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Red velvet pancakes with cream cheese glaze

Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New ...

Breakfast in bed

It's time for breakfast in bed! On Valentine's Day, your mate deserves a little pampering. These sweet red velvet pancakes are made even better by the addition of a cream cheese glaze.

Looking for a romantic breakfast in bed? Look no further! These simple red velvet pancakes are sure to start your morning off right. Perfectly flavored, they are drizzled with a creamy vanilla bean cream cheese glaze. This recipe will be your new Valentine's Day treat!

Red velvet pancakes recipe

Adapted from Cooking Classy

Yields 2 dozen small pancakes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 to 2 tablespoons red food coloring (depends on color you would like to achieve)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup melted butter


  1. Preheat a griddle to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl add all-purpose flour, white whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl add buttermilk, sugar, eggs, food coloring, vanilla extract and melted butter. Mix well.
  4. Once combined slowly stir in flour mixture. Once batter is combined cook on griddle until bubbles appear and flip.
  5. Drizzle with cream cheese glaze and enjoy!

Cream cheese glaze recipe

Yields about 1 cup glaze


  • 6 ounces cream cheese. room temperature
  • 6 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste (or extract)


  1. In a bowl of an electric mixer add cream cheese and butter. Mix until combined.
  2. Add in powdered sugar and thin out with milk. Add in vanilla paste and blend until smooth.
  3. Drizzle over hot pancakes.

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