DIY Pancake Bar

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Create a do-it-yourself pancake bar with fresh fruit, different jams, syrups, and fun toppings so everyone can have customized pancakes with little effort on your end.

Use a boxed pancake mix and set the ingredients out on the table for everyone to build their own short stack.

DIY Pancake Bar - Create an easy breakfast by setting up a station where everyone can top their pancakes to their liking

I made a cute pancake bar for Madeline’s first sleepover. It was perfect for little girls. They had the ability to customize their own pancakes. I also imagine this would go well for any occasion including Mother’s Day this upcoming weekend (hint, hint).

I set out cut strawberries, cut banana, blueberries, raspberry jam, lemon curd, softened butter, and maple syrup. Then let everyone go to town.

Make it more fun by adding sprinkles, candies, chocolate syrup, or anything else you might have on hand.

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DIY Pancake Bar

Make breakfast fun and easy by setting up a pancake bar for everyone in your family

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Christine Raitt


  • 8 oz strawberries cut
  • 8 oz blueberries
  • 1 banana cut
  • butter room temperature
  • jarred or homemade lemon curd
  • raspberry jam
  • maple syrup
  • 1 box pancake mix


  1. Let butter come to room temperature while making pancakes. 

  2. Prepare the pancakes according to the box instructions.

  3. Cut fruits and place in little bowls. Set out some jams, syrup, and butter.

  4. Set out all ingredients on the table and let everyone customize their short stack.

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