Monday, June 25, 2012

The Ultimate Breakfast Comfort Food: Red Velvet Pancakes!

If you are looking for the ultimate in comforting breakfasts - look no further! 

On a recent stormy Sunday, I was in search of a breakfast to take our minds off of the dreary, inclement weather. I knew I had succeeded when I happened upon a recipe for Red Velvet Pancakes

As a huge fan of all things red velvet, this recipe deliciously translates the fabulous flavor into breakfast form. I tweaked the original recipe in order to ensure the pancakes turn out their beautiful, signature red color. The trick is to cook them over medium-low heat and make sure to re-butter the pan between batches - you want to avoid the pancakes turning brown. Serve them simply with a side of bacon and some fruit (and maybe even a Mimosa or Bloody Mary) and you are all set - enjoy!



Red Velvet Pancakes   
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 extra large egg
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon red food coloring
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 tablespoons melted butter, plus additional for cooking pancakes

  1. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar and cocoa powder in a bowl. Sift if necessary to remove lumps.
  2. In a larger bowl, beat the egg with buttermilk, sour cream, food coloring and vanilla extract until smooth.
  3. Slowly whisk in the flour mixture, adding melted butter in gradually. Whisk until all lumps are out.
  4. Melt a tablespoon of butter in a large nonstick pan over medium-low heat. Drop in batter 1/4 cup at a time to form pancakes. Add additional butter for each batch of pancakes.
  5. Flip pancakes when bottoms are set and bubbles form on top. Cook until firm and fluffy. 
  6. Serve warm with a dusting of confectioner's sugar and cream cheese and/or maple syrup. 
Serves 4


  1. OK seriously loving this recipe!!! perfect for an any time breakfast!! yes, I'm a huge red velvet fan!! xo HHL

  2. Bonjour Stephanie,
    What a way to start the day. Definitely going to try this one.
    Bonne semaine,

  3. Something I have learned that you may be interested in: Since Red food coloring is not healthy, use beet juice as a safe and easy food coloring source :)! Plus then you can eat the beets :)

  4. Yum! Headed for our North Carolina home for the 4th of July and will give this recipe a try!
    Thanks Steph!
    Mary and Brian

    1. Have fun, Mary!!! If you garnish them with cream cheese and blueberries you have some pretty patriotic pancakes as well:) Hope all is going well with your new place!


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