This red velvet pancakes post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. All opinions are my own.
These red velvet pancakes with cream cheese drizzle are perfect for mornings when you want to get back to bed in a hurry.
Especially if it’s Valentine’s Day. Normally, it wouldn’t be a big deal for me and my husband. In years passed, we saved the lovey-dovey for dinner out, complete with wine, dessert and expensive gifts.
Lately, however, we forego the gifts and opt for staying in and celebrating in the privacy of our own home. Or, in this case, our own bedroom.
My husband and I both work from home, which makes it easier for us to schedule time together during the day.
Besides, what could be more romantic than Valentine’s breakfast in bed?
On a recent trip to my local Tucson Cost Plus World Market, I was inspired and found everything I needed to make this year’s Valentine’s a special one.
You can find these items at your local Cost Plus World Market as well.
Now, I don’t mind making things from scratch, but when I’m in a hurry, I like to take shortcuts.
You only need a few items for the pancakes outside of My Favorite Red Velvet Pancake and Waffle Mix. One egg, 2/3 cup water and one Tablespoon butter.
I thought the chocolate hazelnut heart candies would look cute on the plate, so I grabbed a box.
The cream cheese drizzle doesn’t take much to make either, just 2 ounces of cream cheese, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla and 2 Tablespoons of milk.
See, I told you you’d be back in bed in no time.
Making Red Velvet Pancakes
In a medium-large bowl, add 1 cup of the red velvet pancake mix and 2/3 cup water. In a smaller bowl, slightly beat the egg and add it to the larger bowl.
Melt the butter and add it to the larger bowl as well.
This is going to give you a gorgeous red batter.
Heat a griddle on medium-high heat. While you’re waiting for that to heat up, make your cream cheese drizzle.
Beat the cream cheese in a medium bowl, the add vanilla, milk and sugar, combining well. Set that aside and make those pancakes.
As soon as I saw these heart-shaped cookie cutters, I couldn’t resist using them for pancake molds.
Tip: Spray the inside of your cookie cutters so that the batter doesn’t stick when cooking.
Once my griddle was hot, added a bit of oil.
Next, I set the cookie cutters on top if it. Then, I spooned batter into each one, trying not to fill it too high.
After the tops start to bubble, carefully remove the cookie cutters and flip the pancakes over to continue cooking for another minute or so.
Tip: I used tongs to lift the cookie cutters.
I stacked my pancakes on a plate before adding the cream cheese drizzle, then I simply placed a couple of the chocolate hazelnut candy hearts on them.
Lastly, don’t forget the coffee! This mini coffee carafe is the perfect size for refilling your cup, without having to leave your bed. Cost Plus World Market has a wide selection of gourmet coffee, so you’re sure to find just the right blend.
As a bonus, you can add a love note to the top of your coffee with cinnamon using one of these coffee stencils. How fun is that?
Even with this fabulous red velvet pancakes breakfast, I may have also picked up some Valentine’s Day gift ideas at my local Cost Plus World Market.
What goodies have you found there lately?
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- My Favorite Red Velvet Pancake and Waffle Mix
- Red Melamine Batter Bowl
- Heart Silicone Cookie Cutters
- Guylian Hazelnut Praline Chocolate Heart Box
- Round Rustic Wood Tray With Iron Handles
- Liquid Love Glass Coffee Carafe
- Red Villa Stripe Napkins
- Stainless Steel Coffee Stencils
- Kisii Heart, red – you can buy them individually in-store