Pink Pancakes

With oodles of beets from our produce pack program, I was excited to find this recipe for the kids. And they loved them! I noticed a slight smell of beets when I cut into mine, but they taste the same if you close your eyes. I sprinkled chocolate chips and blueberries on a couple to make them extra-appealing to my toddlers.

First, clean your beets and trim to allow an extra 1/2 inch on each end. (ie: 1/2 inch of stem and 1/2 inch of skinny root on each beet). Place in a covered casserole dish, and bake at 425' for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, depending on the size of your beets. Allow to cool in the covered dish, before simply rubbing to remove the skin with your fingers. Then, puree beets in a food processor until smooth - adding a little water if necessary.

You can easily incorporate the pureed beets into your own pancake recipe in lieu of oil or apple sauce.

Bright pink pancakes in the skillet
Finished pancakes (with chocolate chips) cooling on wire rack.

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