Top 5 Pancakes and Waffle Makers Including Shaped Pancakes Makers

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Pancakes and waffles are easy to make breakfast or snacks for your family.  But, you can make it even easier or a little more fun by using mini pancakes and waffle makers!

There is a pancake or waffle maker here for everyone depending on what you prefer.  I have included basic styles, as well as specialty pancake makers for shaped pancakes.

We frequently enjoy the regular waffles or round pancakes for breakfast, but I love the fun Disney character pancake makers and animal shaped pancake makers that are designed specifically for making shaped pancakes, waffles and more.

When my children were little, I used cookie cutters to shape pancakes for them.   These pancake and waffle makers sure make that job a lot easier.

Shaped pancakes are a great and fast way to add a bit of entertainment to the breakfast table, or to even make shaped muffins and brownies!


Characters Pancake and Waffle Maker

 15 Mini Waffle Maker with Detachable Sets – Pancake Maker for Kids – Set Includes 5 Cars, 5 Animals, and 5 Dinosaurs – Non-stick Easy to CleanCheck PriceThis particular Pancake/Waffle Maker shapes your pancakes and waffles in the image of our favorite dinosaurs, vehicles & animals.

The details on these characters are excellent and easy to recognize, but do keep in mind, these are smaller since the mold makes 5 of them at the same time.   I would actually say that individually they are a snack size serving, but with all 5 together, you will have a nice breakfast size portion for a child.

This pancake maker has a non-stick, detachable surfaces for easy cleaning.


Mickey Mouse Pancake or Waffle Maker

 Disney DCM-1 Classic Mickey Waffle Maker, Brushed Stainless SteelCheck Price

If you want a larger individual size pancake and Mickey Mouse makes you happy, then I would recommend this pancake maker.

This is an easy way to make a delightful and entertaining breakfast and the pancake is large enough to make a meal.

The clean up is easy with the non-stick surface.

Like any Teflon surface pan, using any abrasive cleaner or cleaning pad will damage the coating.   I recommend lightly cleaning this unit after each use with damp paper towels.


Nordic Ware Mini Pancakes and Waffle Pans

 Nordic Ware Scandinavian Silver Dollar Pancake PanCheck Price

If you enjoy mini pancakes, the Nordic Ware Scandinavian Silver Dollar Pancake Pans are awesome!   If you prefer shaped pancakes, they also have several fantastic options available that children, and adults, are sure to love.

  • Makes Seven 3″ Pancakes at one time
  • Can be used with any pancake recipe
  • Made of heavy warp-resistant cast aluminum that ensures even heating


Nordic Ware has become a name we can all trust in kitchen cookware.  These pans feature a non-stick coating to make clean up a lot easier.

These awesome pancakes pans are sure to make a hit with the kids, and all of the family, as they allow you to make cool designs on your pancakes.

Choose between zoo animals, barnyard animals, bugs, holiday designs and more!

Either would be a fun way to make pancakes with designs that everyone, including the kids at heart, is sure to love.

 Nordic Ware Zoo Friends Pancake Pan, BlackCheck Price Nordic Ware Bug Pancake PanCheck Price Nordic Ware Christmas Morning Pancake PanCheck Price



Top Rated Mini Pancakes and Waffle Makers

 Babycakes Flip-Over Pancake Maker OrangeCheck Price

If you are simply looking for a pancake maker that makes round pancakes quick and easy, I recommend the Babycakes Flip-Over Pancake Maker.

  • Makes two pancakes at a time
  • Also great for eggs, omelets and more
  • Compact design
  • Can be opened to use 4 cooking areas at one time  (If you are cooking pancakes, cook the first side before opening the unit to start the second set, leaving the uncooked side of the pancake down to cook.
  • This would be perfect for a dorm room

 Waring Pro WWM1200SA Double Belgian-Waffle Maker, BlackCheck Price


For an excellent, yet  basic waffle maker, I would recommend the Waring Pro Belgian Waffle Maker.

In my own personal opinion, waffles are a little harder to make than pancakes, so having a really dependable waffle maker that cooks evenly and works well every time, is essential.

Before you ever use your waffle maker for the first time, coat the cooking area with vegetable oil.  This is not a necessary step each time you make waffles, but it will make the clean-up easy.

This Waring Pro Waffle Maker bakes two extra-deep Belgian waffles at a time, but do be sure to use the measuring spoon that is included.  Otherwise, you could end up with a bit of a mess.

Pancakes or waffles are always a delicious breakfast. Whether you prefer the shaped pancakes or the traditional waffles or pancakes, you can still have fun preparing them with either of these small appliances or pans.