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Spinach pancakes for a healthy breakfast

Spinach pancakes

These easy green spinach pancakes are a tasty way to sneak extra nutrients into a healthy breakfast. They taste amazing either with or without an egg. If you prefer the vegan version, the only difference is they are less fluffy. These pancakes are great with both sweet or savoury toppings. The strawberry sauce featured below is a delicious way to take advantage of strawberry season. Other great toppings include coconut yoghurt, pomegranates, nuts and assorted fruits.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nutrient Rich, Refined Sugar Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 12 small pancakes
Author Laura Livesey


  • 1 egg or chia egg 1 tbsp chia seeds mixed with 3 Tbsp water
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink salt
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach
  • 1.5 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 lemon zest and fruit
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
  • Optional: 1 Tbsp baobab powder for extra nutrients


  1. Make chia-egg by mixing chia seeds and water, then set aside for about 10 mins
  2. Add oats, baking soda, and salt to the blender. Blend for 10 seconds or until the oats are like flour
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients into the blender and blend for 20 seconds, stopping once to run a spatula around the blender bottom to make sure all the flour mixes well into the batter
  4. Heat 1-2 crepe or frying pans on medium heat (Using more than one pan allows you to serve everyone hot pancakes at the same time) and add some coconut oil to each pan
  5. Pour batter into 3 or 4 small <g class="gr_ gr_326 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" id="326" data-gr-id="326">pancake</g> sized circles in each pan(s). Cook until you see a few bubbles at the pancake edges (usually about three mins). Flip and do the other side. (Note: if using chia-egg, you will not see as many bubbles as with the egg.)
  6. These are great served with strawberries and strawberry sauce (to make strawberry sauce, blend a handful of strawberries with 1 Tbsp maple syrup or raw honey, and 1-2 Tbsp liquid (water/almond milk) to make it a syrupy consistency.