Strawberry Gingerbread Pancake Santas

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Delicious homemade Gingerbread Pancakes dressed up as Santa! Quick, easy, and so cute!

Delicious homemade Gingerbread Pancakes dressed up as Santa! Quick, easy, and so cute!

Another month, another #FoodieMamas recipe for you and this month it we feature strawberries. I had planned on some strawberry cheesecake filled french toast for you all but then it occurred to me that this is the time of year we make our traditional Strawberry Gingerbread Pancake Santas! So I had to share since it is a family favorite here (even my husband requests Santa pancakes when I am making them for the kids).

So without further ado, Santa pancakes!

I am currently on the way back home for the holidays, so exciting to see all the extended family, the kids are going to Disneyland and lots of people around means a little bit of rest for the weary…. psst the weary is myself and my husband.

Hope you all are having a fantastic holiday season so far! I think I am going to be sad once New Year’s Eve passes and all the holiday foods become a memory. At least I get to look forward to spoiling you all with Valentine’s Day treats!

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Strawberry Gingerbread Pancake Santas

Delicious homemade Gingerbread Pancakes dressed up as Santa! Quick, easy, and so cute!
Yield 6
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 6 medium pancakes (I use my Gingerbread Pancakes)
  • 1 pound strawberries , sliced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 48 M&Ms (I use red)
  • 12 chocolate chips


  • With a hand mixer beat the heavy cream and powdered sugar together for 2-3 minutes or until you get stiff peaks.
  • Put into a piping bag with a star tip.
  • Put the pancake onto the plate and pipe small amounts in the shape of his beard.
  • Pipe small stars onto the top of his head.
  • Align strawberries into a triangle on top of his head
  • Pipe a small amount on top of the strawberry triangle as the top of his hat.
  • Add 7 M&Ms in the shape of a smile.
  • Add one as his nose.
  • Add two chocolate chips, point down as his eyes.
  • Take lots of pictures 🙂


Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 44.5mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Delicious homemade Gingerbread Pancakes dressed up as Santa! Quick, easy, and so cute!


About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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