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Beetroot pancakes

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Beetroot pancakes

Beetroot pancakes – An alternative pancake recipe using beetroot which provides a great colour and is also a nutritious way to get kids eating vegetables. Why not try whipping up these colourful nourishing pancakes.

IngredientsServes 6-8, This recipe is suitable for vegans and vegetarians –
– 1 cup self-raising flour
– 1 tsp baking powder
– ¼ tsp salt
– 1 cup dairy or non-dairy milk-oat milk has been used in this recipe
– 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
– ½ cup of well-cooked beetroot roughly chopped/grated


  • In a large bowl add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix well.
  • Next poor in the milk, vinegar followed by the beetroot and whisk well until a smooth batter is formed. Alternatively, you can use a blender.
  • Allow the batter to rest for a few minutes.
  • Heat some oil in a pan and on a medium heat ladle the pancake batter into medium rounds. Allow the pancakes to cook for a few minutes on each side, air pockets will form, and pancakes will become fluffy.
  • Add your desired topping-I have used some melted dark chocolate.

Alternative fillings
 – Use spinach or sweet potato as a filling to add into the batter
– Add chopped bananas and yoghurt as a topping
– Add a poached egg as a topping for a savoury version

Find lots of other great recipes on our Recipes page!

Learn about ‘The Eatwell Guide’ on the NHS website