Pink Pancakes made with BEETS

Many little girls love all things pink.  Some little girls also refuse to eat almost anything that could be deemed “healthy.”  So, we’ve been getting creative.  Today we present to you: pink pancakes made with beets.  

Yes, you heard that right – pink pancakes made with beets.  Sounds weird?  Well, we assure you, they are not.  In fact, they are quite delicious and even beet loathing people eat them right up.  So, if you are struggling at home with a picky eater (like us) or you just want to whip up a healthy, Valentine’s Day appropriate breakfast, give these pink pancakes a try.   (Not convinced?  Check out this post that we did recently on the amazing health benefits of beets!)

Pink Pancakes made with Beets


1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 tbsp honey
1 egg
2 tbsp butter
5 tbsp pureed, cooked beets *


1.  Combine the first four (dry) ingredients in a large bowl.

2.  In a second, smaller, bowl, combine the five wet ingredients (being sure to let the butter cool first, so as not to cook the egg).

3.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.

4.  Heat an electric griddle to 325 degrees.  Pour 1/4 cups of batter onto the preheated griddle and allow to cook until bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake. Then flip and cook the other side thoroughly.

5.  Serve immediately topped with butter and warm maple syrup.

Makes about 8 pink pancakes

*You can definitely add more beets if your family can handle it.  Just be sure to add a little more flour to compensate for the extra moisture.

Does this recipe sound good to you?  Would you make this for your kids?