Monday, February 14, 2011

"I Love You" Pancakes

I was surfing the web trying to find something that I can make my kids for breakfast this Valentine's Day morning.  I'm not a morning person, so I can't afford to do anything fancy before the noon hour.  I found this simple recipe called Heavenly Heart Shaped Pancakes, but they called for mini-chocolate chip morsels.  Yum!  But, I wanted something Valentine's Day-inspired, so I came up with this recipe - which is just as good, if not better, if I say so myself!  Each pancake filled with white chocolate and craisins . . .  a perfect way to tell my family how much I love them on this special day.  I realize that Valentine's Day breakfast has passed for all of us, so why not make this breakfast for birthdays?  Or on Sundays?  How about for dinner?  Regardless, it's fun and doesn't have to be isolated to February 14th!

"I Love You" Pancakes
adapted from Heavenly Heart Shaped Pancakes
recipe by Kitchen Groovy

2 1/2 C all purpose flour
1/2 C white chocolate chips, chopped
1/2 C dried craisins, chopped
1 T baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 3/4 C milk (skim is fine)
2 large eggs
1/3 C vegetable oil
1/3 C light brown sugar, packed
Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter
Powdered Sugar

Combine flour, chocolate, craisins, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.  

Combine milk, eggs, oil and brown sugar in a medium bowl.  Add to flour mixture.  Stir until moistened - it may be lumpy.

Heat griddle or skillet over medium heat (I used a griddle and set the heat at 350 degrees).
Use cookie cutters to place on griddle/ skillet and pour pancake mixture into cookie cutters.  Wait a few minutes until it is mostly cooked through, then gently slide cookie cutter off the mixture.  Carefully flip the pancake. 

After pancake is fully cooked through, and you have it on a plate ready to serve, you may have to cut away and reshape a bit of the heart.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - Kitchen Groovy

Enjoy and live with gusto!


  1. These are great. I love how the pancakes turned out so thick.

  2. Super cute pancake :) .. great click!

  3. I love all types of pancakes :) Pancakes are great because they really are that flexible. I really like the addition of craisins, it'll break up the sweetness of the white chocolate. Nice balance!

  4. I made pancakes from a mix and added a packet of strawberry jello. I made them heart shaped too. Great idea to use a cookie cutter! I just free-handed it and some of mine came out a bit funky!

  5. That was soo sweet of you! and they look really good.

  6. These are so freakin' cute!!! Love them

  7. I love pancakes and this looks lovely and sounds so delicious too :)

  8. Since I don't like regular chocolate but love white chocolate, I'd say you made a major improvement on the recipe. I love it. Thanks for sharing.