Healthy Red Velvet Pancakes
Now THIS doesn’t look like a healthy breakfast. I mean, Red Velvet Pancakes… healthy? And for breakfast? Ummm, are you crazy?!?
Yes, I might be crazy and so might these pancakes, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing 😉
So what’s crazy about this
dessert breakfast? It’s free of refined sugar, contains no bleached white flour and has absolutely zero artificial food coloring. These Healthy Red Velvet Pancakes are secretly good for you!
Oh, and another crazy thing about these pancakes? They taste delicious (you don’t taste the secret ingredient at all)!!
I topped my pancakes with Soyatoo rice whip and mini dark chocolate chips. Pure maple syrup also works but I like the extra hit of chocolate 😉
Healthy Red Velvet Pancakes
- 123g (½ cup) Roasted Beet Puree, cooled to room temp (see this post for directions)
- 2 Organic Eggs, large
- 6 tbs Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 4 packets Truvia (or packeted sweetener of choice)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Natural Butter Flavor
- 1 tsp White Vinegar
- 28g (¼ cup) Coconut Flour
- 15g (3 tbs) Unsweetened Regular Cocoa Powder
- 1 tsp Double-Acting Baking Powder
- ⅛ tsp Salt
- Spray a pancake pan with cooking spray and place over medium-low heat.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the beet puree and eggs. Whisk in the almond milk, truvia, vanilla, butter extract and vinegar.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Dump into the wet ingredients and whisk together.
- Spoon the batter onto the hot pan and spread slightly to form circles. Cook until edges are dry and surface is slightly dry (these pancakes take longer to cook than regular pancakes, about 3-5 minutes. I get impatient sometimes and increase the heat to medium or medium-high when I'm hungry and want the pancakes sooner).
- Flip and cook for about 1 minute on the other side. Continue until all the batter is used up, then enjoy!
I thought I would compare my healthified pancake recipe’s nutrition label to the nutrition label of a popular recipe I found online to show you guys how different they are in terms of calories, fat, sugar, etc. The RecipeGirl‘s nutrition label is on the left (does not include the cream cheese frosting), the Desserts with Benefits nutrition label is on the right:
FOUR unhealthy pancakes for 400 calories vs. SIX healthy pancakes for 400 calories. Hmmm, I think I’ll go with the six pancake version.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not choosing my recipe because
I am totally bias I made it… I’m not choosing my recipe because it is lower calorie, lower fat/saturated fat, lower carb, sugar free, high fiber and high protein… I am choosing my pancake recipe because it is secretly healthy and 100% nutritious. My healthified Red Velvet Pancakes are all natural and makes for a balanced breakfast. You won’t get hungry again in 20 minutes like you would if you were to eat the unhealthy version, you will stay full for hours due to the 10g of filling fiber and 11g of satiating protein!
^^ Plate full of tender pancake HEAVEN
This is the perfect breakfast to make on a special occasion (or no occasion at all!) These pancakes look and taste decadent but the calorie count isn’t too abundant in any way. Who wouldn’t want this for breakfast?!?