Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! As a working mom, I like to surprise my kids with a spin on the standard breakfast fare so I know they are starting their day off with the energy they need. When I saw the Star Whoopie Pie Pan, I quickly came up with some ideas to celebrate those star students as they head back to school.
Begin by spraying the pan with Bake Easy™ and preheating the oven to 350 degrees. I mixed up my favorite pancake recipe and ladled it into the pan filling the cavities about half full. I baked the stars until they were golden brown on the bottom. It was so easy!
I removed the pancakes to a cooling grid and moved onto making scrambled eggs. I whipped a couple eggs with some water, sprayed the pan with Bake Easy again and baked the eggs until they were cooked. I removed the eggs from the pan and put them on my cooling grid.
Do you remember the baked Muffin Tops craze a few years back? Well, I thought I would use the Star Whoopie Pan the same way.
I grabbed a chocolate chip muffin mix and after mixing it according to the instructions, I sprayed the pan with Bake Easy and filled the muffin batter into the cavities and baked it at 375 degrees. The “muffin tops” popped right out of the pan.
I love the non-stick pans because with a little baking spray, the baked goods release easily and clean up is a breeze. I can’t wait to make some of my favorite recipes in the pan! Be sure to check out the Wilton website for other tasty recipes, such as Banana Nut Mini Muffins, Cranberry Orange Muffins, or Cinnamon Streusel Muffins.
The Star Cut-Outs™ work great for slicing fruit and making little star shapes. I was even able to use the extra pieces that were cut from the area outside the cutters and make a fruit salad to present with the baked goods. I just sliced cantaloupe, bananas, and strawberries and used the cutters to cut out the fruit and mixed it with green and purple grapes.
I put the pancakes and eggs together to make some breakfast sandwiches. You could also easily make biscuits in the pan or add some cheese to the sandwiches. Sausage or bacon could also be cooked and added to the sandwiches.
Wrap the sandwiches in Parchment Paper for easy reheating in the microwave. Add a glass of milk or juice and breakfast is served!
I used Yellow Ruffle Cups to assemble my fruit salad adding Garnish Summer Picks and Beverage Parasols to the fruit. The Smiley Face Standard Cups worked great for holding the sandwiches, muffin tops, or even the syrup. These cups will put a smile on anyone’s face! I also use these cups to send with their lunches by packing cookies, fruit, etc. in them. The kids get a kick out of it when they open their lunch and discover how I’ve packed it.
In our home, we also love to have “breakfast for dinner.” The Star Whoopie Pie Pan will definitely make serving breakfast anytime of the day fun!