These fun pancakes with the heart shaped cut out are from a recipe on the Aunt Jemima site. They’re pretty simple to make, just color half the batter red, then when finished making regular circle pancakes, use a heart cookie cutter to cut out the center and switch them! They turn out really nice! If you are creative, you could even try to cut the strawberries into hearts for a garnish!
1 cup Aunt Jemima® Original Pancake & Waffle Mix
3/4 cup 2% milk
1 Tbsp. oil
Red food coloring
Aunt Jemima® Lite Syrup
1.Prepare pancake mix according to package directions. Then divide the batter evenly into two medium-size bowls. Set one bowl aside.
2.Gently stir red food coloring into the second bowl until the batter turns a deep pink color.
3.Prepare a flattop griddle or pan; pancakes turn out better when cooked on a flat surface. Rub the pan with a little bit of oil; using butter may scorch and could affect the look of the pancakes.
4.Set your griddle to the temperature indicated on the package. Sprinkle a few drops of water in the center; if bubbles skitter around the pan, it is ready for cooking.
5.Cook pancakes according to package directions until you have used all of the batter from both bowls. Make sure you make an even number of pancakes and that you have the same amount from each bowl.
6.When the pancakes are finished, place them on a wire cooling rack or a sheet of foil for two minutes. Then, transfer to a clean cutting board.
7.Cut a heart out of the center of each pancake using a two-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter.
8.Place a red mini-pancake heart in the center of each white pancake and a white mini-pancake heart in the center of each red pancake.
9.Serve with warm Aunt Jemima Syrup and sliced strawberries.
Recipe Yield: 8 pancakes
Serving Size: 2 pancakes and 1/4 cup syrup and 1/2 cup berries
Calories: 310, Calories from Fat: 60, Total Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 780mg, Total Carbohydrates: 59g, Dietary Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 36g, Protein: 7g