If you haven’t heard, Chelsea Clinton made spinach pancakes in celebration of National Pancake Day, and people can’t stop talking about it. Twitter blew up with positive and negative feedback on this bright green short stack. (Comments are really funny — take a look!) Our first reaction was: No offense Chelsea, but the picture doesn’t look that appetizing :/ But before we could judge, we needed to try them for ourselves.
Now, I’m not a fan of vegetables, so if these green leaves were going to mess up one of my favorite breakfast foods, I wasn’t going to be happy. I’m happy to say — spinach pancakes are great! They don’t taste anything like spinach. If you’re looking to add more iron into your diet, but also keep your brunch staples, I’d say this is the way to go.
Whether you need iron or not, these bright green pancakes are a definite YES for St. Patrick’s Day. Feed these to your kiddos and they’ll never know they are secretly healthy.
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup cream cheese
- 1 egg
- 1 Tablespoon oil
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup flour
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Puree spinach, milk, egg, oil, Greek yogurt, and cream cheese in a blender until you get a nice, even green color.
- Mix the dry ingredients together and then add in the spinach mixture. Whisk the batter together.
- Grease your pan and pour 1/4 cup batter onto a skillet over medium heat. Once you start seeing bubbles, flip the pancake over using a spatula to cook the other side.
Place the spinach, milk, egg, oil, Greek yogurt, and cream cheese in a blender. It may seem like you’re making a smoothie — but it will be even better than that.
Mix the dry ingredients together and then pour in the spinach mixture.
Whisk until combined. Check out that greenery color!
Place 1/4 cup of batter on a greased skillet over medium heat. Once you start seeing bubbles on your pancake’s surface, that means it’s time to flip!
Take your pancakes to the next level by creating shapes! Fill a squirt bottle with your pancake mix and then start drawing. You’ll want to start with your outside shape and then “color” it in. Move quickly so your pancake has an even color and no burnt edges.
These spinach pancakes are the perfect St. Patrick’s Day morning treat. Thanks for the inspo, Chelsea Clinton!
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DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Photography: Chris Andre
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