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Red Velvet Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Servings: 4

Treat your family to a special breakfast with these red velvet tinted pancakes. Serve with your choice of a sweet Cream Cheese Topping or a Spiced Syrup.



  2 cups pancake mix

  2 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder

  2 Tbs granulated sugar

  1 cup buttermilk

  2 eggs, lightly beaten

  1 Tbs McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

  1 1/2 tsp McCormick® Red Food Color

  Cream Cheese Topping:

  4 oz cream cheese, softened

  1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

  1 Tbs milk

  1 tsp McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

  Spiced Syrup:

  1 cup pancake syrup

  1 tsp McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

  1/4 tsp McCormick® Cinnamon Ground

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Mix pancake mix, cocoa powder and granulated sugar in large bowl until well blended. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and food color just until blended.

Pour 1/4 cup of batter per pancake onto preheated lightly greased griddle or skillet. Cook 1 to 2 minutes per side or until golden brown, turning when pancakes begin to bubble. Serve pancakes with Cream Cheese Topping or Spiced Syrup, if desired.

For the Cream Cheese Topping, mix cream cheese and confectioners' sugar in small bowl until well blended. Stir in milk, a little at a time, until smooth. Stir in vanilla.

For the Spiced Syrup, mix pancake syrup, vanilla and cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice in microwavable bowl or measuring cup. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until warm, stirring once.

Nutritional Information:

Calories 332

Total Fat 4g 

Cholesterol 97mg 

Sodium 1225mg 

Total Carbohydrate 62g 

Dietary Fiber 3g 

Protein 12g