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Heart Pancakes

Updated on February 11, 2012

How to Make Heart Shaped Pancakes

Discover how to serve up a romantic and delicious breakfast or dessert for your loved one with these Heart Pancakes! Find the yummiest pancake recipe, and how to make perfect heart-shaped pancakes right here.

Whether you are serving up a sweet treat for Valentine's Day, a special romantic occasion, Pancake Day, or as something fun for the kids, you'll find lots of ideas and twists to inspire you!

Photo Credit: Heart Pancakes by Nezemnaya via Flickr Creative Commons

This work is the copyright of the author, MissMerFaery (January 2012). Please DO NOT copy this elsewhere either in print or online.

Heart-shaped pancakes make a superb surprise treat for your loved ones! Whether serving up to your spouse or partner for Valentines Day or a special occasion, or to your kids as a fun treat, read on to find out how to make perfect heart pancakes every time!

Heart Pancakes
Heart Pancakes

Sure, you could rustle up some fast and easy heart pancakes with a bit of pancake mix and some heart-shaped rings. But why not go one step further and make a special effort for your loved one, by making real homemade buttermilk pancakes - mmmm, delicious! It's easier than you think!

Cook Time

Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 8-14 mins (depending if you cook 1 or 2 at a time)

Serves: 2-3


  • 150 g plain flour
  • 120 ml buttermilk
  • 75 ml water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Salt
  • 30 -40g lard
  • Maple syrup or other topping of choice


  1. NOTE: This recipe uses pancake rings, but you can also adapt the recipe to use with a shaped pancake pan as well. I do two at a time but you can also do one at a time or more depending on the number and size of shaped rings that you have.
  2. 1. Beat the eggs and set aside
  3. 2. Sieve the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt into a large bowl, and form a well in the centre
  4. 3. Whisk together the buttermilk and cold water in a jug, before slowly whisking the mixture into the well, gradually incorporating the flour as you add the liquid little by little
  5. 4. Add the eggs to the mixture, also a little at a time, until you are left with a smooth batter
  6. 5. Heat 2 teaspoons of the lard over a medium heat in a large frying pan until the fat is shimmering. Place the pancake rings inside the pan and pour in 2-3 tablespoons of batter per pancake
  7. 6. Wait 1 minute for the pancakes to turn golden brown, then turn using a fork and spatula, allowing around 45 seconds to 1 minute for the other side. They should puff up like souffles
  8. 7. Transfer to some kitchen towel to absorb residual fat, and serve hot with topping of choice
  9. 8. Repeat until all the batter has been used up (add more lard to the pan each time as needed)
  10. TOP TIP: Best served straight from the pan, but if you want to serve them all together, warm the oven during prep time and keep the early ones warming inside.
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Creative Ideas for for Heart Pancakes

There are lots of ways to give your pancakes a heart theme! Here are some more ideas for constructing, colouring, topping and decorating your heart pancakes!

* Decorate with halved strawberries to create more "hearts"

* Draw hearts on top of a heart-shaped or normal-shaped pancake using your topping of choice - red and pink colours are especially good!

* Make a pancake sandwich out of your heart pancakes, with a pink or yummy filling

* Make your pancakes even more romantic by turning them various shades of red or pink! Try this Recipe for Pink Heart Pancakes

* Make your heart into a pierced heart - you could use food for this, such as the bacon and strawberry combo above, or use a cocktail stick or skewer with a strawberry on the end

* If you're making heart pancakes as a dessert, add pink ice-cream or sandwich some between two pancakes - mmm! Or stack 'em high with your choice of dessert fillings and toppings, with some halved strawberries tumbling over!

* No heart shaped rings, or even cookie cutters to hand? No problem! Improvise by putting heart shapes on top of your regular pancakes. Ooze some red fruit topping into the shape of a heart, pop on a halved strawberry, or even pour melted chocolate on top in a heart shape, for an extra decadent treat!

* Find more great ideas in the heart pancake video tutorials below!


* Heart fried eggs * Heart toast * Heart waffles * Halved strawberries

* Heart breakfast sandwiches * Heart muffins * Cereal or porridge topped with halved strawberries in a heart-shaped bowl

How to Make Heart Pancakes Video Guides - Make Heart Pancakes, a Heart Valentine Breakfast, Hearts on your Pancakes and More!

