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Red Velvet Pancakes

Are you a Pinterest Addict like I am?  Countless hours this holiday season have been spent admiring many a holiday recipe.  My intentions to bake every single one of them are good, but unfortunately there are never enough hours in the day! This recipe for Red Velvet Pancakes, however, made it from “pin” to plate in record time.  I actually made them for breakfast the day before Thanksgiving…because I couldn’t wait until the Christmas season to try them! They were so delicious, so much so that it was almost like eating dessert for breakfast (which tickled the kids). The red velvet flavor with the mini chocolate chips was perfect, not to overwhelmingly sweet even with a dab of maple syrup over top.  When I made them, I doubled the batch, so now we have a batch in the freezer awaiting Christmas Eve morning.

Red Velvet Pancakes

Adapted from www.thatssoyummy.com

Lisa @ onceamonthmeals.com


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 4 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs or egg substitute
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 2 1/2 tsp red food coloring
  • 4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside.  In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, greek yogurt, eggs, food coloring and vanilla.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined. Fold the chocolate chips into the batter.  On a hot griddle, pour about 1/3 cup of batter and lightly brown both sides.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup. 

Freezing Directions:

Allow pancakes to cool.  Flash freeze on a cookie sheet, place in an freezer storage container or freezer storage bag.  Freeze up to 3 months.  To reheat, microwave 2-3 pancakes on medium heat for 1 minute.

Servings: 12-24 depending on the size

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7 Responses to “Red Velvet Pancakes”

  1. [...] friend of mine shared the link to the recipe on Facebook this morning so I thought I would pass it along for anyone interested in [...]

  2. I’m making these right now on Christmas Eve Morning! I can’t wait!

  3. [...] breakfast tomorrow, we’re having heart-shaped Red Velvet Pancakes  and heart-shaped [...]

  4. kerry says:

    do you think I could make the batter tonight and have ready to throw on the griddle for tomorrow am before school? also, I do not have buttermilk but do have whole milk- would that be ok? thanks!

    • Tricia says:

      Yes, you can make the batter up ahead of time. And if you use whole milk add 1 Tablespoon of vinegar for every 1 cup of milk and let it sit for 5 minutes before adding it to the recipe, that will give you buttermilk.

  5. kerry says:

    hey hey- thanks for the tip! I may have my son helping me now while our kale chips are cooking:) i thought this would be fun for the valentines day morning.

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