How to Prepare Yummy Pink (Beetroot) Pancakes

  • 2 min read
  • May 11, 2022

Pink (Beetroot) Pancakes. An easy and delicious recipe for healthy pink beet pancakes. These fun pink beet pancakes are quickly mixed in your blender, are super kid-friendly, full of healthy beets, naturally sweetened and can easily be made gluten free. In my experience as a mom and teacher, kids love bright, fun food.

Pink (Beetroot) Pancakes Naturally Pink Beetroot Pancakes It took me several batches to make this beetroot pancake recipe work, but in the end, they turned out nicely pink, fluffy, with a good flavor. The naturally pink color is a big selling point for my five-year-old, who isn't always into pancakes. Roasted (brightest pink): trim greens from beets and wrap in a piece of aluminum foil. You can make Pink (Beetroot) Pancakes using 9 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Pink (Beetroot) Pancakes

  1. You need 1 pinch of salt.
  2. You need 1 of Egg.
  3. Prepare 1 cup of plain white or wholewheat flour.
  4. It’s 2 tsp of (heaped) baking powder.
  5. You need 3/4 cup of Apple Juice.
  6. It’s 1/2 cup of finely grated raw (or cooked) beetroot.
  7. Prepare 1/2 tsp of mixed spice (or nutmeg+cinnamon).
  8. It’s of Olive oil.
  9. It’s of Honey/butter to serve.

Using roasted beets will produce the brightest pink color in the pancakes. Add in the flour, baking powder, salt, and beetroot powder. Use a spatula to fold the ingredients together. Heat a frying pan over low heat.

Pink (Beetroot) Pancakes step by step

  1. Whisk the egg until frothy. Add flour, baking powder and salt..
  2. Pour in the apple juice. Give it all a good whisk..
  3. Fold in the beetroot and spice..
  4. Warm a frying pan over high heat. Brush on a bit of olive oil. Drop in dessert spoonfuls of the pancake batter into the centre of the pan..
  5. Grab a spatula. As soon as the pancake starts to bubble up in the centre, flip it over and cook for 2 minutes or so, until cooked through. Don't be tempted to press the pancake down in the pan as it cooks as this will press out all the lovely air bubbles that make it nice and fluffy..
  6. When all your pancakes are cooked, add a dot of butter on the top of each, and then serve with a drizzle of honey..

Note: the trick to making these pink beet pancakes is to keep the heat at a minimum. Lightly grease the frying pan with a little oil and wipe with a paper towel. Keep it in the blender covered in the fridge and then just fry them the pancakes the next morning when you're ready. I love how the color comes out pink without using any artificial coloring! How to make pink pancakes Pink Beetroot Pancakes.