Serve up some love with this festive and fun Valentine’s Day Pancake Board. Light, fluffy pink and red pancakes, heart-shaped bacon, and all the go-withers. Such a delicious way to start a love-filled day!

Valentine’s Day Pancake Board

I make a really big deal about Valentine’s Day. From breakfast to bedtime, I turn every meal or snack into an edible celebration of love. I can’t help it. I’m a sap! I created this Valentine’s Day Pancake Board with my Cake Mix Pancakes to make our first meal of the day extra special.

Let’s Dish!

You’ll notice I use a lot of heart dishes on my Valentine’s boards. Here are some of my favorites you can find on Amazon:

What Do I Need to Make a Valentine’s Day Pancake Board?

How to Make Heart-Shaped Bacon

Learn the simple trick of shaping bacon strips into heart shapes and baking them to crispy deliciousness. 

How to Make Heart-Shaped Bacon

How to Make Cake Mix Pancakes

These pancakes are such a treat! The cake mix adds fun color and makes the pancakes just a little sweeter. For these red and pink Valentine’s pancakes, I used red velvet and strawberry cake mixes.

To make the pancakes, first whisk the cake mix, flour, baking powder, beaten eggs, milk, and oil all together in a large bowl until combined and smooth.

Cake Mix Pancakes for the Valentine's Day Pancake Board

Then, heat a griddle to medium heat and spray with cooking spray before and between each batch of pancakes.

Scoop ¼ cup portions of the batter onto the hot griddle and cook until the top of the batter just starts to bubble, about 2-3 minutes.

Flip and cook on the other side, about 1-2 minutes until the pancakes are cooked all the way through.

How to Make Heart-Shaped Pancakes

For heart-shaped pancakes, heat the griddle to medium heat.

Place a heart-shaped cookie cutter (or several) on the hot griddle and spray the inside generously with cooking spray.

Pour in enough pancake batter to fill just ¼ up the inside of the cookie cutter. The batter will rise as it cooks, so you don’t want to fill the cookie cutter up too much. Let the pancake cook until the top of the batter just starts to bubble, about 2-3 minutes.

Using kitchen tongs, carefully grab the side of the cookie cutter (don’t use your hands as the cookie cutter will be very hot!) and gently pull it up and off the griddle. The pancake should hold its heart shape at this point.

Remove cookie cutters from pancakes with tongs

Using a spatula, flip the pancake and cook another 1-2 minutes until cooked all the way through. Repeat with remaining batter to make as many heart-shaped pancakes as you desire. Having several heart-shaped cookie cutters cooking pancakes at once will make the process go quicker.

Heart-shaped pancakes for the Valentine's Day Pancake Board

How to Build a Valentine’s Day Pancake Board

Start by washing and slicing the fruit to have ready to put on the board first. I also set out the syrup, butter, nutella, peanut butter and chocolate chips at this time.

Bake the heart-shaped bacon. While the bacon is baking, make the pancakes.

When the bacon is finished baking, turn the oven down to 200°F. Keep the cooked pancakes and baked bacon in the warm oven while you arrange the board. That way, everything stays toasty!

Use a 24” x 18” board and start by placing the bowls like these or these filled with heart-shaped strawberries, mixed berries, whipped cream, chocolate chips, M&M’s, heart-shaped sprinkles, and jars of syrup, Nutella and peanut butter on the board. Next arrange the cooked pancakes and heart-shaped bacon on the board. Finish by placing the sliced banana and butter on the board.

Serve immediately while everything is warm. Enjoy!

More Valentine’s Inspired Recipes

Whether you need to make something special for the class Valentine’s party, a Valentine’s dinner in with your sweetheart(s), or a Galentine’s get-together with your besties, I’ve rounded up my favorite Valentine’s Day inspired recipes and boards that are sure to be loved by all!

Valentine's Day Recipes You're Sure to Love by The BakerMama

Valentine’s Day Gathering Guide

Hosting a Valentine’s party? Make it extra easy and enjoyable with The BakerMama’s Valentine’s Day Gathering Guide. I’ve got sweet decor, festive treats and fun activities that make the holiday extra special. There’s even a romantic gift guide to help you spread the love.

Valentine's Day Gathering Guide by The BakerMama

If you’re inspired to make this Valentine’s Day Pancake Board, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me @thebakermama on Instagram so I can see. 😍 I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the ideas and recipes I share. Enjoy!

xoxo,

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Valentine’s Day Pancake Board

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10

Description

Serve up some love with this festive and fun Valentine’s Day Pancake Board. Light, fluffy pink and red pancakes, heart-shaped bacon, and all the go-withers. Such a delicious way to start a love-filled day!


Ingredients

  • Strawberry Cake Mix Pancakes (see recipe below)
  • Red Velvet Cake Mix Pancakes (see recipe below)
  • Heart-Shaped Bacon
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Heart-Shaped Strawberries
  • Banana
  • Nutella
  • Peanut Butter
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Whipped Cream
  • Butter
  • M&M’s Valentine’s Cupid Mix
  • Heart-shaped sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Start by washing and slicing the fruit to have ready to put on the board first. I also set out the syrup, butter, nutella, peanut butter and chocolate chips at this time.
  2. Bake the heart-shaped bacon.
  3. While the bacon is baking, make the pancakes.
  4. When the bacon is finished baking, turn the oven down to 200°F. Keep the cooked pancakes and baked bacon in the warm oven while you arrange the board.
  5. Use a 24” x 18” board and start by placing the bowls of heart-shaped strawberries, mixed berries, whipped cream, chocolate chips, M&Ms, sprinkles, and jars of syrup, Nutella and peanut butter on the board. Next arrange the cooked pancakes and heart-shaped bacon on the board. Finish by placing the sliced banana and butter on the board.
  6. Serve immediately while everything is warm. Enjoy!

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Cake Mix Pancakes

Cake Mix Pancakes

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: about 20 pancakes

Description

Pancakes made with flavored cake mix add a festive touch to breakfast!


Ingredients

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) box dry cake mix (red velvet or strawberry)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup canola oil

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the cake mix, flour, baking powder, beaten eggs, milk and oil together until combined and smooth.
  2. Heat a griddle to medium heat and spray with cooking spray before and between each batch of pancakes.
  3. Scoop ¼ cup portions of the batter onto the hot griddle and cook until the top of the batter just starts to bubble, about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side, about 1-2 minutes until the pancakes are cooked all the way through.

For Heart Shaped Pancakes

  1. For heart-shaped pancakes, heat the griddle to medium heat. Place a heart-shaped cookie cutter (or several) on the hot griddle and spray the inside generously with cooking spray. Pour in enough pancake batter to fill just ¼ up the inside of the cookie cutter. The batter will rise as it cooks, so you don’t want to fill the cookie cutter up too much. Let the pancake cook until the top of the batter just starts to bubble, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Using kitchen tongs, carefully grab the side of the cookie cutter (don’t use your hands as the cookie cutter will be very hot!) and gently pull it up and off the griddle. The pancake should hold its heart shape at this point.
  3. Using a spatula, flip the pancake and cook another 1-2 minutes until cooked all the way through. Repeat with remaining batter to make as many heart-shaped pancakes as you desire. Having several heart-shaped cookie cutters cooking pancakes at once will make the process go quicker.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads and Brilliant Bites cookbooks. She started blogging in 2012 and features hundreds of original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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