These Easy Pink Beet Pancakes Are the Perfect Valentine’s Day Breakfast

pink beet pancakes with fruit on top
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1h 15 min
4 servings

Waking up on Valentine’s Day to a fresh stack of pancakes is a must. These pretty in pink pancakes use a roasted beet puree to give them a naturally vibrant hue, meaning no artificial colouring whatsoever. The beets add a touch of sweetness as well, so the kids will love them too. OK — maybe just don’t tell them breakfast has vegetables!

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Like Marcella’s pink beet pancakes? Try her cinnamon streusel muffins or s’mores butter tarts.



cup pureed roasted beets (2 beets)
1 ½
cups all-purpose flour
Tbsp baking powder
pinch fine salt
Tbsp granulated sugar
large egg, whisked
tsp pure vanilla extract
Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
cup whole milk (can substitute oat or soy milk)
Butter or oil, for cooking
Fresh berries, for serving
Maple syrup, for serving



Step 1 can be done in advance.

pink beet pancake ingredients
Step 1

To prepare the beets for the pancakes, simply wrap 2 beets tightly in foil and roast them at 400°F for about an hour. Once cooled, peel and puree until smooth. Add a touch of water to the blender or food processor if necessary. This step can be done in advance.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Create a well in the centre.

Step 3

Add the egg, pureed beets, vanilla, melted butter and milk. Whisk until the batter just comes together, a few lumps are okay.

pink beet pancake batter in a bowl
Step 4

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add a touch of butter. Swirl it around the pan to evenly coat the whole surface. Pour in a scoop (about ⅓ cup) of batter. Cook until the top begins to bubble, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional minute, until both sides are golden brown.

Step 5

Repeat until no batter remains, coating the pan with a touch of butter each time. Stack cooked pancakes onto a serving plate. Garnish with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup!

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