Picky eater on your hands? Try this spinach pancake recipe that your kids WILL eat. I promise.
Don’t deviate from the instructions or your efforts will be futile. Exhibit A – I substituted all purpose flour for organic pastry flour. Don’t ask.
Yes these spinach pancakes turn out VERY bright green and flat. Don’t be discouraged by the looks. I really think that’s what sparked my kid’s interest. Plus if you present to really young kids (toddler age), they just may surprise you.
I wish I could take credit for this ingenious creation, but I can’t. My neighbor suggested and shared the recipe several years ago when my oldest daughter went from eating almost any vegetable to eating almost none. It was a long shot but I tried it and she could NOT get enough.
The best preparation is to cook in batches and freeze. These make a great option for breakfast or snack on the go. My kids will eat these cold!
I decided to share my go to recipe after I tweeted this one Saturday morning.
Resulted in responses like this..
Spinach Pancake Recipe:
- 2 Cups Baby Spinach
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp. melted butter
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup milk
Combine spinach and milk in blender, pulse until spinach is relatively chopped. Add egg, butter, salt, nutmeg, flour – blend until smooth. Pour onto hot griddle and cook until slightly golden brown on each side. These will not fluff up like a typical pancake batter.
Note: Fill blender with spinach to the top but do not pack. Too much spinach will alter the taste and not in a good way.
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This post was published October 2011 but has been recently updated with current photos and text.