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.

The Sneaky Chef | Spinach Pancakes Your Kids WILL Eat

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 Sneaky Chef | Spinach Pancakes Your Kids WILL Eat

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.

The Sneaky Chef | Spinach Pancakes Your Kids WILL Eat

Resulted in responses like this..

The Sneaky Chef | Spinach Pancakes Your Kids WILL Eat

 

The Sneaky Chef | Spinach Pancakes Your Kids WILL Eat

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

Directions:

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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Bon Appetit!

This post was published October 2011 but has been recently updated with current photos and text. 

7 Comments on The Sneaky Chef | Spinach Pancakes Your Kids WILL Eat

  1. Ang Hshi Qi
    July 25, 2016 at 12:54 am (1 year ago)

    What can I replace the nutmeg with that’s equally delicious and flavourful?

  2. Alison Ray
    Alison Ray
    August 10, 2016 at 4:07 pm (1 year ago)

    You could try cinnamon? Are you allergic or just don’t like the taste? If it’s the taste the nutmeg is just meant to take the edge off the spinach. You can barely detect once cooked as it’s such a small amount.

  3. Cassandra
    January 16, 2017 at 2:07 pm (11 months ago)

    Am I able to make a bunch of these and freeze them like normal pancakes?

  4. Alison Ray
    Alison Ray
    January 16, 2017 at 9:38 pm (11 months ago)

    Yes you can! I’ve done that and it worked well. Let me know how it goes!

  5. Liz
    January 16, 2017 at 10:25 pm (11 months ago)

    I am wondering if a flax egg will work here – son has egg allergy

  6. Alison Ray
    Alison Ray
    February 5, 2017 at 2:45 pm (10 months ago)

    I’m not 100% sure but you could try it. I haven’t tried flax eggs yet but it’s on my list!

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