Red Velvet Pancakes

Red Velvet Pancakes

I’ve always loved Red Velvet. Especially red velvet cake! Red velvet is my favorite cake, ice cream…if it’s red velvet, I will like it.

It would be a dirty lie if I were to tell you I only have Red Velvet pancakes during Valentine’s day time so I won’t. That being said, I think red velvet pancakes are extra special to have around this time, so I saved reposting for the tenth time this recipe until around now. I’ve done a bit of reworking with it to make red velvet pancakes easier. In previous recipes, there were too many ingredients for red velvet pancakes that I wasn’t trying to buy.

Red Velvet Pancake Ingredients:
½ cup flour (even cake mix)
¼ dark cocoa powder (I am looking at you Ghiradelli cocoa powder heaven)
½ cup sweetener and a splash of vanilla extract
1 egg
1 tsp baking powder

1 tablespoon red food coloring
½-1 cup milk. (Almond milk will work too)

Red Velvet Topping:
I’ve also topped with vanilla yogurt, which is pretty good (not cream cheese good but pretty good).

Red Velvet Pancake Cream Cheese Glaze:
½ cup cream cheese
½ cup sweetener…
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons syrup (maple syrup or agave syrup work well)


Red Velvet Pancake Directions:

  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a large bowl
  2. Add wet ingredients together and mix in a separate mixing bowl.
  3. Add dry ingredients to the red velvet wet ingredients.
  4. Pour red velvet pancake batter on the griddle and cook on medium-high heat (I use 350).
  5. Wait until the surface of the pancakes bubble and flip and cook.
  6. Once you have fluffy pancakes, remove.
  7. Serve with toppings of choice including the glaze, maple syrup, chocolate chips, melted butter, powdered sugar, or whipped cream.

The red velvet pancake glaze is easy. Soften the cream cheese and mix together.

I’ve made many friends with this red velvet pancake recipe, and I hope you do too. Or boyfriends/girlfriends since that is what Valentine’s Day is all about…making your lover red velvet pancakes.

Question for you: Do you do anything special for Valentine’s day?