add a little more milk if necessary to achieve the right consistency.

Enjoy making these tie-shaped pancakes and have a wonderful Father’s Day celebration!


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