How to Sneak Veggies Into Pancakes: Beet Pancakes with Berry Beet Syrup

How to Sneak Veggies Into Pancakes: Beet Pancakes with Berry Beet Syrup

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If you have never heard of Beet Week before, it is because Aunt Nellie’s ha declared this week the first-ever Beet week. The week of April 22-28 is Aunt Nellie’s Beet Week to celebrate the versatility of beets by creating new and innovative ways to enjoy beets all day long. So what does this mean?

If you thought beets were only good in a salad or side dish at dinner, you are wrong, this week you will learn just how versatile Aunt Nellie’s beets are. They work in most recipes, or straight from the jar or single- serve cup, which makes them a fit for most any meal category from breakfast to dessert.

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How to Hide Veggies in Breakfast

Breakfast is where we come in. We were given the task to include beets in a breakfast recipe. What is so good about beets? Ruby-red beets are antioxidant-rich and provide vitamins (like Vitamin A, C, and Folate), minerals (like Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Potassium) and fiber to the diet.

The best part about Aunt Nellie’s Beets is that you don’t have to bother peeling and baking the beets and getting your hands dyed in beet juice. They are already cooked and ready for any recipe, even pancakes.

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Pancakes are a classic breakfast dish. So why not include a few hidden veggies that will provide some additional vitamins and minerals?

These fluffy pink tinted beet pancakes will trick your children into eating vegetables for breakfast.


Aunt Nellies beets


We are using Aunt Nellies sliced beets, these are not pickled. By using a food processor you will transform them into a pink milky liquid and the kids will not have any idea what is in their pancakes.How to Hide Veggies in Breakfast: Beet Pancakes with Beet Berry Syrup


There is nothing special about the rest of the pancake recipe. You could even try adding this to any boxed pancake mix that requires milk or water.


How to Hide Veggies in Breakfast: Beet Pancakes with Beet Berry Syrup


How to Hide Veggies in Breakfast: Beet Pancakes with Beet Berry Syrup


The result is a slightly pink-tinted pancake that I am not sure your kids will even suspect anything different.


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Sneak Veggies into Pancakes:

I bet your kids love a little sweet syrup on top of their pancakes too. Well, we will be adding fruit and veggies to top these delicious beet pancakes. With the other half of the beets, simply pulse them in a food processor a few times with a little water until they are small bits of beet.

How to Hide Veggies in Breakfast: Beet Pancakes with Beet Berry Syrup

Heat the beets with some frozen mixed berries and maple syrup for a sweet but nutritious topping. This topping would be great on french toast and maybe even ice cream!

Just when you were too tired to fight with your kids to eat their veggies, we are arming you with this sneaky recipe.


sneak vegetables in recipes: Beet Pancakes with Beet Berry Syrup


So I challenge you to try these Beet pancakes with a Beet Berry Sauce for breakfast soon. Before you go, please visit  for additional information about each of the seven varieties of beets from Aunt Nellie’s and exciting recipes to serve family and friends.


While you wait for us to pick a winner,  you can find Aunt Nellie’s beets supermarkets across America. Look for them in the jarred and canned vegetable aisle.

How to Hide Veggies in Breakfast: Beet Pancakes with Beet Berry Syrup


So who wants a bite?


How to Hide Veggies in Breakfast: Beet Pancakes with Beet Berry Syrup

Beet Pancakes with a Beet Berry Sauce Recipe

Beet Pancakes with Beet Berry Syrup

How to Hide Veggies in Breakfast: Beet Pancakes with Beet Berry Syrup

Beet Pancakes with Berry Beet Sauce

Yield: 4 People
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Sneak veggies into breakfast with these subtle beet pancakes and sweet berry Beet Sauce.  The kids will never know.


For the pancakes:

  • 1 15 oz Jar Aunt Nellies Sliced Beets, Drained, reserve 1/4 cup of liquid
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp of Sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs-- lightly beaten
  • 1 to 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp Melted butter, more for cooking

For Puree

  • 1 cup Aunt Nellies Sliced Beets, Drained
  • 2-3 tsp of reserved beet liquid plus 1/4 cup more for cooking
  • 1 1/2 cups of frozen mixed berries
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • dash salt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup maple syrup


For Pancakes

  1. Using a food processor add 1 cup of drained beets and 1/2 cup of milk. Puree until smooth.  
  2. In A large Bowl, Mix dry ingredients together. 
  3. Add beaten eggs and to Milk and beet mixture. Whisk it together.
  4. Whisk the wet and dry ingredients together, adding 1/2 cup milk until blended. Add up to 1/2 cup more milk until batter is rid of most lumps and not too dry.
  5. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium/low heat. Melt a dab of butter. Scoop approximately 1/4 cup of the batter per pancake. Cook approximately 2-3 minutes per side. (These will not bubble like traditional pancakes so check them)

For Beet/Berry Syrup

  1. Add 1 cup of beets and reserved beet juice to a food processor, pulse until you get small pieces of beets.
  2. Add them to a saucepan with frozen fruit, maple syrup, lemon, salt and 1/4 cup of reserved beet liquid. Cook for about 5 minutes until berries are defrosted and soft. Add more maple syrup until you get the desired sweetness. Pour over your beet pancakes and enjoy.
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 613Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 114mgSodium 532mgCarbohydrates 118gFiber 5gSugar 58gProtein 14g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on should only be used as a general guideline.

How to Hide Veggies in Breakfast: Beet Pancakes with Beet Berry Syrup


  1. I love beets we steamed and sometimes we roast them too.

  2. I like beets in salad

  3. I am not a fan of beets but my mom loves to eat them stir fryed in butter. I might try your breakfast pancakes with beet berry syrup as it hides the taste of beets.

