I know sometimesÂ it can be hard to getÂ greens in your diet, but here is another way to inspire you: Green Spinach Pancakes! These were bornÂ simply fromÂ my idea of wanting to makeÂ a green smoothie into a pancake! Oh, and for those spinach-haters, here is some good news: these pancakes don’t taste like spinach,Â they just tasteÂ like banana (they are a sweet version of spinach pancakes)!
Recipe details: These pancakes are dairy-free and gluten-free.Â These pancakes do contain flour, but you don’t have to use refined white wheatÂ flour. There are manyÂ alternatives available. You can try:
- Spelt flour (contains gluten)
- Sprouted grains, such as organic wheat or spelt grainsÂ (as I did in this recipe for sprouted crepes) (contains gluten)
- Sprouted grainÂ flour (will contain gluten)
- Sprouted seeds such as sunflower seeds or sproutedÂ nuts (gluten-free)
- Rice flour (gluten-free)
- Buckwheat flour (you can also grind whole buckwheat groats to make flour) (gluten-free)
- Coconut flour (gluten-free)
- AlmondÂ meal (This is groundÂ almonds you can make this yourself in a food processor/blender/coffee grinder by grinding up almonds till fine) (gluten-free)
In this recipe I used almond meal.
Recipe: Green (Spinach) Pancakes!
Makes around 10 or soÂ pikelet-sized pancakes and fewer larger pancakes.
- 3 eggs (best if from organic/biodynamic raised & pastured chickens)
- 1 handful of baby spinach (or more)
- 1- 2 Â medium-sized banana(s)
- 1 C. almond meal
- coconut oil, to cook with (or ghee/organic butter/red palm oil)
- to serve: fresh nuts and seeds, fresh seasonal fruit, maple syrup etc.
You will need:
- a blender or small food processor
- a frying pan
- a spoon
- a spatula
- In a blender or food processor, add the eggs and baby spinach and blend until you have green eggs*. Add the banana and blend again.
- Pour this into a bowl mixture in a bowlÂ and mix in the almond meal till you have a thick mixture.
- Heat a few teaspoons of coconut oil in the frying pan and when hot, dollop the pancake batter mixture into the pan and cook until brown on both sides.
- Serve with your favourite pancake toppings.
- *You can blend eggs and spinach to make green eggs and you can serveÂ it asÂ “Green Eggs & Ham” for kids.
- To make this fructose free: replace the banana with another 1/2 toÂ 1 C. of almond meal and adjust the consistency of the pancake batter as needed.
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