Happy Valentines Day lovelies!!
If you celebrate, I hope that your day is filled with red and pink hearts, lots of hugs and sugary sweet chocolate.
Those who don’t celebrate, might I suggest celebrating discount chocolate Tuesday?!
I know I’ll be celebrating both!!
But on a serious note, I’d like to take a second to thank my husband for being exactly who he is.
He’s the one that swoops in and picks me up from an upsetting situation.
He’s the one that knows a hug can seriously heal all things ailing me.
He’s the one that makes any and all jokes just to possibly make me smile.
And mostly, he’s the one that loves me for exactly who I am… and doesn’t try to run away 😉
I love you pickle, with everything that I am and everything that I have to give.
So let’s pretend that I made you these pancakes for breakfast and let’s pretend that you actually liked them. I’d hate to have such vibrant beautiful red pancakes go to waste.
Ok….. so let’s pretend you made them for me.
Oh babe, you’re the best!!
Before you look at the ingredients list, YES there is packaged cake mix in there. It was the quickest and easiest way to make these. After all, who wants to spend the day trying to figure out how to make totally from scratch pancakes when you have valentines to open?
Red Velvet Pancakes
Adapted from How Sweet It Is
makes about 12 pancakes
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup red velvet cake mix
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 cups milk (I used vanilla almond milk)
Combine flour, cake mix, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix. Add 1 cup of milk, egg and vanilla extract and stir until smooth. You want the batter to look like regular pancake batter; not too thin, not too thick, slightly lumpy. This will vary greatly on the brand of cake mix you use (I used Betty Crocker with great results). Start with 1 cup of milk and add more if needed.
Preheat a skillet on medium heat (or an electric grilled and turn it to 250 degrees). Pour batter in 1/4 cup measurements onto skillet and let cook until bubbles form on top, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for 1 minute more. Serve with vanilla glaze.
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix milk, extract and powdered sugar until glaze forms. You may need to add a little more sugar or water/milk to reach desired consistency. Mix into glaze and drizzle on pancakes.