Perfectly Pink Beet Pancakes

After roasting and pureeing some beets, I was trying to think of different ways to use it and decided to add some to our pancake batter. I actually don't really care for beets, but these bright pink, fluffy pancakes, covered in melted butter and maple syrup, were delicious! Munchkin, who typically hates veggies, but adores all things pink, helped me make the batter and then ate six of them. Six beet pancakes- I was thrilled! Beets are full of cancer-fighting beta-carotene, fiber, iron, potassium, and folic acid, which makes these pancakes a great choice for kids and grown-ups alike! Check them out for yourself...

Perfectly Pink Beet Pancakes
Makes 10 medium or 18 small pancakes

1 egg
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup beet puree (click here for the recipe!)
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. whisk all ingredients until smooth
2. butter griddle or frying pan on medium heat
3. using a 1/4 cup measuring cup drop batter on pan and cook until brown on both sides and cooked through
4. serve warm with butter and warm maple syrup

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