Red Velvet Pancakes

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Red Velvet Pancakes are a rich delicious pancake that can be a special breakfast treat or even a surprise dessert.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 18 minutes
Red Velvet pancakes on a marble board with mint on top

Red Velvet Pancakes are a rich delicious pancake that can be a special breakfast treat or even a surprise dessert.

Red Velvet pancakes on a marble board with mint on top

These Red Velvet Pancakes are great for Christmas morning, Valentines Day or any time you want a rich chocolate flavor and are super tender pancake.

Sometimes you just want to make something special for your loved ones. A little surprise to delight them. This is definitely that type of recipe. There is just something truly decadent about anything red velvet.  What is Red Velvet made of you ask? Find out here.

Why these Red Velvet Pancakes Work

The Red Velvet Pancakes are fluffy, tender and fun. Their deep red color and rich chocolate pancake will be a real hit with any and all members of your family.

How to Make Red Velvet Pancakes Recipe – Step by Step 

  • Heat Griddle: Prepare your griddle or skillet by heating to medium heat.
  • Make Batter: First, sift together first 6 ingredients into a large bowl and then whisk together buttermilk and next 3 ingredients in another bowl.
  • Combine Ingredients: Then gradually stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture just until dry ingredients are moistened. There will be lumps and that is fine.
  • Make Pancakes: Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot buttered griddle or large nonstick skillet. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look dry and cooked. Turn and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until done.
  • Make Cream Cheese Syrup: Lastly, beat cream cheese, butter, maple syrup, and vanilla until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and milk, beating until smooth.
Glass bowl with pancake batter

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Recommendations for Making these Pancakes

If you are going to make these Red Velvet Pancakes for a special occasion, go all out with the fun and festivity. For Example:

  • Sprinkles! Christmas ones, hearts for valentines day or whatever you have
  • Writing messages with Icing. Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday on top of your pancakes
  • A smattering of powdered sugar or chocolate chips on top would be festive too.
Stack of Red Velvet pancakes with a large bite taken out

Tip for Making Red Velvet or any Pancakes

Since you are probably making these pancakes as a special surprise, here are a few things to consider when making these pancakes.

  • Remember to sift your dry ingredients so that everything is evenly disbursed.
  • Make sure that the dates on all your ingredients are fresh. Especially, baking powder.
  • If you do not have buttermilk, do not use regular, you need the chemical reaction. Make your own by adding lemon juice or vinegar.
  • It is important to make sure that your skillet is to temperature before making your pancakes. Let the batter rest while you wait.

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Expert Tips for Making the Best Red Velvet Pancakes

  • Recipe Can be Doubled: Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • Chips: Put your favorite chips into the batter, chocolate or Peppermint would be great!
  • Mixer: Icing should be made with the mixer, don’t whisk by hand for a smooth consistency.

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Red Velvet pancakes on a marble board with mint on top

Red Velvet Pancakes

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Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red liquid food coloring
  • Cream Cheese Syrup
  • 1/2 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk

Instructions

  • Sift together first 6 ingredients into a large bowl. . Serve with Cream Cheese Syrup.
  • Whisk together buttermilk and next 3 ingredients in another bowl.
  • Gradually stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot buttered griddle or large nonstick skillet
  • Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look dry and cooked. Turn and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until done.
  • Place in a single layer on a baking sheet, and keep warm in a 200° oven up to 30 minutes.
  • Cream Cheese Syrup
  • Beat cream cheese, butter, maple syrup, and vanilla at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Gradually add milk, beating until smooth.
  • If desired, microwave in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 10 to 15 seconds or just until warm; stir until smooth.

Expert Tips

 
  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • Chips: Put your favorite chips into the batter, chocolate or Peppermint would be great!
  • Mixer: Icing should be made with the mixer, don’t whisk by hand for a smooth consistency.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 840kcal | Carbohydrates: 158g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 670mg | Potassium: 599mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 101g | Vitamin A: 647IU | Calcium: 247mg | Iron: 5mg

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