A sweet and savory taste of the rainbow
I mean, what kid would turn down a big stack of rainbow-colored pancakes? Or a cake that's tie-dyed with fun colors inside? Plus, these are just as fun for adults to eat as kids.
Bright funfetti rainbow pancakes
Recipe slightly adapted from Betty Crocker.
Serves about 8
- 1 cup Bisquick
- 1 cup white cake mix
- 1 cup low-fat milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- Green, red, yellow and blue food dye
- Fresh whipped cream of yogurt for garnish
- Oil for the pan
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, mix the Bisquick, white cake mix, milk, vanilla and eggs. Stir until there are no more lumps.
- Separate the mix into 4 bowls and tint each bowl with the different colored food coloring.
- Pour about 2 tablespoons worth of 1 color of batter onto the skillet. Cook until 1 side bubbles up and then flip. Cook another 4 minutes. Repeat until all of the pancakes have been made in varying colors. Then serve stacked with whipped cream and sprinkles.
Healthy rainbow roll-ups
Serves about 2
- 1 large lavash flatbread
- 1/2 can (6 ounces) chicken in water, drained
- 2 tablespoons low-fat mayo
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- 1 medium carrot, shredded
- 2 slices American cheese
- 1 large plum tomato, sliced
- A few fresh basil leaves
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Unroll the flatbread. Mix the chicken, mayo and celery together. Add pepper.
- Layer the cheese, chicken, carrot, plum tomato, basil leaves, blueberries and additional pepper on 1 of the sides of the flatbread. Carefully fold over and roll up.
- Slice in half and serve.
Gluten-free rainbow cakes in a jar
Slightly adapted from Babble.
Serves about 4
- 1 box white cake mix + ingredients listed
- Red, green, yellow and blue food dye
- 1 stick butter
- 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Carefully spray Mason jars with nonstick cooking spray.
- Mix the cake mix with the ingredients needed and stir until lumps are out. Separate into 5 bowls and tint each bowl purple, blue, green, yellow and red.
- In each jar, layer the purple, green, blue, yellow and red. You only want to fill the Mason jars about halfway full since the cakes will rise up quite a bit.
- Bake for about 32 minutes. If the cakes overflow, cut off the tops so you have room for frosting. Let cool.
- While cakes cool, beat the butter, powdered sugar and cream until thick and fluffy.
- Frost each Mason jar and add sprinkles for garnish.