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Treat your little ones to a super sweet and easy Valentine’s Day breakfast of delicious mini heart pancakes, served with maple syrup dip and lemon wedges. 

A quick and simple pancake recipe to make for Valentine’s Day breakfast for your little ones. Kids just love to dip the heart shaped pancakes into that sweet and sticky maple syrup dip!

Heart Pancake Ingredients

  • 140g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 140 ml semi skimmed milk
  • 30g butter – for frying
  • 2 tbs maple syrup – to serve
  • 1 lemon – cut into wedges
mini heart pancakes with maple syrup dip and lemon wedges

How to make heart pancakes

  • Mix up the pancake batter – add the flour and baking powder to a mixing bowl and make a well in the middle.
  • Break in the egg – and pour in around a 1/3 of the milk – stir slowly taking a little of the flour into the mix each time until you have a smooth thick batter – then slowly add the remainder of the milk until it’s all used up and the batter is smooth.
  • Melt a knob of butter in a frying pan – when it’s sizzling hot pour in enough pancake batter to cover the base of the pan and leave the pan still until bubbles come to the surface, then flip the pancake and brown on the other side.
  • Slide the pancake from the pan – place onto a chopping board – and then using a heart shaped cookie cutter – cut out heart pancake shapes.
  • Serve the heart pancakes – put the heart shaped pancake onto a plate along with a pot of maple syrup for dipping and lemon wedges on the side.
mini heart pancakes with maple syrup dip and lemon wedges

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Make heart pancakes your own way

Pancakes are a really nice food to eat for Valentine’s Day breakfast – but don’t just stick to our way, mix things up a little 

  • Make star pancakes – switch the hearts for stars or any other shape you like!
  • Serve with a different dip – switch the maple syrup for golden syrup or Nutella
  • Add some fruit – throw on some strawberries or blueberries

Valentine’s Day Breakfast Ideas

More delicious, easy Valentine’s Day breakfast ideas for you to try out.

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  • Cream cheese and sliced figs – make some sourdough toast then add a cool, creamy layer of cream cheese and sliced figs – sprinkle over some chopped mint and a drizzle of honey.
  • Cheesy scrambled eggs with feta – make some thick toast and smother with butter then top with cheesy scrambled eggs, sliced avocado and a drizzle of hot chilli sauce.

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  • Cereal Sundae – go for the healthy option with a homemade cereal sundae – layers of creamy yogurt with muesli and fresh fruit.

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Yield: Serves 2

Heart Pancakes

mini heart pancakes with maple syrup dip and lemon wedges

Super sweet heart pancakes for Valentine's Day breakfast

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 140g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 140 ml semi skimmed milk
  • 30g butter to fry
  • 2 tbs maple syrup 
  • 1 lemon 

Instructions

  1. Mix up the pancake batter - add the flour and baking powder to a mixing bowl and make a well in the middle.
  2. Break in the egg and pour in around a 1/3 of the milk - stir slowly taking a little of the flour into the mix each time until you have a smooth thick batter - then slowly add the remainder of the milk until it’s all used up and the batter is smooth.
  3. Melt a knob of butter in a frying pan, when it’s sizzling hot pour in enough pancake batter to cover the base of the pan and leave the pan still until bubbles come to the surface, then flip the pancake and brown on the other side.
  4. Slide the pancake from the pan onto a chopping board - then using a heart shaped cookie cutter - cut hearts of pancake out.
  5. Put the pancake hearts onto a plate along with a pot of maple syrup for dipping and lemon wedges on the side.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 682Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 537mgCarbohydrates: 99gFiber: 5gSugar: 17gProtein: 15g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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