And the BEET Goes On…

Oh yeah, I’m STILL singing!

Though I think Sonny & Cher had it all wrong…

Beets

Because it’s really ALL about the beets!

Beets with Shreds

They just can’t be BEAT! 😉

Beets & Cocoa

ESPECIALLY when paired with chocolate!

Remember that time where I started throwing beets into all of my breakfasts?
Well, I may gave you guys tips on how to turn my Blueberry Beet Pancakes into little red velvet ones, but since I was so enamored with parfaits and smoothies that week, I never actually got around to making them for myself…

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Until now!

But I’ll tell you, I learned quite a few things during this day-o-pancake-flippin’…

Beet Shreds & Greens

Beets are really pretty.

Beet Hand

But they’re kinda messy.

Beet Shreds

And they bring back haunting memories of a certain ghoulish invasion. 😉

Cacao Nibs

Cacao nibs are delicious and make for great snacking while taking 935,213 pictures of beets, chocolate, and pancakes.

Cacao Nibs Handful

Until one catches you in the roof of the mouth…then the munchin’ and crunchin’ comes to a screeching halt while you curse the heavens continue with your never-ending photo session.

Chocolate Cup

My tiny measuring is perfect for drizzling chocolate sauce…AND it’s super cute!

Chocolate Fingers

But shouldn’t be confused with the bowl of cacao nibs.

Because even after you wipe your hands off on your yoga pants a towel, there will still be evidence of your momentary lapse of attention…

Chocolate Door Knob

Oops?

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But in the end, it’s totally worth the flashbacks, nib laceration, and chocolate finger painting…

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Because these babies are flippin’ AWESOME!

Red Velvet Protein Pancakes

By: Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Keywords: fry breakfast high protein beets cocoa Pancake Sunday

Ingredients (Serves 1)

    Red Velvet Pancakes

    • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
    • 1 Tablespoon coconut flour (or ground flax, though the consistency will be a bit different)
    • 1/2 scoop protein powder (30g scoop)
    • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon sodium-free baking powder
    • 1 egg white
    • 1/4 cup raw, grated beets
    • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 5-7 drops chocolate (or vanilla) stevia

    Cocoa Drizzle

    • 2 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 Tablespoon water
    • 3-5 drops stevia or other preferred sweetener

    Instructions

    Red Velvet Pancakes

    1. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle to medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
    2. Combine grated beets, egg white, almond milk, vanilla extract, and stevia in a small blender and process for 4-5 seconds (longer if you don’t want to see little flecks of beet).
    3. In a bowl, combine flours, protein powder, cocoa, and baking powder and stir with a wire whisk to break up any lumps.
    4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until flour is incorporated.
    5. Spoon batter onto skillet surface forming 3 medium-sized pancakes and cook 5-6 minutes per side or until edges start to crisp (batter will not bubble).
    6. Plate and layer with Greek yogurt, cocoa drizzle, and cacao nibs (or chocolate chips).

    Cocoa Drizzle

    1. Combine all ingredients and stir until smooth.

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    Red Velvet Protein Pancakes Nutrition

    And HELLO fiber…we meet again! 😀

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    Soft and fluffy velllllllvety cakes layered with sweet Greek yogurt and covered in chocolate?

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    The only question that remains is why are you still reading this?

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    Go make these CAKES!

    Just do me a favor and sing while you make them! 😉

    What song can you not get enough of right now?

    Are you a messy/absent-minded/easily distracted cook like me?
    Please tell me my kitchen isn’t the only one that looks like a bomb went off in it after I finish preparing a meal!

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