With Eid al Fitr just around the corner, it’s a great time to think about breakfast ideas for Eid morning! In my family – as with many other families – Eid breakfast is a biigggg thing. It’s the first time in a month where those of us who were fasting for Ramadan are eating in the daytime again and let me tell you – it feels like such a treat! Muslim holidays follow a pattern of “work hard, play hard” so after a month of exercising self-control in Ramadan, Eid al Fitr is a time to celebrate all the hard work put into Ramadan and graciously enjoy some good food.
My siblings and I all gather at my parent’s house every year for Eid breakfast and as an aunt, I like to do something festive for the kids so they get a chance to learn about and appreciate our traditions. Pancakes are a favorite with the kids so I thought it would be fun to put to dress up pancakes to look like the Ramadan drummer for a festive Eid breakfast this year!
The Ramadan drummer is a centuries old tradition where during the month of Ramadan (the Muslim month of fasting) a drummer visits homes in the dead of night and plays music in front of the homes. He/ she does this as a means to wake people up to eat before dawn (the Muslim fast is from dawn to sunset.) At the end of Ramadan, on Eid, the neighborhood will tip the Ramadan drummer and perhaps even provide him with gifts and sweets for his/ her month long wake up service. Since Eid is the day we must part with the Ramadan drummer until the next Ramadan, this Eid recipe seems like a sweet way to bid him farewell!
- 2 pancakes
- Cool whip
- Purple food coloring
- 1 mango
- 1 strawberry
- 2 blueberries
- Cut one pancake into a trapezoidal type of shape to represent the Ramadan drummer’s Fez hat. Trim the 2nd pancake along one side so that the hat can sit above a straight edge as shown.
- Spread some Nutella on the lower part of the rounded pancake to look like a beard.
- Mix some purple food coloring with the cool whip and spread it onto the trapezoidal pancake for the Ramadan drummer’s purple Fez hat.
- To make the tassel on the Fez hat, cut a triangular piece of mango and vertical cut along it. Also cut a piece of mango to act as the string for the tassel. Arrange the tassel on the plate.
- Use two blueberries for the eyes and cut another triangular piece of mango for the nose. For the mouth, cut the top of a strawberry so you get circular slices, then cut the slice in half and trim out the white parts of the strawberry as shown.
Post by Manal Aman
Manal is the founder of Hello Holy Days! where she shares DIY ideas for Ramadan, Eid, and Hajj. She loves to entertain and you can bet you’ll always have a great time at her parties with fun games and over-the-top details. She lives in Toronto, Canada where she enjoys nature walks and French crepes.