Red Velvet Pancakes

Sift together into a medium bowl

1 1/2 c. self rising flour

1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder

2 T. sugar

1 t. baking soda

1/8 t. salt

In a separate bowl combine the following ingredients:

1 c. buttermilk

1 t. vanilla 

3 T. red food coloring

2 eggs, beaten

Add wet ingredients to dry. Stir until just combined. Batter will be slightly lumpy. Add chocolate chips if desired.

Using a 1/4 measuring cup scoop the batter onto a hot griddle. Cook until bubbles form on the surface of the pancakes and then flip them over.