Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Pancakes with Buttermilk Syrup // Recipe

Red Velvet Pancakes with Buttermilk Syrup // While I'm taking a little break with the family for our holiday vacation, I thought I would share an older post from a few years back.  A fun Valentine's Day breakfast idea, Red Velvet Pancakes with Buttermilk Syrup.

heart shaped red velvet pancakes

Serve up a romantic breakfast-in-bed for your Valentine with these decadent pancakes.  Simply beautiful, and yet more pleasing to the taste-buds than even the eyes.  I know my sweetheart revels in any opportunity to feel just so pampered. How fun it is to celebrate the month of love through the delights of sweet treats.

Red Velvet Pancakes:

1 1/2 C. Buttermilk

4  Eggs

4 Tbsp. Butter, melted

1 tsp. Vanilla

2 Tbsp. Red Food Coloring

2 C. Flour

2 Tbsp. Cocoa

1/3 cup Sugar

2 tsp. Baking Powder

1/2 tsp. Baking Soda

1 tsp. Salt

 Buttermilk Syrup:

 1 C Butter

1 C Buttermilk

2 C Sugar

2 T Vanilla

1 t Baking Soda


For the pancakes, mix together dry ingredients and set aside. Melt butter in separate bowl, then add buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and food coloring. Blend well. Pour in dry mixture and beat until smooth.

Pour ½ cup of the whipped batter on a greased skillet. Pan fry on medium heat until browned. Flip over and brown again. Top with desired toppings and serve warm.

(To make a heart shaped pancake (optional), place a heart shaped cookie cutter on the skillet, and pour batter into the cookie cutter. Remove form before flipping.)

Make the syrup by bringing the first three ingredients to a boil and boil for one minute, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda.  Stir and Serve.

*Optional toppings include syrup, butter, whipping cream, and shaved chocolate.


  1. Natosha Zachary says

    These are so sweet.  I love red velvet!  Thanks for a great idea for Valentine's Day.  I think I'll make them for my son and hubby.

  2. says

    Heather – I LOVE your blog! Everything you make is so pretty and your photorgraphy is always gorgeous. Your styling is perfect too. I love following along, keep up the great work!


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