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Natural Red Velvet Pancakes with Sweet Cream Cheese Butter

These Natural and Healthy Red Velvet Pancakes with Sweet Chocolate Cream Cheese Butter don't use dye but pureed CANNED beets so it's super 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)!
Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword beets, pancakes, red velvet
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 387kcal
Author adapted from the Loveless Cafe's Red Velvet Pancakes



Sweet Chocolate Cream Cheese Butter



  • 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.
    Healthy Red Velvet Pancakes| Puree beets in food processor
  • 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.
    Red Velvet pancakes with beets - pour 1/4 cup
  • 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 (as in photo). Serve with syrup, if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Natural Red Velvet Pancakes with Sweet Cream Cheese Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 387 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 346mg15%
Potassium 302mg9%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 430IU9%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Note: 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.
**Note: You can eat these red velvet pancakes without the sweet chocolate cream cheese butter, but trust me, you don't want to! The sweet chocolate cream cheese butter is the crowning glory.
***Note:They actually look a little more red than in the photo 


Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 346mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 2.4mg