Wednesday, August 29, 2012
These pancakes are so healthy Adam was incredulous when I made them for the girls. "How much spinach did you put in those anyways?" he asked me. The answer is a lot and the girls didn't notice. In fact, they scarfed them down in the blink of an eye.
1 cup frozen, chopped spinach, thawed (or 1 cup pureed fresh baby spinach leaves)
2 large ripe bananas, mashed
2 tbls powdered stevia (I finally finished my New Roots stevia in this recipe, so I'll be breaking into my NuNaturals Stevia baking blend soon!) or other sweetener
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbls white chia seeds
1.5 cups whole wheat flour (or spelt, or other whole grain flour)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1.5 tbls baking powder
2+ cups water or unsweetened non-dairy milk
Whisk together spinach, bananas, sweetener, vanilla and chia seeds in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients to bowl with dry ingredients and pour in enough water or milk to make a thick batter. Ladel onto a hot skillet and cook, flipping once, until golden on both sides. Makes 12 pancakes. Serve with syrup, and/or nut butter and/or strawberry or raspberry jam and/or fresh berries. Freezes well.