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Healthy Spinach Pancakes with Greek Yogurt

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These Spinach Pancakes are made healthy using Greek Yogurt and are toddler approved! Serve these fluffy pancakes with maple syrup and whipped cream.

 

Looking for another healthy breakfast? Try this Coconut Granola! Get your caffeine fix with this Maple Pecan Coffee with Cold Brew! or this Iced Matcha Chai Latte!

 

Stack of spinach pancakes with whipped cream
Stack of spinach pancakes with whipped cream

Spinach pancakes are a healthy take on an otherwise indulgent breakfast. If they were not green, I promise you would not know that spinach was used! This green breakfast tastes like your classic pancake breakfast with the added benefits of vitamins, folic acid and iron thanks to the spinach! So, if you love pancakes and want a healthy breakfast, give these a try!

 

Ingredients

  • Spinach: The spinach gives the pancakes the green hue. It is blended until smooth and then mixed with dry ingredients.
  • Milk: This recipe has been tested with whole milk and almond milk. Both milks produce similar pancakes.
  • Greek Yogurt: This recipe has been tested with non-fat and whole milk greek yogurt. Both recipes resulted in moist pancakes!
  • Vanilla Extract: The vanilla gives the pancakes some extra sweetness and, in my opinion, is a must!
  • Eggs
  • Melted Butter: The melted butter contributes to the classic pancake taste.
  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt

 

Instructions

  • Start by adding the spinach, Greek yogurt and milk to a blender. Blend ingredients together on medium for about 2 minutes.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add melted butter, whisked eggs, vanilla and spinach mixture to the dry ingredients.
  • Stir together until ingredients are combined. Batter will appear slightly lumpy.
  • Turn a griddle onto medium heat.
  • Cook pancakes on the griddle. Flip pancakes when edges are formed and bubbles on top of pancakes are beginning to burst.

 

Spinach pancakes with smiley faces stenciled in powdered sugar.
Smiley face spinach pancakes

 

Expert Tips

  • Be sure to fully combine the spinach with the Greek yogurt and milk. You do not want to see any green leaves in the mixture.
  • Try using a 1/3 – 1/2 cup measuring cup when pouring your pancake batter on the griddle. This will help all pancakes to be the same size.
  • Add chocolate chips or blueberries when cooking the pancakes on the griddle for a fun surprise!

 

FAQ’s

Are spinach pancakes healthy?

Yes! Spinach is nutrient rich, low in calories and has tons of antioxidants. Adding spinach to pancakes gives an otherwise low nutrient breakfast a big punch!

What do spinach pancakes taste like?

These spinach pancakes taste just like regular pancakes, I promise! The addition of melted butter and vanilla gives these pancakes a sweet taste!

What to serve with?

I like to eat my spinach pancakes with classic pancake toppings such as maple syrup and whipped cream. If you are trying to be healthy, serve with a side of turkey bacon. If not, serve with this Brown Sugar Peppered Bacon!

How do I store spinach pancakes?

Store pancakes in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place in the microwave for 30 seconds.

When can I serve these?

The answer is anytime! But these green pancakes are especially fun to serve on St. Patrick’s Day, Earth Day, or in the shape of Christmas trees!

 

Other Simple Breakfast Recipes You Will Love!

Spinach Ricotta Quiche

Bacon Broccoli Quiche

 

 

Healthy Spinach Pancakes with Greek Yogurt

A classic pancake recipe gets a healthy makeover by adding spinach to the mix!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cup Spinach
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs- Whisked
  • 3 tbsp Butter- Melted
  • 1 1/2 cup Flour
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Add spinach, Greek yogurt and milk to a blender. Mix on medium until spinach is blended and mixture is smooth.
  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in a mixing bowl.
  • Add spinach mix, melted butter and eggs to dry ingredients. Stir until combined.
  • Set a griddle or skillet to medium heat.
  • Cook pancakes on griddle. Flip once outside edges are firm and bubbles on top of pancakes begin to pop. Remove from griddle once bottom side is cooked and golden.
  • Serve with maple syrup and whipped cream.

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