For a morning meal that’s out of this world, my Blast Off! Breakfast Spread delivers flavor and fun! Full of clever and delicious space-themed treats, it’s a truly stellar way to start the day!

Blast Off! Breakfast Spread by The BakerMama

The Best Breakfast This Side of the Milky Way

You won’t need a high-powered telescope to catch a glimpse of these space-tacular wonders! Feed their imaginations and their hungry tummies with this imaginative and tasty Blast Off! Breakfast Spread, a fresh, balanced meal everyone is sure to get starry-eyed over! Explore the wonders of the galaxy with some out-of-this world goodies:

  • Galaxy Pancakes/Galaxy Waffles
  • Space Shaped Pancakes
  • Rocket Shaped Pigs in a Blanket
  • Galactic Baked Donuts
  • Fruit Rocket Skewers
  • Shooting Star Fruit Skewers
  • “Sunny”-side up eggs

So cosmically cute! For this spread, I used Birch Benders products. With pancake, waffle, cake and brownie mixes to choose from, Birch Benders delivers better-for-you versions of comfort foods we all love. Their products are made with high quality and recognizable ingredients. They come in a great variety of flavors including buttermilk, blueberry, seasonal pumpkin spice, and my family’s favorite chocolate chip! We love our scratch-made classic pancakes, but we always have a good pancake mix on hand to easily get creative with! It’s such a time-saver and the simplicity means the kids can help. And this is definitely one spread they’ll want to get in on the action.

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How to Make Galaxy Pancakes

Explore the delicious mysteries of space with yummy pancakes with cosmically colorful swirls. To make Galaxy Pancakes, make the pancake mix according to package directions. Divide batter evenly into 4 small bowls. Stir 3-4 generous drops of food dye into each bowl so that you have four different colors: grape purple, sunset yellow, sky blue and red.  Preheat a large griddle or skillet to medium heat. Grease with nonstick cooking spray or cooking oil.

Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, add about 1 tablespoon of each colored batter to the measuring cup without stirring them together. Pour the batter onto the hot skillet and let cook until bubbles begin to form, about 1-2 minutes. Quickly flip and let cook for another minute until cooked all the way through. Repeat with remaining batter to make about 24 pancakes.

Serve immediately or place in a 200°F oven to keep warm until ready to serve.

Blast Off! Breakfast Spread by The BakerMama

Galaxy Waffles

Alternatively, these colorfully-swirled Galaxy Waffles fuel your morning with fun! Make pancake mix according to package directions for waffles (I used the whole package with 2 cups water and 3 tablespoons oil). Divide batter evenly into 4 small bowls. About 1 cup batter per bowl.  Stir 3-4 generous drops of food dye into each bowl so that you have four different colors: grape purple, sunset yellow, sky blue and red.

Preheat your waffle maker. Grease it with nonstick cooking spray or cooking oil.  Using a 1/4 to 1/2 cup measuring cup (depending on the size of your waffle maker), add about 1 tablespoon of each colored batter to the measuring cup at a time without stirring them together, alternating until the measuring cup is full.

Pour the batter onto the waffle maker and let cook according to instructions. Repeat with remaining batter.  Serve immediately or place in a 200°F oven to keep warm until ready to serve.

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Space-Shaped Pancakes

Rockets, moons and stars, oh my! To make these Space-Shaped Pancakes, whisk together the pancake mix and 2 cups water in a large mixing bowl until just combined. Preheat a large griddle or skillet to medium-high heat. Grease with nonstick cooking spray or cooking oil.

Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, pour the batter onto the hot skillet and let cook until bubbles begin to form, about 1-2 minutes. Quickly flip and let cook for another minute until cooked all the way through and golden. Repeat with remaining batter to make about 24 pancakes.

Cut pancakes into shapes with space-shaped cookie cutters. Keep warming in a 200°F oven until ready to add to the spread table.

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Rocket-Shaped Pigs in a Blanket

Countdown to blast off! To make Rocket-Shaped Pigs in a Blanket, preheat the oven to 350°F. Reserve 2 tablespoons of pancake mix for rolling out the dough. Combine remaining pancake mix and 1 cup water in a large mixing bowl. Mix with a spoon and then your hands until well combined. Roll the dough out on a pancake mix dusted surface with a rolling pin to about 1/8-inch thickness. Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into strips, about a 1/2 inch wide. Wrap each sausage links with a strip of dough and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Brush each pancake-dough wrapped sausage link with olive oil. Bake for 15 minutes, rotate the pan and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool to touch.

