Vampire bats, jack o’ lanterns and haunted houses. These are just a few of the icons that you see pop up every Halloween, and they make up the set of Halloween Pancake Molds from Williams Sonoma. The cooking store usually releases a new set every year, with different designs, but these have a nice mix of shapes to them and it’s fun to see something on a pancake besides just another circle. The molds are nonstick and come with a handle that makes them easy to remove from the griddle. It’s close to Halloween, so you should be able to find these on sale, and you can either keep using them (the haunted mansion could easily become a gingerbread house with gingerbread pancakes!) through the holidays, or simply get a few good breakfasts out of them and save them for next year.
If you don’t want to run out and by the molds, you can achieve a similar effect by using cookie cutters that you might already have at home. The molds are nonstick, so give your cookie cutters a light greasing with vegetable oil or cooking spray, then set them on your frying pan/griddle and fill with batter. It might be a touch harder to get the pancakes out of the molds, so make sure to let the pancakes set up before removing them so the design says pretty clear. Worst case scenario, simply use the cookies cutters to cut Halloween shapes out of regular pancakes!