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Valentines Day Mini Pancakes Recipe

Valentine Mini Pancakes Recipes

You must try this Valentine Mini Pancakes Recipe – they are so fun to stack and easy to make! These pancakes are perfect for celebrating a special occasion.

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My boys are huge fans of regular pancakes, especially on the weekends. I am always trying to come up with creative ideas to change things up a bit in the kitchen – like this delicious banana pancakes recipe.

The addition of mini pancake stacks have been a great idea for our hungry boys! They love to pair these bite-sized pancakes with bananas,

I made this batch especially festive for Valentine’s Day this year with the addition of a bit of red food coloring and cut out heart shaped apples.

Valentine Mini Pancakes Recipe

What are mini pancakes called?

We simply call them “mini pancakes” but if you are looking for recipe ideas you might try searching silver dollar pancakes, scotch pancakes, pancakes cereal, drop scones or small pancakes. They are all made with simple ingredients, often a combination of; flour, sugar, eggs, milk and salt.

These easy pancakes have quickly become a favorite recipe because of how fun it is to make stacks of tiny pancakes! I love how these fluffy mini pancakes are perfect for special occasions.

How to make the best mini pancakes:

Valentine Mini Pancakes Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Red food coloring
  • Apple or strawberries cut into hearts
  • Butter
  • Maple syrup

Tip: the batter for these little pancakes can be made in advance and stored in a mixing bowl in the fridge until ready to use.

Valentine Mini Pancakes Recipe Process

Directions:

1. Sift together dry ingredients; flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

2. In a separate bowl with a whisk or electric mixer, mix together egg, milk, melted butter and vanilla.

Valentine Mini Pancakes Recipe

3. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and combine until a thick batter is formed.

Valentine Mini Pancakes Recipe

4. Add a few drops of red food coloring to turn the pancake mix a lovely shade of pink.

Note: this step can be skipped if you are not making pancakes for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine Mini Pancakes Recipe Process

5. Put the pancake batter in a pastry bag or large freezer bag for piping. Cut the tip from the bag when ready to use.

Note: a squeeze bottle can also be used for this step as well.

Valentine Mini Pancakes Recipe Process

6. Preheat a large skillet, frying pan or griddle over medium heat.

7. Squeeze tablespoon size drops of batter onto the hot nonstick pan.

8. Cook until the pancake is golden brown on each side, approximately 1 minute.

Tip: look for browning around the edges of the pancake to know that the first side is done and then flip pancakes to cook the second side.

Note: place cooked little mini pancakes on an oven safe plate or baking sheet in the oven on the lowest setting to stay warm while cooking the rest of the pancakes. I like to cover the baby pancakes with paper towel between batches, this is a great way to keep them from becoming too moist.

Valentine Mini Pancakes Recipe

9. Use a bamboo skewer to create festive stacks of pancakes and place a heart shaped apple on top.

10. Top with butter and a drizzle of maple syrup for serving.

These are beautifully served with fresh apple slices but you could also add; whipped cream, peanut butter, brown sugar, fresh fruit, lemon zest or a simple drizzle of honey.

Valentine Mini Pancakes Recipe

This recipe makes about 24 perfectly mini pancakes . You can easily create a double batch for larger groups or a hungry crowd of teenagers.

What toppings can you add to these?

  • chocolate chips
  • pecans
  • powdered sugar
  • a scoop of ice cream
  • chocolate ganache
Valentine Mini Pancakes Recipe

Our whole family loves these fun pancake stacks! I like to change up this delicious recipe depending on what ingredients I might have in the pantry. These cute pancakes have quickly become a part of our regular rotation for weekend brunch.

How to store pancakes:

These are actually a great make ahead breakfast for busy mornings! Simply store leftover pancakes in a large freezer bag or airtight container for a week in the fridge or in the freezer for up to three months. You can also cover a plate in wax paper at room temperature while waiting to serve.

Valentine Mini Pancakes Recipe

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Valentine Mini Pancakes Recipe

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Valentine Mini Pancakes Recipe

Valentines Mini Pancakes Recipe

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

You must try this Valentine Mini Pancakes Recipe - they are so fun to stack and easy to make! These pancakes are perfect for celebrating a special occasion.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Red food coloring
  • Apple or strawberries cut into hearts
  • Butter
  • Maple syrup

Instructions

1. Sift together dry ingredients; flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

2. In a separate bowl with a whisk or electric mixer, mix together egg, milk, melted butter and vanilla.

3. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and combine until a thick batter is formed.

4. Add a few drops of red food coloring to turn the pancake mix a lovely shade of pink.

Note: this step can be skipped if you are not making pancakes for Valentine's Day.

5. Put the pancake batter in a pastry bag or large freezer bag for piping. Cut the tip from the bag when ready to use.

Note: a squeeze bottle can also be used for this step as well.

6. Preheat a large skillet, frying pan or griddle over medium heat.

7. Squeeze tablespoon size drops of batter onto the hot nonstick pan.

8. Cook until the pancake is golden brown on each side, approximately 1 minute.

Tip: look for browning around the edges of the pancake to know that the first side is done and then flip pancakes to cook the second side.

9. Use a bamboo skewer to create festive stacks of pancakes and place a heart shaped apple on top.

10. Top with butter and a drizzle of maple syrup for serving.

Notes

Place cooked little mini pancakes on an oven safe plate or baking sheet in the oven on the lowest setting to stay warm while cooking the rest of the pancakes. I like to cover the baby pancakes with paper towel between batches, this is a great way to keep them from becoming too moist.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 45Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 49mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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Hello, I’m Heather!

I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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