Green Monster Blend & Pour Banana Pancakes {Toddler Approved}

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Christina Ross
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Introducing a delicious and nutritious twist to the classic pancake recipe – Green Monster Blend & Pour Banana Pancakes! These pancakes are not only a treat for your taste buds but also a wholesome meal that your toddler will love.

Packed with the goodness of bananas and hidden greens, these pancakes are a fantastic way to ensure your little one gets their daily dose of essential nutrients. Plus, they are incredibly easy to make, making them perfect for busy mornings.

Let’s dive right into the recipe that’s toddler-approved and parent-recommended!

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Green Monster Blend
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or oil
  • Additional butter or oil for cooking

Instructions

1. Prepare the Green Monster Blend

a. In a blender, combine the ripe banana, fresh spinach leaves, unsweetened applesauce, milk, honey (if desired), and vanilla extract. b. Blend until you have a smooth, vibrant green mixture. This is your Green Monster Blend, packed with essential vitamins and minerals.

2. Prepare the Pancake Batter

a. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. b. In a separate bowl, beat the egg and then add the Green Monster Blend and melted butter or oil. c. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Don’t overmix; a few lumps are okay.

3. Cook the Pancakes

a. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly grease it with butter or oil. b. Pour 1/4 cup portions of the pancake batter onto the hot skillet, spreading it slightly into a round shape. c. Cook until you see bubbles forming on the surface, then flip the pancakes and cook until they are golden brown on both sides. This should take about 2-3 minutes per side.

4. Serve and Enjoy

a. Transfer the Green Monster Blend & Pour Banana Pancakes to a serving plate. b. Top them with your toddler’s favorite toppings, such as fresh berries, yogurt, or a drizzle of maple syrup.

NameGreen Monster Blend & Pour Banana Pancakes {Toddler Approved}
CuisineFusion
Prep Time10 minutes
Cooking Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings4
Yield12 pancakes

Estimated Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories: 165 kcal
  • Protein: 4.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Sugars: 8 g
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 38 mg
  • Sodium: 312 mg
  • Potassium: 270 mg
  • Vitamin A: 20%
  • Vitamin C: 6%
  • Calcium: 7%
  • Iron: 9%

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

ur 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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