Growing up, one of my dad's many specialties in the kitchen was making pancakes. He has mastered the art of cooking them for a large group (5 kids, their spouses and 8 grandchildren) who can put away a lot of pancakes (my niece at 9 last time we were together. That's some math!).
As I've gotten older, I've gained even more respect for the fact that he can keep his pancake so perfect and somehow manage to churn them out in mass quantities. It's no easy feat!
Since going gluten free a few years ago, I have experimented with a lot of varying pancake recipes. I love that you can make them really healthy and still manage to have them taste like pancakes. One of my favorite meal planning techniques is to make a big batch on Sunday and eat them all week with berries + nut butter on top. (These Vegan Pancakes were my JAM for many years!)
This past weekend was our last slow Sunday in Atlanta until August (!) so we decided to make the most of it for breakfast. I tried out a new recipe and we couldn't have been more pleased with how they turned out. It's worth noting that they are not super sweet, but you could add more honey OR top them with it.
Spinach & Sweet Potato Pancakes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6 to 8 pancakes
1 egg (sub flax egg if Vegan)
1 large sweet potato
2 c. spinach
1 c. almond milk
2 T. honey or, if vegan, agave nectar or maple syrup
3 cups of gf oats
½ c. almond flour
1 T. baking powder
1 t. cinnamon
½ t. sea salt
2 T. flax (optional)
2 T. chia seeds (optional)
2 T. collagen (optional & encouraged!)
- *If Vegan, start by making a flax egg so it can rest. If not, skip to the next step
- Pour all ingredients into blender or food processor
- Blend until smooth
- Preheat skillet, lightly grease with coconut oil
- Pour batter into skillet in desired size
- Flip as each side crisps up (mine did not bubble like normal pancakes, so be sure to watch them)
- Top with nut butter and berries & enjoy!
Note: Optional step if you do not have a powerful blender - soften the sweet potato in microwave or oven. Mash and mix by hand.