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I’m continuing to explore my new found love for beets.  I had some roasted ones leftover  so I decided to incorporate them into today’s breakfast.  Voila!  I came up with these wonderful “Red Velvet” pancakes.  They looked a little strange on their own so I decided to make another batch using browned butter for a nice contrast.  I used the “Good Old Fashioned Pancakes” recipe from Allrecipes.

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RECIPE

“Red Velvet” Pancakes

Ingredients I added to the original recipe.

  • 2 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 extra T. of sugar
  • 2 t. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 medium sized roasted beet

Browned Butter Pancakes

*I added 1 more T. of butter for a total of 4T. and browned them before adding into the batter.

Results:

I’m used to having fluffy and airy pancakes and this recipe yielded slightly more dense ones .  These were a delightful change.  The texture reminded me a bit of Dutch Baby pancakes.  (Not too heavy though).  When Keith came into the kitchen he groaned and had a disgusted look on his face.  I urged him to have a little taste and he loved them!  He kept trying to take some more so I had to send him away until I was done cooking.  Both pancakes were delicious on their own but we just had to try some using our favorite maple syrup from Cooks’ Woods.

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