What’s better than breakfast in bed on Valentines Day morning?! Make these super easy vegan heart shaped pancakes, with strawberries and fresh dairy-free cream. These pancakes are sure to impress, easy to make and taste delicious!
Vegan Heart Shaped Pancakes
Indulge in delicious pink heart shaped pancakes this Valentine’s Day. Super light and fluffy pancakes are stacked with velvety whipped cream, fresh strawberries and drizzled with sweet maple syrup. These pancakes are guaranteed to WOW your loved one / loved ones.
Looking for more valentines recipes, check out my Vegan Love Letter Pastries, Vegan Air Fryer Doughnuts and Vegan Chocolate Mousse.
Why you’ll love these pancakes :
- They’re vegan
- They are PINK
- Shaped into hearts
- Quick and easy to make
- One bowl
- Simple ingredients
- They taste amazing
- Light and fluffy
- Perfectly sweet
- Versatile flavour suggestions
Heart shape pancake ingredients:
You’ll be pleased to hear, this recipe contains very few ingredients which you probably already have in your kitchen cupboards!
- Plain flour : Use plain flour / all purpose flour for this recipe. You can use a good quality gluten-free flour blend to make the gluten-free.
- Baking powder : Helps the pancakes to rise and makes them super fluffy!
- Caster sugar : Helps to bind the pancakes and adds sweetness. You can use caster sugar, fine caster sugar, golden caster sugar or granulated sugar. The granulated may be a little gritty though.
- Oil : Make sure to use a neutral flavoured oil. Sunflower oil works the best! I personally wouldn’t recommend coconut oil.
- Dairy-free milk : You can use any dairy-free milk. For example soya, almond, oat, cashew or rice milk.
- Flavours : You can add vanilla extract to make the pancakes vanilla in flavour, or add a splash of strawberry flavouring to make the strawberries taste like strawberries and cream! It’s delicious!
- Pink food gel : Make sure to use a food gel, and NOT liquid food colouring. You only need the tiniest amount of gel, and this wont effect the taste or consistency!
- Dairy-free whipped cream : Serve the pancakes with a side of fresh whipped cream. my two favourite vegan creams are Elmlea Plant Based Cream and The Coconut Collaborative coconut Whipping Cream. Both can be found in most UK supermarkets, and also online.
- Strawberries : Wash and slice up some fresh strawberries, use a small heart cookie cutter to chomp them into heart shapes. Super cute decoration, although for ease, you can just leave them in half.
- Maple syrup : Drizzle the pancakes with maple syrup before serving. My favourite maple syrup is Pure Maple Dark Maple Syrup.
How to make heart shaped pancakes:
Heart shaped pancakes are surprisingly easy to make. They are a great and fun way to jazz up your breakfast, and are super fun for kids to get involved with making too!
- Pancake batter
Mix together the pancake batter in a bowl. If you’re wanting to make different flavoured pancakes, divide the mixture in separate bowls and colour / flavour them accordingly.
Heat some oil in a frying pan, and oil the inside of a heart shaped cookie cutter. Pour the pancake mixture into the cookie cutter, fry for a minute, then lift off the cookie cutter. Flip and cook the pancakes until golden brown in colour.
Place the pancakes on a plate and serve with whatever you fancy. I went for a swirl of vegan cream, fresh strawberries and drizzle of maple syrup. On the chocolate pancakes, I chose vegan Nutella and chopped hazelnuts.
Heart pancake variations
This pancake recipe is great as it’s super versatile. I originally was only going to make ‘strawberries and cream’ pancakes, but I really wanted to share a rich and decadent flavour option too. I mean.. it’s not Valentines day without chocolate, am I right?! You HAVE to try the chocolate version, delicious chocolate pancakes served with a drizzle of vegan Nutella, maple syrup and chopped hazelnuts. DELICIOUS! I have written both pink and chocolate recipe in the recipe card below!