Until a few months ago, I have never eaten and enjoyed a beet in my life. This summer, I’m trying to change that. A while back I saw a recipe for beet pancakes from Weelicious. I thought about making the pancakes from canned beets, but noticed that they had almost no nutritional value. I wasn’t about to make myself eat beets if they weren’t even good for me, so I put the recipe into my mental queue! Finally, when we got our co-op box a while ago, it contained beets and I knew what I had to do with them. My pictures are no where near as good as the ones from Weelicious, but the pancakes were delicious and worth repeating!
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 medium beets, roasted & pureed (about 3/4 cups)
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- The first task is to roast the beets. I started by cutting the ends off of the beets and peeling them. Then I cut them into roughly 1/2 inch cubes. Next, I tossed them in a little olive oil and roasted them on a cookie sheet at 375 degrees until they were tender. This probably took about 30 minutes.
- Once the beets had cooled, I pureed them in my Baby Bullet, adding water until it was a nice texture. I strained the puree through a small strainer so that it was smooth.
- Now it’s time to start making pancakes! Sift the first 5 ingredients into a bowl.
- Place the wet ingredients (everything else) in a separate bowl and whisk thoroughly to combine.
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet and stir until just combined.
- Drop about 2 tbsp of the pancake mixture onto a greased griddle pan that is heated over medium heat. Cook for roughly 3 minutes on each side, flipping when the top of the pancake looks bubbly.
- Serve with syrup or accompaniments of your choice. I made a cream cheese glaze which was good, although mine was lumpy. I didn’t use a recipe, but this one looks like a safe bet! (I’d probably add extra milk to make it thin and easily drizzled on.)
I hope you have as much fun incorporating random vegetables into you life as I do!