Monday, March 29, 2010

Red Velvet Pancakes

My favorite way to spend a Sunday morning is cooking a special breakfast with a fresh cup of coffee in hand while Pandora keeps the good tunes coming. Sometimes it's eggs benedict, sometimes it's a Dutch baby... whatever it is, it should stand apart from the ordinary weekday breakfast. This Sunday, I made red velvet pancakes. They were a treat, indeed!
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 large egg, lightly beaten
3/4 buttermilk
1/4 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon red food coloring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl whisk together the egg, buttermilk, and creme fraiche/sour cream,melted butter, red food coloring, and vanilla extract. Add them together and whisk just until combined. A little lumpy is fine. Heat a frying pan or griddle over medium high heat. When hot add butter or oil to grease, followed by a small scoop of the batter. Wait for the pancakes to bubble (2-3 minutes), flip and cook for a minute or two more. Top with maple syrup and enjoy!


  1. how fancy are you :)

  2. oh this sounds so delish!!

    xo tiffany

  3. these look incredible! i just might have to give them a whirl this saturday for breakfast!

  4. oh my! those sound amazing!

  5. WOW. these look incredible

  6. What a treat! These look delicious.

  7. They look DEE-LISH-US! How were they? I just printed off the recipe and can't wait to try them out for myself.

  8. Oh my goodness my favorite meal of the day is breakfast, and I couldn't imagine a better way to start the day than with red velvet pancakes.

    You're pictures are soo delicious!

  9. You actually made me salivate. Hand me some cream cheese frosting and a half dozen of those.

  10. Oh my goodness...two of my favorite things combined into one. YUM!

  11. oh my goodness! how yummy. i might need to whip up some cream cheese something to accompany these babies...

    wait, would that just make it straight up cake for breakfast? maybe. :)