red velvet pancakes

Despite being 29 years old, every Christmas Eve brings a sleepless night as I anxiously await Santa.  True to form this year followed suit (no pun intended.)   Rather than lay in bed, I got up early and made a batch of pancakes.  Special pancakes.  Pancakes worthy of Christmas Day.  Red Velvet!  Pop open the champagne, we've got an awesome breakfast in store.  If you are a fan of red velvet cupcakes and a fan of pancakes, then this is sure to make you happy.

I hope Santa was good to all of you, and none of you found coal in your stockings.  Merry Christmas!  I'm off to play with all the cool toys the kids got, oh and perhaps break into the ginormous Toblerone that the 'man in red' left me.  He knows me too well....

Red Velvet Pancakes

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
5 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
6 Tbsp sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
4 tsp vanilla
2 tsp red food colouring

In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and set aside.  In a separate bowl, whisk together buttermilk, yogurt, eggs, food colouring and vanilla.  Add to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
On a hot griddle, pour batter in 1/3 cup portions and cook until lightly browned on both sides.
Serve with syrup or cream cheese glaze

Yields: 12 pancakes
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