To create the rockets, add a blueberry and then a yellow mini baking cup to a 6-inch food skewer. Next, add a pancake wrapped turkey sausage.

Slice the pointed end of a strawberry in half. Attach one half to the top of the food skewer, above the pancake-coated turkey sausage, to create the top of the rocket. Lay flat on a serving platter.

Dip two blueberries in maple syrup and then attach them to the top to finish off the rocket look.

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Galactic Baked Donuts

You’ve just found the tastiest creation in the solar system! To make Galactic Baked Donuts, preheat the oven to 425°F. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the pancake mix, milk and lightly beaten eggs until well combined. Add one cup of batter to each of 4 bowls and then color each bowl of batter a different color with 4-5 generous drops of plant-based food dye (grape purple, sunset yellow, sky blue and red). Stir until well combined.

Scoop 2 heaping spoonfuls of each color into a large resealable baggie, then repeat until all of the batter is in the baggie. Do not stir the batters together. Carefully seal the baggie and snip the corner off one end.

Pipe the batter into two lightly greased donut pans. Bake for 6-8 minutes.

For the frosting, stir together 1 cup of vanilla frosting with 2 tablespoons maple syrup. Microwave for 15 seconds then whisk until smooth and of glazing consistency. Dip the top of each donut into the glaze and then sprinkle with galaxy sprinkles. Let set until glaze is dry.

Blast Off! Breakfast Spread by The BakerMama

Fruit Rocket Skewers and Shooting Star Fruit Skewers

Take one of these rockets for a spin without ever leaving the ground! For the Fruit Rocket Skewers: Slice the pineapple into 12 small wedges. Cut the bottom off of 12 strawberries to create the pointed top of the rocket. Then cut strawberries and bananas into 1/4 inch thick slices for a total of 24 banana slices and 24 strawberry slices.

On each food skewer, add a pineapple wedge, strawberry slice, banana slice, another strawberry slice, another banana slice, and then the pointed end of a strawberry to create the rocket skewer.

Now you can catch a shooting star! For Shooting Star Skewers: On each food skewer, thread 4 jumbo blueberries and then top with a star-shaped watermelon slice.

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Sunny-Side-Up Eggs

You won’t need special glasses to feast your eyes on these suns! Simply cook sunny-side-up eggs. Then sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning.

Blast Off! Breakfast Spread by The BakerMama

Quick Tips for Making the Blast Off! Breakfast Spread

  • Prepare fruit skewers up to a day in advance and keep covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Slice kiwi and peel Cuties oranges up to a day in advance and keep covered in the refrigerator as well.
  • Bake the Galactic Baked Donuts up to a day in advance. Store in an airtight container or resealable baggie at room temperature until ready to glaze and garnish with sprinkles.
  • Make the Galaxy Pancakes, Space-Shaped Pancakes and pancake-wrapped turkey sausages a few hours, or even a day, in advance and keep warming in a 200°F oven until ready to add to the spread table. If making a day in advance, keep in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat in a 200°F oven until ready to add to the spread table.
  • Set decorations, serving platters and utensils on the spread table in advance so all you have to do is add the food and serve.
  • Add the cold or room temperature foods to the spread first and then the warm foods just before serving.
  • If hosting the spread with friends, plan it potluck-style so that each person prepares and brings one or two of the recipes to add to the spread.
  • If serving a large crowd, set out enough to get everyone started with one of each dish and then keep additional foods chilling in the refrigerator (fruit skewers) or warming in the oven (pancakes) to replenish the spread as necessary.
  • When using cookie cutters to cut shapes out of cooked pancakes, reserve the pancake scraps to make a Pancake Casserole.

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If you’re inspired to make this super-cute, super-yummy Blast Off! Breakfast Spread for your space cadets, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me @thebakermama and @birchbenders on Instagram so I can see. I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the ideas and recipes I share.

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Blast Off! Breakfast Spread

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Yield: 12+ 1x

Description

For a morning meal that’s out of this world, my Blast Off! Breakfast Spread delivers flavor and fun! Full of clever and delicious space-themed treats, it’s a truly stellar way to start the day!


