What kid doesn’t love to wake up to pancakes for breakfast on a Saturday morning? Wow you kiddos with these fun, colorful Easy Pink Velvet Pancakes.
With a few extra minutes of effort and a little organization, you can mix up your typical Saturday morning pancake routine by making these Easy Pink Velvet Pancakes.
Beet puree is a really fun and totally all-natural way to add a pop of color to your baked goods recipes, like these Easy Pink Velvet Pancakes.
Beets are naturally very potent in color, making them a great alternative to food coloring. You only need a little bit to color the pancakes, so you don’t have to worry about these pancakes tasting like anything but pancakes. My kids had no idea that I added beets to the mix until I told them.
And because you’re using such a small amount, you don’t need to make any alterations to your recipe or pancake mix instructions. See how easy that is?
Make the beet puree ahead of time and store in small portions in the freezer. Just thaw the puree the night before. Since you’ll be using your favorite store bought pancake mix, or maybe you prefer to make your own homemade pancake mix, this will whip up in mere minutes.
If you want to make homemade pancakes, you can totally still add some beet puree to your favorite recipe, but I loved how simple using a quality multigrain pancake mix made this recipe.
I definitely recommend making a larger batch of pancakes and freezing them so you can reheat them later. If you’ve never frozen pancakes before, check out this quick tutorial to learn how to freeze and reheat pancakes.
My kids love when we make pancakes on a Saturday morning and make an extra large batch to stash in the freezer for them to reheat for breakfast during the week. I love it because it makes breakfast super easy on school mornings. Grab a griddle and get ready to cook. This recipe is one that’ll make the whole family smile.
What is your favorite easy breakfast treat?
Easy Pink Velvet Pancakes
Beet puree is a really fun and totally all-natural way to add a pop of color to baked goods, like these Easy Pink Velvet Pancakes.
- 3 medium beets – stems removed and peeled, about 6.5 ounces once prepared
- 2/3 cup cold water
Remove the stems and leaves from the beets and discard. Peel the beets and slice in half. Steam or boil the beets until tender. Remove the beets from the heat, add the beets to a blender with 2/3 cup of cold water. Puree until completely smooth. Set aside.