Monday, February 13, 2012

Red Velvet Pancakes with White Chocolate Chips

Hubs and I love breakfast food. We like to make a big breakfast most Saturday mornings.

As of late, when I raise the question of “What do you want to do for breakfast??” I get an immediate “PANCAKES!!!???!!!!” outta the hubs. hah

Hubs is on a pancake kick. For. Real.

Well, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and that means it’s officially red-velvet time…

I mean, I’m seeing red velvet popping up EVERY.WHERE. on the blogosphere.

Naturally, I felt compelled to join in (I SO try to be like the cool kids… hah).

So when hubs asked for pancakes this weekend… I decided to go for the V-Day twist and found a red velvet  recipe to work from! They were delicious and RICH! Man, were they rich – but if there’s ever a time to splurge on something rich… it’s on Valentines Day 😉

Soooo… what are your Valentine’s Day plans?

Spending it with someone special? Perhaps a fabulous ladies night out? Or more of a low-key night in?

Hubs and I are eating IN (Porcini Rubbed Filets with Balsamic Reduction- yes. please.).

Here’s the thing, I HATE HATE HATE eating out on Valentines Day (and most other major holidays for that matter). Restaurants are beyond CROWDED… lusty teenagers are out in full force… and did I mention the restaurants are Crowded???? hah Anyhow… End. of. Rant.

How about you?


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Red Velvet Pancakes with White Chocolate Chips

Yield: 10 pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5-6 minutes

Total Time: 15-20 minutes


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey's Special Dark)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons salted butter, melted
1 tablespoon red liquid food coloring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup white chocolate chips


In a large bowl combine: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, and cocoa powder. In a second bowl mix together the egg, buttermilk, sour cream, melted butter, food coloring, vanilla extract. NOTE: Keep the two mixtures separate until JUST before cooking.

Heat a griddle (or skillet) over medium heat (about 350°). When you sprinkle a drop of water on the surface and it sizzles, it's good to go. Using a paper towel... wipe the surface with melted butter. You want a nice even layer which is why you don't just throw a pat of butter on the skillet (that would create hot spots where there is more butter).

Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and combine using a using a wooden spoon or fork. Stir until it's just blended together, being sure to not over stir! Fold in the white chocolate chips.

Using a measuring cup, scoop about 1/3 cup of the batter onto the griddle for each pancake. When the underside is golden brown, flip and then brown the other side. Serve hot with butter and syrup!

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27 Responses to “Red Velvet Pancakes with White Chocolate Chips”

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    Steph@stephsbitebybite — February 13, 2012 @ 10:56 am

    This is EXACTLY what I would imagine V-day breakfast to be! Looks so good!!

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    Cassie — February 13, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    We don’t do restaurants for valentine’s day either. I think we are doing bourbon salmon and maybe risotto. I should probably decide for sure. These look amazing, red velvet + white chocolate = dream pancakes!

    • Kristina replied: — February 13th, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

      ooo that sounds delicious! 🙂 I’ve never made risotto… i need to though!

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    Emily @ NewlyWife — February 13, 2012 @ 11:32 am

    I’m drooling on my keyboard. So perfect for valentine’s day!

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    Mom — February 13, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    These were amazingly delicious!

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    Allison — February 13, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    These look delicious!! I’m definitely going to try them.

    Quick clarification on your recipe- do you mean 1 cup of buttermilk??


    • Kristina replied: — February 13th, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

      yes, thanks for catching that – i just updated it! 😉

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    Stephanie — February 13, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

    I am completely with you regarding eating out on Valentines Day!! Ridiculously busy and horribly expensive!

    We actually had a kid free weekend last weekend and so we had a nice date night then. Valentines will probably be low key, we got the kids some little chocolates and a little toy each and I will make something chocolate for after supper.

    • Kristina replied: — February 13th, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

      that sounds perfect… Chocolate makes any day special 😉

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    Maureen — February 13, 2012 @ 12:15 pm

    You mean a crowded restaurant with lust-filled teens is not your thing?!?! ha ha I also hate going out on holidays…I prefer an over-the-top meal at home with just me and the hubz! 🙂

    • Kristina replied: — February 13th, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

      MEEEE TOOO!!!!! 🙂

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    katie — February 13, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

    HA! you said lusty teenagers. 🙂
    actually, i’m feeling pretty lusty right now…about those incredible pancakes!!! 🙂

    • Kristina replied: — February 13th, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

      hahaha love you Katie (ummm and MISS you – i feel like it’s been AGES)

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    natalie (the sweets life) — February 13, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    hmm i happen to have most of the ingredients for these on hand! now i need to find a way to steal an extra 30 minutes tomorrow (or maybe this weekend!) 🙂

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    Leah — February 13, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    these look amazing but i am more interested in your v-day dinner recipe!! when are you gonna post that?? new to your blog and i absolutely love it! xo

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    Kelsey@ ReadySetFeast — February 13, 2012 @ 1:46 pm

    o m g i swear you are trying to make me fat.

    i need these stat.

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    Renee — February 13, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    These look completely freakin’ delicious. I can’t wait to try them.

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    Rachel — February 13, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

    Those pancakes look delicious! I’d prefer dark chocolate over white, but then again that might be a chocolate overload! NAH!

    This will be my first valentine’s day by myself in 5 years, so I’m just looking forward to cooking something fancy for myself. I’m thinking of doing some steak with caramelized onions, roasted potatoes and a nice salad on the side. Of course, chocolate cake for dessert, too 🙂

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — February 13, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    These look so rich and perfect! My hubs and I hate going out too. We went out for a nice dinner this past weekend tomorrow we are planning on doing a fondue feast (cheese, meat, and chocolate courses)! I HATE crowds and I hate waiting to be seated when I am starving!

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    Kathryn — February 13, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

    White chocolate chips? Amazing! We’re going out to dinner tomorrow but I’m starting to regret it more and more! Hopefully the yummy food will make up for it 😀

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    Chels R. — February 13, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    This looks great!! I might have to make this tomorrow 🙂

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    Kristin — February 14, 2012 @ 2:25 am

    I made red velvet pancakes a few months ago and I -WISH- I would have put white chocolate chips in them! Now I’m going to have to try it, it sounds so good!!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — February 14, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    These pancakes look out of this world!!! Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Why didn’t I think of making them? I’m going to give these a try this weekend!!

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    Alina — May 5, 2012 @ 10:09 pm

    I made these this week and posted about them on my blog. I first tried red velvet pancakes at the Sugar Factory in Vegas and they were good, but these were EVEN BETTER! We actually had a breakfast party at work and so I made 80 of these. They were a huge hit. I rather comically had to make them in a tote because I didn’t evem have a big enough bowl! Check out my post on them if you’re interested ( Thanks for the AMAZING recipe!

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    Wilbur Giffee — November 16, 2014 @ 9:53 pm

    I like it

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