Ingredients

Scale
  • Galaxy Pancakes
  • Space-Shaped Pancakes
  • Rocket Shaped Pigs in a Blanket
  • Galactic Baked Donuts
  • Fruit Rocket Skewers
  • Shooting Star Fruit Skewers
  • Sunny-side-up eggs
  • 3 kiwis, sliced
  • 8 Cuties oranges, peeled and separated
  • Birch Benders Keto Maple Syrup
  • Copper Colored Edible Glitter
  • Orange juice
  • Milk

Instructions

  • Prepare fruit skewers up to a day in advance and keep covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Slice kiwi and peel Cuties oranges up to a day in advance and keep covered in the refrigerator as well.
  • Bake the Galactic Baked Donuts up to a day in advance. Store in an airtight container or resealable baggie at room temperature until ready to glaze and garnish with sprinkles.
  • Make the Galaxy Pancakes, Space-Shaped Pancakes and pancake-wrapped turkey sausages a few hours, or even a day, in advance and keep warming in a 200°F oven until ready to add to the spread table. If making a day in advance, keep in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat in a 200°F oven until ready to add to the spread table.
  • Set serving platters and utensils on the spread table in advance so all you have to do is add the food and serve.
  • Add the cold or room temperature foods to the spread first and then the warm foods just before serving.
  • If hosting the spread with friends, plan it potluck-style so that each person prepares and brings one or two of the recipes to add to the spread.
  • If serving a large crowd, set out enough to get everyone started with one of each dish and then keep additional foods chilling in the refrigerator (fruit skewers) or warming in the oven (pancakes) to replenish the spread as necessary.
  • When using cookie cutters to cut shapes out of cooked pancakes, reserve the pancake scraps to make a Pancake Casserole

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Galaxy Pancakes

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x

Description

Out-of-this-world yummy pancakes with cosmically colorful swirls.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 package Birch Benders Original Classic Pancake Mix
  • 4 plant-based food dye colors: grape purple, sunset yellow, sky blue and red

Instructions

  1. Make pancake mix according to package directions.
  2. Divide batter evenly into 4 small bowls.
  3. Stir 3-4 generous drops of food dye into each bowl so that you have four different colors: grape purple, sunset yellow, sky blue and red
  4. Preheat a large griddle or skillet to medium heat. Grease with nonstick cooking spray or cooking oil.
  5. Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, add about 1 tablespoon of each colored batter to the measuring cup without stirring them together.
  6. Pour the batter onto the hot skillet and let cook until bubbles begin to form, about 1-2 minutes. Quickly flip and let cook for another minute until cooked all the way through. Repeat with remaining batter to make about 24 pancakes.
  7. Serve immediately or place in a 200°F oven to keep warm until ready to serve.

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Galaxy Waffles

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 3
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: varies by waffle maker

Description

These colorfully-swirled Galaxy Waffles fuel your morning with fun


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 package Birch Benders Original Classic Pancake Mix
  • 4 plant-based food dyecolors: grape purple, sunset yellow, sky blue and red

Instructions

  1. Make pancake mix according to package directions for waffles. (I used the whole package with 2 cups water and 3 tablespoons oil)
  2. Divide batter evenly into 4 small bowls. About 1 cup batter per bowl.
  3. Stir 3-4 generous drops of food dye into each bowl so that you have four different colors: grape purple, sunset yellow, sky blue and red
  4. Preheat waffle maker. Grease with nonstick cooking spray or cooking oil.
  5. Using a 1/4-1/2 cup measuring cup (depending on the size of your waffle maker), add about 1 tablespoon of each colored batter to the measuring cup at a time without stirring them together, alternating until the measuring cup is full.
  6. Pour the batter onto the waffle maker and let cook according to instructions. Repeat with remaining batter.
  7. Serve immediately or place in a 200°F oven to keep warm until ready to serve.

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Space-Shaped Pancakes

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 24+ 1x

Description

Rockets, moons and stars, oh my! These yummy and filling Space-Shaped Pancakes ignite imaginations!


