Breakfast has the power to set the tone for your entire day. And what better way to start your morning than with a stack of delicious, nutrient-packed pancakes that are not just healthy but super tasty as well? These pancakes taste like a special treat and also sneaks in a dose of wholesome greens, making it a breakfast choice you'll want to make over and over again.
Ingredients for Banana Spinach Pancakes: (1 big stack)
- 30 g lightly packed baby spinach
- 1 small very ripe bananas
- 1 large eggs
- 120 ml milk
- 0.5 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 0.5 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 teaspoons baking powder
- 0.5 teaspoon cinnamon
- 70 g buckwheat flour or whole wheat (See Notes at the bottom if using whole wheat)
Begin by blending the baby spinach, bananas, eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and ground flaxseed in a blender. Blend until you achieve a smooth, vibrant green mixture.
In a separate mixing bowl, combine the buckwheat flour (or whole wheat if you prefer) with baking powder and cinnamon. Give it a gentle stir to ensure the dry ingredients are evenly distributed.
Gradually pour the blended spinach-banana mixture into the dry ingredients. Use a spatula to gently fold and combine the wet and dry components. Be mindful not to overmix; a few lumps are perfectly fine.
Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Lightly grease the surface with cooking spray or a touch of oil.
Once the skillet is hot, use a ladle or measuring cup to pour the pancake batter onto the cooking surface. Aim for your desired pancake size – whether it's a classic small pancake or a larger, fluffy one.
Allow the pancakes to cook until you see small bubbles forming on the surface. This indicates that the pancakes are ready to be flipped.
Gently flip the pancakes using a spatula and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, until they're beautifully golden brown on both sides.
Once your Banana Spinach Pancakes are cooked to perfection, it's time to plate them. Stack the pancakes in a visually appealing arrangement, preparing yourself for a feast for both the eyes and the palate.
To enhance the flavor profile and add a touch of indulgence, consider serving your pancakes with toppings such as fresh berries, a drizzle of honey, or a dollop of Greek yogurt.