Green Banana Pancakes
Apart from not being particularly attractive, these green pancakes are packed with nutritious benefits and are pretty tasty. The best part is, you don't even taste the green. If my carbohydrate-loving daughter will eat these, I think it's a pretty good testament to how good they are. Here is a quick rundown of the ingredients and how easy it is to put these together.
1 Cup oats
1 Cup spinach
1 Tbsp flax seed
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp coconut oil or butter
- Crack eggs into the blender.
- Add spinach, cinnamon, and flax.
- Blend until smooth and set aside
- Peel the bananas and set them into a large bowl. Mash to preferred consistency (We like ours to have some small chunks so we can get a bite of banana in the pancake).
- Add egg mixture to the large bowl and set in the fridge for 5 minutes.
- Get your skillet ready on medium heat. Oil with your preferred oil(or electric griddle and set to 275).
- Pull the pancake mix out and spoon onto skillet to the desired size. We prefer bite size so we can dip in our preferred side.
- Cook like regular pancakes, about 1-2 minutes on each side.
- Serve and enjoy!
My kids like to have them with yogurt, but I prefer peanut butter and maple syrup. And for an extra kick, I will throw a few dark chocolate chips on there because I can't get enough of the peanut butter and dark chocolate combo in my life. We hope you enjoy these as much as we do.
Listed below are some nutritional facts about the ingredients.
Eggs: 72 calories, but 6 grams of high-quality protein, 5 grams of fat, and 1.6 grams of saturated fat, along with iron, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids
Bananas: 110 calories, 0 gram fat, 1 gram protein, 28 grams carbohydrate, 15 grams sugar (naturally occurring), 3 grams fiber, and 450 mg potassium.
Oats: 51 grams of carbs, 13 grams of protein, 5 grams of fat, and 8 grams of fiber in 1 cup
One tablespoon (10 grams) of whole flax seeds provides the following nutrients (4Trusted Source):
- Calories: 55
- Water: 7%
- Protein: 1.9 grams
- Carbs: 3 grams
- Sugar: 0.2 grams
- Fiber: 2.8 grams
- Fat: 4.3 grams
Cinnamon: According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a teaspoon of ground cinnamon weighing 2.6 g contains:
- energy: 6.42 calories.
- carbohydrates: 2.1 g.
- calcium: 26.1 milligrams (mg)
- iron: 0.21 mg.
- magnesium: 1.56 mg.
- phosphorus: 1.66 mg.
- potassium: 11.2 mg.
- vitamin A: 0.39 microgram
Amount Per 1 leaf (10 g)1 cup
Calories 7% Daily Value*Total Fat 0.1 g0% Saturated fat 0 g0% Cholesterol 0 mg0% Sodium 24 mg1% Potassium 167 mg4% Total Carbohydrate 1.1 g0 %Dietary fiber 0.7 g2 %Sugar 0.1 g Protein 0.9 g1% Vitamin C14% Calcium3% Iron4 %Vitamin B6 5% Magnesium6%