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How to Make Beet Pancakes: Perfect for Valentine's Day

Updated on February 9, 2013
This whole wheat beet pancake is nearly ready to flip. As you can imagine, it's pink color makes it perfect for kids.
This whole wheat beet pancake is nearly ready to flip. As you can imagine, it's pink color makes it perfect for kids.

My family and I try to eat as healthy as possible, but with 15 month old twins, the food we prepare also needs to be tasty. So, sometimes that means resorting to “hiding” vegetables in my kids’ favorite foods. These whole wheat beet pancakes are a staple in our house for this very reason: you’d never know by the taste that contain pureed roasted beets.

Their pink hue makes them fun and kid friendly, and because they’re made with whole wheat flour, honey, and beets, they’re a healthy alternative to traditional pancakes. Not to mention the Greek yogurt adds protein not usually found in pancakes.

Pour them in a heart shape or use a cookie cutter to make a perfect Valentine's Day breakfast.

These whole wheat beet pancakes are really delicious; I hope you enjoy!


Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium beets, roasted and pureed
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Begin by roasting beets. (Wrap each beet in tin foil and bake at 400 degrees for about an hour or until you can easily pierce with a fork). The skin should peel right off. Puree in a blender or food processer. Allow to cool.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Set aside
  3. Mix all wet ingredients together (including beets) in a small bowl (or I like to use a blender for easy mixing and pouring) and wisk or mix thoroughly
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet; do not over mix.
  5. Pour pancake batter onto a hot, non-stick pan or griddle. When bubbles begin to pop, it's time to flip them.
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      Chantele and Julie 3 years ago from Wales

      this looks like fun!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Wow, this has got to be the most unique type of pancakes I have ever seen. I don't have kids, but I would try this just to see how it comes out!

      Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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      Elise-Loyacano 5 years ago from San Juan, Puerto Rico

      I'm 36 and I still have to hide vegetables to get myself to eat them. I'm not crazy about beets and I'm not crazy about pancakes, but even I am tempted to try these.

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      Donna Hilbrandt 5 years ago from Upstate New York

      Two of my favorite foods combined. Yum! Voted up and sharing.

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      iheartkafka 5 years ago

      I hope you do; they really are great!

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      rahstame 5 years ago from USA

      I think it is delicious. I should try this one.