Deliciously festive gluten-free protein pancakes full of all the good things with satisfying protein, fiber-filled whole grains, even spinach (that you cannot taste)! These colorful green pancakes are a great breakfast any time of year, not just for St. Patrick's Day.
Ok ok, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking "Geez, Meme. You've taken these protein pancake things a little too far. We know you like them a lot. And we know you like spinach. But Sugar Plum Fairy, you should not combine the two."
I understand your sentiments, and I appreciate you referring to me as a sugar plum fairy. But I just want to stress that THESE ARE SO GOOD. I ate the entire batch (not in one sitting, of course) and never noticed any taste of spinach, other than the fact that they are vibrant green in color.
Spinach in pancakes?! Yep! I am a sucker for getting in extra veggies whenever possible, especially at breakfast because I love the veggies make me feel but don't always love eating them.
And I like the option to squeeze extra veggies into my pancakes without tasting them (especially if you top your pancakes with butter and/or maple syrup, which I do).
I like making a big batch and eating them every morning for the week. I also freeze them. They are great to have for a quick, delicious, and nutritious breakfast.
Protein Pancakes are packed with protein & fiber and seriously keep you full for hours. And these green ones are festive, fun, and fantastic.
Protein pancakes are life-changing (yay for not feeling hungry all morning & wishing lunch was at 10 am instead of 12 pm). And it's fun to have this option to get a few extra nutrients into my day first thing in the morning 💚
[But also, I don't always feel like I need to eat veggies in the morning. I simply like the way my body feels when I have vegetables consistently so I try to add them in whenever possible]
MORE PROTEIN PANCAKE RECIPES YOU'LL LOVE:
- Blueberry Protein Pancakes
- Chocolate Protein Pancakes
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- Oven-Baked Protein Pancakes
St. Patrick's Day Pancakes
- Add the oats and spinach to a food processor or blender, and blend for about 20 seconds.
- Add the remaining ingredients (cottage cheese, eggs, baking soda, chia seeds, and vanilla extract) to the food processor, and blend until smooth. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat a griddle or skillet to medium meat. Add about 1/2 cup batter for each pancake to the preheated griddle/skillet, and cook for about 3-4 minutes until bubbles form on the top. Flip and cook another 2-3 minutes until done. Repeat with remaining batter. (Recipe makes 12 pancakes)
- Serve with maple syrup and butter if desired.
*Please use real maple syrup. Don't use that fake syrup junk; I beg of you.
*I used regular cottage cheese but you can use any type. Make sure to check the ingredients and find the one with simple ingredients (not lots of additives, preservatives, etc.)
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This post was originally published on March 8, 2016. Text, recipe, and photos have been updated.
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