Red Velvet Pancakes: The Halloween Breakfast Of Champions!

Hello, beautiful people – it almost feels sacrilegious to even think about Christmas, but here I am planning out my seasonal content. I’ve already got a gift guide drafted and ideas for how to wrap presents pinned to a secret board on Pinterest . . . Your girl may or may not have even been researching some festive recipes to try!

(In my defence, because I know you’re all reading this post in absolute horror right now, the hostel I’m working at right now is beautiful and charming . . . but it’s also in a small town, where things close really early and I’m left with a lot of time on my hands. The free time combined with the fact I have to cook for myself has brought out the inner Betty Crocker in me.)

A big shoutout to Hannah for this idea – I read her Amsterdam posts and was instantly intrigued by her Red Velvet Pancake Experience. (Yes, I’m capitalising it – pancakes are serious business.) Red velvet pancakes? I’d never heard of the concept, but I wanted it.

After a quick Google, I discovered the world of red velvet pancakes and their fluffy stacks. I thought “what a perfect Christmas recipe!”. “Great seasonal content!” “A+** blogging game tactics!”

Naturally, being the impulse-control-less monster that I am, I didn’t wait until Christmas to make these bad boys. I made them in late September and, you know what, sometimes the world gives you exactly what you didn’t know you needed. Because I’m out here planning Christmas – and ignoring Halloween.

Well, guess what colour works for both the birth of Christ and the holiday I assume is dedicated to the brutal murder of someone? Red. (Also, does anyone know where Halloween came from? If it isn’t brutal, violent or at least somewhat disturbing, don’t bother telling me.)

Anyways, long story short: I like pancakes, I liked the idea Hannah introduced of red pancakes and today I’m sharing a recipe for them with you. Okay? Fucking fabulous.


  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Red food colouring
  • Cocoa powder
  • White chocolate chips and/or shavings – as the creature of excess that I am, naturally I went for both. And I regret nothing.

(Okay, it may also help to have a pancake recipe on hand because, contrary to popular belief, this post actually . . . isn’t one.)


Honestly, it’s really simple: in your normal recipe, substitute 2-3 tablespoons of flour for cocoa powder and add red food colouring. That’s it. My wisdom has been imparted.


You’re still here?

Well, that’s awkward.

Here’s my problem: after years of what could quite honestly be described as a pancake addiction, I’m pretty good at making pancakes. In fact, I’d go so far as to say good. (Bar the time I tried putting Coco Pops in them, but in my defence . . . every food combination sounds weird as hell until you try it and discover it’s actually what you’ve been missing all your life.)

My point is: I’m too lazy to use a recipe anymore, I just kind of eye-measure and add ingredients to change the consistency of the mixture as I go. So any measurements I’d give you would be a lie. Choose literally any pancake recipe off the internet, add red food dye and sub out a few tablespoons of flour for cocoa powder. Boom! Red velvet pancakes, you’re welcome world.

And, with the admittedly tedious link between red and Halloween, I’m going to consider this post seasonal content! This “recipe” is not only yummy, it’s also super ~aesthetic~ and a fun (not to mention easy) way to spice up your traditional pancakes. Or – or – spooky them up!

No? I’ve lost you? Yeah, that’s fair – I think my dignity may have just left with you too.

Pin these images for me, babies!

Well, kids, here seems as good a place as any to wrap this post up! I hope you all enjoyed this ‘lil recipe and found it potentially useful/inspiring. While I naturally devised this up entirely for Halloween, I also think this would work super well for Christmas or just as a photo for the ‘gram. Again, thanks to Hannah for the inspiration on this – check out her adventures in Amsterdam!

Have you ever tried red velvet pancakes? Did you like how mine turned out? Would you give this “recipe” a go? Let me know your thoughts down below!


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50 thoughts on “Red Velvet Pancakes: The Halloween Breakfast Of Champions!

    1. Why thank you! You should definitely try them!

  1. Well shit I’m missing out – that said, I’ve made pancakes and just added some pink and green food-dye once, so like..definitely not on par with the beauties you plated up, but on my way there!! xx

    1. Oh my god, I am so curious about what colour that came out! xx

  2. Coffeeandcream – Hi lovely reader! Welcome to my blog: CoffeeeandCream! Here I will be posting everything lifestyle from baking to books and everything in between. I’m a teen blogger from Northern Ireland who absolutely loves two things: writing and coffee, so I decided I wanted to start this blog to share my interests with a community of people, so enjoy x
    Coffeeeandcream says:

    These look delicious!!!

