The (Christmas) beet goes on.
I’m so festive-feeling that even I want to slap me.
But how awesome are red pancakes in the winter?! Especially with they’re delicious and trimmed in white.
Oh… and they have a not-so-hidden healthy ingredient. Beets lend their color to these festive ‘cakes. It’s strange, yes. But I’m telling you… it’s good!
I use the new Quest vanilla milkshake protein powder in my pancakes. It’s flavor really is fantastic, and it bakes like a champ. These tasted like a beet milkshake pancake. In a good way. Really.
I topped them with a mix of SF syrup and Apricot Riesling Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese from Atlanta Farm Fresh (a local creamery – if you’re in ATL, check them out at Whole Foods!). And strawberries, which were surprisingly perfect in December!
They look all pretty on the plate… but what really happens is that I am too late to have time to eat them. So I cram them in tupperware and toss it in my backpack to be eaten after I walk to work.
Still tasted good. #winning
Beet Protein Pancakes
- 2/3 scoop (19g) vanilla protein powder (I used Quest Vanilla Milkshake)
- 1 T coconut flour
- 1 T spelt flour
- 1 tsp beet powder* (or 1 T pureed beet)
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg white
- 3-4 drops orange liquid stevia (or other sweetener, to taste)
- 1/4 C unsweetened almond milk
Mix together dry ingredients. Add wet to dry and stir to combine.
Spray medium size pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into pan in small circles, and cook both sides until golden brown.
Approximate nutrition (without toppings): 2.4g fat, 250.3g sodium, 16.8g carbohydrates, 5.1g fiber, 2.9g sugar, 23g protein
*I order my beet powder from iHerb. Use discount code USO924 for $5-10 off your order!
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This weekend it’s time to cook. We have 10 for Christmas!!! You should see my grocery list… look out, Whole Paycheck!
Have you made anything #strangebutgood for the holidays? Are your relatives strange?
Does your plated food end up like mine?