[RECIPE] Red Velvet Pancakes

posted Feb 1, 2015, 7:43 PM by Merrin McGregor   [ updated Feb 1, 2015, 8:44 PM ]

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3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
4 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 (15-ounce) can sliced beets, drained and rinsed (1 ¾ cups)
1 ½ cups unenriched soy milk
½ cup orange juice
2 eggs
½ cup sugar 3 tablespoons plain unsweetened yogurt 1 ½ tablespoons 
vegetable oil
 1 teaspoon vanilla
6 drops red food coloring (optional)
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butter, for cooking
4 cups raspberries or sliced strawberries
maple syrup, warmed

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

  2. Make sure you’re alone in the kitchen. In a food processor, puree beets with soy milk until completely smooth. Add orange juice, eggs, sugar, yogurt, oil, vanilla and food coloring (if using). 

  3. Pulse to combine. Add wet ingredients to dry, stirring just until combined.

  4. vegetables accidentally red velvet pancakes recipePreheat griddle or large frying pan over medium heat. 

  5. Melt enough butter on the griddle or pan to coat. Ladle batter onto the pan (about ¼ cup per pancake), cooking until golden, about 2 minutes per side.

  6. Serve these unsuspecting pancakes topped with berries and maple syrup. 

Craftily Yields : about 2½ dozen pancakes

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