These Natural and Healthy Red Velvet Pancakes with Sweet Chocolate Cream Cheese Butter have no dye/no food coloring, but pureed CANNED beets instead. They are quick, easy and healthy. And although they are perfect any time of the year, if you use a heart shaped cookie cutter, they make the perfect Valentine's Day Breakfast or brunch (and can be made ahead and frozen)!
Preheat griddle/frying pan (preferrably non-stick teflon) to medium and spray with non- stick cooking spray. * Do not cook these too high heat or they will burn. You have to watch them closely.
Stir vinegar into milk and set aside.
Puree beets in food processor and set aside.
Sift all dry ingredients together, except granulated sugar.
Mix eggs, milk mixed with vinegar, granulated sugar, vanilla and pureed beets in a separate bowl.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in thirds, just until it is combined (will still be a little lumpy). Do not over-mix.
When frying pan is hot, add pancake mix to pan – add about ¼ cup mix for each pancake.
Flip when the first few bubbles start to break on the surface of the pancake.
When the other side is soft and pillowy to the touch, it’s done. Cut into heart shapes, if desired.
Sweet Chocolate Cream Cheese Butter
With an electric mixer, whip butter and cream cheese together for 3-5 minutes until smooth, scraping sides to ensure proper blending.
Add vanilla extract and the powdered sugar and cocoa a little at a time until blended.
Stack one pancake on a plate and spread on a layer of Chocolate Cream Cheese Butter spread. Repeat with remaining pancakes, dividing cream cheese butter evenly between pancakes.
Sprinkle the top with powdered sugar or powdered sugar mixed with cocoa and red sparkling sugar (as in photo). Serve with syrup, if desired.
🌡️STORINGREFRIGERATOR: Store pancakes and sweet cream cheese butter in separate sealed containers in the fridge for up to 3 days.FREEZING: Both the red velvet pancakes and chocolate sweet cream cheese butter will freeze well for up to 3 months. Cool pancakes, then stack and freeze in a zip lock freezer bag. Chocolate cream cheese butter can be frozen in a freezer friendly plastic container.My Amazon Recommendations (affiliate links)