Heart-Shaped Pancakes: How to Make

Weekly Recipe: Heart-Shaped Pancakes by Jason Goldstein

February 2, 2022 by

By: Serena Napolitano By: Serena Napolitano

heart-shaped pancakes by Jason Goldstein

What’s more romantic than breakfast in bed? Whether it's Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, a birthday or just a romantic Tuesday, bring breakfast in bed to a new level of love with these adorable heart-shaped pancakes. brought to life with some nutella and sprinkles!

A sweet breakfast is an instant lift of the spirits, especially when mixed with Nutella and colorful sprinkles. Chef, Food Network Star finalist, cookbook author and Chop Happy food influencer Jason Goldstein shares his “I Heart You” Pancakes recipe with us, and he hopes it'll inspire you to bring love into the kitchen.

See Also: 8 Sensual Cocktail Recipes for a Spirited Valentine's Day

While Goldstein doesn't expressly explain how to make pancakes, he does suggest a wonderful recipe from FOOD52, which we've included in the instructions below. You're free to make the pancakes using your own favorite recipe. From there, get creative and follow Goldsteins steps to turn those pancakes into a delicious “I love you.”

This recipes serve four to six people and includes a prep and cook time of 30 minutes.

"I Heart You" Pancakes

To Make the Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1½ tsp fine salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 2 cups buttermilk (for extra fluffy pancakes, seek out thick, whole milk buttermilk)
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tbsp Canola or refined peanut oil for frying

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 225° F, and prepare a large baking sheet by setting a cooling rack inside. Place both in the oven.
  2. Whisk the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda together in a large bowl. In a separate and smaller bowl, whisk the egg yolks, buttermilk and milk. Add the melted, cooled butter, and whisk until well combined.
  3. Pour the yolk and milk mixture into the flour mixture, and stir with a wooden spoon until barely combined. Add the egg whites and stir just until a thick batter is formed. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, film with ½ teaspoon of neutral oil such as canola or peanut oil. After about 30 seconds, when the oil shimmers but is not smoking, lower the heat to medium-low and use a soup spoon to drop in heaping spoonfuls of pancake batter.
  5. The batter will spread into a pancake about 3 inches wide. Cook for about 2½ minutes. (If the pancake scorches or the oil smokes, lower the heat.) When the bubbles that form on the edges of the pancakes look dry and airy, use a thin spatula to gently lift one side and peek underneath. If the pancake is golden brown, flip and cook on the other side for 2 to 2½ minutes, or until the bottom of the pancake is golden brown.
  6. Remove from the skillet to the baking sheet in the oven. Wipe any stray crumbs or scraps out of the skillet with a paper towel, add a little more oil, and continue to cook the remaining batter.
  7. Recipe Note: If you dont have buttermilk on hand, you can use plain yogurt instead. Juse use about ⅔ cup and thin it with some milk until it reaches the 1 cup mark. You can also quickly male a buttermilk substitute by mixing 2 tablespoons of lemon juice or white vinegar with 2 cups of milk.

Assembling "I Haert You" Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 10 pre-made pancakes
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • ¼ cup sprinkles
  • Heart shaped cookie cutter

Directions

  1. Place cookie cutter on each pancake and press down to create a heart-shaped pancake. (Save the excess pancake for snacking)
  2. Now spread Nutella on a pancake, and then stack another pancake on top.
  3. Repeat again and add more Nutella to the top. (There will be three in a stack)
  4. Add sprinkles on top, and have a happy breakfast!












Weekly Recipe: Heart-Shaped Pancakes by Jason Goldstein

February 2, 2022 by By: Serena Napolitano

heart-shaped pancakes by Jason Goldstein

What’s more romantic than breakfast in bed? Whether it's Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, a birthday or just a romantic Tuesday, bring breakfast in bed to a new level of love with these adorable heart-shaped pancakes. brought to life with some nutella and sprinkles!

A sweet breakfast is an instant lift of the spirits, especially when mixed with Nutella and colorful sprinkles. Chef, Food Network Star finalist, cookbook author and Chop Happy food influencer Jason Goldstein shares his “I Heart You” Pancakes recipe with us, and he hopes it'll inspire you to bring love into the kitchen.

See Also: 8 Sensual Cocktail Recipes for a Spirited Valentine's Day

While Goldstein doesn't expressly explain how to make pancakes, he does suggest a wonderful recipe from FOOD52, which we've included in the instructions below. You're free to make the pancakes using your own favorite recipe. From there, get creative and follow Goldsteins steps to turn those pancakes into a delicious “I love you.”

This recipes serve four to six people and includes a prep and cook time of 30 minutes.

"I Heart You" Pancakes

To Make the Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1½ tsp fine salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 2 cups buttermilk (for extra fluffy pancakes, seek out thick, whole milk buttermilk)
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tbsp Canola or refined peanut oil for frying

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 225° F, and prepare a large baking sheet by setting a cooling rack inside. Place both in the oven.
  2. Whisk the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda together in a large bowl. In a separate and smaller bowl, whisk the egg yolks, buttermilk and milk. Add the melted, cooled butter, and whisk until well combined.
  3. Pour the yolk and milk mixture into the flour mixture, and stir with a wooden spoon until barely combined. Add the egg whites and stir just until a thick batter is formed. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, film with ½ teaspoon of neutral oil such as canola or peanut oil. After about 30 seconds, when the oil shimmers but is not smoking, lower the heat to medium-low and use a soup spoon to drop in heaping spoonfuls of pancake batter.
  5. The batter will spread into a pancake about 3 inches wide. Cook for about 2½ minutes. (If the pancake scorches or the oil smokes, lower the heat.) When the bubbles that form on the edges of the pancakes look dry and airy, use a thin spatula to gently lift one side and peek underneath. If the pancake is golden brown, flip and cook on the other side for 2 to 2½ minutes, or until the bottom of the pancake is golden brown.
  6. Remove from the skillet to the baking sheet in the oven. Wipe any stray crumbs or scraps out of the skillet with a paper towel, add a little more oil, and continue to cook the remaining batter.
  7. Recipe Note: If you dont have buttermilk on hand, you can use plain yogurt instead. Juse use about ⅔ cup and thin it with some milk until it reaches the 1 cup mark. You can also quickly male a buttermilk substitute by mixing 2 tablespoons of lemon juice or white vinegar with 2 cups of milk.

Assembling "I Haert You" Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 10 pre-made pancakes
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • ¼ cup sprinkles
  • Heart shaped cookie cutter

Directions

  1. Place cookie cutter on each pancake and press down to create a heart-shaped pancake. (Save the excess pancake for snacking)
  2. Now spread Nutella on a pancake, and then stack another pancake on top.
  3. Repeat again and add more Nutella to the top. (There will be three in a stack)
  4. Add sprinkles on top, and have a happy breakfast!