Strawberry Pancakes (Pancake Art)

Making Valentine's Day breakfast with Strawberry Heart Pancakes ( Pancake Art!)Make a marvelous Valentine’s Day Breakfast this year with heart-shaped bacon and eggs, and these tender Strawberry Pancakes! Pour them like classic pancakes or turn them into pancake art!

Strawberry Pancakes Valentine Breakfast (Pancake Art) #valentinesday

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ American breakfast of eggs, bacon, and pancakes?

Simple, yet satisfying.

This year for Valentine’s Day I thought, instead of trying to come up with something outlandish to serve for breakfast, I would offer an easy spin on this beloved classic.

Making Strawberry Pancakes Valentine Breakfast (Pancake Art) #valentinesday

Strawberry Pancakes are a pancake variety my kids love. Usually we make them with a little strawberry jam and a sprinkling of fresh diced strawberries mixed into the batter.

Our Strawberry Pancakes are light and airy with a note of fresh strawberry in each bite.

However, if you leave the diced strawberries out, so the batter is smooth and thin, you can use this recipe for Pancake Art!

Particularly, heart pancake art for Valentines Day!

Valentine Pancake Art

Using plastic kitchen squeeze bottles, you simply draw your heart design in a nonstick skillet. Start with the outline of the heart first, then draw a pattern inside. A minute later fill in the open areas to create color variation.

Flip to cook through, and serve!

Strawberry Pancakes

To round out your plate, you can cook bacon in the oven, folding it into the shape of heart while it’s uncooked, so it turns into crispy bacon hearts. Then use metal or silicone molds to fry eggs into the shape of hearts.

You could also leave the fresh diced strawberries in the batter and use heart molds to shape your pancakes.

…But squirt bottle pancake art is much more fun!

Valentine Breakfast (Pancake Art) #valentinesday

This is a Valentine Breakfast the whole family will enjoy making together.

Heat several nonstick skillets if you have them, and let everyone make their own Stawberry Pancakes – Pancake Art!

Cook’s Notes: When you encorporate jam (sugar) into the pancake batter, the pancakes are much more likely to stick to the cooking surface. Even if you have a steel griddle, use nonstick pans.

Strawberry Pancakes (Pancake Art) #valentinesday

Staying in on Valentine’s Day this year?

Start out with our Strawberry Pancakes them move on to some of these lovable Valentine’s Day recipes from some very huggable bloggers! XOXO

Savory

Beet and Merlot Risotto from Heather Cristo
Miso Glazed Black Cod from Closet Cooking
Fresh Lobster with Potatoes and Corn from Bev Cooks

Sweet

Death by Chocolate from What’s Gaby Cooking
Mini Strawberry Heart Hand Pies from Table for Two
Crispy Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies from Picky Palate
Very Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies from Marla Meridith
Berry Heart Parfaits from Weelicious
Almond Sugar Hearts from Hola Jalapeño
Toasted Coconut Buttermilk Waffles from Country Cleaver
No Bake Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes with Chocolate Ganache from Baked by Rachel

 

Strawberry Pancakes (Pancake Art)

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:10 minutes

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Easy Strawberry Pancakes with a thin pourable batter to make Pancake Art for Valentines Day… Or any day of the week!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1+ cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup melted butter, plus extra for pan
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 1/3 cup diced fresh strawberries* (If not using squirt bottles)

Directions:

  1. Preheat one or two nonstick skillets over medium heat. Pour all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and whisk. Then add the milk, egg, vanilla, melted butter, and strawberry jam. Whisk until smooth. If using squirt bottles for pancake art, stir in another 1/4 cup of milk and do not add the fresh strawberries into the batter. If making normal pancakes, fold in the fresh strawberries.
  2. For Pancake Art: Pour the thin batter into plastic squirt bottles. Make sure the hole in the lid is the size of a bb. If not, trim the end with scissors. Butter the skillet, then slowly squirt the batter into the shape of a heart. Use the batter to make a pattern inside the heart: dots, stripes, zigzags. Then wait an minute and fill in the open areas inside the heart. Wait another minute, then flip the pancake(s) and cook another 1-2 minutes. Repeat and have fun making designs!
  3. If making classic pancakes, ladle 1/4 portions of the batter into the skillet(s). Cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Then butter the skillet and repeat. Serve with maple syrup or strawberry jam, and a side of heart shaped bacon and eggs.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size: 4

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 397 Calories
  • Total Fat: 15.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 86mg
  • Sodium: 562mg
  • Carbohydrates: 55.6g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Sugar: 4.1g
  • Protein: 8.1g
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18 comments on “Strawberry Pancakes (Pancake Art)

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  2. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventuresposted February 13, 2015 at 7:57 am Reply

    This is so fun!

  3. RavieNomNomsposted February 12, 2015 at 10:23 am Reply

    This is soooo cute!

  4. Kateposted February 12, 2015 at 7:29 am Reply

    Oh my gosh, you are a genius with the squirt bottle. I always try to do it with a ladle and my pancakes look truly deformed. Not no mo’! :)

  5. Megan {Country Cleaver}posted February 11, 2015 at 8:49 pm Reply

    he he he how cute!!! Ben and I love pancakes on the weekends – these are just delightful!

  6. Mariaposted February 11, 2015 at 4:31 pm Reply

    How fun! Caleb will love helping with these :) Happy Valentines Day!!

  7. Liz @ The Lemon Bowlposted February 11, 2015 at 4:25 pm Reply

    Cracking up – just this morning my husband said we should make heart shaped eggs and pancakes for the boys this weekend!! LOVE this Sommer!!

    Rating: 5
  8. Annalise @ Completely Deliciousposted February 11, 2015 at 2:24 pm Reply

    What a fun idea for Valentine’s day!

  9. Naomiposted February 11, 2015 at 12:27 pm Reply

    I love all the hearts! Such a cute idea.

  10. Rachel @ Baked by Rachelposted February 11, 2015 at 9:57 am Reply

    My girls would go crazy for this breakfast! Super cute!

  11. Heather Christoposted February 11, 2015 at 9:42 am Reply

    My kids would love these so much! Very Cute SOmmer!

  12. Julie @ Table for Twoposted February 11, 2015 at 9:10 am Reply

    How adorable!! Love this idea for the kiddos!

  13. Gabyposted February 11, 2015 at 8:55 am Reply

    The pancakes look delicious but the bacon hearts, they are speaking to me!

  14. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted February 11, 2015 at 8:21 am Reply

    Those heart shaped pancakes look amazing! What a great way to start off Valentine’s Day!

  15. Jenny Flakeposted February 11, 2015 at 8:15 am Reply

    This is so much fun! Love!!!

  16. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted February 11, 2015 at 7:42 am Reply

    So so so cute! Now that is how to start off the holiday!

  17. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted February 11, 2015 at 7:41 am Reply

    These are EVERYTHING! Pancakes are my jam, and then when you turn them into hearts? Well, obviously I LUHVE them more!! Pinned!

  18. marlaposted February 11, 2015 at 7:37 am Reply

    Your pancake art is so pretty & fun!!!