Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
This is from Jessica Seinfeld's Cookbook called Deceptively Delicious. I have not tried this, but am posting recipes for others. When I do make them, I will make a version that does not use pancake mix and share my results.
- 3⁄4 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup ricotta cheese
- 1⁄4 cup beet, puree
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup pancake mix
- 1⁄4 cup grated apple
- nonstick cooking spray
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- pure maple syrup (optional)
- fresh fruit (optional)
- powdered sugar (optional)
- In a blender or food processor, combine the water, ricotta cheese, beet puree, vanilla, and cinnamon.
- Dump the cheese mixture into a medium bowl, add the pancake mix and apple. Stir until just combined. Do not overmix, you want the batter to be lumpy.
- Coat a griddle with nonstick spray and heat to medium high. Add 1/2 tsp vegetable oil. Use 1/4 cup of batter at a time and pour out pancakes. When you see bubbles start to form, it is time to flip the pancake. If the bottom is too brown, turn the heat down. It should take about 1 to 2 minutes per side.
- Serve warm, garnish with maple syrup, fresh fruit, and powdered sugar.
I"ve never made these according to the recipe because I never have ricotta cheese on hand, but I usually just add beet puree to my normal pancake mix, and they always turn out awsome. My husband likes "pink pancakes" much more then regular pancakes and the beets make them a little healthier and a lot more colourful.
My kids beg for these! They are so yummy!
I thought the flavor on these was really good, almost like an apple cinnamon muffin. I used TJ's multigrain pancake mix and added an egg for good measure. My only problem with the pancakes is that no matter how well the nonstick pan was greased, the pancakes stuck and were difficult to flip. Not ones I would make for company.