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Valentine's pink pancakes recipe

Valentine's pink pancakes recipe

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Kick off your Valentine's Day with breakfast in bed by making this Valentine's pink pancakes recipe. Made using pancake mix for an easy shortcut, serve the fluffy pink pancakes with a warm berry and citrus compote for a sweet brunch. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 15 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 527 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


For the compote

  • 150g frozen mixed berries
  • 1½ tbsp icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste
  • ½ orange, zested and juiced

For the pancakes

  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 155g pancake shaker mix
  • pink food colour gel
  • 20g butter, cubed

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    17g 24%
  • Saturates

    8g 38%
  • Sugars

    24g 27%
  • Salt

    2.3g 39%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 80.5g Protein 10.7g Fibre 7g


  1. First, tip all the compote ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 8-10 mins, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is syrupy but the berries are still holding their shape. Set aside.
  2. Next, make the pancakes. Add the baking powder to the shaker, reseal and shake to combine. Pour 180ml of water and a generous squeeze of the pink food gel into the mix, reseal and shake for 2 mins until smooth. If you would like the batter to be a more vibrant pink, squeeze in an extra drop of food gel at this stage and shake to combine.
  3. Add a cube of butter to a large, nonstick frying pan over a medium-high heat and, working in batches, pour the batter into the pan to create roughly 8cm pancakes. Cook for 1-2 mins until bubbles appear in the batter. Flip and then cook for a further 1-2 mins until risen and fluffy. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  4. Cut the pancakes into hearts using an 8cm heart-shaped cookie cutter. Stack the pancakes on a plate, drizzle with the compote and dust with icing sugar to serve.

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