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I'm sure you've  had your fair share of pancakes - plain, blueberry, chocolate chip - but have you ever had a beet pancake? That's right, a pancake made with beets! Now, I know what you're thinking, "Beets in my pancakes? That sounds gross!" But these pancakes are delicious and so easy to make!

So if you're looking for something new and exciting to make for breakfast (or a dessert for a special dinner!) this weekend, give these beet pancakes a try. You won't be disappointed!

Beet Pancakes: BEFORE / AFTER

1. Pink Pancake

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup grated peeled cooked beet (about 2 small beets)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • dried fruits (for garnish, optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir the milk and oil until combined. Add the egg and grated cooked beets and mix well until fully incorporated.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
  4. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Once hot, melt the butter and pour it into the pan.
  5. Using an ice cream scoop or 1/3 cup measuring cup, scoop out the batter onto the heated skillet or griddle. Cook until the edges are set and bubbles form on the surface.
  6. Flip the pancake and cook for another 2 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  7. Serve immediately with a drizzle of honey, butter, syrup, or dried fruits (optional). Enjoy

2. Thin Beet-Crepes With Cream Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, plus more for cooking the crepes
  • Two cups of grated, peeled, and cooked beets (about four small beets).
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Dried fruits (for garnish, optional)

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, milk, and honey until combined. Add the melted butter and grated cooked beets and mix well.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
  4. Heat a non-stick skillet or crepe maker over medium heat. Once hot, add a small amount of butter to the pan.
  5. Using an ice cream scoop or 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop out the batter onto the heated skillet or crepe maker. Cook until the edges are set and bubbles form on the surface.
  6. Flip the crepes and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  7. To assemble the crepes, spread the cream cheese in a thin layer onto each crepe and roll. Drizzle with honey and dried fruits (optional). Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • For a vegan version of these beet pancakes or crepes, use almond milk and vegetable oil instead of cow’s milk and butter.
  • You can also add your favorite spices to the batter for extra flavor - cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, etc.
  • To make the pancakes even pinker, try adding a few drops of food coloring to the batter.
  • Add some crunch by topping your pancakes with nuts or granola before serving.
  • You can also top your crepes with savory ingredients such as feta cheese, and capers for a savory twist.

I hope you enjoyed these recipes for pink beet pancakes and crepes! Have fun making them!

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There you have it - two delicious beet-inspired recipes that are sure to wow your family and friends! Enjoy your pink pancakes and beet crepes this weekend! Bon Appetit!

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