Pancakes with beets? You’ve got to be kidding, right? I thought so too, until I tried them! For some reason one of the few things that grew like crazy in my garden were beets. I had bowls, and bowls of beets. I was unsure what to do with all of them until I started playing around and have found an awesome use for them! Did you know beets in a pancake batter, in a smoothie or in salad dressings make the recipe the prettiest, most beautiful magenta color you have ever seen? These pancakes were SO fun! My kids got a kick out of their super crazy, bright pink color. These pancakes would be perfect for Valentines Day, Mother’s Day or on a little girl’s birthday. They are as fun to eat as they are pretty. A couple weeks ago I made these and my kids couldn’t get enough. I have to admit a couple of them were a little wigged out that beets were in the recipe, but once they tried them, they changed their mind. The beets not only give the pancakes a nice color, but they also add a lot of vitamins, minerals and make the pancakes nice and moist. If you are wanting to try a new, fun, breakfast recipe–you will love these!
*You can use canned beets, bottled beets or cook up some raw beets by boiling them in a large pot and then peeling off the skin once they are soft. All types of beets work great.