Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Syrup

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I’m on a mission to find some new recipes for Christmas morning.  I think Christmas morning breakfast is my favorite time of the day.  It’s that peaceful time after all of the gifts have been opened and before the house is full of family and friends.  Sort of the lull between the storms.

I absolutely love this particular time of the day.  I can sit back and enjoy breakfast.  There’s no where to run off to.  No appointments or errands or expectations for the morning.  Except for maybe trying to free some toy from its Fort Knox style packaging.

Back to the recipe…I found this recipe for Red Velvet Pancakes in the December 2012 issue of Southern Living magazine (one of my favorite magazines!).  It promised to have all of the flavor of Red Velvet Cake just in a pancake form!  And, I just loved the festive color!


Is it a Keeper?

These were pretty good!  There was a great chocolate flavor and don’t you just love the festive color?  Perfect for Christmas morning!  The syrup was a little sweet for my taste.  I think I’ll just stick with plain ‘ol maple syrup.

The magazine noted that to make tender pancakes, make sure you don’t overmix the batter.  It’s OK if it’s lumpy.

And, I would make sure you follow the directions carefully for the syrup.  Apparently, I thought I didn’t need to follow the directions and I whisked the cream cheese and butter together by hand.  This resulted in a very lumpy syrup.  Don’t be like me.  Follow the directions for beautifully smooth syrup.

Overall, this recipe was definitely a keeper in my book!  I’ll be making these on Christmas morning, along with my Scrambled Egg Brunch Bread and Cinnamon Bun Scones.

What do you have for breakfast on Christmas morning?




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