Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Red Velvet Pancakes with Cream Cheese Butter

Well folks, there's one week left until Christmas!

And if you are still gathering the presents, planning your meals, and running around like a chicken with your head cut off... I've got you covered.

...For breakfast anyways, because I too am running around in a panic. There are still gifts to wrap, stockings to stuff, trimmings to trim (or something).

I introduce you to red velvet pancakes. Not only do these delicious fluffy pancakes have a hint of cocoa but they're also topped with a delicious cream cheese butter.

They are also easy to whip up and will please the pickiest of palates on Sunday morning.. So you can stand back and chug your peppermint schnapps laden hot cocoa...

I'm just sayin'.

For the Pancakes:
(serves 6)
2 cups complete pancake mix
1 1/3 cups water
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons red food coloring
1 teaspoon vanilla

For the Butter:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened

Start by making the butter: Blend together all ingredients in a medium bowl, transfer to a serving dish and place in your refrigerator until ready to use.

For the pancakes, stir together all  ingredients in a large bowl. Preheat skillet to medium heat, grease with butter and, using about 1/4 cup for each pancake, pour into skillet. Cook over medium to medium-low heat for around 2-3 minutes per side (or until the top is bubbly) and the pancakes are cooked through.

Serve pancakes with cream cheese butter or a drizzle of warm maple syrup.

See, now wasn't that easy? Time to enjoy these delicious pancakes!

1 comment :

  1. They look so so yummy! Definitely going to go out shopping to buy these ingredients, would love to eat them on Christmas day!

    I just posted a Christmas biscuit post and would love your opinion on it!