You could say one of my favourite things to do is experiment in the kitchen – especially with pancakes. I have so many different pancake recipes now, I have a hard time choosing which one I want to make in the morning. But oops, I did it again. I created yet another pancake recipe. And like the sweet potato pancakes, these ones contain a vegetable as well; a leafy green.
Spinach is awesome. Spinach is one of the best super foods for your body. It contains almost every single vitamin and nutrient you need, and gives you so much energy for your day. So when I thought about making pancakes, I thought, what better way to make healthy pancakes than with none other than the world’s best super food – SPINACH!
Spinach pancakes everybody. Take it all in. I know what most people are thinking – mostly because my brother was one of those people. “Ew, spinach in pancakes? That’s disgusting” or “Pancakes …. why are they green!?”
Well fear not my friends, I assure you that you can’t even taste the spinach. I use spinach all the time in my smoothies, and it doesn’t have a distinct or gross flavour. It just adds colour – and a ton of vitamins and nutrients. So don’t let these pancakes scare you – they’re awesome.
2. In a magic bullet or blender, add 1 ripe banana and 1 handful of spinach.
3. Add 1/2 cups of water and blend it together for 30 seconds
4. In a large mixing bowl, add 1 and 1/2 cups of oats
5. Pour the green smoothie contents from the blender into the bowl and stir it in
6. Add 1/4 coconut sugar and 2 tsp. of peanut butter
7. Add 2 tsp. of pure maple syrup and 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
8. Add 1/2 cups of almond milk. If your mix is too thick, simply add more liquids to get it to a thinner consistency.
9. Grease your pan with coconut oil
10. Cook until they look ready.
The batch should make about 10 regular sized pancakes. I topped mine with banana, strawberries, vegan chocolate chips, and pure maple syrup.