Friday, February 8, 2019

Homemade Red Velvet Pancakes

Hello everyone!
Valentine's Day is less than a week away!
I have always loved Valentine's Day and the opportunity it provides to show love to those around me.
There can be a lot of pressure associated with Valentine's Day to buy this and that. 
But, I believe that you don't have to drop a lot of cash to make it a good day.
It's about being with each other.
And making breakfast together is a great low cost option.
To make it even more festive I am sharing this delicious homemade red velvet heart shaped pancake recipe.

You will need:
2 Cups of Flour
3 Tablespoons of Cocoa Powder 
2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder 
1/2 a Teaspoon of Baking Soda
1/2 a Teaspoon of Salt
2 Cups of Milk
2 Tablespoons of White Vinegar
1/2 a Cup of Sugar
2 Large Eggs
1 and 1/2 Tablespoons of Red Food Coloring
2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
1/3 a Cup of Salted Butter, Melted
Metal Heart Cookie Cutter
Non Stick Spray
Oven Mitt

Cream Cheese Glaze
6 Ounces of Cream Cheese, Softened
6 Tablespoons of Butter, Softened
2 Cups of Powdered Sugar
1/2 a Cup of Milk
1/2 a Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

Preheat griddle to 300o.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt until well combined and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl whisk the milk and white vinegar together and let rest for 2 minutes.
Add the sugar, eggs, red food coloring, vanilla and melted butter to the milk mixture and whisk until well combined.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients slowly, while continuing to whisk, until just combined.
Grease the preheated griddle.
Grease your heart shaped cookie cutter with cooking spray and place flat on the griddle.
Fill the cookie cutter a fourth way full with the batter.
Use a toothpick to help spread the batter, if needed. 
Let cook for three to four minutes on the first side.
The pancake should rise half way up the cookie cutter.
Using an oven mitt, remove the cookie cutter from the griddle raising it straight up.
Be careful it will be HOT!
The pancake should keep its shape on its own.
Flip the pancake over and cook for one to two more minutes on the opposite side. 
Repeat with the rest of the batter.

Prepare the glaze.
In a mixing bowl, blend together cream cheese and butter until fluffy.
Add in the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla and mix until well combined.
Add more milk to thin or more powdered sugar to thicken, if needed.
Drizzle the glaze on top of the pancakes.

To make these pancakes even more festive I used a small heart shaped cookie cutter to cut the butter into heart shapes as well.

Using cookie cutters to make festive pancakes is a great option for any holiday.
Erik and I have done it since we were first married.
Making red velvet pancakes for Valentine's Day just seemed fitting.
And I am a huge fan of red velvet so you know I loved these!
What do you do to celebrate Valentine's Day?

All my love,

No comments:

Post a Comment