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Cocoa-Kissed Red Velvet Pancakes

Cocoa-Kissed Red Velvet PancakesThe perfect Valentine's Day breakfast or brunch for 'sweethearts' that love chocolate!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1 cup reduced-fat buttermilk or lowfat milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon red food coloring
Heart-shaped pancake cutters or cookie cutters (optional)
Optional garnishes: butter, powdered sugar, maple syrup and fresh berries

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl; stir well.
  2. Whisk egg, buttermilk, butter, vanilla extract and food coloring together in large bowl. Add to flour mixture; stir to combine. Allow mixture to sit for 5 minutes (this produces more tender pancakes).
  3. Heat nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Brush with a little oil or butter. Add about 1/4 cup batter to skillet. Cook for about 2 minutes or until bubbles start to form on top. Flip and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until bottom is lightly browned.
  4. Serve immediately with butter, powdered sugar, syrup and berries.

Makes 10 pancakes.

Tip: If using pancake or cookie cutters, be sure to coat with a little oil so the pancakes don’t stick. Place cutters in skillet and pour batter into cutters. Remove cutters before flipping.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.