A few years of searching and tweaking recipes until....I finally made my own. The greenest healthiest pancake you will ever eat. Everyone asks later for the recipe! Treat yourself all day! VEGGIE PACKED and PROTEIN GALORE! Not only that, you can make them relatively cheap! Can be dairy free and GF!!!
With no further ado....
Servings: About 10-12 hand sized pancakes (would feed about 3 hungry teenagers 1x or 3 small kids and one adult 2xs)
1 blender full of spinach/kale/mixed
1 - 400ml can coconut milk (fat full - you can use coconut cream as well)
2 cups of flour + 2 tsp baking powder or pre-made pancake mix (please see extra notes/variations on recipe)
These are all optional:
couple pinches salt (I use pink/grey salt - more minerals)
cap full of vanilla
2-4 pinches of cinnamon
2-5 table spoons chia seeds (I love the fun popping crunch and extra fibre)
chocolate chips/blue berries/ raspberries
Add greens to the blender - around 8 cups lightly stuffed into the blender. Add coconut milk, 8 eggs, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, and banana. Blend until smooth. Most normal blenders can't handle the load (unless you have a vitamix or blendtech) so I tend to mix flour + baking powder to a bowl and then dump the blender mixture on top and toss in chocolate chips and berries and gently lightly mix trying not to over mix. (see notes on using other flours) I turn on my cast iron hot plate to a medium low(2/8) but have to do it at a 4 if I forget to turn it on and only grease with coconut oil once at the beginning. I would use a medium setting to medium/low over gas - if its burning before bubbling turn it down. Flip pancake over after several bubbles have surfaced. If cooked a bit too well but not burnt, sit under a bowl and the steam will soften them up.
We lather in butter, plain yogurt, peanut butter, honey, maple syrup(real), bananas/berries/fruit, and most importantly we use loads of homemade whipping cream from our whip cream canister(not that cheap but cheaper then the store bought kind and WAY better).
Cheaper GF option($):
1 1/4 cp oats and 3/4 quinoa and blend in blender until powdered - mix 2tsp baking powder and dump green mixture on top and gently mix- using chia seeds with this one is much better because its a little runnier then other versions
Use Pamelas GF flour mix - mix until like cake batter - around 2cps depending on how much spinach you put in.
Use up whole wheat kernels in food storage:
2cps of pearls - put in blender 1 cp at a time if it gets super hot and blend until flour texture - 2tsp of baking powder add
Kodiak Pancake Mix at Costco:
I would just dump 1 1/2 cans (using the coconut milk can) of mix and mix with green batter