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the pancake mix and 2 cups water until just combined.
  2. Preheat a large griddle or skillet to medium-high heat. Grease with nonstick cooking spray or cooking oil.
  3. Using a ¼ cup measuring cup, pour the batter onto the hot skillet and let cook until bubbles begin to form, about 1-2 minutes. Quickly flip and let cook for another minute until cooked all the way through and golden. Repeat with remaining batter to make about 24 pancakes.
  4. Cut pancakes into shapes with space-shaped cookie cutters.
  5. Keep warming in a 200°F oven until ready to add to the spread table.

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Rocket-Shaped Pigs in a Blanket

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

Countdown to blast off! These Rocket-Shaped Pigs in a Blanket are as delicious as they are adorable.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 package Birch Benders Original Classic Pancake Mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 cooked turkey sausage links
  • 12 strawberries
  • 36 blueberries
  • Birch Benders Keto Maple Syrup
  • Yellow Mini Baking Cups
  • 6-inch Bamboo Food Skewers

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Reserve 2 tablespoons of pancake mix for rolling out the dough.
  3. Combine remaining pancake mix and 1 cup water in a large mixing bowl. Mix with a spoon and then your hands until well combined.
  4. Roll the dough out on a pancake mix dusted surface with a rolling pin to about 1/8-inch thickness.
  5. Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into strips, about a 1/2 inch wide.
  6. Wrap each sausage links with a strip of dough and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  7. Brush each pancake-dough wrapped sausage link with olive oil.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes, rotate the pan and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool to touch.
  10. To create the rockets, add a blueberry and then a yellow mini baking cup to a 6-inch food skewer.
  11. Next, add a pancake wrapped turkey sausage.
  12. Slice the pointed end of a strawberry in half. Attach one half to the top of the food skewer, above the pancake-coated turkey sausage, to create the top of the rocket. Lay flat on a serving platter.
  13. Dip two blueberries in maple syrup and then attach them to the top to finish off the rocket look.

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Galactic Baked Donuts

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 8
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

The tastiest creation in the solar system, Galactic Baked Donuts are scrumptious and fun to eat!


Ingredients

Scale
  • Birch Benders Original Classic Pancake Mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • plant-based food dye (grape purple, sunset yellow, sky blue and red)
  • 1 cup Birch Benders Keto Vanilla Frosting
  • 2 tablespoons Birch Benders Keto Maple Syrup
  • Galaxy Sprinkles
  • 2 donut pans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the pancake mix, milk and lightly beaten eggs until well combined.
  3. Add one cup of batter to each of 4 bowls and then color each bowl of batter a different color with 4-5 generous drops of plant-based food dye (grape purple, sunset yellow, sky blue and red). Stir until well combined.
  4. Scoop 2 heaping spoonfuls of each color into a large resealable baggie, then repeat until all of the batter is in the baggie. Do not stir the batters together. Carefully seal the baggie and snip the corner off one end.
  5. Pipe the batter into two lightly greased donut pans.
  6. Bake for 6-8 minutes.
  7. For the frosting, stir together 1 cup of vanilla frosting with 2 tablespoons maple syrup. Microwave for 15 seconds then whisk until smooth and of glazing consistency.
  8. Dip the top of each donut into the glaze and then sprinkle with galaxy sprinkles. Let set until glaze is dry.

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Fruit Rocket Skewers

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

You won’t need to leave the ground to take one of these rockets for a spin!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 12 pineapple wedges
  • 24 banana slices
  • 12 strawberries bottoms
  • 24 strawberry slices
  • 12 (6-inch) Bamboo Food Skewers

Instructions

  1. Slice the pineapple into 12 wedges.
  2. Slice the bottom off of 12 strawberries to create the pointed top of the rocket.
  3. Slice strawberries and bananas into 1/4 inch thick slices for a total of 24 banana slices and 24 strawberry slices.
  4. On each food skewer, add a pineapple wedge, strawberry slice, banana slice, another strawberry slice, another banana slice, and then the pointed end of a strawberry to create the rocket skewer.

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Shooting Star Skewers

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

Now you can catch a shooting star when you grab onto one of these Shooting Star Skewers!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 12 star-shaped watermelon slices
  • 48 jumbo blueberries
  • 12 (4-inch) Bamboo Food Skewers

Instructions

  1. On each food skewer, thread 4 jumbo blueberries and then top with a star-shaped watermelon slice.

 

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