Get Your Greens With Pancakes
Our favorite sweet breakfast has got to be the Banana Chia Pancakes. Not only are they really easy to make (4 ingredients in a blender and you’re good to go), but they are also healthy, tasty, and easy to customize to your child’s liking!
One of the ways we like to customize them is with toppings, peanut butter and blueberries being some of our favorites. Another way is to play with the batter ingredients. And using something that adds color as well as a ton of micronutrients is a double win.
These spinach pancakes are healthy, colorful, easy to make, and most importantly, super tasty.
Spinach Pancakes Nutritional Stuff
Oats are featured in a lot of our recipes, so it should come as no surprise that I always have a surplus of them at home. They are a great source of complex carbs, provide lots of fiber, as well as minerals like manganese, phosphorus, and copper. Plus they make your batter nice and pancakey.
Bananas are also one of the main ingredients for these pancakes due to their sweet taste and the overall creaminess they add to the texture. They are a great source of vitamin B6 and the mineral potassium and therefore make a great food for any sweet recipe.
Eggs add a source of protein and are also abundant in B vitamins (especially choline, biotin, and B12).
Spinach is a great vegetable to use in various sweet or savory recipes because of its neutral taste. We also love it in smoothies. It’s a good source of iron, calcium (especially helpful if you are dairy-free), magnesium, potassium as well as vitamins B6, B9 (folate), and E.
Cook on some coconut or avocado oil for some extra “good” fats.
Spinach Pancakes Preparation Tips
With the oats and spinach in this recipe, you’ll make life much easier for yourself if you have a blender or food processor. Just combine all the ingredients, blend and you’re ready to cook.
Use bananas that are fully ripe for this recipe so that they add enough sweetness.
Finally, use raw spinach leaves (no cooked alternatives) to get the best possible nutritional content from these pancakes!
Then add some toppings as you like them – we love adding hazelnut butter and forest fruits but even plain they are a great snack for any time of day.
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Banana Spinach Pancakes
- 1 ripe banana
- ½ cup oats
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup raw spinach
- 3 tbsp water
- coconut or avocado oil for cooking
- Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth (a blender will help for the oats)
- Preheat a pan to medium heat and add a little coconut or avocado oil
- Pour batter to make pancakes as big or small as you like!