January 17, 2011

Lazy Days and Red Velvet Pancakes

I've been spending the last few days before getting back to the real world enjoying this amazing weather with a bunch of company. Lots of company means eating out heaps. 
 I did get the chance to do a bit of shopping and picked up this red velvet pancake mix at World Market. Perfect for Valentines Day if you're into that sort of thing. 
 The mystery of this classic bright red cake is simple really: a chocolate base with a bunch of red food coloring(often from beets). 
As if these weren't decadent enough on their own, I added some chocolate chips too. Then whipped some cream cheese, brown sugar and a splash of milk to play on the traditional cream cheese frosting. Threw on some bananas for a smidge of health and a dusting of powdered sugar since we've already gone this far. Now we're off for a long walk to the beach to work off this madness. Healthy recipe posting coming in the near future, I promise. 


  1. I would love these for breakfast the next time I come down! :-)

  2. Healthy recipe is a relative term, Julie. The recipe above may be more beneficial for mental health because of all the comfort ingredients! :)