Red Velvet Pancakes with Maple Cream Cheese

Difficulty: Easy-Medium

Makes 6 




If there’s one thing I have learned over my years of cooking, it’s that you can turn any dessert into a pancake and it is therefore acceptable to eat for breakfast. I have chosen to adhere to this philosophy to produce these red velvet pancakes with tangy maple flavoured cream cheese. This recipe was created for Pedestrian’s Blogster Awards, please chuck a vote my way here by clicking ‘like’ next to YEAH BLOG!


  • 1/4 cup vegan cream cheese (most large grocery stores and health food shops sell this)
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon red food colouring (make sure it’s vegan, some red colouring is made from crushed bugs)
  • Spray olive oil for cooking
  • Melted vegan chocolate and grated chocolate to serve
  1. Make the maple cream cheese by whisking together the the vegan cream cheese, maple extract and icing sugar.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the apple cider vinegar into the soy milk and set aside.
  3. Grab a large bowl and sift in the flour, cocoa and baking powder.
  4. Add the caster sugar and olive oil to the soy milk mixture and whisk.
  5. Slowly pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix well until only small lumps remain.
  6. Chuck in the vanilla extract and red colouring, combine until evenly mixed through.
  7. Spray some oil into a small frying pan bring to a medium heat.
  8. Using a 1/3 cup measure, pour the first lot of batter into the base of the frypan. Swirl it around with your hand to cover the base of the pan.
  9. When the pancake starts to bubble on top, flip and cook on the other side before removing from the pan.
  10. Repeat this process until all batter us used up.
  11. Serve in a stack, drizzled with melted chocolate and topped with maple cream cheese and grated chocolate.