Power Puff Pancakes
These pancakes would be most appropriate on Valentines day. I couldn't believe how PINK they turned out, just by adding beet puree. Coloring your food with vegetables rather than fake coloring is way better for your family! Plus, you really can't taste the beets, I mean.. really!
So, here is the easy jist of it.
Wrap beets in foil. Cook at 400 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. (like you would a potato)
I did this Friday night, and then let the beets sit out on the counter to cool all night. I the morning, I came back, unwrapped, peeled (the skin slid right off), and sliced. Then I put the slices in my super cheap, $25 food processor. I added a drop of water to get the chunks to puree a little better.
For two beets, I ended up with a little over half a cup. I mixed up some pancakes using the regular recipe (I actually used the Heart Healthy Bisquick, but you could use any pancake mix, like this homemade one)
Then I added 1/3 cup of the beet puree, plus a little extra liquid to make the batter a little more runny.
WHEW! Look at the PINKNESS!!