If you love the flair of a beautiful red velvet cake, you can get the same gorgeously hued treat… for breakfast!
Transform one of your favorite desserts into a meal perfect for any special morning.
Valentine’s Day? Make them.
Anniversary? Make them.
Procrastinating doing work in the morning? Definitely make them.
With the buttermilk base and a hint of cocoa, you totally deserve a treat for you or your loved ones right when you wake up, no matter the event.
Serve them with a side of fresh fruit like strawberries, and you’ll be celebrating the rest of the day with a very happy tummy.
Cooking by the Numbers…
Step 1 – Make the Cream Cheese Glaze
Gather all ingredients needed for the cream cheese glaze.
Slowly pour in the heavy cream with the mixer running. Mix until the heavy cream is completely incorporated, and the consistency of the glaze is thick and smooth.
Step 2 – Prep the Pancake Mix
Gather and measure all ingredients for the pancakes. Melt the butter in a separate dish, and allow to cool slightly.
Step 3 – Whisk the Dry Ingredients Together
Step 4 – Whisk the Liquid Ingredients Together
Whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, whole milk, vanilla, food coloring, and white vinegar in a separate bowl. Do not include the butter.
Step 5 – Combine to Form Batter
Add the liquid ingredients to the dry mixture. Mix until just moistened. Pour in the melted butter, and stir until just combined. To keep the final product light and tender, be sure to not overmix.
Step 6 – Cook
Heat a lightly oiled skillet or griddle to medium-low. Drop batter by large spoonfuls in the prepared skillet to form small circles.
Cook on one side for about 2 minutes, until the edges are bubbling and slightly dry. Flip with a spatula and cook on the other side until lightly browned.
Repeat with the remaining batter.
Step 7 – Garnish and Serve
Top the cooked pancakes with the cream cheese glaze. To make a controlled drizzle, fill a piping bag or squirt bottle with the glaze and squeeze your desired design on top.
Serve while still warm, with your choice of fruit.
Dessert for Breakfast – Never a Bad Thing
Treat yourself to a very special breakfast this morning with our red velvet pancakes!
If you’re celebrating a momentous occasion, or if you just feel like spoiling yourself or your loved ones, you know exactly what to make!
And having dessert first thing in the morning will be the best decision that will leave you rocking and celebrating for the rest of the day.
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*Nutritional information derived from a database of known generic and branded foods and ingredients and was not compiled by a registered dietitian or submitted for lab testing. It should be viewed as an approximation.
About Nikki Cervone
Nikki Cervone is a hungry foodie living in Pittsburgh. Nikki holds an AAS in baking/pastry from Westmoreland County Community College, a BA in Communications from Duquesne University, and an MLA in Gastronomy from Boston University. When she is not tearing through her city's best grub, Nikki enjoys a healthy dose of yoga and chocolate. Lots of chocolate.