Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, so pink pitaya pancakes for breakfast it is! They are healthy, light, fluffy and easily made in the blender!

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Made with oat flour and colored with pitaya powder, these pancakes are the perfect way to start your day and share the love with your family!

We are pretty much obsessed with pancakes in our house. They are a Saturday morning tradition. Cade makes breakfast with the kids almost every Saturday. Usually it’s our melt in your mouth buttermilk pancakes, but occasionally we bust out a new recipe like this one.

A large stack of pink pitaya pancakes with a thick pink chocolate sauce poured over the top. There are fresh raspberries on top of the sauce and raspberries on the plate around the pancakes.

The true story behind these pancakes is that I was googling natural food products that would make food pink that wasn’t food coloring (because my youngest has developed issues with dye), and I found pitaya powder. I was so intrigued. I added it to my grocery list and headed down the road to Harmon’s.

Most of the recipes I found used it in smoothies or yogurt bowls, and I thought, why not in pancakes? Thus, the pink pitaya pancake was born! Now it’s time for you to enjoy them too! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

What is Pitaya?

Pitaya is a super fruit, also known as dragon fruit. It is high in fiber, vitamin C, and rich in antioxidants, probiotics and omega fatty acids. I’m finding those antioxidants and probiotics are so important for us 30+ people. So this powder is a great way to get those into my diet. The flavor is mild and it mostly just acts as a mild sweetener.

Ingredients Needed for Pitaya Pancakes

This is your grocery list:

  • Oats
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Pitaya Powder (found in the organic section of the grocery store or at a health food store)
  • Eggs
  • Banana
  • Milk
  • Swerve Sweetener (or honey or sugar)
  • Cottage Cheese (low fat)

The exact measurements can be found in the recipe card at the end of this post.

An overhead view of a stack of pink pitaya pancakes on a white plate. The pancakes are covered with a thick pink chocolate sauce topped with fresh raspberries. There is a spoon full of pink sauce on the plate and a container full of sauce in the background.

How to Make Pitaya Pancakes

Get ready for a super easy pancake recipe! The batter takes about 5 minutes to make, then rests for 5 minutes, and then just a few minutes to cook. Easy peezy!

  1. Start by making oat flour by blending the oats until they are a fine powder.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
  3. Let the batter rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat and spray with cooking spray if needed.
  5. Pour into circles and cook until bubbles appear on the top and pop.
  6. Flip the pancakes and let them cook for another 1-2 minutes on that side.
  7. Remove them from the griddle and enjoy!
You can serve them with your favorite syrup or a white chocolate drizzle like the one showed in these photos. We just melted white chocolate and just dyed it pink for the photos.
A stack of pink pancakes with a thick pink chocolate sauce being poured over the top. There are fresh raspberries on the plate with the pancakes and a container of milk in the background. with

Can Pancakes Be Reheated?

Pancakes can be reheated in the microwave or covered with foil in a 350 degree oven.

Can You Freeze Pancakes?

Cool completely, freeze in a single layer on a cookie sheet, then transfer to a heavy duty freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.

Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, baby shower, bridal shower, Breast Cancer Awareness month, or just a random Saturday…they all call for pink pitaya pancakes! They are healthy, fluffy and totally irresistible!

More Healthy Breakfast Options:

Healthy Pink Pitaya Blender Pancakes

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Servings: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 2 Cups Oats
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons Pitaya powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1 1/4 Cups Milk, whole milk is best in this recipe
  • 2 Tablespoons swerve sweetener,  (honey or sugar can be used)
  • 1 Tablespoon Cottage Cheese, low fat


  • Place oats in a blender and blend until a smooth flour is formed. 
    2 Cups Oats
  • Add all remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. 
    2 teaspoons Baking Powder, 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda, 1/2 teaspoon Salt, 3 1/2 teaspoons Pitaya powder, 2 Eggs, 1/2 Banana, 1 1/4 Cups Milk, 2 Tablespoons swerve sweetener, 1 Tablespoon Cottage Cheese
  • Set aside to rest for 5 minutes. 
  • Heat a skillet to medium heat and spray with nonstick spray. Pour batter into circles and cook until bubbles form and pop. Flip and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes or until set. 
  • Remove and enjoy with syrup or a white chocolate drizzle (we dyed ours pink! (just white chocolate melted with pink food coloring!)


Pancakes can be frozen for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1pancakeCalories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 5.5gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 204mgPotassium: 381mgFiber: 5.5gSugar: 7.5gVitamin A: 97IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 87mgIron: 3.8mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: Over 200 Favorite Easy Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine: American

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