Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle

by Christin Mahrlig on January 30, 2014

in Breakfast

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Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle

 Red Velvet Pancakes make an absolutely, positively delicious breakfast for Valentine’s Day or any day. These pancakes are extra decadent, studded with mini chocolate chips and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze. There’s a whole lot of sugar going on here.

Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle

 If you don’t feel like having them for breakfast, they definitely qualify for dessert.

Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle

 You’ll want to make sure the heat under your griddle isn’t too hot. I find that they burn easily. Most likely because the batter has so much sugar in it. Cook them a little longer and slower than normal to ensure the inside sets up before the outside burns.

Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle

Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Drizzle
 
Red velvet pancakes with mini chocolate chips and a cream cheese griddle make a deliciously sweet breakfast for Valentine’s Day or any day.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 6

Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ cups low-fat buttermilk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons red food coloring
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup mini chocolate chips
  • Maple syrup for serving
Cream Cheese Glaze
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk

Instructions
  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. In another bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk, sour cream, food coloring, and vanilla.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix just until combined.
  4. Fold chocolate chips into batter
  5. Use ⅓ cup batter per pancake cooking on a griddle heated over medium heat until lightly browned on both sides.
  6. For Cream Cheese Glaze, beat together cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Add in vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of milk and beat until smooth. Add in extra milk until glaze reaches desired consistency.
  7. To serve, drizzle cream cheese glaze on top of pancakes and maple syrup, if desired. To make drizzling the glaze easy, place in a plastic bag and snip the corner.

 Recipe adapted from thatssoyummy.com

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Sarah & Arkadi February 3, 2014 at 10:47 pm

these pancakes are fancy! love the red velvet idea!

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Cate @ Chez CateyLou February 1, 2014 at 5:58 pm

I want these for breakfast, dessert, snack…anytime I can get them! They look amazing! That cream cheese drizzle is perfect for me because I don’t like syrup!

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Christin Mahrlig February 1, 2014 at 8:38 pm

My daughter doesn’t like syrup either. You would love the cream cheese drizzle. :)

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Renee@Two in the Kitchen February 1, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Christin, I love the idea of REd Velvet pancakes. Especially with that delicious cream cheese drizzle over the top! These look delicious!!

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Christin Mahrlig February 1, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Thank you Renee! The cream cheese drizzle really makes it! :) Have a great weekend.

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Consuelo @ Honey & Figs January 31, 2014 at 7:18 pm

Want want want want.
These pancakes would make a wonderful special breakfast! Oh, look at how lovely they are! And the cream cheese drizzle sounds uuuhmazing :’)

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Christin Mahrlig February 1, 2014 at 11:06 pm

Thanks Consuelo! Hope you are having a great weekend!

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Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com January 31, 2014 at 11:15 am

Good golly – these look good! Good enough for breakfast AND dessert! :)
I had no clue sugar made pancakes burn quicker – thanks for the tip!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Christin Mahrlig February 1, 2014 at 11:07 pm

Thanks Shashi! Hope you are enjoying some warmer weather in Georgia after that terrible storm.

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Marcie January 31, 2014 at 10:24 am

I couldn’t resist a monster stack of these any time of day! They look just delicious, Christin!

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Ashley January 31, 2014 at 10:09 am

I would love a few of these gorgeous pancakes for dessert! They look heavenly! And it doesn’t help that red velvet is such a weakness of mine : ) Have a great weekend Christin!

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Christin Mahrlig February 1, 2014 at 11:09 pm

Thanks Ashley! Red velvet anything is hard to resist isn’t it? BTW- your Oreo Cookie Truffles are the cutest thing ever! My kind of football food for sure :)

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Monica January 31, 2014 at 7:52 am

Oh, what a treat! Now this is a breakfast to wake up and rush to the table for! I think I’m getting a happy sugar rush from just looking at it…very nice!

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Kelly January 31, 2014 at 7:32 am

These pancakes look incredible Christin! They look so pretty with cream cheese drizzle :) Love red velvet and these would make a wonderfully decadent breakfast for Valentine’s Day!

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Christin Mahrlig February 1, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Red Velvet is so much fun isn’t it? I love your red velvet fortune cookies Kelly!

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Medeja January 31, 2014 at 6:39 am

That’s fantastic color! And cream cheese glaze sounds yummy!

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Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes January 31, 2014 at 1:16 am

Red velvet pancakes??!! Amazing!! SO want these for dinner tomorrow..(I like breakfast for dinner) :)

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michael January 30, 2014 at 8:51 pm

I love red velvet anything and the pancakes are a favorite. Your pancakes look delicious! Where did you find the fresh strawberries?

check out my recent post,
http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/cream-cheese-spread-for-super-bowl-party/

Michael

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Christin Mahrlig January 30, 2014 at 9:35 pm

You would love these red velvet pancakes Michael! The strawberries are just from Harris Teeter. They look better than they taste, but it won’t be long before we have those fresh South Carolina strawberries!

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Matt @ Runner Savvy January 30, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Drool!

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DessertForTwo January 30, 2014 at 7:35 pm

So, I don’t know if you know this yet or not, but I’m kinda obsessed with your site. And then you go and make red velvet pancakes. Love!

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Christin Mahrlig January 30, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Thank you Christina! :) That means so much to me coming form you, especially since you are another Southern food blogger! You have such an awesome blog and I love your mason jar recipes :)

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rachel January 30, 2014 at 5:15 pm

My daughter is head over heels for the red velvet pancakes at our favorite brunch place – she’s going to be over the moon for your version! Yum! Great recipe!

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Shannon | Bake.Frost.Repeat. January 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm

These look phenomenal!! You had me at Cream Cheese Drizzle!

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Amy @ Elephant Eats January 30, 2014 at 11:46 am

Oh MAN do these look good, Christin!!! I don’t care how much sugar they have, I’d totally love if someone served me these for breakfast :)

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Christin Mahrlig January 30, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Nothing like starting the day out with a sugar rush!

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