These delicious Spinach Pancakes from Healthy Nibbles and Bits are a fantastic way to sneak more vegetables into your morning. Cornmeal and chickpea flour are the base for this easy, gluten-free pancake. Chickpea flour also contributes a nutty flavor and a boost of protein, too.
Gluten-free Spinach Pancakes
- 2 1/2 cups (125g) Baby Spinach
- 1 cup (227g) Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
- 3/4 cup 1% Reduced-Fat Milk (Almond or Soy Milk will also work)
- 3/4 cup (115g) finely ground Corn Meal (certified gluten-free if necessary)
- 3/4 cup (110g) Chickpea Flour (certified gluten-free if necessary; all-purpose or whole wheat flour will also work if not gluten intolerant)
- 1 large Egg
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 2 teaspoons honey (add more if you like sweeter pancakes)
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- Optional toppings: a drizzle of honey or maple syrup
In a food processor or a blender, mix together the spinach, yogurt, and almond milk until smooth.
Pour the batter into a large mixing bowl, and stir in the rest of the ingredients.
Lightly grease a large skillet (or two, to speed up the process) and place over medium-low heat.
Pour 2-3 tablespoons of batter onto the pan for each pancake (a 1/8 cup measuring spoon works well).
Cook each side for about 2-3 minutes, flipping with a spatula once the edges of the pancakes are no longer runny, and you can slide a spatula easily underneath.
Enjoy them on their own or serve with some honey or maple syrup. Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Serves: 6 | Serving Size: 3 pancakes
Per serving: Calories: 175; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 35mg; Sodium: 473mg; Total Carbohydrate: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugars: 6g; Protein: 10g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 173mg; Vitamin A: 26%; Vitamin C: 6%; Calcium: 10%; Iron: 6%
Lisa is from San Francisco and has passion for eating well and staying in shape through kickboxing, yoga, and cycling classes. She loves experimenting with new recipes and fitness routines, which she document on her blog, Healthy Nibbles & Bits. When she’s not blogging or exercising, she’s most likely watching Jeopardy! or British TV shows. For more from Lisa, follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
Photo courtesy of Lisa Lin. Original recipe can be found on Healthy Nibbles and Bits.