Beet Pancakes

Beet Pancakes

by Nicole on April 2, 2012

I know, I know but before you run for the door hear me out.  As you know I am always on a mission to incorporate more veggies into my babies diets. They are very good eaters honestly but Beets are a tough one even for the most forgiving palate. I personally do not like Beets in any form I have ever had them in. I remember them being a pickled unwanted garnish on salads at every Latino Restaurant I went to in the Bronx.

I found the recipe on Weelicious and I was intrigued and a little nervous I must admit. I have to say they were a hit with my little man, little lady was not as bowled over but I think they are worth giving a try. The taste of Beets is barely detectable and with a little syrup you will forget all about it. :)

Beet Pancakes
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Serves: 6
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • ¾ Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3 Tbs Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbs Baking Powder
  • ½ Tsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 medium beets roasted and pureed* (about ¾ cup)
  • 1¼ cup Milk (I used Vanilla Coconut)
  • ⅓ cup Plain Greek Yogurt (I used Coconut Flavor, may try Blueberry next time)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3Tbs unsalted butter melted
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbs honey
  1. ) Sift 1st five ingredients together.
  2. ) In a separate bowl whisk all wet ingredients
  3. ) Mix dry ingredients into wet till combined (do not over mix, lumps are okay)
  4. ) Add about 2 Tbs to a hot greased skillet or griddle and cook for about 3 minutes on each side.
  5. Roasting Beets
  6. * Wash and cut Beets in half. Fold a piece of foil in half and seal edges so they can steam. Bake on 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Use gloves or a paper towel to remove skins and puree till smooth.


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Marian April 11, 2012 at 4:39 AM

Hi Nicole,
Such a wonderful idea to introduce beets like this! And who could refuse little pink hearts like that? My daughters would sure love them, so I might try these out!
I usually make chocolate muffins with beets and they love them, but of course they don’ t know there are vegetables in them :-)!

Nicole April 15, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Hi Marian

Thank you! :) I hope you and your lovies are all well. I hope you enjoy the recipe. I would love to try out the idea of chocolate muffins with beets. Thanks for sharing.

Take care,

Natalie @ Once Upon a Cutting Board April 3, 2012 at 6:42 PM

So cute, I love that you cut them into heart-shapes too, they would be perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Nicole April 4, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Thanks Natalie! I wanted to give them every chance to be more attractive. :) I hope you enjoy them.

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