Syrup-kissed pancakes with a heart of butter

Certainly! Here’s a basic recipe for syrup-kissed pancakes with a heart of butter:


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or substitute with 1 cup milk mixed with 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice, let sit for 5 minutes)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Butter for shaping into a heart
  • Maple syrup for serving


  1. Prepare the Pancake Batter:
    • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, and melted butter until smooth.
    • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. It’s okay if there are a few lumps; overmixing can result in tough pancakes. Let the batter rest for about 5-10 minutes.
  2. Cook the Pancakes:
    • Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly grease with butter or cooking spray.
    • Once the skillet is hot, pour about 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet for each pancake. Use the back of a spoon to spread the batter into a round shape if needed.
    • Cook the pancakes for 2-3 minutes, or until bubbles form on the surface and the edges look set.
    • Flip the pancakes and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown on the bottom.
    • Remove the pancakes from the skillet and repeat with the remaining batter, greasing the skillet as needed.
  3. Shape the Heart Butter:
    • While the pancakes are cooking, take a small piece of butter and shape it into a heart using your fingers or a small cookie cutter.
  4. Serve:
    • Stack the cooked pancakes on a plate and place the heart-shaped butter on top of the stack.
    • Serve the pancakes warm with maple syrup drizzled over the top.

Enjoy your syrup-kissed pancakes with a heart of butter!

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