Beet Pancakes {Recipe}


It has been the season of beets around these parts lately. We have been getting them for weeks in our CSA shares and I have been doing quite a bit of experimenting with them. I have also been on a kick trying to get the kids to enjoy them. So far they have eaten them roasted with potatoes in this Kale and Zucchini Meatloaf meal that was a success and we have also had some really great success in incorporating beet puree into our classic meals that we love.

Beet Pancakes are one of these meals and definitely C’s favorite way to eat beets. It may or may not be because of the beautiful pink color that beets turn the pancakes into. Deep, rich pink or not, it makes the pancakes just that much healthier:) AND, it is the perfect alternative to wasting un-eaten beets. Cheers to homemade healthy pink pancakes!

Beet Pancakes

(Makes ~12 large sized pancakes)


3 1/4 cups flour

3 Tablespoons sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

3 cups buttermilk

1/2 cup whole milk

3 eggs

1/2 cup beet puree

*It is important to note that by roasting your beets instead of boiling them to soften for pureeing, you retain their deep pink/purple color. When you boil them, the color dulls quite a bit.



1. Mix dry ingredients together. Often times I will do this the night before I am making pancakes to save time in the morning. I just cover the bowl with a towel overnight.

2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together buttermilk, milk, beet puree, and eggs. 

3. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir just enough to combine.

4. Cook pancakes using your favorite method! 

**Though this recipe may make a lot of pancakes, I often will make them at the start of the week and individually wrap them so they are easy to pull out in the mornings. I also will freeze some for other times.

**Adding fresh fruit is great to do with any pancakes!

Because I love connecting with others, this post is linked up to: Pin It Tuesday Mostly Homemade Mondays, and Kids in the Kitchen!

About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. So cool! We are so making these!
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  2. They look yummy, but maybe tricky to make gluten and dairy free! Oh, how I miss pancakes :(
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  3. I NEVER know what to do with the beets I get. Saving this for later!
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  4. Awesome! I can’t wait to try these!
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  5. This is a new one for me. I have never heard of beet pancakes before. Wow!
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  6. I have to make these! Trying to get my family to eat beets is a challenge.
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  7. These were a hit at our house! The kids were excited to try them! We microwaved our beets and that worked well. Just make sure you pierce them a bunch before you stick them in!


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