Pancake Day, Wherever You Are

For 109 years, BMO has been helping your family celebrate the Calgary Stampede. And while this year’s festivities might look a little different, that buckaroo spirit’s still stompin’. We’re happy to bring pancake day to you, wherever you are!

Parade Broadcast Details

Robbie’s Pancake Portrait makes him the rootin’est, tootin’est buckaroo in Calgary.

Look out, Calgary. Jessica’s Pancake Portrait turns her into the sharpest sheriff in the West

Yahoo! Watch BMO the Bear get a Stampede-style Pancake Portrait. No nibbling!

Giddy up, then chow down on this stallion-themed Pancake Portrait.

Make your own Pancake Portrait with this tasty recipe

• Small squeeze bottles
• Mixer or whisk
• Small and large mixing bowl

• 1 ½ cups flour
• 1 tablespoon sugar
• 1 tsp salt
• 2 tsp Baking Powder
• 1 Egg
• 3 tbsp Butter (melted)
• 1 ¾ cups Milk or Water (add until smooth, runny consistency)
• Food colouring of your choice

Gluten Free Substitutions
• 1½ cups Gluten Free Flour for flour
• ⅓ cup Coconut Oil for butter and eggs
• 1¾ cups Almond Milk for milk or water

Keep in mind with each recipe comes a different tone in color and a different delicious taste. Feel free to try different recipes and always remember “Mistakes Are Delicious”!


1. Add dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder, sugar) together in a mixing bowl, and stir them together until they are evenly blended.
2. Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry mix, and mix as you go, until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Don’t worry about if you’re over-mixing, the important thing is to have a lump-free, runny batter consistency.
3. Mix your desired batter colours by adding the pancake batter to your squeeze bottles, then adding in food colouring and mixing with a knife or chopstick until you don’t see any swirls of uncoloured batter.
4. Heat your pan or griddle to a low temperature and let it heat up for a few minutes.
5. Start by drawing the outline of your design, we recommend keeping it simple for beginner pancake artists. Make sure not to squeeze the bottle too hard, because the batter is thin and will come out very quickly.
6. Now it’s time to colour in the lines, go ahead and add your other colours according to a reference photo or your imagination. Remember that the colours you put down first will be visible when you flip the pancake over. If you’re writing any words, remember that you must draw backwards so its legible when you flip the creation.
7. Once your drawing is complete, turn up your heat to medium-low and let the pancake batter cook. As this happens, you’ll see bubbles start to form on the backs of each pancake. This is good! That means that the water in the batter is evaporating, and what’s left will be mostly solid.
8. When most of the bubbles have popped and the pancake doesn’t look shiny or wet anymore, grab your spatula, and flip the pancake over to make sure it cooked all the way through on the other side. This is the exciting stage when your artwork will be revealed!
9. When your pancakes are flipped and finished, you’re ready to plate them and enjoy. Grab some syrup or other toppings and taste the beautiful pancake art that you just created from scratch!