A few months ago I made a post on a bunch of healthy pancake recipes I found on Pinterest that I wanted to try. I totally forgot to post about these red velvet pancakes that were on that list! I made them literally the morning after finding the recipe, that’s how excited I was about them. The recipe is from Sandhya’s Kitchen and is very easy to follow. I think in total it took me about 30 mins to make the pancakes and that was with going back and forth between my phone and the mixing bowl. I really do recommend these because they’re not overly sickeningly sweet but are denser than regular pancakes. Here is Sandhya’s recipe below:
135 g Plain Flour
150 g Cooked Beetroot (3 medium sized Beetroot)
10 g Baking Powder ( 2 Tsp approx )
3 g Salt ( 1/2 tsp approx)
3 tsp Caster Sugar
130 ml Milk
2 Tsp of Sunflower/Olive Oil
1 Large Egg Slightly Beaten
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
Butter for greasing the pan
Cream Cheese Glaze
180g Cream Cheese
1 Cup Icing Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tblspn Milk ( if needed)
Berries as desired
To prepare the cream cheese glaze, beat the cream cheese, icing sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Thin the consistency with a tblspn of milk if needed and set it aside.
Sift the Flour, Baking Powder, Caster Sugar and Salt together.
Blend Cooked Beetroot and milk until you get a smooth puree. In another bowl, mix Beet Milk Puree, oil, vanilla extract and lightly beaten egg.
Add the wet ingredients to dry gradually with constant whisking in between, making sure there is no lump formation.
Heat the non-stick pan on low heat,spread the butter just enough to grease. Pour 2 small ladle of the batter onto the pan, allowing it to spread on its own. When the bubbles begin to appear ( approximately 2 minutes, flip the pancake and cook for another 1 minute or so.
Repeat the process until all the batter is used up. Keep the pancakes warm by stacking them in an oven ( heated at the lowest setting). I could make 12 Pancakes with this measurement.
Make sure the flame is at a low setting. Cooking in high heat could discolor the pancakes. Each pancake takes about 3 – 3 1/2 minutes.