Saint Patrick’s breakfast ideas


Saint Patrick’s breakfast ideas – green pancakes, rainbow fruit parfaits, lucky charms and green milk. Simple, GREEN and completely scrumptious.

One of my favorite traditions as a kid was our Saint Patrick’s Day breakfast. My Mom always went all out and turned everything green. It was so fun! We of course had to where green to breakfast too or we were pinched. I never liked wearing green, so I always had to scramble to find something. This tradition has carried on to my own family and my kids always get a kick out of all the green food. Here’s a few of our favorite green foods…

Green pancakes topped with lucky charms via ...perfect breakfast for Saint Patrick's Day!


Green pancakes for Saint Patricks Day –

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Green pancakes


  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 TB white vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 TB sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 TB melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • green food coloring


Pre-heat a griddle to 300°.
In a small bowl combine milk and vinegar. Set aside and let sit for a few minutes.
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Whisk butter, egg and vanilla into the milk. Add food coloring, and stir until you reach the desired color.
Combine with flour mixture and stir until smooth.
Use a 1/4 cup to pour batter onto a greased griddle. Let cook on one side until bubbles begin to pop, then flip to the other side. Cook just until golden brown.

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Every once in awhile I’ll throw some lucky charms in the batter to really take these Saint Patrick’s Day pancakes over the top. It’s also fun to top them with whipped cream and the marshmallows too. Hello sugar!

Green pancakes topped with lucky charms via ...perfect breakfast for Saint Patrick's Day!

Rainbow fruit parfaits! Just layer blueberries, kiwi, pineapple, oranges with raspberries on top. Simple, healthy and delicious! These are my personal favorite.

Rainbow fruit parfait from ... A healthy way to celebrate St. Patrick's day!

My mom always used to make this yummy key lime fruit dip too. Find the recipe here.

Two ingredient fruit dip (a 60 second recipe) on

Growing up my mom always would have green milk for our Saint Patricks Day breakfast. Drop some green food coloring into your gallon of milk and it will blow your kids’ minds. And when there’s green milk, of course you have to have lucky charms! My kids absolutely LOVE lucky charms and are so excited whenever I buy them (Saint Patrick’s Day and their Birthday). Leprechaun Breakfast! Lucky Charms is the breakfast of champions on St. Patrick's Day. Drop some green food coloring into your milk and it will blow your kids' minds!

I also saw this fun game over at Paging Super Mom, so I decided to print it out. My kids have been begging to play. It’s so simple, easy and better yet free. Download the free printable here.

Saint Patrick's Day game free printable download

This year I also packaged up some leprechaun gold. My kids are going to love those gold chocolate coins! :) You can download the free printable HERE.

Leprechaun gold free printable

 What fun traditions for Saint Patricks Day?

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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6 comments on “Saint Patrick’s breakfast ideas”

  1. What a festive and fun idea… Pinning!

  2. Oh my gosh those pancakes are incredible!!

  3. These are so fun! My kids would love this for breakfast on St. Patrick’s Day!

  4. jen @ Tatertots & Jello Reply

    So cute! My kids would go crazy for those!


  5. The kids would love these! Especially with the Lucky Charm marshmallows on top.

  6. These are such FUN ideas!! I can’t wait to do these with my toddler. I made rainbow waffles for him and he loved it..I bet he would love those green pancakes too!

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