Spinach Pancakes

3.70 from 10 votes

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These spinach pancakes are one of the only things I know my kids will eat for breakfast! There are super healthy and a pretty green color that your toddler will love! They only have 4 ingredients and are perfect for kids. I hope you love them as much as I do!

Why Spinach Pancakes Are Perfect for Your Little Ones:

1. Toddler and Baby-Friendly Portions: Feeding toddlers and babies is a beautiful dance of finding the right-sized portions. These pancakes are perfectly designed especially for those tiny hands. The size is just perfect for little ones who are still discovering the world of food.

2. The Magical Spinach Twist: Spinach – the green superhero that every parent wishes their kids would embrace. In these pancakes, spinach takes center stage, turning them into a vibrant green delight. The spinach not only adds a fun hue but also packs in a range of nutrients that little growing bodies need. Iron, calcium, vitamins – these pancakes bring a nutritional boost that supports healthy growth.

3. Blender or Food Processor Ease: Parenting is a juggling act, and mealtime shouldn’t add to the chaos. These pancakes are the epitome of convenience. Just throw all the ingredients into a blender or food processor, and let the magic happen. It’s a recipe that honors the time you have and ensures a delicious outcome. The ease of preparation means you can whip up a batch in no time, even when life gets hectic.

4. The Delight of Colors and Flavors: Kids are drawn to vibrant colors, and these pancakes deliver a beautiful hue that’s sure to capture their attention. The addition of chocolate chips adds a delightful touch of sweetness that pairs perfectly with the earthy flavors of spinach. These muffins are a wonderful opportunity to introduce your little ones to the concept that healthy food can be fun and delicious.

5. Versatility for Growing Appetites: As your children grow, their tastes and appetites evolve. These pancakes can evolve with them. You can add extra layers of nutrition by incorporating grated carrots, zucchini, or even a sprinkle of chia seeds. With each adaptation, you’re offering them a variety of nutrients in a form they love.

What You Will Need

  • Eggs: For that perfect muffin texture. Eggs bring binding properties that create the perfect muffin!
  • Banana: Adds natural sweetness and a hint of flavor. Plus, bananas are a great source of potassium.
  • Flour: It’s a wonderful source of complex carbohydrates for sustained energy.
  • Spinach: The superhero ingredient that brings nutrition and a fun green color. Spinach is rich in iron, vitamins A and C, and other essential nutrients.
  • Chocolate chips: An optional addition that introduces a burst of yumminess! If your kids love a touch of sweetness, these chocolate chips are a delightful surprise.

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients Gather your ingredients: eggs, a ripe banana, flour, spinach, and chocolate chips if you’re using them. Make sure your spinach is cleaned and your banana is peeled.

Step 2: Blend the Base In your blender or food processor, blend the flour and the spinach together. Blend until the mixture is smooth and everything is well incorporated. Add the eggs and banana. Blend until just combined. The spinach will give the batter a beautiful green color that’s sure to captivate your little one’s attention.

Step 3: Add Chocolate Chips (Optional) If you’re opting for a touch of sweetness, gently stir in a handful of chocolate chips into the batter. These little bursts of chocolate will add a delightful contrast to the earthy spinach flavor.

Step 4: Cook the pancakes on the stove Over medium heat, cook the pancakes on the stove. Cook a few minutes on each side until cooked through.

Step 7: Cool and Enjoy Once baked, remove the pancakes from the stove and let them cool for a few minutes.

Step 8: Store and Share After they’ve cooled completely, you can store them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for a couple of days. If you’re planning for longer storage, freeze them in a zip lock bag for up to two months. To enjoy, simply reheat them in the microwave for 30-second increments.

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3.70 from 10 votes

Spinach Pancakes

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 bananas
  • optional chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • Add flour and spinach to a food processor or blender. Blend until combined.
  • Mash the bananas. Add the mashed banana and eggs to the blender. Blend just until combined, do not over blend. Add in chocolate chips if desired.
  • Spray a cooking pan. Over medium heat, cook the pancakes on the stove. Cook for a few minutes on each side to ensure they are cooked all the way through.
  • Cool and enjoy!

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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As a mom to two, I know how stressful feeding little ones can be. That’s why I love helping other parents provide simple, healthy meals that your toddler and whole family will love. From quick and easy snacks, to full meals, I’ve got your mealtimes covered.

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