Whether you’re hosting an Elf on the Shelf brunch as an introduction to the season or as a goodbye party for your Christmas Elf, your kids will love these Christmas Elf games, coloring sheets, Mad Libs, photo props and charades. And you will love these simple and delicious recipes for orange juice pancakes and “grinch juice.” This DIY Elf on the Shelf breakfast doesn’t get any easier than downloading these free printables and following these simple ideas for a brunch that you and your kids will always remember.
My kids are still believers, and I love to keep the magic alive throughout the holiday season. So when not-from-concentrateFlorida’s Natural® Brand Orange Juice asked me to join their Brunch Club for 2018 and share some ideas for holiday brunch as my first post, I knew an Elf on the Shelf brunch was the perfect idea.
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Not-from-concentrate Florida’s Natural® Brand Orange Juice is made only from Florida-grown oranges, and it’s a must-have brunch companion. Combined with fun games, free printables and even a chance to decorate a tree for your Elf, this brunch is super easy to pull together and super fun for the kids.
Here’s what we did…
Christmas Elf Brunch Menu
Cut up fruit, donut holes and sausages were all on the menu, but for the main course, we switched things up a bit and made orange pancakes.
Orange Pancakes Recipe
The kids loved that they were eating pancakes with a “secret” ingredient— vanilla and Florida’s Natural orange juice— and we all agreed that they were delicious.
They’re a subtle twist on the traditional pancake, and oh so good!
Made with vanilla and Florida’s Natural orange juice, these pancakes are a subtle twist on the traditional pancake, and oh so good!
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup not-from-concentrate Florida’s Natural® Brand Orange Juice
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix all ingredients together (batter might be a little lumpy) and pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto greased griddle. Flip when batter starts to bubble. Cook until golden. Serve with syrup or the topping of your choice.
You may want to double (or triple) the recipe and store some in the freezer. That’s how often your kids will be begging for these pancakes!
To drink, we whipped up a batch of “Grinch Juice,” which is also made with Florida’s Natural. With its fun green color and amazing taste, the kids had no idea they were drinking something so healthy.
How to Make Grinch Juice
This recipe is so easy, that I barely need to explain it. Don’t you love it when that happens?
I love that they only use Florida oranges and only have one ingredient (orange juice). Not-from-concentrate Florida’s Natural® Brand Orange Juice, made from Florida-grown oranges, is a must-have brunch companion. Or – if you’re us – it’s a must-have daily companion.
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