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Make heart pancakes with ease, with this selection of great heart pancake pans and rings!

Norpro Nonstick Heart Pancake Pan
Norpro Nonstick Heart Pancake Pan

This cute heart-shaped pan makes heart pancake-making easy, and it even embosses a little heart into your pancake as well! Serve up perfect heart pancakes every time. And if you're impatient, why not treat yourself to two, so you can make double the amount in one go?


* Measures 10.5 inches/26.5cm in length

* Made of nonstick and has a stay cool comfort handle

* A sweet and romantic heart embossed into your pancake

* FDA approved nonstick coating

* Hand washing recommended


Will you be making Heart Pancakes this Valentines? - Leave your Comments and Feedback here!

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    • RickByrd1 profile image


      7 years ago

      This would be so simple to make for my wife and I know should would love it and it would mean a lot to her. Sometimes it's the little things that make a huge impression.

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      Tony Payne 

      7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Don't these look cool. I love the look of the bacon and strawberry ones, but not so sure how all the flavors go together.

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      Virginia Allain 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      My mom used to make funny pancake shapes, just pouring the batter freehand. I don't think any of them ended up heart-shaped though. Fun and romantic.

    • julescorriere profile image

      Jules Corriere 

      7 years ago from Jonesborough TN

      Congratulations for making it on the DELICIOUS Valentines Recipe board! Well deserved! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful and yummy lens!

    • Brandi Bush profile image


      7 years ago from Maryland

      I do have a heart-shaped cookie cutter...and I am looking for something fun to do for dinner...I might just have to try these! I love how they used bacon and strawberries for an arrow! Happy Valentine's Day! <3

    • choosehappy profile image


      7 years ago from US

      Probably not, but they do sound and look delish!

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      7 years ago

      Fantastic, I've never seen pancakes like this before!

    • KaneshiaKelly profile image


      7 years ago

      I love this lens, what a delicious valentines day breakfast idea.

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      7 years ago

      They look yummy, I bet I could eat a truck load of them :0)

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      Ann Hinds 

      7 years ago from So Cal

      Very cute. Will have to give them a try.

    • PaulWinter profile image


      7 years ago

      What a geat idea for Valentines day

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      Erin Hardison 

      7 years ago from Memphis, TN

      I love the pierced heart with bacon and strawberries idea. So whimsical and delicious too. Another great lens from you. :)

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Heart pancakes for a special occasion would be sweet!

    • Diana Wenzel profile image

      Renaissance Woman 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      I would love heart-shaped pancakes. These are perfect for all occasions... for every day. Love is too wonderful to just be served up on Valentine's Day. Thanks for the ideas, recipe, and great photos.

    • Elyn MacInnis profile image

      Elyn MacInnis 

      7 years ago from Shanghai, China

      If you don't have rings, you can still do it by just pouring in the right places.

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      7 years ago

      Didn't know they made heart shape pancake cookers. Neat ideas.

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      7 years ago

      Look forward to having the wife wake up to these! Thanks!

    • jlshernandez profile image


      7 years ago

      Heart pancakes are just right for a Valentine's Day breakfast. Better still, it is perfect for any day for those who are romantic-at-heart.

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      7 years ago

      Yummy!!! I soooo want a heart-shaped pancake right now for breakfast! LOL

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      7 years ago

      yummy..I love heart pancakes

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      desa999 lm 

      7 years ago

      Wow some great ideas for pancakes, yum yum!

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      7 years ago

      No, I will not be making Heart Pancakes this Valentines, maybe regular ones, but not shaped...Wonderful lens, thanks for sharing.

      Congratulations on making Popular Pages, featured Lenses.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      i want to eat them

    • queenofduvetcover profile image


      7 years ago

      Love this, the heart pancakes makes for a great romantic breakfast! =)

    • MarilynThompson profile image

      Marilyn Thompson 

      7 years ago from Washington State

      I actually bought a heart sahped waffle iron for husband, it makes great waffles but has a bird chirpping sound when they're ready which he doesn't really care for.

