Vegan Red Velvet Pancake Recipe: Pancake Obsession Continues:

by TaylorR

Good morning! I’ve decided to make Tuesday’s the perfect day to share recipes with you. Perhaps I should entitle it “Get In My Tummy Tuesdays“… thoughts?

Anyways, it’s no secret that I am obsessed with pancakes, as seen here, here, and here. I  love going to bed on Saturdays because it means I get to have them on Sundays (it’s the only time I am not out of the house by 6am), making Sunday my favorite day of the week.

In fact, I adore breakfast in general. A good thing too since it really is the most important meal of the day.

A study carried out by Hill and Wing in their research project, The National Weight Control Registry, found that only 4% of 2,959 successful weight loss stories (lost it and kept if off for at least 6-years) did so without eating breakfast.

Why is it so important that you make these pancakes?

vegan red velvet pancakes

Because the idea is that people who skip out on breakfast feel hungrier as the morning progresses and end up eating more than they normally would. Plus breakfast wakes up the body and fires up your metabolism.

A good breakfast starts a great trend to a healthy eating kind of day. Which is why I love being able to eat these amazing pancakes free of guilt and full of flavor!

*I made these before Project Pegan, and am working on converting them over so I can have them this weekend!

Vegan Red Velvet Pancakes

red velvet pancakes

Ingredients:

1/3 cup oats

1 tsp chia seeds (or flax meal)

1 small cooked beet*

1 1/2 unsweetened cocoa

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/3 cup almond milk

Cinnamon

1/2 tsp stevia (optional)

Coconut oil (for skillet)

Directions:

1. Heat up a skillet on medium heat along with coconut oil.

2. In a small blender or food processor blend together all the rest of the ingredients until smooth. You might have to add a bit extra milk depending on the size of the beet to make it a pancake consistency.

3. Once the pan is hot, pour batter in and cook on each side 3-4 minutes until cooked through.

4. Top with honey or syrup.

red velvet pancakes

These are great for just a quick breakfast or perfect for surprising your family with a “special” type of breakfast. The sprinkles just add a bit of wow affect!

- What’s your favorite Sunday morning breakfast?
- Sweet or savory?

I am a sweet breakfast eater for sure. If it’s not a pancake, I love oatmeal and shakes. Dan on the other hand is a more savory type of guy… his go to breakfasts are centered around eggs and veggies. Though from time to time he does just crave a good French Toast.

 

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Erica February 26, 2013 at 5:43 am

yum! I go back and forth between sweet and savory. Sometimes I love a good yogurt parfait, sometimes I need eggs! Pancakes are fantastic…but we usually end up having them when we do breakfast for dinner!

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TaylorR February 26, 2013 at 10:39 am

I agree, sometimes its nice to go between. My all time favorite is crab cakes egg benedict.

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Lyn February 26, 2013 at 7:12 am

That recipe looks delicious, although I suppose it doesn’t fit into your Pegan plan. Is it possible to make a Paleo version of pancakes?

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TaylorR February 26, 2013 at 10:38 am

Nope, this was made last week before paleo, but I am working on making a paleo version as well.

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misszippy February 26, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Oh wow–what a great recipe! Excited to give this a try.

I need both sweet and savory when I am having a big breakfast!

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TaylorR February 26, 2013 at 8:15 pm

When you go big you have to have both!

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Kare @ Kitchen Treaty March 4, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Okay, I love that these are all-natural and colored with a beet instead of food coloring. A recipe every Tuesday sounds good to me! :)

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TaylorR March 4, 2013 at 10:03 pm

They are so good!

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