Heart Shaped Pancakes

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“Roses are red, violets are blue, but for Valentine’s Day, heart-shaped pancakes 🥞will do! Start your morning off with a little love on your plate. These pancakes are sure to steal your heart and your taste buds too!”

Why You’ll Love Heart Shaped Pancakes

Valentine’s Day just got even sweeter with 💕 heart-shaped pancakes that will make your heart flutter with joy! Each bite is like a warm hug from your favorite person, with buttery, slightly sweet flavors that melt in your mouth. Whether you’re feeling classic or adventurous, there’s a pancake flavor for everyone. You can add chocolate chips, blueberries, and everything in between. And the texture? Omg, it’s like biting into a ☁️ cloud that’s been sprinkled with ✨ fairy dust. Soft, fluffy, and 500/10 on the deliciousness scale!

How to Prepare Heart Shaped Pancakes

❤️ If you’re not using a heart-shaped pancake mold, you can create a heart-shaped mold using a folded 13-inch foil strip.

🥣 Mix dry and wet pancake ingredients separately and then combine.

💗 Add 7-8 drops of food coloring to the batter and stir.

🧈 Spray the mold and pan with cooking spray and then pour enough batter to coat the pan bottom.

🥞 Cook Heart Shaped Pancakes for 1-2 minutes, then gently remove the mold.

🍳 Flip the pancake, and trim any imperfections if needed. Enjoy your Heart Shaped Pancakes!

Nonna’s Tip 🥞

You can make your own mold by using foil or buy a heart shaped cookie cutter or mold online.

Heart Shaped Pancakes

Variations and Substitutions for Heart Shaped Pancakes

Remember to adjust quantities accordingly when making substitutions and variations, and have fun experimenting with different flavors for your 💝 Heart Shaped Pancakes! Don’t forget to let me know in the comments what you try and how you like it!

  1. Adjust the sweetness by using 🍯 honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup instead of sugar.
  2. Replace eggs with mashed 🍌 bananas, applesauce, or a commercial egg substitute for a vegan version.
  3. Substitute buttermilk with almond milk, soy milk, or any other non-dairy alternative.
  4. Use whole wheat flour or a gluten-free flour blend for a healthier or gluten-free option.
  5. Add some vanilla extract, almond extract, or cinnamon for a different flavor.
  6. Fold in your favorite pancake mix-ins such as chocolate chips, blueberries, or 🍓 sliced strawberries into the batter.

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Best Served With

  • A variety of fresh fruits such as 🍓strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or banana slices
  • Your favorite jam or spread such as my Easy Homemade Healthier Nutella
  • Some Greek yogurt for added protein

Common Questions

What can I use besides food coloring?

You could try a fruit puree or juice (like beet) or you could just leave them plain.

what kind of mold did you use?

I used a heart-shaped pancake mold. You could also create your own with a 13-inch piece of tin foil.

How can i make these pancakes gluten-free?

Use a gluten-free pancake mix or a of gluten-free flour replacement. Ensure the baking powder and any other ingredients are gluten-free. Additionally, use a gluten-free cooking spray or oil for greasing.

how can i make these heart shaped pancakes vegan?

To make vegan heart shaped pancakes, substitute traditional ingredients with plant-based alternatives, such as vegan milk, egg replacers, and a vegan pancake mix, then serve with plant-based toppings.

Can i add chocolate chips or berries?

Yes, you can certainly add chocolate chips or berries to the batter right before baking.

Is there a lazy version of this recipe?

For a lazy version of these pancakes, use store-bought pancake mix. Follow the mix instructions, shape into hearts on a greased pan, cook, and serve with your preferred toppings.

Heart Shaped Pancakes

Heart-Shaped Pancakes

Valentine's Day just got even sweeter with heart-shaped pancakes that will make your heart flutter with joy!
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, or any
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk, or any milk
  • 7 drops food coloring, red or pink


  • Use a heart-shaped pancake mold or take a piece of foil that is 13 inches long. Fold it over a few times until you have a nice long strip. Shape it into a heart and pinch the middle together by folding it over 2 times.
  • Once that’s done you can proceed to making the pancakes. Mix all of your dry ingredients, mix your wet ingredients separately and add them together.
  • Add in 7-8 drops of food colouring and stir. Spray your mold very well on each side end in the middle and be sure to spray your pan as well. Heat up your pan on medium-low and add in some of your batter.
  • Add enough just to coat the bottom, and cook it for 1 to 2 minutes before you remove the mould with two hands gently. Flip your pancake over and if it’s not perfect you can absolutely cut out the imperfections. Enjoy.


Calories: 406kcal, Carbohydrates: 58g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 110mg, Sodium: 981mg, Potassium: 270mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 493IU, Calcium: 283mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
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