Easy Red Velvet Pancakes Recipe
1 cup all- purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 & 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 cup powdered sugar, plus extra for dusting
2 tbsp butter, melted, plus more to cook
Salt, to taste
1 pack 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup whole milk
1 large egg, beaten
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp red food coloring
Semi-sweet chocolate chips (for garnish)
Toasted almonds (for garnish)
HOW TO MAKE:
In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, salt, and sugar.
Add- in the egg, buttermilk, butter, and food coloring then mix together until combined.
In a pan, melt the butter medium-low heat.
Pour ¼ cup of the batter onto the center and swirl pan to form a circle.
Cook for 30 seconds then top with chocolate chips, if using.
Cook until bubbles appear on the surface, about 30 seconds more.
Flip and cook for 1 minute. Set aside. Repeat with remaining batter.
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
Whisk cream cheese in a bowl.
Whisk in sugar, vanilla, and milk until smooth.
Top pancakes with cream cheese frosting.
Sprinkle with almonds and dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired.
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