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Monday, 6 November 2017

Beetroot Oatmeal Pancake

   Want to try something delicious , healthy and did i say..oh so beautiful looking pancakes for your breakfast ? Made from oatmeal these beauties are naturally colored with beetroot , are gluten free, egg-less, sugar- free, baking powder free, are kid friendly , soft , fluffy and require just 5 ingredients ! If you are still not tempted to try out these beetroot oatmeal pancakes for yourself, let me tell you that these are ready under 30 minutes from scratch and require just 1 blender jar to be washed as all the ingredients just need to be pulsed in a grinder before been cooked. What else can one expect from a recipe ?

 Serve them plain or top them with some honey or maple syrup and some fruit or nut of your choice and you are sorted. Perfect for a hearty breakfast or brunch , go well in lunch box and tasty equally good while warm or cold. To make it vegan , just replace milk with water . Banana serves as an egg substitute and also make the pancakes naturally sweet. Flavored with cinnamon these soft pancakes are very addictive. The beautiful pink color is more than enough to tempt the fussy eaters and kids. Can serve a small potion of this pancake ( without adding milk) and without any toppings to babies (above 8 months) as a finger food.

Beetroot is a good source of iron and fol-ate. It also contains nitrates, betaine , magnesium and other antioxidants . It is believed that beetroot can help lower blood pressure , boost exercise performance and prevent dementia. Source: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/superfoods/Pages/is-beetroot-a-superfood.aspx

  Preparation time: 10 minutes
  Cooking time : 15 minutes
  Serves : 6

  Ingredients:Measurements used 1 cup= 200 ml)
  • 2 cup oats ( quick cooking)
  • 1 large or 2 small ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 /2 cup beetroot juice (read the notes below)
  • 1/4 cup milk or water ( adjust the quantity to get the pancake batter consistency)
  • Little oil for making the pancakes ( i used around 1 1/2 tablespoon to make 6 pancakes)
  1. In a grinder jar pulse the oats to get a coarse flour. To the oatmeal add 1 banana, cinnamon powder and beetroot juice in the same grinder jar. Pulse 3-4 times to blend well. 

  2. The batter will be dry. Add required milk or water around 1/4 to 1/2 cup and pulse again 3-4 times to get a smooth , lump free batter which is neither runny nor too thick (this pancake batter is somewhat similar to dosa batter in terms of consistency)

  3. I guess many of you will have a broad smile on your face as you adore the beautiful pink color of the batter ..now you have to try this out to prove me right :) . Now heat a non-stick pan on low flame and drizzle few drops of oil on it. Add a ladle full of batter right from the grinder jar to the center of the pan and spread it a little ( we do not want a thin pancake) .Cover cook the pancake for about 2 minute on a low flame .

  4. Flip the pancake delicately and cook on the other side as well for about 1 minute. Repeat the same with rest of the batter.

 5. Stack the pancakes on a dish and drizzle with some honey or maple syrup and top with fruits or nuts of your choice. Serve warm or cold and enjoy !

  •  To make Beetroot juice use a juicer or just wash, peel and make chunks of the beetroot. grind them with drinking water . Strain the juice and use in the recipe. For those who prefer to cook the beetroot before using in a recipe, can steam the beetroot in a pressure cooker, and puree it . Dilute the puree with drinking water and use in this recipe.
  • To make this pancake vegan, just replace milk with water. 
  • The pancake taste equally good without any toppings.

  Sending these healthy beauties to #117th #FoodieMondayBlogHop #where the them for this week is #Pancakes . Do check out my fellow bloggers post as well for some interesting and innovative ideas on this theme.

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  1. Just look at the color, so yum n vibrant 👌👌

  2. Love the color of the pancakes. So beautiful. Adding beetroot juice and using only oatmeal, fantastic recipe Poonam.

  3. Super healthy pancakes girl   Love those beautiful pancakes ...Thanks for the recipe :)

    1. You are most welcome dear Waagmi..thank you :)

  4. Love the look and sound of these pink pancakes! :)

  5. Wow looking Pancakes!Loved the colour!

  6. At first glance I thought they were red velvet pancakes but they are made with beetroot and oats is outstanding..love them.

  7. Healthy and interesting Combo !!! Beautiful colour.

  8. This is so interesting. Love the vibrant colour and ease of the recipe. Must try this

    1. Thank you di...do try out and share your feedback with us