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Sweetheart Pancakes with Strawberry Preserves

Updated on December 29, 2014
Valentine's Pancake
Valentine's Pancake

Pancakes with a lot of love.

There's nothing better than waking up to a home-made breakfast. The aroma of freshly-brewed coffee and baked breads are heaven to the senses. Although breakfast can be anything from an omelette to a bowl of granola, nothing makes me happier than a plate of warm pancakes.


For most modern families, pancakes are reserved for lazy weekends. Special occasions such as Valentine's Day or an anniversary calls for something with a little more love. It only takes a little effort to make breakfast special, such as these fluffy pancakes with heart-shaped strawberry preserves.


The heart shape is easy to make. I used a heart-shaped cookie cutter, but you can use anything heart-shaped you have like a home-made paper stencil. High-quality strawberry preserves with a nice red color looks best, although any red-colored preserve or jam would do. Maple syrup is optional as the combination of preserves and powdered sugar is sweet enough for most people.

Photo credit-Shinichi Mine

  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 20 min
  • Yields: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Strawberry preserves
  • Powdered sugar
  • Fresh berries such as strawberries and blueberries.

Instructions

  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl.
  2. Make a well in the center of the mixture.
  3. Add milk, egg and melted butter into the well and mix until smooth.
  4. Heat griddle or frying pan over medium heat.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto the griddle or pan.
  6. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until bubbles form on the top and edges are slightly dry.
  7. Flip and cook the other side for 1 more minute.
  8. Sprinkle the top of the pancakes with powdered sugar.
  9. Place a heart-shaped cookie cutter on the top of the pancake.
  10. Add strawberry preserves inside the cookie cutter. Lift the cookie cutter off.
  11. Serve with fresh berries.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Lynn Klobuchar: Thanks so much!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @anonymous: Thanks so much!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Susan Zutautas: Hope you liked those pancakes.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @esmonaco: Thanks so much. Your visits are always welcome.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Charito1962: and they are great for dinner too. hehe

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @chrisilouwho: Thanks chrisilouhoo.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @ideadesigns: Yay! I love pancakes with blueberries and bananas too.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @flinnie lm: Thank you flinnie.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Merrci: Oh yes, preserves are absolutely delicious on them. I actually sometimes prefer to eat pancakes with preserves anyway, although maple syrup is delicious as well.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @anonymous: They are especially if you make it for your love. :)

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Natural_Skin_Care: Thank you.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Brite-Ideas: I hope your boys got to eat some.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Diana Wenzel: Hope you had a great Valentine's Day my friend.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Nancy Hardin: I hope you have a beautiful Valentine's Day my friend.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @ecogranny: Thanks Grace. These pancakes are great anytime of the year.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @VinnWong: Haha. Thanks Vinn. It'll kill ya in a good way!

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      Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      Awww -- these are so cute. What a nice idea,

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      This is a great recipe for pancakes.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Think I'll make these for breakfast tomorrow. YUM!!!

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Wow!! Another fantastic recipe by you!! Love your idea here, Nice job as always :) Thanks

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I love pancakes for breakfast! At times, I eat them for dessert.

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      chrisilouwho 3 years ago

      Yum! The photo is so sweet!

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      ideadesigns 3 years ago

      Pancakes are one of our favorite breakfasts! Especially with strawberries on top.

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      Gloria Freeman 3 years ago from Alabama USA

      Yummy, yummy! I love a good pancake.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      These look so good! I was planning on oatmeal for breakfast, but it sounds pretty dull now. I bet they are good with preserves instead of syrup too. Yum.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      these are very romantic

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      Natural_Skin_Care 3 years ago

      Pancakes are my favorite and these look scrumptious.

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      My kind of breakfast love.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      what a wonderful Sunday morning breakfast - I really have to make one for the boys this coming sunday, it's been a while

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      A wonderful idea for a Valentine Breakfast, and I just may do this for my partner this year! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Yum! I love pancakes. They are a special treat at our house just a few days a year, and Valentine's Day is a perfect time to enjoy them as my sweetheart loves them too. Your from-scratch recipe looks delicious.

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      VinnWong 3 years ago

      That strawberry heart looks murderously delish!