Pancakes are another Valentine’s Day essential in my book. Is there anything better than waking up to the smell of warm pancakes on the weekend! (honestly, I wouldn’t know because I am always the one making them). I first made these raspberry chocolate chip pancakes for my boyfriend last Valentine’s Day and they must have been good because we’ve made it to another! I’m telling you these pancakes are that good!
The chocolate raspberry combination is not only perfect for cupcakes it’s also perfect in pancakes. I find when I am out for brunch and see pancakes on the menu I am looking for this combo but I never see it. Fruit pancakes are great and chocolate chip pancakes are top notch too, but unless you are mixing fruit and chocolate chips together than you haven’t really experienced pancakes.
The second best part about these pancakes is that 3 pancakes still fit within my nutrition criteria. The Greek yogurt adds great texture to the pancakes without adding any saturated fat. I chose to make the pancakes half and half with whole wheat flour and all purpose flour to please taste buds, but you could certainly make them with all whole wheat flour. The same goes with the pomegranates. If you have them add them! if you don’t the pancakes are still perfect!
In order to get the heart shape pancakes, I just used a knife to cut a heart shape. If you have large cookie cutters that would work too. For the heart shape butter, I used very small cookie cutters. These steps are of course not necessary but it’s always fun to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit. The pancakes nutrition information do not include butter or syrup, use whatever you prefer but remember butter has a high saturated fat content and syrup is all sugar!
What’s your favorite pancake combo?