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Pink Pancakes are perfect for Valentine’s Day. The pancakes are soft, tender, and made from scratch.
These pancakes cost approximately $2.12 to make. Therefore, the price per serving is about $0.26 per serving.
We love making our Easy Coconut Syrup or Homemade Buttermilk Syrup to pour on top of these pancakes.
It is fun to celebrate the day of love. Whether you are celebrating with a spouse, loved one, children, or the girls for Galentine’s Day, celebrating with food is the best way, in our opinion. These Pink Pancakes are a fun and festive way to celebrate the big day.
The made-from-scratch pancakes are light, fluffy, and topped with whipped cream and Valentine’s sprinkles. You can make these for breakfast or brinner with everyone’s approval.
Grab the kiddos and make these pretty Pink Pancakes for Valentine’s Day this year!
Ingredients & Estimated Cost:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour – $0.18
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar – $0.06
- 2 Tablespoons baking powder – $0.11
- 1 teaspoon salt – $0.01
- 2 large eggs – $0.86
- 1 ½ cups milk or buttermilk – $0.28
- ¼ cup vegetable oil – $0.12
- 1 teaspoon liquid pink food coloring – $0.50
The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. To learn more about how we price our recipes, check out Budget Recipes Explained. The pricing for this recipe was updated in February 2023.
How To Make Pink Pancakes
***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
- First, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- Then, whisk the egg, milk, and oil into the dry ingredients.
- Next, stir in the food coloring until combined.
- After heating the griddle and spraying it with cooking spray, scoop the pancake batter onto the griddle and cook for four to five minutes or until golden brown.
- Flip the pancake over and cook for another two to three minutes.
- Remove the pancakes from the griddle and set aside while cooking the remaining batter.
- Finally, serve the pancakes with whip cream, sprinkles, fruit, and syrup.
SERVE: You can keep these out for about two hours before they need to be covered and refrigerated.
STORE: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
FREEZE: Place cooled pancakes in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag and freeze for up to 4 months.
THAW: Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
Homemade pancakes only require a few essential ingredients. Those ingredients include flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, and vegetable oil.
Our best advice for making good pancakes is not to overcook them. Instead, you will want to cook them on the hot griddle for only a few minutes until they start to turn golden brown. Once they reach that point, flip them over to cook on the other side for another two to three minutes.
While some pancake recipes do not call for eggs, we prefer to use two eggs in our pancake mix. The eggs help give the batter that perfect fluffy texture and great taste. We would not recommend making pancakes without eggs.
Get Kids Involved
Ages 2-3: Your little one will love helping sprinkle Valentine’s sprinkles on top of the pancakes after you have finished cooking them. Ask them to count the number of pancakes as you make them.
Ages 4-5: Ask your child to help pre-measure the ingredients and whisk them together. This is a great recipe to practice their measuring skills with.
Ages 6-8: Pancakes are a great recipe for young chefs to learn how to make. This is an easy recipe they can learn to master and build their skills in the kitchen.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe unsupervised while you do the happy dance in the corner!
You can make these pancakes for only a few dollars to feed your family. You can even double the recipe for a cost-effective breakfast or brinner.
More Valentine’s Day Recipes
- Heart-Shaped Rice Krispie Treats
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Bon Bons
- Air Fryer Cherry Hand Pies Dipped in Chocolate
- Cherry Pie Cookies
- Copycat Lofthouse Sugar Cookies
- Easy Valentine’s Day Fudge
- White Chocolate Dipped Oreos
- Valentine’s Rolo Pretzel Turtles
- Red Velvet Buttermilk Waffles
- Red Velvet Bundt Cake
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Liquid measuring cup
- pancake flipper
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 Tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 ½ cup milk or buttermilk
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon liquid pink food coloring
FOR SERVING: (all optional)
- Fresh fruit
- Maple syrup
- Whipped cream
- Red heart sprinkles
- Valentine’s Day sprinkles
- Add flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt to a large measuring cup or mixing bowl and whisk together.
- Add egg, milk, and oil to dry ingredients and whisk until well combined.
- Stir in food coloring until combined.
- Heat the griddle and spray it with cooking spray.
- Scoop pancake batter onto a hot griddle and cook for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown.
- Flip and cook on the other side for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove the pancakes from the griddle and keep warm while repeating with the remaining pancake batter.
- Serve immediately with whip cream, sprinkles, fruit, and syrup if desired.
These pancakes look sensational. I cannot wait to make them for the hubby and kids this Valentines! Thanks for all work you do at creating tasty recipes for us.
These pancakes turned out perfectly and were a great treat for my daughter. She loved them!
Vidya Narayan says
The pink pancakes were a huge hit! Will be making them again for Valentines. Thanks for the recipe!
I would have never thought about dying pancakes pink! Going to make these for my kids this weekend. Thank you for such a cute idea!