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?


  1. Cake for breakfast? Sure, why not? I am not a big Valentine’s Day person but I will use any excuse to justify more candy. 🙂

  2. A cream cheese glaze on pancakes? Definitely need to remember that one.
    I picked up some lobster tails at a cheap price, so I’ll cook those up on Valentine’s Day. But the boy and I are going to save our Valentine’s Day date until Saturday and go for all you can eat sushi. Definitely looking forward to it!

  3. Oh man this recipe is almost too easy for me not to try to make. When you add sweetener to them do they taste sweet? I usually don’t taste a lot of sweetness in pancake mixes until I add the syrup on top but I’m sure they have some sort of sugar in them somehow.
    I’m thinking I may make these for myself for valentines day. The life of a single girl lol

  4. Yum! I need to try Ghirardelli cocoa powder. Admittedly I’m on the Hershey’s train for that one. But I recently tried Ghirardelli’s dark chocolate chips and I’m hooooked!
    No special Vday plans for me. SIngle girl swaggin’. Haaaaha.

  5. Oh yum! I love red velvet anything… I really need to start making more pancakes. I say that every time you post one but I never do!

  6. Red velvet always makes me worry that my tastebuds are wonky because… to me it just tastes like chocolate? Is there some kind of discernible taste difference? Either way, you can never go wrong with chocolate pancakes… and when cream cheese frosting is involved? It would almost be a crime to limit them to Valentine’s alone…

  7. I’ve never been a fan of red velvet 🙁 The only thing I ever liked with the flavoring was the Crumbs cupcake I got on my birthday; otherwise, I just didn’t like it. Maybe it was the stuff I had? Idk. Make me some of your pancakes and I can see 🙂 hahaha.

  8. OMG hands down red velvet is the best flavor. I need to get myself to ghiradelli dark chocolate powder! I’m not that into valentines day so I just have to work all day yay lol. I may see the BF this weekend so who knows.

  9. You and your darn pancakes are going to drive me insane. I <3 red velvet. Please don't make any carrot cake pancakes; I'm not sure my willpower could handle it. As far as Valentine's Day goes, the hubs and I are totally boring. We typically hang out at home and pig out on grilled steak.

  10. Mmmm, red velvet! So good!

    I don’t think we’ll do anything special, we don’t really get each other gifts for Valentine’s Day. We spend too much money on racing, haha!

  11. Nom. I love red velvet! I had never had red velvet anything until I started dating Jimmy because it’s his favorite flavor 🙂

  12. My sexy love kitten has to work on Valentines day, boooo!! AND on my birthday (the day AFTER Valentines day.) So we are going to have a Valentines weekend away along with our half marathon. YAY. I want red velvet waffles..mmmm.

  13. I said it on Twitter and I’ll say it again – Red velvet pancakes (or red velvet ANYTHING, really) means I’ve died & gone to heaven 🙂

  14. om nom nom. I will eat these with my single-girl self on valentine’s day lol! I’m not a fan of cake or cupcakes but I love me some red=velvet flavor froyo/ice cream!

  15. well isn’t this just a perfect recipe for valentines day week. I can’t believe I forgot to tell you, I tried your orange pancakes (left out the chocolate), and they were GREAT!

  16. aww cute! These are perfect for Valentines day 🙂 I’ve seen so many people write about red velvet ice cream and have yet to actually see it lol

  17. Well aren’t these just beautiful! We made red velvet waffles for Christmas and green velvet too! haha. But that glaze is what I want and ASAP! Have yoy had the red velvet pancakes at IHOP by chance?

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