These homemade red velvet pancakes are fluffy, tender and delicious. Serve them with a cream cheese frosting and fresh berries for a festive and impressive breakfast.
Red Velvet Pancakes
These tender, fluffy colorful pancakes are a surefire hit with the kids, if not the whole family! We’ll be topping them with a generous helping of some cream cheese to mimic the heavenly taste of a red velvet cake, but in a breakfast food.There’s no better way to start your day than with these red velvet pancakes. Plus, if you start practicing this recipe now, you’ll have it absolutely perfect in time for next year’s Valentine’s Day!
Fun breakfast recipes are a great way to add some sparkle and occasion to holidays and events. These red velvet pancakes fit that description quite nicely. Like all our favorite kid-friendly recipes, this one is a major hit with the grown ups as well. You can make your own cream cheese drizzle, or try topping the pancakes with a store-bought one. It’s really up to you.
These pancakes might look (and taste) like fancy restaurant-style pancakes, but they’re super easy to make at home. If you’re confident making your own regular pancakes, these will be a total breeze.
They taste and look just like red velvet cake, just in pancake form. With the tang and gorgeous red color of red velvet cake, we love them for birthdays, Valentine’s Day, or even to spruce up a plain old Saturday morning.
Some hot chocolate, or a steaming hot cup of coffee, is the perfect accompaniment to these awesome red velvet pancakes.
Red Velvet Pancake Ingredients
The dry ingredients are:
- all-purpose flour
- granulated sugar
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- baking powder and soda
For wet ingredients, we’re using:
- vanilla extract
- red food coloring
How To Make Red Velvet Pancakes
To make the batter, you’ll first need to whisk your dry ingredients in a large bowl. Then, add your egg, buttermilk, vanilla extract, butter and food coloring. Mix until the batter has a smooth, uniform color to it.
How To Cook Pancakes
Cooking pancakes on an electric griddle is SO easy because it’s simple and straightforward to monitor the temperature. You can use a non-stick pancake skillet over medium heat if you don’t have an electric griddle handy.
First, preheat to 350 F (175 C). Once your cooking surface has reached the desired temperature, spray with a cooking spray the griddle/ pancake pan for each pancake you’ll be making. Cook your pancakes for about three to four minutes each, or until bubbles appear on the surface, then carefully flip the pancake over. Give it another two to three minutes on the other side. After this, if you stick a knife or fork into the center of the pancake, it should come out clean with no liquid batter sticking to it.
Cream Cheese Frosting
To really take this recipe to the next level, we’re using a delectable cream cheese frosting. We’ll be topping the red velvet pancakes with cream cheese frosting, which is really easy to make. You simply combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and whipped cream in a bowl, mixing it together until it has a uniform consistency, then top the cooked pancakes.
Red Velvet Pancakes Tips
- Everybody loves a fluffy, light pancake, right? The trick is not to over-mix your batter. When you combine your ingredients, you can make your pancakes fluffier by mixing the wet and dry together only until the flour has absorbed. You’re actually better off slightly under-mixing at this stage, because you’ll mix the batter again when you add the food coloring.
- When it comes to food coloring, you’re always better off using too little and adding more. You can’t un-mix food coloring once it’s already in the batter. Start with a little, and add a little more as you go until you’ve reached the beautiful red color we all love about this recipe.
- To make these pancakes extra special, garnish with some red berries, chocolate chips and a dusting of powdered sugar. Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries contrast nicely with the frosty white of your cream cheese frosting, and will bring out the rich, beautiful red color of the pancakes.
These awesome red velvet pancakes are an absolute must-try for anyone who loves red velvet cake.
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