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Red Velvet Pancakes

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Cake for breakfast.


Good morning, indeed.

I’ve written before about my friend Andrea.

I still think of Andrea as my chatterbox middle-school friend with braces, always chasing after boys. So it’s funny to see her now, as a married mom of a five-year-old daughter. Kristin (her daughter) is the sweetest little girl, and I’m always excited when they come to visit.

This morning, I told Kristin I would make her whatever she wanted for breakfast. After quite a long period of deliberation, she decided on the red velvet pancakes, swayed by her mom’s suggestion they’d be a good Valentine’s Day treat.

heart pancake

Although I do have a red velvet pancake recipe floating around the blog, I made today’s pancakes a little bit differently. I omitted the food coloring and tried using raspberries instead. As you can see from the photos, the result isn’t extremely red… but they’re red in spirit!

Healthy Red Velvet Pancakes

This is a Single-Serving Recipe.

  • 2 tbsp whole-wheat pastry flour (or white, spelt, or Arrowhead Mills gf mix)
  • 2 tbsp plus 1 tsp oat bran (You can sub flour if need be.)
  • 1/2 tsp plus 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • scant 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder (For a more brownie-like taste, try dutch cocoa.)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup pureed raspberries (or sub 1/3c milk of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon oil (Omit only if you like the taste of fat-free pancakes.)
  • milk of choice – Use more or less, depending on how thick you want the batter
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar, or 1 stevia packet (If using liquid sweetener, decrease the milk.)
  • If not using the berry puree, you can add food coloring if desired for the red color (Whole Foods sells a natural brand, called Select.)
  • optional: Feel free to add some mini chocolate chips.

Mix dry ingredients. Add wet and mix. Then make your pancakes! (Serves 1)

Note: The nutrition information for this recipe is pretty much the same as for the other version. You can see that information here: Pancakes Calories and Nutrition Facts.

These pancakes were inhaled!

Heart Healthy Red Velvet Pancakes

Above, topped with my special Homemade & Healthy Cream Cheese Frosting.

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. emily says:

    yum, they look so good. would love to see your version of hot chocolate on a stick…

  2. Abby says:

    Jelly roll cake for one???

    I gotta see that! Please please please post that!

    1. Abby says:

      I know it’ll probably be out-voted, because it’s the only non-chocolate recipe on the list. 😕

      But it’s still my choice, unpopular though it might be!

      1. L. says:

        I’ll join you! Jelly roll cake for me, please :).

  3. Kate says:

    These look AMAZING. Yum. And….chocolate chunk love cookies. Yep.

  4. Ally says:

    Strawberry Chocolate Truffle Pie!!!!

    1. Jessica says:

      I agree, Strawberry-Chocolate Truffle Pie please! I love anything with strawberries and chocolate.

      1. Crystal says:

        samezies!!!! Truffle pie!

        1. Jeni says:

          Strawberry-Chocolate Truffle Pie!

  5. Tsutsui says:

    Those pancakes look so pretty! If the frosting were pink it would be even more “Valentine-y” 😀

    I wonder what the “Chocolate Chunk Love Cookies” are like. . .
    I’d love to see what a regular chocolate chunk cookie would turn into for valentines day :d

  6. Sarahishealthy says:

    I have to choose??? How???!
    Ok I’ll go with the jelly roll cake, just because they’re usually complicated so I’d love to see if your version is easier! I bet it is!

  7. Katy says:

    Mini Jelly Roll Cake for One would be awesome!

  8. Marla says:

    Ooh, I want to know more about hot chocolate on a stick!

    (And those pancakes…nom!)

  9. Nicole says:

    Chocolate Chunk Cookies!!!

  10. Jules says:

    mini jelly roll cake please 🙂

  11. Marty says:

    Chocolate Chunk Love Cookies! <3

  12. Camille- the college girl says:

    Chocolate Chunk Love cookies!

  13. Brandi says:

    Strawberry-Chocolate Truffle Pie
    I just made something very similar and would love to see another version! You can never go wrong with chocolate.

  14. Erin says:

    Mini Jelly Roll Cake for One 🙂

  15. Katie says:

    chocolate chunk love cookies! 😀 yummmm!

  16. michelle says:

    Strawberry chocolate pie or well any of them….because they all will be good 🙂

  17. alex says:

    you only let her choose from cc diet breakfast recipes? is this little girl on a diet??

    1. Alex,
      “CC Diet” stands for “Chocolate-Covered Diet.” It doesn’t mean “diet” recipes. Sorry for the confusion!

  18. Mini Jelly Roll Cake gets my vote!
    You should come make me breakfast… ;P

    1. Ok… but you have to make me dessert, Miss Raw Chef extraordinaire! 😉

  19. Breanne says:

    Chocolate chunk cookies please!

  20. Claire says:

    jelly roll cake for one!! yum

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