Red Velvet Vegan Pancakes

You will need

1 Tbsp ground flaxseed
3 pre-cooked beetroots
250 g gluten-free flour like buckwheat
3 tsp baking powder
1 scoop, Vanilla Vega® Essentials
Pinch of salt
250 mL almond or cashew drink
2 Tbsp maple syrup
50 mL sparkling water

For the Topping:

200 mL plant-based alternative to yoghurt
2 kiwi fruit
125 g blackberries
4 Tbsp hemp or chia seeds


1. Soak the flaxseed in 3 Tbsp lukewarm water for 5 minutes. Cut 2 1/2 beetroots into pieces and blend until a smooth puree. Cut the remaining beetroot into small cubes and set aside.

2. Mix the flour, baking powder, Vega® Essentials and salt in a bowl. Stir through the beetroot puree, almond or cashew drink, soaked flaxseed, sparkling water and maple syrup. Whisk or blend in a blender until combined.

3. Grease a pan and once hot add a couple of Tbsp of batter. Make sure the pan is not fully covered. Fry at medium heat, once the batter is bubbling, flip, and cook on the other side until golden brown. Repeat until all the batter has been used.

4. Meanwhile, blend 150 mL of the plant-based alternative to yoghurt with the blackberries into a coulis.

5. Serve the beetroot pancakes with slices of kiwi, cubes of beetroot, blackberry coulis, extra plant-based alternative to yogurt and a sprinkle of hemp or chia seeds.

Recipe courtesy of Vega