Pink and purple pancakes full of protein and vitamins to start off your day with a healthy breakfast. Beets are the secret ingredient that give these pancakes their pretty pink color. Kids will love this healthy breakfast treat and won't even know that they are getting their daily serving of vegetables.
Pretty pink pancake recipe
2 cups of whole wheat flour
3 cups white flour
1-1/4 cups powdered milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 cup baking powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup water
2 tablespoons canola oil
Place beets in a glass pan and cook at 400 degrees F for 1-1/2 hours. Let them cool on the counter overnight.
Once the beets are cooled, peel and slice. Place the beets in a food processor and puree into a soft creamy paste. Add a drop of water to minimize the chunks. Two beets will give you a little more than 1/2 cup puree.
In a large bowl, combine whole wheat flour, white flour, powdered milk, sugar, baking powder and salt to make the pancake mix.
In another large bowl add 1-1/2 cups of pancake mix, water, canola oil, egg and 1/3 cup of beet puree. Mix with a hand mixer. The batter to be on the thinner side, but not too watery.
Heat a pan or skillet with a little butter. Pour batter to form individual pancakes. Cook one side and then flip.
Finally, serve with a tall glass of Silk fruit and protein mixed berry juice, for a pretty pink and purple breakfast the kids will absolutely love.