Beetroot Pancakes

With pancake day coming up here is a great pancake recipe with some hidden vegetables. A great breakfast/brunch option to make with your family.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Lunch
Keyword: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people


  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 250 ml any dairy or non-dairy milk (oat and hemp milk were used in this recipe)
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar (optional – this gives a fluffy texture)
  • 120 g well-cooked beetroot roughly chopped/grated


  • In a large bowl add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix well.
  • Next pour in the milk, vinegar, followed by the beetroot and whisk well until a smooth batter is formed. Alternatively, you can use a blender.
  • Allow the batter to rest for a few minutes.
  • Heat some oil in a pan and on a medium heat, ladle the pancake batter into medium rounds.
  • Allow the pancakes to cook for a few minutes on each side, air pockets will form, and pancakes will become fluffy.
  • Stack your pancakes, add your desired topping (melted dark chocolate was used in this recipe).

Additional toppings:

  • If you want a savoury version, you can add a poached egg, or some pan fried mushrooms.
  • You can top it with a drizzle of honey, fresh berries, and plain yoghurt.
  •  You can also drizzle nut butter over them.
  • Instead of beetroot you can add grated carrots or spinach.

Recipe Tips:

  • Use wholemeal or spelt flour for more fibre.
  • Double the batch so you can freeze some up to 3 months, makes a great snack.
  • Can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack.
  • Make a batch of extra toppings which you can use in the week.
  • If you are doing a savoury version, why not add some cheese which contains protein and calcium.
  • Use measuring cups to make it easier.


This recipe was developed by Gopi Chandratheva, a registered nutritionist with a BSc in nutrition and over 10 years of experience working in the field of nutrition. She currently works in public health in the community for the NHS as a lead nutritionist. She also has her own website and social media platform working with food brands creating nourishing recipes – you can find her on Instagram @gopis_nourishingrecipes and
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