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The Greenest Pancakes You Ever Did See

March 2, 2011

I sincerely hope you all made some pancakes for National Pancake Day yesterday, or at least made in over to IHOP and had someone else make them for you for free.

I found a way to have someone else make them for me for free without stepping foot in IHOP.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again (and again and again), moms are the best.

I even have my mom foodgawking now, but I’d say it’s for the best because it resulted in some fun looking pancakes.

Yes, those are bright green pancakes and no there was no food coloring involved.

How you ask?  Well ask and you shall receive (the answer, that is).

This recipe seriously involves 3 and only 3 ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup rice flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 handfuls of fresh spinach

And if you think the ingredient list is simple, just listen to the directions:

  1. Blend eggs and spinach together in a food processor then add flour and pulse until fully incorporated.

Then you just use the batter the same way you would for any other pancake.  Awesome, no?

There were also almond pancakes (gluten free flour + almond extract) that came out oh so fluffy.  The spinach pancakes were fun, but the almond pancakes stole my heart — I went back for more.

Remind me to get that recipe from my mom.

P.S. The spinach pancakes aren’t sweet so if you’re not dousing them in maple syrup like I did, I would suggest perhaps adding some sugar but in my humble opinion maple > sugar.

So I realize it’s only March 2nd and Spring doesn’t officially begin until March 21st but I’m calling an end to my “Winter Goals” challenge and I’m surprised at how well I did!  Let’s look, shall we?

  1. Pop my own popcorn accomplished 2/27/11
  2. Finish Gone with the Windaccomplished 12/30/10
  3. Make Mama Pea’s Dough Ballsaccomplished 12/14/10
  4. Go snowshoeing
  5. Go to a holiday play – accomplished thrice over: A Christmas Carol on 12/20/10, The Nutcracker on 12/26/10 and Tran-Siberian Orchestra on 12/22/10
  6. Make my own seitan accomplished on 12/8/10
  7. Go to yoga once a day for a week accomplished on 1/5/11
  8. Get my glasses adjustedokay, I don’t have documented proof but I swear I accomplished this
  9. Donate the 2 bags of clothes that have been sitting in my room for…months!The same goes for this one
  10. Run a winter raceaccomplished on 2/6/11 and it was brutal!
  11. Send my grandpa a Christmas cardaccomplished and now that I think about it I never checked to make sure he got it in the mail!
  12. Make almond butteraccomplished on 12/30/10
  13. Be internet-free for an entire day accomplished 12/30/10
  14. Homemade sandwich bread.
  15. Decorate a gingerbread house or gingerbread men cookies.

I think I did pretty well.  I’m proud of myself and who says gingerbread are only for Christmas?  Leprechaun gingerbread men for St. Patrick’s Day, anyone?

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. March 2, 2011 10:57 AM

    I love the idea of green pancakes! Another fun way to incorporate some veggies!

  2. March 2, 2011 11:19 AM

    Nice way to get those veggies in! I think St. Patty gingerbread would be fabulous. My sons pre-k class had a lesson about the gingerbread man last week, go ahead and make those cookies!

  3. March 2, 2011 1:25 PM

    How have I not tried green pancakes before?! I’ve had green smoothies and green oatmeal but never pancakes.. I like this idea. Those fluffy almond pancakes look really good too!

    You’ve just inspired me to make some goals for this month. 🙂

  4. March 2, 2011 1:50 PM

    Aw, interesting pancakes!! I have to agree though those almond one’s would probably steal my heart, too even though I love my greens!
    -Courtney

  5. March 2, 2011 5:30 PM

    You are such an inspiration! 😀

    Ohhh, the plays you went to sound amazing! Which one was your favorite?

    Haha, I’ve never seen Green Pancakes before! That’s a first! I would totally make those with some Red Strawberry ones for Christmas! 🙂

    xoxo
    Kathleen

    • March 3, 2011 8:17 AM

      Such a hard question!! I think I liked A Christmas Carol the best – the actors were just so good! Awesome Christmas pancake idea 🙂

  6. March 2, 2011 7:42 PM

    I’ve never had green pancakes! Way to add veggies into something already delicious 😀

  7. March 2, 2011 8:51 PM

    omg such a good idea!!!

  8. March 3, 2011 6:00 AM

    aha…at first, before I read, I thought you put your pancake in between an english muffin. I was a little confused at first, but then kinda just went “hey, why not?!” Then I read 😛
    I LOVE the green!! I want St. Patrick’s day to be here now! haha

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