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The new 'Pancake grazing platter' is a cheap and easy school holiday activity for bored kids.

You might think that a humble stack of pancakes cannot be improved upon, but just you wait.

It’s 2020 and we’re doing things differently this decade. Introducing the ‘pancake grazing board’.

From cheeseboards to pavlova platters, everybody knows that things just taste better when you take an everyday meal, deconstruct its elements and throw them together on a serving plate, or ideally, a plank of wood.

Okay, well, maybe it doesn’t taste better, but it sure makes the meal look more aesthetic.

Do you have a sudden craving for pancakes? Try Mamamia’s failsafe pancake recipe. Post continues below.

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Photos of intricately arranged platters of mini pancakes and pikelets next to chopped fruit and other accessories have been doing the social media rounds and we are very excited.

While it’s a perfect low-key option for an at-home brunch with friends, it’s even better if you’re currently trying to entertain young children during the school holidays.

Apart from cooking the pancakes themselves, there’s minimal food prep and assembly required, meaning there will be very little washing up for you. The worst you’ll have to deal with is a potential sugar-high, but hey… call it a school holiday tax.

Unlike some other school holiday activities (*cough* going to the movies *cough*) it’s super budget-friendly. All you’ll need is:

  • Pancake mixture or pre-made pikelets.
  • Some fruit. Bananas and grapes make for a savey option, or you could get a bit fancier with some berries, mangos, figs and fresh passionfruit.
  • Maple syrup, butter, jam or yoghurt.
  • Choc chips, sprinkles or even a pot of Nutella.
  • You could also add a savoury touch with bacon and scrambled eggs.

Now you just need to cook the pancakes – smaller is better – and arrange everything on a platter of your choosing.

Without further ado, get inspired with these 17 aesthetic and tasty options:

 

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