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My mom used to make me pancakes EVERY Saturday morning. It went on for so long that I eventually got sick of it and refused to eat any more pancakes....for years. LOTS of years. Like 10 years, seriously. I only recently started ordering and making pancakes again. Now that I'm on this "change my life and eat healthier" bit, I've been finding a lot of cool healthy pancake recipes, and since buying that ginormous Costco sized bag of spinach the other day, I thought sharing spinach pancakes would be appropriate.

I originally found the recipe for these protein packed pancakes on Instagram, but I can't for the life of me remember who I got it from! That being said, I'm just gonna throw out a big thank you into the air for whoever it was. Whenever I buy spinach these days, I always have to make these at least once! This is also usually the recipe I use when the spinach is just starting to wilt/die in the fridge since it has to be blended anyways.


Spinach Protein Pancakes (w/ Blueberry Compote)

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Serves 2
Makes 4 pancakes (5"-6" diameter)

Ingredients:
  • 2-2 1/12 C baby spinach
  • 6 tbsp liquid egg white (or 2 egg whites)
  • 1/2 C old fashioned oats (or oat flour)
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (or 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 4 packets stevia (or 2 tsp sweetener of choice)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 C fat-free plain greek yogurt (or cottage cheese) + additional for topping
  • Blueberry Compote (recipe below)

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Directions:
  1. Add all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Oats and spinach should both be well broken down. If you have a Magic Bullet or a small capacity blender like me, you'll have to make half the recipe at a time.
  2. Heat frying pan or griddle to medium heat. Use cooking spray if you need it.
  3. Pour 5"-6" pancakes. Cook until edges appear cooked (dry), then flip. Cook each side approx. 2 minutes.
  4. Top with yogurt and pour blueberry compote over the top, or serve with whatever other toppings you like.

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Recipe divided between two Magic Bullet cups.
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Blended batter
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Batter poured into frying pan
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After the flip in a frying pan...a little messy
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After the flip on a griddle
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Spinach pancakes topped with greek yogurt and blueberry compote. Served with a side of turkey bacon and egg whites
Blueberry Compote Topping
  • Handful of blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • Water

Directions:
  1. Put the blueberries in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave 20 seconds.
  2. Remove bowl from microwave and smash blueberries open with the back of a fork. If blueberries are still tough to pop, microwave another 10 seconds.
  3. Can be used immediately or add water to thin compote to desired consistency.



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