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Vegan Heart Shaped Pancakes

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!

Heart shaped pancakes on a plate with fresh strawberries

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.

Drizzling maple syrup over pink heart shaped pancakes

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
Upclose of pink pancakes

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!

Decoration ingredients

  • 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.
Pink heart shaped pancakes on a white place with 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!

  1. 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.

  2. Pan

    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.

  3. Serve

    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.

chocolate heart shaped pancakes with nutella on top

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!

Looking for more Valentines recipes, check these out:

Vegan Red Velvet Sheet Cake

Vegan Strawberry Danish

Gluten-free Vegan Brownies

No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Vegan Pink Cinnamon Rolls

Vegan Love Letter Pastries

The BEST Vegan Tiramisu

Vegan Puff Pastry Nutella Flowers

pink heart shaped pancakes

If you make, and love this recipe, please leave a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ rating below. Thank you & happy baking! Make sure to tag me in your photos on Instagram and Facebook! And if you want to pin this recipe for later, you can use the button on the recipe card, above or below this post, or on any of the photos. Happy baking all!

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Easy Vegan Heart Pancakes

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These Vegan Valentine’s Pancakes are heart-shaped, topped with dairy-free cream,  strawberries and maple syrup. Perfect for Valentines Day. No dairy, no-eggs, easy to make.


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Ingredients for the pancakes

  • 250g of plain flour (you can use gluten-free)
  • 1 & 1/2 tablespoons of baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons of caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil
  • 300ml dairy-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Pink food gel (for pink pancakes)
  • Cocoa powder (for chocolate pancakes)

Decorations (for strawberry pancakes)

  • Dairy-free whipped cream
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Maple syrup

Decorations (for chocolate pancakes)

  • Vegan Nutella
  • Chopped hazelnuts
  • Maple syrup


Method (pancakes)

  1. Sift the flour, baking powder and sugar into a medium sized mixing bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Pour in the oil, dairy-free milk and vanilla (add some strawberry flavouring for the pink pancakes to make them strawberry flavoured) Leave out the flavouring if having chocolate pancakes. Mix and combine until smooth.
  3. To make the pink pancakes, add in a drop of pink food gel and mix to combine. If you wanted chocolate pancakes, add in 2 heaped tablespoons of cocoa powder and mix to combine. Continue with the same methods below.  Set the batter aside for 5 minutes.
  4. Heat a tablespoon of sunflower oil in a frying pan and grease the inside of a medium sized ‘metal’ heart shaped cookie cutter (DO NOT use a plastic cookie cutter!). Place the cookie cutter into the middle of the pan and spoon the batter into the cutter around 1-2 tablespoons at a time, not too thick, not too thin. Cook until bubbles begin to show and burst. Lift up the cookie cutter with some kitchen tongues and flip over the pancake to cook the other side. Continue to cook until golden. Repeat for the rest of the batter (see notes for more tips & tricks).

Serving suggestions (pink pancakes)

  1. Serve the pink pancakes on a plate, drizzle over some maple syrup and a swirl of vegan whipped cream. Use a mini heart shaped cookie cutter to chomp out heart shapes from some fresh strawberries and place over the pancakes. 

Serving suggestions (chocolate pancakes)

  1. Serve the chocolate pancakes on a plate with a drizzle of vegan Nutella, chopped hazlenuts and a light drizzle of maple syrup. 


To store: These pancakes are best made day of making and served immediately.

How to tell if pancakes are ready : You will know the pancakes are ready when bubbles pop and form holes on the top of the pancake. If a bubble comes to the surface, pops, but is filled in by more pancake batter, hold off on flipping. Make sure your pancakes are hole-y! Make sure the pancake is a golden brown before removing from the heat. 

Be sure to grease the heart cookie cutter well before using. Allow the cookie cutter to cool, then wipe down in between each pancake to make sure no batter sticks.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2-3 minutes
  • Category: Pancakes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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