Shhhhh!!! There's spinach in it!
My kid leaves me no choice but to hide vegetables into his favorite meals and with no surprise this recipe tastes nothing like the hidden veggie, spinach! It makes the pancake fun to eat as we create different names for it like Green Monster Pancake or Ogre pancake. Spinach has no taste and so this vegetable is a winner as it hides nicely in taste but appears green in color. Give it a try, play with it, but the key factor is to get your kids to eat their veggies whether its alone or hidden in a breakfast pancake.
1 1/2 cups unsweetned almond milk
2 tsp cinnamon
2 whole eggs
2 cups organic flour or oat flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp coconut sugar
2 tbsp melted butter
1 handful baby spinach
1 tbsp semi sweet chocolate chips or cacao nibs (optional)
Method: Mix all dry ingredients together - flour, baking soda, sugar, cinnamon.
Mix all the wet ingredients - egg, melted butter and milk.
Mix all the wet and dry ingredients together until you get a pancake consistency.
Put a handful of spinach in a food processor or blender and pour the batter, blend until spinach disappears into the batter and the batter turns green.
Place batter in scoops into a hot pan with coconut oil or butter and make pancakes - the size or shape of pancake depends on you.
You can then sprinkle chocolate chips on the batter as it cooks.
Getting your kids to eat Spinach may be difficult, but here is why you want to try and get your children to eat this superfood!
Just half a cup of raw spinach counts is 1 of the 5 servings of fruits and vegetables you should eat a day.
Spinach is a member of the goose-foot family, which makes it a relative to beets and chard
Spinach is loaded with iron, vitamin C, A and minerals
It's low in calories
Eat spinach to get strong like Popeye
Spinach has lots of calcium which helps build strong bones