These red velvet pancakes are made with buttermilk, vanilla, cocoa and sugar, cooked to perfection then topped with a glaze of icing sugar, vanilla and cream cheese.
I doubled this recipe. I used whole wheat flour instead of AP flour--that was the only change I made. We loved this pancake recipe! Out of a doubled recipe, only two pancakes remain. This was a nice special weekend breakfast that I could make that was both easy and a nice twist on your usual pancake breakfast, which we all loved as we're HUGE pancake lovers. I'll make this recipe again, for sure. - 10 Jul 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
First off I have tried this recipe twice. Once exactly as the recipe states and the second time with a little *doctoring*. Following the recipe as described the pancakes came out bland and didn't seem to have any flavor other than a tangy twist. No cocoa flavor despite the addition of cocoa! My suggestions: 1) Add one more tablespoon of cocoa powder and sugar to the listed recipe. Don't skimp because it really takes the flavor up a notch which to my palate was perfect!! 2) Cook the pancakes on a lower heat setting then regularly. I found these pancakes like to burn a little faster than others. They do better at a lower heat. 3) Butter and spray oil for the pan/griddle is essential. A little melted butter followed up by a spray of oil and you will have a hint of buttery flavor and a slight browning to the red batter. 4) Let your batter remain a little on the lumpy side. It does seem to produce better pancakes. Let the bubbles form completely and the edges dry out a tad before flipping. The cream cheese drizzle works a little better with a touch of milk and a few seconds in the microwave. Enjoy!! - 16 Sep 2012 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Instead of powdered sugar and vanilla, I used 2 T buckwheat honey, and used a little extra soy milk for the glaze. For the pancakes, I used whole wheat flour, honey instead of sugar, omitted the salt, and soy milk instead of buttermilk. I could not find food coloring on hand, so used a beet smoothie instead of the milk and food coloring. I know I put in a lot of substitutes here, but these are excellent pancakes! I made them so my family could eat them! I will be making these again! - 04 Jul 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)