Green Smoothie Pancakes

I am a creature of habit. A bowl of cereal for breakfast, a salad or sandwich for lunch and a vegetarian or chicken dinner. Not much deviation from the norm for me. Oh, occasionally I’ll opt for a green smoothie, but most days I only have time for cereal.

green smoothie pancakes

Today I decided to change things up a bit. I had a really big craving for a hot stack of pancakes lathered in butter and syrup. The run I knew was coming up later in the afternoon changed that a bit for me (no one wants to feel that jiggling around for six+ miles and instead I decided that I would make my green smoothie into green smoothie pancakes.

It was delicious. The flavors came together perfectly and soon the little ones started drifting into the room. Breakfast became a family affair and we had a great time over our rather uniquely delicious breakfast. 

Green Smoothie Pancakes

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 pancakes

Serving Size: 2 pancakes


  • 1 handful fresh spinach or kale
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup gluten free baking mix, whole wheat flour or oat flour
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. In a blender, mix together the spinach or kale, banana and milk until smooth. Pour mixture into a mixing bowl. Stir in the flour, egg whites, sugar, vanilla, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix just until combined. Note: You might need to add a little more milk or flour if needed depending on the amount of kale or spinach added.
  2. Heat a griddle on medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup of batter per pancake onto the griddle. Heat pancake until edges are browned and the middle of the pancake is bubbly. Flip, cook an additional 2-3 minutes until browned. Remove from heat. Place in a warm oven to keep warm until ready to serve. Continue cooking pancakes until all batter is gone.


To serve: This is a festive pancake to serve at St. Patrick's Day. Serve topped with whipped coconut milk, whipping cream, or vanilla nonfat greek yogurt as a leprechaun cloud.

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  1. This looks interesting! I think I will give it a try! 🙂

  2. I never would have thought to add these together. It sounds very interesting 🙂 I bet the kids will love this on St. Patrick’s day!!!!! Thank you for sharing it with us at the MaMade Blog Hop.

  3. This sounds awesome! Such a great idea. I keep trying to make healthier pancakes for my little ones and this sounds like a fantastic option! We get together on Tuesdays to share healthy living tips and tricks and I would be thrilled if you’d link up this recipe! I’m sure the others would enjoy it! Thanks!

  4. What a great pancake, can’t wait to try these pancakes. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday, it is so nice to have you with us today. Have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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