With my kids’ picky pallets, its hard to get them to eat fruits and veggies (unless they come in a pouch!) so I have to get creative. I usually drink a spinach smoothie every morning so I thought I’d try to see what else I could sneak the leafy greens into to help my kids have more nutritionally sound meals. Thankfully, Pinterest has my back! I found an awesome spinach pancake recipe and decided to try it out on the kiddos!
Here’s what I used:
- 2 Cups Baby Spinach
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp. melted butter
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup milk
First, I mixed up the spinach and milk in a blender:
Then, I added the spinach/milk mixture and the rest of the ingredients into a bowl and mixed well:
After that, I poured the batter onto a pre-heated skillet and cooked as normal. Next came the hard part, getting the kids to eat them!
I don’t think Huff the Babe actually ate any. Pretty sure he just picked up the bits I gave him and threw them on the floor until I gave him his banana. Sigh.
Huff the Tot refused to eat green pancakes because, and I quote: “Mommy, its not Saint Patrick’s Day. I only eat pink pancakes.” Double sigh. I had to add pink food coloring to get her to eat them (sidebar: because pink and green don’t mix well, the pancakes ended up looking like off-brand bologna, lol.)
But, whatever. it got her to eat them! She ate three pancakes! Mommy had two–ha! I even had some batter left over so I can reheat them in the morning. I honestly couldn’t tell that the pancakes had spinach in them. To be quite honest, I think you could probably just mix spinach and milk together and then add your normal pancake mix and it’d be okay, too.
Have you ever tried this? Have you snuck veggies into another dish? What were your results? Share in the comments below!