So I did pretty good this weekend as far as not taking a nap. I did a lot of little things…nothing major. We went to some estate sales, I cooked, did laundry…you know-the regular stuff. But no naps! Yay!
This weekend I put up my Valentines decorations. The house just looked kind of blah-so I needed to put up some decorations. It also put me in the mood for love…of food! so I made some Red Velvet Pancakes with Chocolate Chips with Cream Cheese Frosting. This is a dangerously sweet breakfast…make at your own risk!
Doesn’t this just ooze sweet love?
Red Velvet Pancakes with chocolate chips
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 large eggs
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons red food coloring
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips (doesn’t matter what kind you use)
Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, sour cream, food coloring and vanilla.
Add wet ingredients to dry, and mix just until combined.
Add chocolate chips and fold in batter.
Pour about 1/3 cup onto medium/high griddle and lightly brown on both sides.
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 4 oz. Cream Cheese
- 1/4 c. Butter, softened
- 2 – 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2-3 tbsp. milk
- splash of vanilla, if desired
- In a stand mixer, whisk together the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
- Add in powdered sugar and milk, alternately, 1 cup (sugar) and 1 tbsp. (milk) at a time until you’ve reached your desired consistency and sweetness.
Serve the frosting over the pancakes. Or if you don’t want the pancakes too sweet use your regular pancake syrup or maple syrup. This will probably keep your kids off the walls a bit less and give you more cuddle time. You can also serve these as dessert and are also great at Christmas.