  4. I love to steamed beet in my salad and fried beet chips as a snack.

  5. I love beets pickled and roasted.

  6. My favorite way to enjoy beets is in a salad.

  7. I love to take small beets and deep fry them. I usually have a dill or spinach dip to eat with them.

  8. Ummmm….yah, not crazy about beets; never have been. My Mom made me eat them as a child, and I haven’t touched them since. But, I like and eat lots of other veggies! =)

  9. My mom will make them in a vinegar sauce that makes them great

  10. Delete if I have already commented — I can’t remember.
    Pickled Beets are my favorite way to eat beets.

  11. Yum! Those look and sound so good! I love to add beets to my salads and also to my juices when I make fresh squeezed juice!

  12. Hidden in a smoothie haha

  13. I like having beets in salads.

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  14. I love beets! I’d only eaten Harvard beets until a few years ago when I discovered roasted beets and now I love those on salads.

  15. I’ve never had beets unless out of the can and served plain.

  16. I like making roasted beets & sweet potatoes with a brown butter maple/or honey glaze and a spiced lentil soup with beets & delicata squash. I also love beet chips but I haven’t tried making them myself. I’m definitely going to have to try out these pancakes:)

  17. I use Pepperidge Farms all the time.

  18. I enjoy beets plain or blended in a smoothie.

  19. I love to eat pickled beets.

  20. My favorite way to eat beets, is eating pickled beets right out of the jar.

  21. I like cold beet salad.

  22. I really like them roasted but I think I’m going to try them on a salad!

  23. I like to oven bake beets! That’s my favorite way to eat them!

  24. I love making a beet salad with Vinaigrette! Always so yummy!

  25. My favorite way to eat beets is in a smoothie! I’m still working on learning to actually like beets…

  26. I like to eat them in salad, as a side to whatever I am eating or as a snack right out of the jar.

  27. My favorite way to use beets is to make a polish soup called borsch or beet soup.

  28. I haven’t had the chance to eat beets in a variety of ways – currently it’s roasted in a mixed salad with goat cheese or similar. 🙂 This looks SO good though, & I’d love to try this twist on eating beets!

  29. I am not a fan of beets but they look kind of good here.

  30. Fresh beets are really inexpensive at our grocery store. I have wanted to try to make a fresh salad with them or try roasting them in the oven.

  31. I use beets most often in the shakes I make for lunch, there are so many health benefits associated with them that they make their way in the blender everyday!

  32. I mostly enjoy my beets pickled.
    I like you plan for adding then to pancakes.
    thank you

  33. My favorite way to-date is to eat beets on a tossed salad.

  34. I like to make beet soup called Borscht

  35. This is not a very creative answer, but I love a good beet salad! Bonus points if it includes golden beets.

  36. I love roasted beets.

  37. I always have beets in my salad. I love them cold.

  38. I like beets pickled.

  39. I have given an honest try in eating beets.
    It’s just not happening. 🙂

    BUT that berry beet juice doesn’t sound too bad…maybe I’ll give it another go.

  40. I would use them in a smoothie

  41. Usually eat beets in my salad, but I would love to try the beet pancake

  42. I think this bread looks rather tasty.

  43. I only enjoy eating beets if they have been sitting in vinegar for a long time.

  44. I don’t eat beets, but my family does.

  45. I’ve never tried beets.

  46. I like to eat beets on a salad or as a side dish.

  47. My favorite way to eat beets is right out of the jar either cold with/in salad or warm as a side to dinner.

  48. i eat my beets roasted. really good.

  49. Sliced canned beets on eggs. Or chili! Beet soup is good too

  50. Love Aunt Nellies beets in my salad. Just recently discovered them.

  51. I love them pickled.. my grandmother made the best ones.

  52. I don’t like beets so I don’t eat them often, but something like this might encourage me to eat more.

  53. I love to top my salads with beets! I would love to see how else to use beets in recipes.

  54. Pickled and spicy!

  55. I like to eat beets with butter or in a soup.

  56. I like pickled beets!

  57. The only way I have ever tried them was right out of a jar and I did not like them. I hear a lot of people using them in recipes so I am thinking that the best way for me to enjoy them would be in a smoothie.

  58. I like to eat pickled beets.

  59. My favorite way to consume beets is roasted or juiced.

  60. Hi Melissa, These pancakes look sooooo delicious and fluffy that i almost got my tongue on the screen to get a taste of them! I’m from the Netherlands and we eat a totally different type of pancake. You call those crêpes. But they’re like crêpes, only much bigger. And thin of course. I like your pancakes more! They’re so yummie to put your teeth in a cloud of deliciousness, nothing can beat that! I was looking since forever for a really good American pancake recipe and here i’ve found it! This will be my go to recipe when i want to eat pancakes, for sure! So Thank you for this great recipe and till next time. Have a great day and keep them going.those great recipes of yours!

  61. I like eating them on a grilled chicken salad

  62. I like to eat beets raw because they’re crunchy and taste so good!

  63. I love to eat beets on my salads or sometime just all by themselves they are so good.

  64. They are delicious in smoothies!

  65. I like to eat beets in my salad.

  66. I like them in salads.

  67. I love eating my beets pickled

  68. I love beets in salad.

  69. I eat beets in a salad.

  70. I love beet salad with walnuts and goat cheese! So good!

  71. My mom got me hooked on beets when i was a child. I like them plain with a meal like a meat and mashed potatoes and gravy. mmmmm

  72. I like beets pickled with eggs

  73. My favorite way to eat Beets is straight up.

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