Irish Green Pancakes

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If there’s one thing I love about St-Paddy’s day, it’s the fact that it’s an excuse to dye everything green. I’m sure after glancing at the picture, you’re assuming I’ve gone and used food colouring to make these pancakes green – but of course I didn’t. These pancakes get their loveable colour from wholesome spinach and energizing matcha, making them superfood pancakes. Moreover, they taste just like regular pancakes so these are actually just a great way to sneak some greens into your life. And let’s face it, who doesn’t love pancakes?

Spinach is a superb anti-cancer food, due to its high carotenoid and flavonoid content. These components help fight inflammation, which is one of the mechanisms behind the development of cancer. Moreover, these anti-inflammatory compounds can help reduce inflammation in the digestive tract, making it great for individuals who suffer from inflammatory bowel conditions.

Lastly, these pancakes make for an extremely kid-friendly breakfast. How so? You can involve the children in the batter-making process and also refer to these as Hulk pancakes, Shrek pancakes, Ninja Turtle pancakes, Popeye pancakes or Grinch pancakes to hype them up.

Without further making you salivate, here is the recipe for these emerald-coloured brunch masterpieces:

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St-Patrick’s Day (or Any Day You Are Having Brunch) Green Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oat flour (or pulverized oats)
  • 1/2 banana
  • 6 tbsp. soy or almond beverage
  • 1/2 tsp. matcha green tea powder
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp. ground flaxseeds + 6 tbsp. water)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. honey (which I would omit if you plan on drizzling pancakes with honey or maple syrup)

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse.
  2. Add batter to skillet being heated on medium heat to form pancakes with a diameter of about 15 cm.
  3. Stack ’em.
  4. Devour ’em.

Happy St-Patrick’s day from this Scottish gal! 🙂

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