In case you haven’t noticed (or noticed) I have been really into pancakes lately. I have been making pancakes for weekend breakfasts for the last few weeks lately because they are just too dang good not to indulge in on the weekends.
While I was making these, I had the faintest memory of eating green colored pancakes for St. Patrick’s day at a daycare I went to when I was really young. I pair that memory with a few of that daycare center, wherein I finger painted and made noodle necklaces, but the memories feel almost like dreams from being so far in the past. Isn’t it crazy that our brains can confuse memories and dreams, reality and fantasy? Or is that just why I’m a Psych major?
When they made their pancakes, I have no idea how they made them green, but I doubt they cared much about health so it was probably just green food coloring. Instead of food coloring or any junk like that, these beautiful pancakes actually use SPINACH for their beautiful color. Don’t tell your kids.
Even when I told Mitch, he was skeptical, but after trying them confirmed that they were “dank.” You can take our words for it, or you can test out the healthy spinach twist for yourself!
If you do try them, please please let me know what you think! I love hearing how the recipes go for you and how I can improve them for you in the future!
green st. patty's day pancakes
AuthorKassy | Enjoying Earth
1tbspapple cider vinegar
Whisk together almond milk, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Let sit for about five minutes.
Place the almond milk mixture into blender with the spinach, and blend until spinach is completely blended in, without any leaf pieces.
In the mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the spinach-milk mixture from the blender and combine until smooth.
Pour 1/4 cup into pan for each pancake, cook until bubbly on top, then flip and cook until solid and golden brown on their tops.
Stack them up and eat them with any of your favorite toppings!
Since moving down to California, I have been downright lonely. I have my husband, and he is pretty fab, but nothing beats the happiness of hanging out with a group of friends. Luckily for me, one of my best friends in the world has been preparing to move from our hometown down to California as well, and not just anywhere in this massive state. She moved in thirty minutes away from us. HOW IS THE WORLD SO BEAUTIFUL?
After giving her over twenty fours to unpack (more than enough time), we pleaded her to come hang out with us for an afternoon. Which turned into a night. Which turned into three nights. And I had so much fun with her that I’m experiencing a kind of post-fun blues now, but I’m resolving some of that blues by doing some of the fun things that we did together, like working on our Etsy accounts (mine is filled with food puns, hers with vintage sweaters) and eating these black forest pancakes. (more…)
Did anyone else love malt-o-meal like it was candy when they were younger? Because I did. If my mama asked me what I wanted her to make me for breakfast, I would either tell her
brown sugar oatmeal, or
That warm, creamy texture makes me all cuddly and fuzzy inside.
Even now, I find myself craving a bowl of creamy hot cereal when I wake up to a cold, rainy morning or when I’m feeling particularly under the weather. It is the ultimate comfort food for me.
Comfort foods are actually a thing I’m working on, because it seems like depending on foods for comfort can be a little bit dangerous, but in the meantime I suppose that this comfort food is not the worst for my health.
Unfortunately, I never ever remember to grab some malt-o-meal while I’m at the store, so over time I have found a simple, delicious, and accidentally gluten-free replacement for it using only one ingredient, oats, to replace the original wheat substance. An even more not-the-worst-for-my-health alternative! (more…)
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I feel like with every new recipe I create, it becomes my new favorite recipe. I have been kinda poopy at giving you solid holiday recipes, so I sat down the other day and decided that I would need to think of something fun. I didn’t have to think for too long because the idea of a gingerbread pancake came to me immediately. I have been craving pancakes lately so it doesn’t take too much introspection to realize where the idea came from.
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