Posted by: Jeff Midgley | May 26, 2013

How to make Bear Lake Monster pancakes.

Making pancakes is fun. Making creative pancakes is more fun! Below are some ideas from our family on how to make Bear Lake Monster pancakes. They’re good on vacation at the lake or for a delicious breakfast at home too!

Bear Lake, on the Utah-Idaho border, is famous for the Bear Lake Monster. But Bear Lake is also famous for raspberries—so of course that is one of the main ingredients. However, you can use as much or as little fruit as you desire. The method we are demonstrating today requires cutting your fruit into thin slices. The slices are then put on the griddle in the desired pattern before pouring your pancake batter over the top (in the “sea monster” shape of your choice).

A few more tips: You can put the pancake batter into condiment bottles to give you more control in “drawing” your monster or other shapes. Another option not shown here is to mix your raspberry slices (or other fruit) directly into your batter. You’ll also do better with a large griddle and extra-large spatula (depending on how large you make your pancakes). Another option is to use bacon strip sections as flippers or feet. Kiwi can be used for plates along the back and neck or as waves below the monster. When finished, you can pile more fruit on top if you’d like and top it off with raspberry syrup and whipped cream. Yum!


  • Pancake Batter (your choice)
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Bananas
  • Whipped Cream (in a can)
  • Raspberry Syrup (or your choice)


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