Deliciously festive gluten free protein pancakes full of all the good things — satisfying protein, fiber-filled whole grains, even spinach! These are great 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 at lot. And we know you like spinach. But Sugar Plum Fairy, you should not combine the two. Maybe lay off posting so many pancake recipes while you’re at it.” [In case you missed it, I posted Valentine’s Day protein pancakes less than a month ago]
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?! I am jumping for joy over here. Spinach in pancakes, y’all! Spinach in my protein pancakes! I’m pretty much never not putting spinach in my pancakes ever again because I am a sucker for getting in extra veggies whenever possible, especially at breakfast.
Friends, I really need you to make these protein pancakes if you haven’t already. I’ve made one million different flavors (see the bottom of the post for all the options). And more importantly, today is National Pancake Day, whoop whoop!
If you have any self-respect then you will make these. A) It’s National Pancake Day. B) Protein Pancakes are the greatest thing to happen to breakfast since… ever. C) They have spinach in them, so you get extra veggies at breakfast. D) They have spinach in them, so they’re green. St. Patrick’s Day is next week, so you need green pancakes.
If I haven’t convinced you yet then I give up. I would make these for you if I could, but my next best offer is to share the recipe. The recipe makes 12 pancakes where each serving is 2 pancakes, so it serves 6. 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. [Check below if you need more protein pancake inspiration and flavors]. These protein pancakes are life-changing (yay for not feeling hungry all morning & wishing lunch was at 10 am instead of 12 pm). And now that I’ve put spinach in them, I am even more in love 💚
St. Patrick's Day Pancakes
What You'll Need:
- 1 1/2 cup oats
- 4 cups fresh spinach 100g
- 1 1/2 cup cottage cheese
- 6 eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 TBSP chia seeds
- 1 TBSP vanilla extract
- maple syrup & butter for serving
How to Make It:
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.
*Be sure to use gluten free oats if needed.
*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.)
Want more protein pancakes?
Oven Baked Protein Pancakes — this is my favorite way to make the protein pancakes
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