Spinach Banana Pancakes

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These spinach banana pancakes are dairy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, and quick to make! They are naturally sweetened with banana and naturally colored with spinach making them a nutritious breakfast treat!

Spinach banana pancakes topped with blueberries

Spinach adds such a fun, bright color to foods. These pancakes are a vibrant green color with a subtle sweetness from the banana. They pair perfectly with a drizzle of maple syrup and a side of fruits! They are freezer-friendly, making them perfect to store and serve throughout the week!

What You’ll Need

Here is what you’ll need to make these spinach banana pancakes:

Ingredients to make spinach banana pancakes. See recipe card for detailed ingredient quantities.
  • Banana: The main source of sweetness for these pancakes. Try to use a banana that is very ripe with several brown spots. The riper the banana, the sweeter the pancakes!
  • Rolled Oats: I love baking with rolled oats as they are packed with nutrition! Gluten-free rolled oats make these pancakes gluten-free.
  • Eggs: Used as a binder to help hold the pancakes together.
  • Cinnamon: Provides an extra warm spice and subtle sweetness.
  • Spinach: For added nutrients and vitamins.
  • Oil: I used extra light-tasting olive oil, but any mild-tasting oil works as well.
  • Baking Powder: Leavening agent to help the pancakes rise.
  • Maple Syrup (Optional): For added sweetness.

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth. 
  2. Spoon out tablespoon amounts of batter and form small circles on a greased pan to cook.
  3. Once bubbles begin to form, flip over the pancakes and cook for a couple of minutes on the other side.
Steps for making spinach banana pancakes. Specific provided in recipe card.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • Eggs: You may replace the eggs with flax eggs. To make a flax egg, combine 3 tablespoons of water with 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed. Let the mixture sit in the fridge for about 15 minutes until it forms a gel-like texture.
  • Oats: You may replace the oat flour with all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour. I used old-fashioned rolled oats in this recipe, but you can also use quick, though the amount needed may vary.
  • Cinnamon/Vanilla: These two ingredients are optional, but add great flavor to the pancakes.
Spinach banana pancakes served with raspberries and blueberries

Storage Instructions

Let the pancakes completely cool and store them in an airtight container for up to 2 days in the refrigerator. To freeze, store in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag with parchment paper-lined between them for up to 2 months. You may reheat on low heat in a pan or simply microwave for 20-30 seconds, or until warmed through!

Recipe Notes

  • Low heat is very important in this recipe! These pancakes can burn easily if the heat is too high, so make sure to cook on low heat but make sure that your pan is preheated before adding the batter. If your pancakes are browning too quickly and aren’t cooked through in the middle, this is a sign that your heat is too high.
  • I love using this nutribullet blender to blend the ingredients into a smooth batter!
  • Use a very light layer of oil when greasing the pan, wiping away any excess. This helps the pancakes to get that smooth, brown color.
  • If you want your pancakes to have a brighter green color, add in a few more leaves of spinach.
Spinach banana pancakes topped with blueberries

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Spinach banana pancakes topped with blueberries
5 from 16 votes

Spinach Banana Pancakes

These spinach banana pancakes are perfect for baby-led weaning! The bright green color makes them a fun treat your little ones are sure to love!
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 8 minutes
Servings: 12 mini pancakes

Ingredients 

  • 1 large overripe banana
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 tbsp oil, mild tasting
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • Preheat a frying pan on low heat and add in a little butter/oil.
  • Blend all of the ingredients together until smooth.
  • Spoon out tablespoon amounts of batter and form small circles on a greased pan to cook.
  • Once bubbles begin to form, flip over the pancakes and cook for a couple of minutes on the other side.

Notes

  • Low heat is very important in this recipe! These pancakes can burn easily if the heat is too high, so make sure to cook on low heat but make sure that your pan is preheated before adding the batter. If your pancakes are browning too quickly and aren’t cooked through in the middle, this is a sign that your heat is too high.
  • I love using this nutribullet blender to blend the ingredients into a smooth batter!
  • Use a very light layer of oil when greasing the pan, wiping away any excess. This helps the pancakes to get that smooth, brown color.
  • If you want your pancakes to have a brighter green color, add in a few more leaves of spinach.

Nutrition

Calories: 67.98kcal, Carbohydrates: 7.47g, Protein: 2.01g, Fat: 3.52g, Saturated Fat: 0.49g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.96g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1.88g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 27.28mg, Sodium: 48.26mg, Potassium: 89.63mg, Fiber: 1.08g, Sugar: 1.5g, Vitamin A: 281.52IU, Vitamin C: 1.69mg, Calcium: 31.09mg, Iron: 0.56mg
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Until next time, Lily!

About Lily Payen

Hi, I’m Lily! The mama behind Feeding Tiny Bellies. I’m here to help you take some of the stress out of meal times for your little ones. My goal is to create simple recipes with baby in mind that can easily be adapted for the entire family.

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  1. 5 stars
    IMy son has loved these since he was 9 months old. Mine don’t come out as pretty as these, but they come together so quickly and easily.

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Lily,

    Thank you so much for all of these quick, easy, healthy, and delicious recipes! I’ve been baking my way through your breakfast ideas, and my 10-month-old is absolutely loving them.

    We tried these pancakes a few days ago, and my little guy ate the first one so enthusiastically that I immediately made a second batch for the freezer. The recipe notes were especially helpful, too – these are the prettiest pancakes I’ve ever made!

    Thanks again!

    1. I’m so glad to hear that your little guy enjoys these pancakes! Thanks for sharing your great feedback, Shauna!😊