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All Natural Red Velvet Pancakes (gf + vegan)

These all natural red velvet pancakes taste like brownies for breakfast! Light, delicious & they get their color from cooked beets!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: beet recipe for kids, chocolate pancakes recipe, healthy breakfast, oatmeal pancakes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 255kcal


  • Blender


  • 2 cups uncooked rolled oats  use certified gluten free oats for gluten free pancakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup very ripe and mashed banana the riper the better. Can sub applesauce, but pancakes may be less sweet.
  • 4 ounces beet, cooked and peeled About 1/2 cup pureed. See above for cooking options
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • oil for cooking


  • Combine oats, baking powder, cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt to a high-speed blender. Blend until oats become a fine powder.
  • Pour the oat flour mixture into a bowl and set aside.
  • In the now empty blender, combine beets, vanilla, maple syrup/honey, milk, and banana. Blend until smooth and well combined.
  • Pour contents of the blender into the bowl with the dry goods. Stir to combine but do not over mix.
  • Heat a pan or other skillet over medium-low heat. Add a little cooking oil to the pan. When the oil is hot, portion out the batter into small pancakes.
  • Cook until the edges of the pancake appear dry and a few bubbles appear in the batter (about 1 1/2 -2 minutes). Flip over and cook the pancakes on the other side for another minute and a half.
  • Once all the batter has been cooked into pancakes, serve warm with topping of choice. Store leftover pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for 1 month.


Serving: 3pancakes | Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 578mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 3mg