2 In The Kitchen: Chef John Keller’s Red Velvet Pancakes With Chocolate Chips

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Chef John Keller stopped by the CBS 2 newsroom to share his recipe for a sweet breakfast treat. Keller is the chef at Viktor & Spoils, located at the Hotel on Rivington.

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Red Velvet Pancakes with Chocolate Chips

This recipe yields 4-6 pancakes.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons red food coloring
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Mix all wet and dry ingredients separately
  3. Add chocolate chips to dry ingredients
  4. Gently fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients, being careful not to over mix the batter, which will make the pancakes tough
  5. Let the batter rest for about 1 hour (you can leave it longer if you’d like)
  6. Heat lightly buttered non-stick skillet over medium-low heat
  7. Pour batter ½ a cup at a time into skillet, and cook until tiny bubbles begin to develop, approximately three minutes
  8. Flip pancakes, and cook for two minutes more
  9. Transfer pancakes to a baking sheet and bake for 3-4 minutes, until pancakes are cooked through.
  10. Serve with butter and agave syrup
  • Elizabeth Rillo

    Heard vinegar on the show but don’t see it here in the recipe???

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