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Red Velvet Pancakes

Red Velvet Pancakes – light and fluffy pancakes with a hit of chocolate and a cream cheese glaze. Enjoy the taste of dessert for breakfast with these fun pancakes!

Red velvet seems to have seasons that people are attracted to it. I guess that is because of the red color so lots of people think it is good for Christmas and Valentine’s Day. And while I don’t disagree, I am all for red velvet all year round!

I am a huge chocolate lover, so the hint of chocolate is always going to be a win for me. Plus the cream cheese frosting (or in this case glaze over the top) is the perfect pairing.

red velvet pancakes on a plate


This red velvet pancake recipe is a variation of my normal pancake recipe. It is a great base that I like to mix up, add in chocolate chips, or sprinkles, and just make different versions of. And if you love red velvet, don’t miss these Red Velvet Muffins for another fun breakfast idea.

What You’ll Need for Red Velvet Pancakes

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  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Buttermilk
  • White Vinegar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla
  • Red Food Coloring

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • Cream Cheese
  • Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Milk
red velvet pancakes on a plate

How To Make Red Velvet Pancakes

  1. In one bowl mix together all of the dry ingredients until they are well blended.
  2. In a large liquid measuring cup whisk together all of the wet ingredients until smooth.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until everything is just combined.
  4. Scoop the batter onto a hot griddle or skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes until tiny bubbles start to form on the stop. Flip and then cook for 2 more minutes on the other side.
  5. To make the glaze beat together cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Mix in powdered sugar, vanilla and milk to get a nice drizzle-able consistency. You can adjust the amount of milk as necessary.
  6. Serve hot pancakes with a drizzle of the cream cheese glaze and top with some white chocolate chips if you want to make it fun!
red velvet pancakes on a plate

How To Freeze Pancakes

Pancakes are a great thing to make ahead and freezer for later as well. So if you have leftovers arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for a couple hours until they are solid. Then place them in a freezer safe storage bag and you have breakfast in just minutes any day of the week!

So whether you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with red pancakes or just have a lazy Saturday morning with something new and fun, these are a must try! If you are a fan of red velvet you are going to love these!

stack of red velvet pancakes on white plate

More Delicious Breakfast Recipes

Yield: 4

Red Velvet Pancakes

red velvet pancakes on a plate

Red Velvet Pancakes - light and fluffy pancakes with a hit of chocolate and a cream cheese glaze. Enjoy the taste of dessert for breakfast with these fun pancakes!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 whole large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp red food coloring

Cream Cheese Glaze

  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup milk, (approx)


  1. Preheat electric griddle or a large skillet to medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  3. In a large measuring cup mix together buttermilk, egg, vanilla, and vinegar. Add food coloring, and stir until combined.
  4. Pour milk into flour mixture, and stir until just combined.
  5. Scoop about 1/4 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.
  6. To prepare the cream cheese glaze; In the bowl of an electric mixer, blend cream cheese and butter together until fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  7. Add sugar, vanilla and milk. Mix until well combined and the desired consistency. Use additional milk if necessary.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

4 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 474Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 95mgSodium 694mgCarbohydrates 68gFiber 1gSugar 40gProtein 9g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet}

Sunday 17th of February 2013

What a fun way to make pancakes! I bet your family adored them. Tasty!


Friday 15th of February 2013

A pretty treat for Valentines for anytime for me since I love pancakes. The cream cheese glaze sounds really tasty too.

Cassie | Bake Your Day

Thursday 14th of February 2013

These are a great idea, Erin. They look so fluffy!

Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings

Thursday 14th of February 2013

Did my previous comment go through? Sorry, my internet browser is doing a lot of funny things this morning...

Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings

Thursday 14th of February 2013

I always associate Red Velvet with America and Valentine's Day! Not sure why...maybe it's because of how vivid the red color is...reminds me of the American flag (although Canadian flag is also red!). But red velvet pancakes are such a treat, especially with whipped butter, or even some cream cheese on top! Superb!

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