Red Velvet is all the range come February. It always amazes me what people can come up with to do with red velvet. I am originally from the Mid-West, so red velvet was not something we ever had growing up. I have really only learned about it in the last few years. Doesn’t matter what part of the country you are in, these pancakes would make a great breakfast for tomorrow. Just a little something special for your kids before they head off to school!
I decided to treat my son to these last week, and he was thrilled. Usually breakfasts are fairly simple on school days, so pancakes from scratch surprised him. And they were his favorite color, so that never hurts. I even froze the leftovers, so he can have them tomorrow for a quick breakfast.
I adapted my go to pancake recipe to make these. Chocolate chip pancakes are my son’s favorite, so I threw in some white chocolate chips for him. You can top it with a cream cheese glaze (which comes together very quickly), or even maple syrup. I was surprised, but it was actually pretty good with regular syrup. I am already looking forward to tomorrow morning, so I can have them again!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1½ Tbls cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 3 Tbls sugar
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 Tbls vinegar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp red food coloring
- ⅔ cup white chocolate chips
- 3 oz cream cheese, softened
- 3 Tbls butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ⅓ cup milk (approx)
- Preheat electric griddle or a large skillet to medium heat.
- In a large bowl mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
- In a large measuring cup mix together buttermilk, egg, vanilla, and vinegar. Add food coloring, and stir until combined.
- Pour into flour mixture, and stir until just combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Scoop about ¼ cup of batter onto a hot skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until lots of tiny bubbles appear on the surface. Flip, and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Serve immediately.
- To prepare the cream cheese glaze; In the bowl of an electric mixer, blend cream cheese and butter together until fluffy (about 2 minutes). Add sugar, vanilla and milk. Mix until well combined and the desired consistency. Use additional milk if necessary.