Eggless Red Velvet Pancakes
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12-14 pancakes
Ingredients
Red Velvet Pancake :
  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour (or maida) (you can also use half all purpose flour + half whole wheat flour. It will just make the pancakes slightly chewy.)
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2.5 tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract or essence
  • 1.5 tsp red food coloring or more/less depending on how much or how less red color you want
  • Oil for cooking
Cream Cheese Icing :
  • 1 block (8oz) softened room temperature cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 5-6 tbsp milk (Start by adding 3 tbsp milk, mix and then add more depending on the consistency you desire.)
Instructions
Red Velvet Pancake:
  1. In a bowl add milk and lemon juice and let it sit for 5-10 minutes until milk is curdled.
  2. First mix the dry ingredients. In a bowl add flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and stir until mixed.
  3. Once the milk curdles to it add melted butter, vanilla extract and red food coloring to it and stir until evenly mixed.
  4. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and add wet ingredients there. Stir very gently until it's just mixed. DO NOT OVERMIX and do not worry if you see some spots where you see dry mix not mixed with wet mix. Over mixing will make these dry and dense.
  5. Get skillet ready by warming it up. To it add few drops of oil and spread it all over.
  6. Now add few tbsps of batter and gently flatten it with the back of spoon. Leave it to cook on medium gas for a minute or so until you start seeing bubbles on the surface. When you start seeing bubbles popping on the surface of pancake, that means it's time to flip. Flip it gently and cook for another minute or so. Make sure you don not keep flipping the pancakes more than 2 times as that also makes them dry. Once done transfer to a plate, drizzle cream cheese glaze and maple syrup. You can also place few chopped fruits and serve immediately.
Cream Cheese Icing :
  1. In a bowl add cream cheese. Whip it until creamy. To it add sugar, vanilla extract and 3 tbsp milk and mix. Now add milk 1 tbps at a time and mix and proceed depending on the consistency you desire.
Notes
Ami says :
If you are planning on making pancakes in advance, then as you cook them place them on a cooling rack so they don't get soggy. When ready to serve you can just pop them in microwave for 15-20 seconds and then add icing and other stuff.
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at http://www.naivecookcooks.com/eggless-red-velvet-pancakes/