Yum, this was a delicious experiment. I used organic beet powder for the red color in this dish, and the same amount of chocolate powder to give it the “red velvet” flavor. This is decadent but healthy because the beet powder has tons of nutrients in it. I bought it from an etsy seller. I use a little beet powder in scones, muffins and breads to amp up the nutritional value. The decadent part of this dish is obvious, chocolate chips, butter, powdered sugar and maple syrup. Use those at your own discretion. Yum.
In a large wide bowl whisk 3/4 cup milk with 1 tablespoon beet powder and 1 tablespoon dark chocolate powder. Add two eggs and mix until smooth. Add 1 tsp vanilla extract and1 tblsp sugar and mix well.
Soak bread in the batter until thoroughly soaked. I used oatmeal bread because thats what we had. Cook in a hot skillet in butter on both sides until cooked through. Garnish with chocolate chips, powdered sugar, a little of the beet powder and some real maple syrup. Yummmmmm