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Red Velvet Pancakes

Who doesn't love red velvet cake? These pancakes are my excuse to have this delectable treat for breakfast! We make it a tradition at Christmastime to have a lazy pancake breakfast and read the enchanting fables in Letters from Father Christmas penned by J.R.R. Tolkien for his children. —Sue Brown, West Bend, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min./batch
  • Makes
    16 pancakes per batch

Ingredients

  • 10 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 6 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 5 teaspoons salt
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch):
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • Butter and maple syrup

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Place 2 cups in each of five resealable plastic bags or containers. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 5 batches (10 cups mix).
  • To prepare pancakes: Pour mix into a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk the buttermilk, eggs and food coloring. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top. Cook until the second side is golden brown. Serve with butter and syrup.
Nutrition Facts
2 pancakes (calculated without butter and syrup): 619 calories, 33g fat (17g saturated fat), 183mg cholesterol, 700mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein.

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  • khegeman
    Jul 15, 2016

    Yummy. Made as is and we found them delicious

  • mwajuma
    Dec 18, 2015

    instead of food colouring, use strawberries, cherries or other red fruit. Mix it into the batter in a blender and voila .....you have natural colour!

  • sugarcrystal
    Dec 5, 2014

    I read the other reviews and decided make a few changes. I got by with using 2 teaspoons of red paste food coloring, which is of course stronger than liquid color. I reduced the cocoa by half and used only about 9 cups of flour. With those changes they were what I was looking for. I also made a thin glaze with cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, & vanilla & served with sliced strawberries.

  • cbenne12
    Mar 4, 2014

    The portions are horrible. They turned out more chocolate then anything, but were too thick to make pancakes with.

  • golfwidow98
    Apr 1, 2013

    These were delicious; the buttermilk makes all the difference. The batter was a bit thick when made to directions so I added 1/2 cup more buttermilk for pancakes. It made great waffles when mixed to directions. I also omitted the food coloring. But these would be fun with green dye for St Patrick's Day!

  • golfwidow98
    Apr 1, 2013

    These were delicious, the buttermilk makes all the differeence. The batter was a bit thick when made to directions so I added 1/2 cup more buttermilk for pancakes. It made great waffles when mixed to directions. I also omitted the food coloring. but these would be fun with green dye for St Patrick's day!

  • justmbeth
    Dec 27, 2012

    This recipe just didn't work out for me. They didn't cook up well at all and I ended up pitching the entire batch. 2 tbsp of food coloring seemed a bit extreme and used much less.