Pink Pancakes with Cream Cheese Glaze are the cutest and sweetest way to serve your breakfast! Whether it’s a holiday or not, these are so fun!
So we have these amazing Basic Butter Pancakes that are SO good! Everyone loves them and they’re simple and easy to make. Perfect all around right!? Right! Untiiiiiiil….color came into play! Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a girl’s brunch, a daughter’s birthday, someone who loves pink, whatever, these pancakes are so cute!
“I don’t like to use food coloring,” you say!?
Well, there’s this really great company called Color Kitchen. They make “colors from nature.” So here, they basically used beetroot powder to dye your foods a pink color! I discovered this company at a food show and really loved the idea and I think a lot of people would prefer to add something all-natural to their food they feed themselves and their families, over red39 or whatever that crazy chemical dye color is! There are several other companies out there now that make natural food coloring as well, but this is the one I happened to use here, so I thought I’d share;-)
To glaze or not to glaze?
I personally feel like you have to glaze with these. Something about a colored pancake doesn’t call for maple syrup. As I’m writing this, I don’t know why that is, especially since it doesn’t taste any different. But somehow, The cream cheese makes it more fun, the same way the color does. But fine, fine! Have it with syrup if you will. However, the glaze, you will not regret. As you can see Nadia’s son Dia, is really reeeally enjoying it here!
This is a great 10 minute recipe to have on hand. You can add natural pink coloring like we did here and top it with a sweet cream cheese glaze!
- 1 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- extra butter for pan
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pink, natural food dye beetroot powder
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
- 1/4 cup water (or until desired consistency is reached)
In small bowl mix flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and color powder.
- In separate bowl mix milk, egg, and butter
- Combine contents of both bowls together
- On a stovetop, heat and grease the pan with butter
- Pour 1/4 cup pancake mixture to pan
- Flip pancake after bubbles have formed (1-2 minutes)
Whisk together cream cheese and powdered sugar. It's best to use sifted so there aren't any clumps. Then add water, whisking a little bit at a time until it is thick but pourable.
top with any fruits or syrups you like!