We were honored to have Vfitter Misa host a special Valentine's themed kid cooking demo before Valentine's with our members. This nutrient dense and eye pleasing pancake recipe can be served year round - invite the kids and have some fun in the kitchen as you use some beets to help create these rose colored flapjacks. Recipe adapted from the Natural Nurturer
Steam or roast 1 beet. To steam, cut into quarters and place in a steam basket with a little water. Steam with a lid for about 20 minutes or until you can easily poke it with a fork. To roast, bake at 400 F. Cut into chunks drizzle with oil and roast until tender. Peel should easily come off with both methods.
Combine oats, baking powder, and salt to a high-speed blender. Blend until oats become a fine powder.
Pour the oat flour mixture into a bowl and set aside.
Using same blender, combine remaining ingredients ( beets, egg, oil, yogurt, vanilla, syrup, applesauce). Blend until smooth and well combined. Add the oat flour mixture into the blender and blend again. Stop a few times to scrape the sides of the blender to ensure everything is well mixed.
Heat a pan or other skillet over medium-low heat. Add a little cooking oil to the pan. When the oil is hot, portion out the batter into small pancakes.
Cook until you see small bubbled forming on the top of the pancake and the edges look dry, it'll be about 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook the other side for the same amount of time.
Enjoy warm with topping of choice! So many good options, we gave a few as optional ingredients up top.
Let cook completely before storing leftovers in an air-tight container in fridge for 4-5 days or in freezer