Red Valentine’s Day Pancakes (with Beets)

Ok, well this is a little late, but since I only used half a roasted beet in yesterday’s beet smoothie, I thought the other half would be perfect for a Valentine’s treat!  Or just an any-day treat.  I’m sure kids would love colored pancakes, and no food coloring is involved.

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Valentine’s Day (Beet) Protein Pancakes

Serves 2

  • 2/3 c oatmeal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c cottage cheese
  • 1/2 roasted beet, peeled
  • splash vanilla
  • 1/4 c milk
  • coconut oil

Blend all ingredients except milk and oil together with hand blender.  Beet might remain grainy if not thoroughly roasted – it took me extra time with the hand blender to blend the beet.  Add milk as needed to thin out mixture.  Melt a pat of coconut oil in pan. Pour in pancake mix (~1/4 c per pancake) and flip when ready.

To be honest, most of my Valentine’s Day was spent working so my present to myself is a weekend of bike riding – can’t wait!! 

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