Happy Valentines Day! I hope you spend your day thinking of those that you love and bring a special meaning to your life.
Annnnnnnd, what a better way to celebrate than with some heart-shaped yogurt pancakes? If that doesn’t say love, I don’t know what does.
These pancakes are so fluffy and delicious and with that blood orange syrup they are the perfect match for your valentine’s day morning.
So let’s get started…
For the Pancakes:
- 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 Cup Greek yogurt
- 1 Cup Milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
For the Blood Orange Syrup:
- 1/3 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup mixed citrus juice ( I used 2 blood oranges & 1 small grapefruit
So to get started, combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, salt) in a bowl. Whisk to combine. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients (yogurt, milk, eggs vanilla, orange zest).
Add the dry ingredients to the wet & mix until just combined. Try not to over mix, lumps are ok…they will cook out!
Now, heat your skillet over med-low heat. You will have to play with the heat settings on the skillet as these pancakes tend to be a little bit thicker than “normal” pancakes so they will take a bit longer to cook.
I found these super cute heart-shaped pancake molds at target and that was really what inspired these pancakes. You could also use metal heart cookie cutters, but the little handles on these molds make them easy to remove from the pancakes prior to flipping.
Grease your skillet & your heart molds & add approximately 1/4 cup of batter. You will have to be patient as these will take longer to cook, so lower that heat and wait for them to set before removing the molds.
Once you remove the mold, flip the pancake & cook for a few minutes on the other side & finally place the finished pancakes in a heated oven (170F) to keep warm till serving.
While you are cooking the pancakes, add the citrus juice to a small sauce pan along with the sugar and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, lower the heat and simmer until reduced by half & thickened.
Serve the pancakes warm with a drizzle of the syrup & enjoy your Valentines day!