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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cocoa-Loco Pancakes


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.

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