Sunday, January 13, 2013

Red Velvet Pancakes

I love me some Red Velvet Cake... Cupcakes... PANCAKES.
Include some chocolate chips & I'm sold.
This morning I wanted to make something fun for my daughters to eat for breakfast. Daddy was at drill, bummer dude, you missed out. (thank heavens for ziploc's & fridges, right?? heehee)
These were a hit, for the most part. They are very rich. YUMMMM. My 13mo almost at a whole one, but then she kept signing for "milk". I think she had her cup filled twice...

My 3 year old, she LOVED the first couple bites, but then did the same thing with asking for milk. They both ended up having cereal to finish up. BUT, an hour or so later, I spotted my 3 year old eating some from the fridge. So she really liked them, but I don't think she was use to this type of pancake.

I really liked them. I ate about 1.5 pancakes and I was done. Which is great, because I can usually pound down like 4 regular ones. I mean.... What?? Who does that... I also ended my meal with a big, tall, glass of milk. Totally worth it.

The original recipe is HERE

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 large eggs
1-1/2 cups buttermilk (I didn't have buttermilk, so I searched how I could do it- Put 1 tablespoon White Vinegar in a measuring cup. Add milk until it gets to the 1 cup mark. Let sit 5 minutes. Since I needed 1.5 cups, I did 1.5tablespoons vinegar, and filled the milk up to 1.5)
1/2 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons red food coloring
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips (doesn’t matter what kind you use)

Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, sour cream, food coloring and vanilla.
Add wet ingredients to dry, and mix just until combined.
Add chocolate chips and fold in batter.
Pour about 1/3 cup onto medium/high griddle and lightly brown on both sides.
Sprinkle powdered sugar on top and serve with maple syrup.

BAM. There you go.
You're welcome.


  1. Can you do it without the sour cream? I'm allergic to dairy and I was hoping to make these!

    1. @Becca C.
      That is a great question.... I have no idea, to be honest. I read through the comments on her blog, and no one has asked that, yet. I hear sour cream just adds to the moistness? There are substitutes when I "bing"ed it, but I have no idea... Boo. :( Sorry.