Sound familiar? I know I can relate. Pancakes and I have a special relationship - I love them, they love me but my inept flipping skills often keep us apart. Until I played with Cora's brilliant baked pancake breakfast pizza to create smaller, spinach-packed pancakes with no flipping (or flipping out) necessary!
How to eat your greens...and your pancakes too? Start by gathering a few simple ingredients.
|Mug o' magic!|
2/3 cup of buckwheat flour (I ground my own using my Nutribullet and buckwheat groats)
1/2 cup of brown rice flour (again, ground my own)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 TBSP mashed banana (around 3/4 one ripe banana)
1 cup water blended with a liberal handful of greens (spinach, lettuce, spring mix, etc) - plus 2 TBSP of water
(If you're craving pancakes with a super hit of protein, try Cora's original recipe - it uses quinoa flour instead of brown rice flour!)
Before you get your baking on, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, these pancakes are as simple as mixing all your ingredients (once the flours have been ground in a high-speed blender or coffee grinder, if necessary) in a large bowl. Add the water (blended with you choice of greens) last, slowly incorporating until your batter is thick but will "drip" from your mixing utensil.
|Chocolate nicecream + green pancakes = delish!|
Once your pancakes are poised and ready, just pop your trays into the oven for around 35 minutes. You want them to still be slightly soft to the touch, but to hold together when you peel them from the tray. Keep in mind that the pancakes will also stiffen as they cool.
|My kind of sundae ;)|
You've probably heard the saying that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. In this case, when life gives you the flipping skills of a dolphin with a broken tail, you turn on the oven instead of warming up a pan. And trust me...eating your greens has never tasted so sweet!
*Also found at What's Cookin' Wednesday, Running with Spoons, VegetarianMama, Foodie Friday, Snickerdoodle Sunday, Allergy Free Thursday and SaucySaturdays!*
What's one kitchen skill you can never master? Your favorite way to "eat your greens"? Tell me below - I can't wait to hear!