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Make Someone Happy – No. 07: A Bright Morning…

Oh Joy | Rainbow Pancakes

Oh Joy | Rainbow Pancakes

Oh Joy | Rainbow Pancakes

For this month's Make Someone Happy video, I wanted to make one of my favorites meals—breakfast—just a little bit brighter. So whether your special someone loves pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, or porridge for breakfast, I hope this inspires you to create a twist on their favorite morning meal.

I used this recipe to make the pancake batter (you can even use a store bought pre-made mix), and added just a drop or two of food coloring to small portions of batter to make a rainbow stack of sweetness. I topped the pancakes with berries tossed in maple syrup and a little powdered sugar…and voila!

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{Brought to you by Oh Joy. Video by Jenner Brown. Music by Trimountaine licensed from With Etiquette. Still photos by Oh Joy. Props used in the video: gold flatware from Design Within Reach, small colorful bowls from past season at Anthropologie (similar) and Mud Australia, neon pink polka dotted napkin by September Designs. My outfit: top by J.Crew, necklace c/o A-Thread.}


  1. Joy! These videos are my favorite feature on your blog. Keep them coming, you’re definitely making me happy!
    Chelsea & The City
    Be sure to check out my Stella & Dot trunk show + giveaway!

  2. Great video for a wonderful idea!
    Please share where the silverware is from and can be purchased.

  3. Hi Soni!
    The link to the flatware is at the bottom of the post in the credits. Its from Design Within Reach.
    Thank you!

  4. Just watching each installment of this series makes me smile. My oldest girl would be in HEAVEN if a plate of rainbow pancakes were placed in front of her.

  5. I love these pancakes! What I love even more is that you can make these with store bought pancake mix! It’s just too cute!
    Can I ask where you got that adorable hot pink polka dot napkin? I need to stop using napkins from Chipotle and purchase some grownup cloth napkins. 😉

  6. Oh my gosh! I love this idea (I’ve done it with cupcakes, but never pancakes- definitely trying it now) and the charming video!

  7. My daughter and I love this idea! We are also trying to find this band in the video but are coming up empty handed. Can you share where you found them?

  8. Such a fun idea! Are your colored bowls from Anthropologie? (The ones you used to dye batter) I had some green bowls like that from there but I have not been able to find them again! Thanks!

  9. Hi Joy!
    Loved the video, I don’t know if the pancakes made the recipient happy but the video sure did the trick for me 🙂
    I was just wondering where I could scoop up the song, I did a few searches for it and can’t find it anywhere!

  10. I love your necklace Joy, but I can’t seem to locate it in the a-thread website. Is yours from an upcoming collection? Thanks!

  11. that’s so pretty and definitely made me smile! thanks for sharing that! 🙂
    just had a pretty stressful long day today… still got a pile of work to do and its 10pm already.

  12. Hi, thanks for featuring my teatowel (napkin)! Its such a blast, I love your style.
    For those interested I will have napkins back up on my store in the coming months….
    September Design

  13. Hi! Today, I made my colombian version for The Mothers Day. You inspired me! Thank you!


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