Saturday, July 26, 2014
So, some of you may know that my youngest son is autistic and he is completely obsessive about food. The last six months or so, he has been obsessed with pancakes. So, I thought the least I could do was try and make them a little healthier for him to eat. I sort of played around with the ingredients until I finally got a pancake with good texture and that tastes good too. No amount of bribing or begging will make him eat something that doesn't taste good. And since he doesn't eat vegetables, other than green beans, I snuck in some spinach, hence the name Green Pancakes.
1 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup oat flour*
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup coconut oil (or canola or vegetable oil)
3/4 - 1 cup spinach
* I make my own by blending quick oats in my blender to pulverize.
Preheat griddle to around 325 degrees. Stir flours, baking powder, salt and soda together in a large bowl. Add buttermilk, oil and eggs and whisk together. Take about 1 cup of the batter and put in your blender. Add your spinach and blend until smooth. Now stir your spinach mixture into your pancake batter. It should be the consistency of shampoo. Pour about 1/3 cup of batter onto griddle. Turn pancakes when they begin to get dry around the edges. Cook until golden brown on the bottom.
Top with pure maple syrup. Enjoy.