Red Velvet Pancakes

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Red Velvet Pancakes

as part of a sponsored post for Ovaltine

Red velvet Pancakes

One of my goals for 2014, along with healthy eating, is to buy fewer packed foods.

{the reason behind my tortillas} and homemade bagels

Red Velvet Pancakes

 

Breakfast for example, it is SO easy just to pop open a box of cereal, but even the “healthy” cereals are not really all that good for you.  My kids go crazy for pancakes, not that I consider them a “health” food, but I have learned a few tricks to pack as much nutrition in them as possible.

Whole wheat in place of white flour

reduced sugar

sometimes I like to add almond meal or flax

and in these red velvet pancakes, Ovaltine

 

Red Velvet Pancakes

 

Red Velvet Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp Ovaltine {I used chocolate malt flavor}
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp butter {melted}
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 - 2 tsp red food coloring {I use McCormick}

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine all of the dry ingredients
  • In another bowl whisk together the butter, egg, milk, vanilla, and red coloring
  • pour the wet ingredients over the dry, and whisk just until everything is incorporated
  • heat a griddle to 350 {or a skittle over med heat}
  • pour 1/4 cup batter for each pancake
  • flip once the edges begin to cook, and bubbles appear in the center
  • cook another minute or two {until the pancake is cooked through}
  • finished pancakes can be kept warm in a 200 degree oven
https://www.wellfloured.com/red-velvet-pancakes/

 

Ovaltine adds vitamins and minerals  that other chocolate products would not.  Plus, my kids LOVE it, and we all loved the pancakes {I even found little Bea on the counter cleaning my griddle…don’t judge}

Again, I am NOT saying that pancakes are a “health” food, but it’s all about making better choices.

Heath food is great, but you try getting my kids to  devour a green smoothie like they did these pancakes.

 

Red Velvet Pancakes

 

Enjoy!