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)

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

  • 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)

  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.

Recipe divided between two Magic Bullet cups.
Blended batter
Batter poured into frying pan
After the flip in a frying pan...a little messy
After the flip on a griddle
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

  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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