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‘Tis the Season

Here we are, 3 days into December, and we haven’t given you a Christmas recipe yet!  Blasphemy!

But we are making up for it, because we have a really good one to start off the Christmas season of baking and cooking.

And of course what meal is better to start off with than breakfast?

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Red and Green Christmas Pancakes!  It doesn’t get more festive than this, people!

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Our kitchen was a scene straight from a Christmas movie.  There was a fresh blanket of snow on the ground, we were blasting playing Christmas music, and making red and green pancakes.

Cute, right?

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So where do these lovely Christmas colours come from? Well, the red ones are basically a red velvet pancake made with beets (yes, beets!) and the green are made with none other than spinach!

Now before you go running away, here us out!  We promise you can’t taste the beets or the spinach. They just add some fabulous colour, as well as a good boost of nutrition, too!  Who doesn’t like the idea of sneaking some extra veggies into your breakfast without even tasting them? 🙂

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And between each fluffy pancake is a layer of peppermint cream.  So let’s just go over this one more time: These pancakes

– have extra veggies in them, but you can’t even taste them
– have no added sugar
– are low in fat
– have peppermint “cream” in between each one
– are red and green

Need we say more?

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If you haven’t quite gotten into the Christmas spirit yet, we suggest you make these pancakes to kick-start the season.  And if you’ve already been in the Christmas spirit since Halloween ended, well, you should probably make them, too, because they’re right up your alley 🙂

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Pancakes

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Prep time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Serves: 2

Ingredients:

For the Red Pancakes:

2 tbsp diced, cooked beets
1/4 c. milk of choice
1 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp apple sauce (unsweetened)
1 egg white
1/8 tsp almond extract
1/3 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon

For The Green Pancakes:

1 c. spinach
1/4 c. milk of choice
1 egg white
2 tbsp apple sauce
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp honey
1/3 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder

For the Peppermint Cream:

2/3 c. plain Greek yogurt
2 tbsp cottage cheese
2 tsp honey
1/8 tsp peppermint extract

Directions:

For the Red Pancakes: grind dates in a high-powered blender or food processor until very finely diced.  Add all other wet ingredients and blend until smooth.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.  Drop spoonfuls of batter onto a hot skillet sprayed with cooking spray.  Cook until you see small bubbles begin to form on the top, then flip and cook for another few minutes, until slightly browned.

For the Green Pancakes: Combine all wet ingredients (this includes the spinach) in a high-powered blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.  Follow the same cooking directions as above.

For the Peppermint Cream: Add all ingredients to the blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

To make the stack: layer the pancakes alternating between red and green, spreading the peppermint cream in between each pancake.

~twosaucysisters

How do you get yourself into the Christmas spirit?  What is your favourite Christmas-themed breakfast?

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About twosaucysisters

We are twin sisters who are on a mission to create delicious, healthy food to help others live healthier, happier lives!

3 responses »

  1. Pingback: It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas! « twosaucysisters

  2. love the idea of christmas pancakes! thank you

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