Canada Day Recipe: Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Syrup Buttercream

A Canada Day recipe to kick off your festivities… because who wouldn’t want a maple syrup buttercream topping first thing in the morning? Eh?

Red velvet pancakes with a maple syrup buttercream topping to kick off your Canada Day festivities. This is the sweetest Canada Day recipe, ever.

With Canada Day coming up, I was racking my brain trying to think of what to prepare. Being in a condo, we don’t have much of a backyard to host a BBQ so I thought: “What could be my alternative?”

Then, I had an epiphany: red velvet pancakes. The colour is just so fitting for our Canadian celebrations. I wanted to kick it up a notch so I opted to make an ultra-sweet maple syrup topping.

Cheers to the sweetest Canada Day recipe… ever.

Canada Day Recipe: Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Syrup Buttercream

For the pancakes:

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup cocoa
½ cup sugar
1 cup milk
2 tbsp vinegar
2 large eggs
1 tbsp oil
3/4 tsp red gel food coloring
Butter for the pan
Maple leaf cookie cutter (optional)

For the maple syrup topping:

4 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 tbsp confectioners’ sugar
2 tbsp whipping cream (35%)
1.5 tbsps 1% milk

1 tbsp maple syrup + extra for pouring

Directions:

In a medium-sized bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add cocoa and mix.

Red velvet pancakes with a maple syrup buttercream topping to kick off your Canada Day festivities. This is the sweetest Canada Day recipe, ever.

Add sugar, milk, vinegar, eggs, and oil and whisk until batter is completely smooth. Add gel food coloring and whisk until the batter is completely colored. Add more red if necessary.

Heat a buttered non-stick pan over medium heat. Pour about 1/3 cup’s worth of batter into the center of the pan and cook for about 2 minutes on each side.

Red velvet pancakes with a maple syrup buttercream topping to kick off your Canada Day festivities. This is the sweetest Canada Day recipe, ever.

Stack pancakes on a plate and set aside so that you can prepare the delicious maple cream cheese topping! (With your cookie cutter, you can cut out maple leaf pieces from one pancake to decorate your stack.)

For the topping, use a stand mixer or electric mixer to beat cream cheese, sugar, whipping cream, milk, and 1 tbsp of maple syrup. Once the ingredients are completely mixed with one another, pour generously over your stack of pancakes. If desired, pour more maple syrup on top.

Red velvet pancakes with a maple syrup buttercream topping to kick off your Canada Day festivities. This is the sweetest Canada Day recipe, ever.Red velvet pancakes with a maple syrup buttercream topping to kick off your Canada Day festivities. This is the sweetest Canada Day recipe, ever.Red velvet pancakes with a maple syrup buttercream topping to kick off your Canada Day festivities. This is the sweetest Canada Day recipe, ever.

If you’re looking for more Canada Day inspiration, you’re in for a treat. I’ve got a list of Canada Day ideas by a list of some of the most talented Canadian lifestyle bloggers.

Happy festivities, eh?

Red velvet pancakes with a maple syrup buttercream topping to kick off your Canada Day festivities. This is the sweetest Canada Day recipe, ever.

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Patriotic Canada Day Ribbon Flag by Joann of Woman in Real Life

Canada Day Wreath & Printable Mini-Banner by Jane & Sonja of Sustain My Craft Habit

Red & White Strawberry Cheesecake Bites by Sarah of The Project Pile

Red & White Front Porch Plants by Nicole of Madness & Method

 

Comments

  1. Happy Canada Day. Looks like you are starting off the day with something special with these red velvet pancakes. This would make everyone get out of bed that is for sure.

  2. What a great way to start a day of Fourth of July celebrations. I know that’s a little ways off yet but I think I will make these for breakfast on the Fourth of July!

  3. This recipe looks so yummy. I’m a huge fan of red velvet. I still haven’t tried red velvet pancakes. Looking forward to giving this recipe a try.

  4. That sounds like every bit of wonderful! It’s a great way to celebrate Canada Day! I love red velvet recipes like this, definitely something that I wouldn’t mind trying!

  5. Oh, indeed a great idea for Canada Day! Just be artistic and add some designs to suit up on your theme. Will be saving this recipe as well so I can try making for myself.

  6. This pancake looks heavenly! We normally have fried rice, an egg dish and smoked fish or chorizo for breakfast. Sometimes, it’s a sandwich but rarely a pancake. This is definitely a good addition to the menu we can have in the morning.

  7. I love a good pancake recipe because I’m a huge fan of breakfast food. This red velvet pancake recipe is definitely a must try! Perfect for special occasions like Canada day!

  8. Ive always wanted to try red velvet pancakes, and now i have a recipe to start with. the maple glaze sounds absolutely delicious. Thank you!

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