The Original Vegan Spinach Pancake recipe! Learn how to make dye free green pancakes that can be sweet or savory, as a stack of pancakes or a sandwich.
recipe originally published June 7, 2010
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Dye free green pancakes
These vegan green pancakes have long held the title as most popular pancake on spabettie. Loved by everyone with a whimsical side, those who love greens, and those looking for an alternative sandwich bread!
These naturally green pancakes are a super popular recipe all year long.
With spabettie readers, Green Pancakes are all the rage for St Patricks Day and Halloween.
This easy recipe has a super short and all natural ingredient list, making it a popular recipe for moms wanting their kids to eat more veggies. That fantastic green hue is not from dyes, it is from spinach!
Read the how to make green pancakes section for tips on getting that great green color.
Do spinach pancakes taste good?
Absolutely one hundred percent, spinach pancakes taste great! Spinach does not add much flavor. Whether you add savory spice or sweeten these pancakes, the spinach is not prominent at all. The neutral flavor of spinach makes these green pancakes versatile, whether as a savory sandwich or a sweet stack of pancakes.
Spinach just adds a beautiful and natural green color!
How to make green pancakes
These pancakes are quick to make! I combine the fresh spinach with the liquids in a blender - blend until completely smooth. I then sift the dry ingredients into a bowl, and slowly pour the spinach liquid into the dry - whisking continually.
To make these vegan spinach pancakes, the flax is the equivalent of an egg.
You can add a banana or sweetener to the pancake batter, or make savory with a pinch of salt, some minced garlic, fresh basil.
How do you keep the pancakes green? Low and slow! Very low temperatures and a bit of patience are all it takes for your spinach pancakes to be green rather than brown with slightly green edges.
How to serve spinach pancakes
These gluten free vegan spinach pancakes make the best sandwich bread. We use these protein pancakes to make a more traditional ‘deli style’ sandwich, but this time it was simple but delicious.
This colorful sandwich is a colorful crunchy stack of red pepper hummus, greens, avocado, tomato, and pickled onion - a perfect sandwich full of fresh flavor.
You can sweeten the pancake batter (with a banana, maple syrup or your sugar preference), or enjoy as a savory stack or protein rich sandwich bread by adding minced garlic and sea salt to the batter.
Make an epic breakfast sandwich
We use these spinach pancakes for sandwiches just as often as we enjoy them as a sweet green stack. Breakfast sandwiches are one of my favorites, and here's how I assemble one:
- spinach pancake
- vegan egg (scramble or Folded Egg)
- vegan sausage
- our favorite dairy free cheese
Green pancakes work well as bread for this Vegan Breakfast Sandwich, too. The ingredient combinations are endless.
How long do spinach pancakes last? Storage tips
Spinach Pancakes will last a week in the fridge. Once they are completely cooled, tightly wrap the pancakes or store in a container with a sealing lid.
These pancakes can also be frozen if you are meal prepping for longer than one week. Separate each serving stack with parchment, tightly wrap and store in a sealing freezer bag. Use the frozen pancakes within 2 months.
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- In mixing bowl, whisk together flour, flax seed, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a blender jar, add spinach, milk, and lemon juice / acv. Blend at high speed until smooth, with no spinach pieces remaining.
- Add spinach mixture to the dry ingredients. Fold together until just combined.
- Place griddle on stovetop over medium low heat. (For a bright green pancake, low heat is better.) Add dairy free butter or oil.
- Wait until butter is melted and griddle is heated to pour pancake batter (about a 3 inch circle). Wait for bubbles to appear before flipping.
dairy, egg, soy, oil, and gluten free, vegan
½ to ¾ cup milk: for thicker batter / pancakes, use less liquid. I prefer a thinner pancake / "bread" for sandwiches, so I use ¾ cup.
Tip: If you want savory and sweet Spinach Pancakes, make the neutral batter and use half of it for what will be a sweet stack. Then add savory flavor to the remaining batter for savory pancakes or sandwich bread.
Spinach Pancakes will last a week in the fridge. Once they are cooled, tightly wrap the pancakes or store in a container with a sealing lid.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 149mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 7gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g
nutrition calculations results vary by calculator, are for informational purposes only, and are not intended to replace medical advice or treatment.
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