Un-beet-able Pancakes

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Beets act as a natural food coloring that brighten up any pancake recipe. This fun breakfast recipe is packed with nutrition!  Beets are loaded with calcium, potassium and vitamins A and C. These nutritional benefits help to boost your baby’s immune system, while promoting muscle skeletal, nervous system, and brain development. In addition, beets are also high in fiber, making them easy to digest. Most pediatricians recommend introducing beets into your baby’s diet between eight and 10 months. For an overview of essential vitamins and minerals your child needs, check out our Nutrient Chart.

This recipe serves 6.

Here is what you will need to make this recipe:

 

    • 1 cup flour
    • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
    • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
    • 1 tbsp baking powder
    • 2 whole beets, roasted and pureed
    • 1 1/4 cup nonfat milk
    • 1/3 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
    • 1 whole egg
    • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Combine white flour with whole wheat flour.

 

Add brown sugar.

 

Add baking powder and stir all dry ingredients together.

 

Wash beets and wrap tightly in aluminum foil. Roast them in the oven at 400°F for 25 minutes. The skin should peel off easily after they have been roasted.
Note*This can be done the day before.

 

Peel the skin off the beet.

 

Puree beets with immersion blender.

 

 Mix beets, milk, yogurt, egg, melted butter and vanilla in a separate bowl until well combined.

 

 Heat up skillet and combine the two bowls and stir until just incorporated.

Stir the ingredients together and remember lumps are good when it comes to pancakes, the batter will not be completely smooth.

 

Grease the pan and pour some of the pancake mix into the hot pan or skillet, about 3 minutes each side.

 

 

Un-Beet-able Pancakes with Bananas

Serve immediately with bananas, berry puree or any other favorite pancake topper.

 

If you have extra, you can store them in the freezer for up to three months.

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