Try to mix up your regular pancakes with additions such as spinach! It not only brings versatility to your plate but also loads of healthy essential nutrients.
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 Ingredients
To make these Spinach Pancakes, you will need the following ingredients.
Oats. Rolled oats are our first choice here because they are the easiest to blend into the pancake mixture. 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. Apart from being really nutritious and providing all kinds of nutrients that we have already spoken about, they also help make the batter thicker and more “pancakey”.
Bananas. Fully ripe bananas would be the choice here because their sweet taste will contribute to the sweet taste of the pancakes. And are easier to blend. But if you have a great blender and are serving to a smaller baby who doesn’t really get the sweet taste yet, underripe ones are also a good alternative. are a great food for babies and toddlers because of their taste and texture. Ripe bananas have an additional sweetness to them since the starch has been broken down to simple sugars which also makes them more digestible. Bananas also contain good amounts of vitamins B6 and C, as well as plenty of potassium.
Spinach. Use fresh spinach for these pancakes as the frozen one will make the pancakes "watery" and hard to bake.
Eggs. We always tend to choose free-range eggs or organic ones because of the better nutritional profile they have.
Spinach Pancakes Nutritional Benefits
Banana. Great source of potassium and vitamins B6 and C.
Oats. Good source of complex carbs and fiber as well as minerals such as magnesium and manganese.
Eggs. Great source of protein and nutrients such as choline, biotin and vitamin B12.
Cook on some coconut or avocado oil for some extra "good" fats.
How To Make Spinach Pancakes
Make the batter. Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth (a blender will help for the oats). 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.
Make the pancakes. 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!
Serve. 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.
Possible Spinach Pancakes Variations
Make them egg-free. If you have a baby or family member allergic to eggs, or you haven’t introduced eggs into your baby’s meal yet, you can make them without eggs. Just take 1 additional tablespoon of chia with 2.5 tablespoons of water and let sit for about 5 – 10 minute to make a chia-egg. And use that to thicken the batter.
Add some spices. To add some variety (and aroma!) to your pancakes, you can do some spice experimenting. Cinnamon is always a good idea but vanilla can also be a great spice to add.
Add some protein and calcium. You can add some milk to the batter for additional protein and calcium. It will make the batter a bit less thick – a consistency that will be similar to the batter for regular pancakes. You will get more of them out of the batter with additional nutritional benefits.
More Baby-Led Weaning Recipes
Looking for more baby led weaning recipes? Check these out:
- Banana Chia Pancakes
- Easy Red Pancakes Packed With Micronutrients
- The Best Banana Oat Sheet Pan Pancakes
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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!