Pink Mini Pancake Stacks

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Need the perfect Valentine breakfast? Looking for a cute and sweet alternative to traditional pancakes? Whip up a plate of these adorable pink mini pancake stacks! It’s easier than you think. We will show you how!

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Holidays are always the perfect excuse to whip  up some adorable food dishes.

Today’s addition to our recipe collection is simple to make.

These mini pancake stacks are as cute as can be. The sizing is somewhere between the size of a quarter and a half dollar. They would make the perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast or brunch. You could also use this recipe and example to make any other themed stacks you’d like. (Green or rainbow for St. Patrick’s Day, pastels for Easter, red/white/blue for the 4th of July and so on.)  The portioning of the mini stacks make them perfect meals for the kids or they would work great as portioned party snacks!

My example shows a cast iron skillet for cooking. You could easily make the pancakes on an electric griddle or in a frying pan. Use whatever you have available!

If you are like me and always short on time in the mornings, these pancakes could easily be prepared the night before you plan to serve them. Simply cook up the pancakes, place them in an airtight container, and place in the refrigerator. Heat them up in the microwave the next day before serving.

Supplies Needed

Pink Mini Pancake Stacks Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you will want to have on hand to make these pancakes:

  • All purpose flour
  • Milk
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Red food coloring
  • Vegetable oil
  • Honey
  • Butter (or cooking spray)
  • Apple

Pink Mini Pancake Ingredients

Pink Mini Pancake Stacks

Adorable mini stacks of pink pancakes, topped with heart-shaped apple pieces! Perfect recipe for Valentine's Day breakfast.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pancakes, valentine's day
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • piping bag
  • skillet
  • bamboo skewers
  • small heart shaped cookie cutter

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • red food coloring
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (or other cooking oil of your choice)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • butter
  • 1 large apple for "heart" toppers

Instructions

  • Mix the following ingredients together in a LARGE BOWL: flour, baking powder, salt
    Pink Mini Pancake Flour
  • Mix the following together in a (separate) bowl: egg, milk, honey, vegetable oil, vanilla extract.
    Pink Mini Pancake Eggs
  • Pour the bowl containing the liquid mixture into the bowl containing the dry ingredients and whisk it all together.
    Pink Mini Pancake Mixing Batter
  • Mix in a couple drops food coloring. You can add more coloring, until the batter is the color you desire.
    Pink Mini Pancakes pink batter
  • Put the pancake batter in a piping bag.
    Pink Mini Pancake batter piping bag
  • Grease your skillet with some butter. Pipe mini pancake shapes onto the skillet and fry each side until the batter is cooked all the way through. (About 1 minute per side.)
    Pink Mini Pancakes in skillet
  • Cut an apple into thin slices and use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out a small heart for each mini stack of pancakes.
  • Stack 5 mini pancakes on top of each other. Place a bamboo skewer in the stack and top with an apple heart!
    Pink Mini Pancake Stack Close Up TALL 1

Tips for Serving

I recommend letting the cakes cool off for a bit before placing them in a stack and adding the skewer.

The first time that I tried to make these mini stacks, I used a toothpick instead of a skewer. That did not work so great – the toothpick was not long enough. Definitely stick to the wooden skewers.

You can serve them on individual plates or place all of the stacks on one big serving platter and offer them up family style.

These stacks are PERFECT for dipping! They are already on skewers, so dipping is easy. Fill a small ramekin or condiment bowl with maple syrup (one per person is great) and set them on the table with the mini stacks.

Optional Topping: Sprinkle some confectioner’s sugar over the top of the pancake stacks if you would like! Feel free to substitute different fresh fruit, for example: a banana, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or even melon on the top of your stacks instead of the apples that we used.

Time Saver: If you are completely pressed for time, you can absolutely substitute pancake mix or waffle mix. Follow the directions on the package and then add the red food coloring before you put the pancake batter in the piping bag.

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If you decide to make these mini pancake stacks, please let us know how they turned out! Feel free to tag us on social media if you post a picture. We would love to see your version of them! 


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