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      7 years ago

      I love pancakes.

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      Julia Morais 

      7 years ago

      My bf is not here unfortunately, so no heart shaped pancakes for now. But perhaps in the future, cause these look delicious.

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      7 years ago

      These all look amazing!

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      7 years ago

      Wow... love the heart shaped pancakes, gotta do that for my wife :D

    • privresearch profile image


      7 years ago

      Romantic idea for any day off the year and perfect for Valentine's day :)

    • MaryQuinlin profile image


      7 years ago

      They look amazing!

    • safereview profile image


      7 years ago from Kansas City

      Great lens... loved it! I'll be giving these a try!

    • girlfriendfactory profile image


      7 years ago

      Pancakes in any shape are a great idea! I love the ones with the bacon and strawberry arrows! Too cute and it can be found among the other blessed lenses for today at Flyby Wingings! They may call me an aimless wanderer, but not all who wander are aimless and I'm glad I wandered upon this. ~Ren

    • VarietyWriter2 profile image


      7 years ago

      Blessed :)

    • WriterJanis2 profile image


      7 years ago

      Adorable idea! What a wonderful way to start off Valentine's Day. Congrats on making the front page!

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      7 years ago

      What great ideas. Nice lens!

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      7 years ago

      These are great ideas. My girlfriend has gone on a pancake making binge and has got a lot of mileage out of her bear and star molds.

    • squid-pinkchic18 profile image


      7 years ago

      I can't wait for Valentine's day - my plan is to make these pancakes and other heart shaped foods. Very cute idea, and it's yummy too! How could you resist?

    • aliciamaggie54 profile image


      7 years ago

      I love blueberries.

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      7 years ago

      beautiful and wonderful idea to do for others, everyone should eat heart pancakes.

    • whodiesinthenew profile image


      7 years ago

      These look really delicious!

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      7 years ago

      Valentine's Day is just around the corner!

      And the recipe looks delicious!

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      7 years ago

      Of course pancakes in shapes are so much more delicious than plain old round ones!!! Blessed!

    • Mozaika profile image


      7 years ago

      Sweet and lovely! I want to try your pancake recipe - my beloved Valentine is quite picky :). And the heart-shaped pancake pan looks fun, too. Checking it out on Amazon now. Thanks for a fun Valentine's Day idea!

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      7 years ago

      this was a real tempting lens! great job :)

      and heart shaped pancakes look lovely, i would love to make some and see how they charm!

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      lasertek lm 

      7 years ago

      Yes I will. Thanks for sharing.

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      7 years ago

      You'll have their heart every time if you serve heart pancakes, congratulations on a delicious and fun Valentines front page feature....angel dust is such a nice topping for heart pancakes and calorie free!

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      7 years ago

      I love the bacon arrows with the strawberries, just needs some bacon jam on it.

    • JohnMichael2 profile image


      7 years ago

      what a nice idea

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      7 years ago

      I should try making this with a shape cutter! That bacon arrow with strawberry is very creative.

    • Mistl profile image


      7 years ago

      These are so cute. Loved the entire article! :)

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      7 years ago from Jersey Shore

      What a great idea to start a special day!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Wonderful! I love these Heart Pancakes and will sure tell my hubby about them. lol

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      Peggy Hazelwood 

      7 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      The heart pancakes with the bacon arrows are pretty cute!

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      7 years ago

      No, just the regular shape.

    • Richard-H profile image


      7 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      Now, these would be delicious anytime, but they'd be particularly welcome on Valentine's Day!

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      7 years ago

      My family loves it when I cook them heart shaped pancakes :)

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      Zut Moon 

      7 years ago

      @Missmerfaery444: See ... you are proving my point .....

    • Missmerfaery444 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      @Zut Moon: Haha! It wasn't until I went looking for heart pancake rings that I even realised you could get pans - and then I discovered that you can get monkey ones, teddy bear ones... :D

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      Zut Moon 

      7 years ago

      Just nice big round pancakes ... next people will want to make shamrock pancakes, easter rabbit pancakes, Santa pancakes .... ssssshhhheeeee ... just give me pancakes with syrup ....


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