Red Velvet Pancakes

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min./batch


16 pancakes per batch

Updated: Feb. 15, 2022
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
Red Velvet Pancakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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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