In a blender/food processor, combine
3/4 c. water
1/4 c. beet puree
1/2 c. ricotta cheese
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Dump in a bowl. Add 1 cup pancake mix and 1/4 cup grated apple (or carrot, as I was out of apple today). Stir until combined.
If it seems a little thick, just add water until a good consistency.
Pink Pancake Batter - I never guessed you could create the color magenta w/out artificial coloring!
Served with strawberries and maple syrup - yummy! Graeme will eat these as an afternoon snack, which is great, as they have ricotta cheese, which is high in good fat and protein.
1/4 c. butter
1 c. avocado puree (about 1 whole avocado)
1 c. powdered sugar (next time, I'd like to try a healthier sugar)
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. cornstarch
Melt butter over low heat, stir in the avocado, sugar, cocoa and vanilla. Cook for about 3-4 minutes, mashing out any lumps. Remove from heat, gradually stir in cornstarch. Serve warm.
(I haven't figured out if this will be good as a leftover. I wonder if the avocado, when cooked, will stay good for a day or two...does anyone have a guess?)
This isn't a glorious picture, but here it is anyway. I did add some milk to adjust the thickness to my taste.
Momma & Daddy's Valentine breakfast (wheat pancakes with strawberry/raspberry homemade syrup)
And, since you can't get enough of cute babies, here's Cole talking to his bear and smiling at his Momma :)