February 13, 2013 11:22 pm

Natural Pink Lace Pancakes


My inspiration for these delicious laced pancakes came from BiteDelite via recipe by photo. Aren’t they beautiful!? And they were a lot easier than I anticipated, totally doable for a special occasion.

And Pink!? That delicious color comes from beets! I added just enough pureed beet to add some excitement to my beloved family recipe for whole wheat pancakes.

Whole Wheat Pancakes:

1 egg, beaten
2 Tablespoons melted butter, plus some for the pan
1 cups buttermilk
1 cups whole wheat pastry flour (plus up to 1/3cup more to thicken mixture for lace pancakes)
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-2 Tablespoon pureed beets, strained to remove chunks (optional for pink color)

Mix together egg, butter and buttermilk. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix together. If you’re going for pink pancakes, add beets until desired shade is achieved. Butter your skillet and heat on low. Fill a pastry bag with the mixture and start drawing! Use a thin spatula and flip early to maintain a light color. Makes 2-3 servings.

The whole wheat pastry flour is a key ingredient, as it offers a lighter, more mild flavor than whole wheat flour. We make pancakes pretty regularly, and being the morning person that I am not, it helps to have a few batches of the dry ingredients pre-mixed and ready to go in pyrex containers. Lastly, making pancake lace that is no bigger than your spatula will be most likely to come off the pan in one piece!


Happy Valentine’s Day!

The Toys:

Organic Pastry Flour
Pastry Bag
Cast Iron Griddle
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