    1. GIRL YES, give these babies a try – they’re delicious! (And thank you, I’m so excited for Christmas content, I can’t lie to you!) <3

    1. Ahahaha with all the Autumn cheer on my reader atm, I kind of do fancy a trip home to enjoy the cooler weather! Thank you gorgeous girl x

  3. I mean every thing about these pancakes make my mouth water. They both sound and look AMAZING! & very appropriate with Halloween coming up. I always enjoy your posts Mia – they truly put me in the best mood ever <33 xx

    1. Thank you so much girly, I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe! I’ve remade it quite a few times at the request of people in the hostel 😉 And awww you’re so sweet – LOVING the new site design btw <3 <3

  4. Amy Louise – Hello, I'm a 30 year old Northern gal from way up North but not too North :) I'm a huge fan of tea drinking, sipping cocktails, exploring new places and blogging my adventures. I'm obsessed with make up and all things beauty related. My little ol' blog features lots of beauty, lifestyle, travel and the occasional fashion posts. I also do a little bit of this Youtube malarky :). If you would like to contact me regarding my blog so we can work together then please feel free to email me on:
    Amy Louise says:

    OMG these look and sound amazing!!!!!!!!!

    1. I’m glad you liked the idea girl! xxx

  5. Love the idea of these, they look so cool! Also I wanted to say your commentary is the best, you have such a distinctive voice in your writing and it always makes me smile 🙂 xx

    1. Aww thank you so much, Alys! That means a lot 🙂 xx

  6. H.A.Ivy – I mean, to be frank with you do people actually read these? Undecided. I do know it's an excellent thing to write when you're trying to procrastinate from literally anything else. Technically I'm supposed to write on these for another obligation but you know what-we'll procrastinate on that one too. Mainly because people will be reading and judging that one. Though if you've gotten this far it's probably because you're genuinely hoping to find information about me, and to put it simply, there's not much to tell. I'm a fairly average person who prefers to have panic attacks about small things, and then when something's big I say "ah screw it" and move on with my life because who has time to dwell, not me that's who. Not with college and other stressful life requirements like not procrastinating on things. But in all seriousness, if you have made it this far, kudos to you. I'm H.A.Ivy, or Ivy, or Hazi or random girl that should shut up. I'm old (there's still a "teen" slapped after my age number so I'll let you figure it out), I enjoy writing, playing video games, and annoying my family. And of course, my ultimate goal is to take over the world, after I finish whatever this is.
    HaziWords says:

    I want pancakes now

    1. I mean, it’s never a bad time for pancakes!

  7. K.M. Sutton – I am a country girl living on the Upper East Side of the concrete jungle. My friends call me a modern day Renaissance woman. I have dabbled in a little bit of everything, from being a yoga instructor to holistic chef, to skating coach, to glorified nanny, to student. I am a self admitted coffee junkie. A wannabe mermaid. A wanderluster who dreams of other countries. A fashionista who really does need a bigger bank account. But most important of all, I dream of living in a bungalow by the ocean and being a published writer (in style of course) sipping coffee in the morning and a martini in the evening. I love to meet my readers, so feel free to comment or email me. Happy reading!
    K.M. Sutton says:

    Girl you kill me! I so love reading your posts, they always make me laugh. And girl it is NEVER to early to start thinking about Christmas! Hallmark starts playing their Christmas movies in three weeks! Eeeekkkk! Also these pancakes look amazing! SO yummy! <3

  8. SimpleSerenity – My name is Azra, welcome to my blog SimpleSerenity. I'm from Bosnia and Herzegovina, 24 years old chemical engineering student that works as a beauty journalist. I hope you'll enjoy spending time on my blog and enjoy my content. It would mean a world to me if you would subscribe and leave me any feedback that you have! If you want to ask me something you can email me at
    SimpleSerenity says:

    This looks just incredible. You are a chef :D, will be definitely trying these soon. xx

  9. WabiSabiLuxury – ✨ All things nice ✎ Content creator - Luxury | Designer bags | Celebrity style check | Travel 💌 ✩
    WabiSabiLuxury says:

    Looks Yummy!Will definitely try

  10. Shay – London – Hai! I'm Shay. Student by day, blogger by night? I'm a 19 year old girl, with the body of a ten year old boy but the opinions of a middle aged women, with two divorces and three cats. I hope you enjoy reading my posts and feel free to express your own opinions.
    Shay says:

    Oh my gosh I’ve never heard of Red Velvet Pancakes (capitalise the P as Pancakes are no joke) until now!! I’m definitely gonna try this!!!

  11. kittyp0p – My name is Shannon. I'm Italian, 24-years old, and I've been dating my boyfriend for almost 5 years. I'm a CEO. I have a cat & a frog that I adore. I'm into fashion, self-care, makeup, photography, dance, organizing, and art in any form.
    kittyp0p says:

    I wish I liked red velvet stuff cause these look awesome! I was thinking of making matcha pancakes for Halloween (so they’d be green) but our kitchen is so tiny- it always brings down my hype for cooking/baking

  12. miasouthertonx – Hello, My name is Mia Southerton, I'm 18 years old and from the North East of England. I post everything from Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle.
    miasouthertonx says:

    Oh my I need to try these, they look and sound amazing. I love Red Velvet Xx

  13. Wow omg this looks awesome and must be so delicious I love pancakes and my father always make such delicious ones. I would love to try those red pancakes.

  14. Hello! I'm Bernice. – New York – My passion is bringing to you comforting recipes that are easy to make! We provide budget friendly recipes, make ahead meals, 30-minute meals, and product reviews that includes Pampered Chef products.
    Bernice says:

    They look delicious!!

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