I named these pancakes after Halfbaked Harvest’s Meanest Greenest Pizza. The recipe for Tieghan’s green pizza is in her HBH Super Simple cookbook. I highly recommend you pick up a copy because there are a lot of store-bought short cuts in there.
Spinach + Banana + 3 Eggs + 2/3 c Milk + 2 c Pancake Mix = Everything You Need to Survive in One Pancake
My kids like to make them and eat them (can’t ask for more than that!). My littlest one is getting good at cracking eggs. Truth be told, she may have just surpassed her big brother’s skill level in that category (but we can’t tell him or else he will start cracking ALL THE EGGS just to be better than her). She puts all the ingredients in the mixing bowl and blends them with the immersion blender (my favorite!), or regular a blender, and mixes them for me, then I take it from there.
They eat these for breakfast, lunch and dinner! And I’m okay with that because they are full of protein, and have carbs, dairy, fruits and vegetables. Basically, the entire food pyramid is in there, and these are very basic. Just 5 ingredients. Enjoy.
Meanest Greenest Pancakes
- 3-4 handfuls of fresh baby spinach
- 1 banana
- 2/3 c milk (or almond milk)
- 2 c pancake mix
- 3 eggs
- Butter or cooking spray
- Maple syrup
- Step 1 Put all the ingredients into a blender. If you are using an immersion blender, put them into a large mixing bowl. Blend until the batter turns green and becomes the consistency of pancake batter.
- Step 2 Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or use an ice cream scoop to get the batter onto the pan. When the pancake starts to bubble all the way through to the center, it’s time to flip it. Serve hot with maple syrup. Enjoy!