green monster pancakes

Green Monster Blend & Pour Banana Pancakes {Toddler Approved}

green monster pancakes

These little pancakes right here serve many purposes:

  1. They sneak in an extra (undecipherable in flavor) serving of veggies thanks to the addition of baby spinach.
  2. They are a fun breakfast to serve your kiddos (or yourself) in anticipation of Halloween what with their spooky & festive green color.
  3. They pay homage to the famous left field wall at Fenway Park, making them perfect for any Red Sox fan.
  4. They are an easy & quick breakfast that you can make a double batch of on the weekend to enjoy throughout the week; and yes, they reheat really well in the toaster oven!

Have I sold you yet? If not, maybe this will do it: even the most discerning toddler palate won’t be able to detect even a smidge of veggie flavor; all they’ll taste is sweet banana pancake goodness, despite there being no added sugar. Yep, the sweetness comes solely from a ripe banana. The natural sweetness of fruit is totally underrated!

green monster pancakes

To make these pancakes even more appealing to your kids, use a Halloween-inspired pancake mold!

green monster pancakes

 

 

Green Monster Blend & Pour Banana Pancakes {Toddler Approved}

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Keywords: fry breakfast banana spinach Halloween fall

Ingredients (1-2 servings)

  • 1 medium-sized very ripe banana, peeled
  • 1 packed cup fresh baby spinach, preferably organic
  • 1 large egg, preferably organic
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • vegetable oil or butter for frying

Instructions

Combine banana, spinach, and egg in a blender. I like to use my immersion blender with its accompanying blender cup. Blend until very smooth. You don’t want any big pieces of spinach.

Add in baking powder and flour. Pulse a few times until combined. Do not overmix. Stir briefly with a spoon if needed. A few small lumps of flour are okay. Batter will be very thick. Set aside.

Heat a bit of oil or butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium/medium-high heat. Skillet is hot enough if a few drops of water sizzle when flicked onto the surface.

Pour desired amount of pancake batter into skillet and cook until bubbles begin to form on the surface of the pancakes and the bottoms turn golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Flip and cook until the other side is golden brown, about 1 minute. Let cool to room temperature before giving to your toddler.

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