Green Silver Dollar Banana Pancakes

These Green Banana Pancakes make the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day pancake recipe that is secretly healthy! No one will guess the secret healthy ingredient!

In my world, there is nothing abnormal about offering coconut palm sugar to my guests for their coffee.

In my world, oatmeal is consumed faster than a growing toddler.

In my world, pancakes are made miniature and called “silver dollar” because my Mom is no longer around to flip the normal sized ones.

green silver dollar banana pancakes In my world, a sale on hemp seeds means a happy day!

In my world, pancakes are made pantsless while dancing to “Drunk in Love”.

In my world, grocery buggies have names (have you met Petunia?)

Green Silver Dollar Banana Pancakes 2 In my world, half a pound of icing sugar is trailed across the floor thanks to an ambitious photo shoot…

In my world, half a dozen bananas can be found in a paper bag in the oven in an attempt to make them ripen faster.

In my world, adding spinach to your pancakes is totally totally normal.

Green Silver Dollar Banana Pancakes

Total Time: 32 minutes

Serving Size: 3-4

Green Silver Dollar Banana Pancakes


  • 2 cups gluten-free oat flour (2 cups of gluten-free rolled oats ground into a flour)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt (I used PC brand)
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (any milk will work)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Combine oat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a blender add spinach and unsweetened almond milk. Blend until all spinach has been combined.
  3. In a separate bowl combine mashed banana, greek yogurt, spinach-almond milk mixture, egg, maple syrup and vanilla.
  4. Add wet mixture to dry and stir to combine.
  5. Spray or melt coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  6. Add a tablespoon of batter to make silver-dollar pancakes (or 1/3 cup for regular pancakes).
  7. Cook until all bubbles have popped (about 2 mins) and then flip over for 1 min.
  8. Serve warm with maple syrup, nut butter or preserves.

What’s typical in your world? Have you ever added spinach to your pancakes?


  1. says

    These look delish! I am always looking for new pancake recipes other than the good old fashioned kind (which I love but sometimes I’m feeling adventerous in the kitchen) : )
    Karen @karenlovestorun

  2. says

    Bananas are typical in my world, abnormal would be if I don’t have at least one.

    Normal in my world is fighting with my nephew because he ate a piece of my last banana.

    Normal in my world is adding chocolate to breakfast ;)

    No, I haven’t tried spinach in my pancakes, but I’ve combined it with oatmeal :D
    Jess @dearhealthyness recently posted…Happiness 101

  3. says

    Those are awesome!!! Looks like you are a total pro with your pictures! Perfect for St. Patricks day too. I have never added spinach, but am seeing it more and more now….so tempted to give it a try. Cereal is pretty typical in my world, as much as I try to get away from it, I LOVE it!
    Tina Muir recently posted…Salmon, Spinach, and Broccoli Risotto

  4. says

    I am quite literally the WORST pancake flipper in the universe. Seriously, they always splatter. Good thing its all about taste right? ;) And I love adding spinach to my pancakes! Or waffles! Such a sneaky way to get a veggie in…especially with my siblings!
    Kat recently posted…Thinking Out Loud #11

  5. says

    I love pancakes but have never added spinach to them. I’d try happily try them if you make them for me. ;) My husband is the pancake maker and he makes big ones so that it doesn’t take him all morning to make a batch. The silver dollar sized one are so cute. I love the presentation and all that powdered sugar. Yum. :)

  6. says

    You’ve officially covered every green food item/food group and I’m the least creative cook ever and now have no idea what to make. HALP! I was totally going to concoct some sort of creative (by my standards) brussels sprout recipe. Edamame crossed my mind as well. ;)
    Anna recently posted…Thinking Out Loud {3/13/14/}

  7. says

    “In my world, pancakes are made pantsless while dancing to “Drunk in Love”.” <— another reason why I love you.
    I have been wanting to add spinach to my pancakes for a while, but have yet to do so. I'll definitely go for it next time!
    In my world, I wear a sweater with Wondercat on it.
    In my world, one of the hardest decisions of my day is choosing which kind of salsa I want to buy.
    In my world, my forearm is sore from badminton.
    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves recently posted…Behind the Scenes #13: Greek Yogurt Everywhere

  8. says

    You have blown my mind this whole week, Davida! Your skill with incorporating green in natural and healthy ways is impressive! I LOVE these photos. And seriously, cutest pancakes ever!

  9. says

    Hi Davida! Hmmmm, I have not tried spinach in pancakes though I do like it my smoothies. I’m grain free for the time being but I do make coconut flour pancakes. I think I’d be more inclined to make a savory spinach pancake.

    In my world you must wear pants or prepare to be slobbered on by the dog! He likes to paw at you too, and those claws hurt! And he likes to nudge you with his toys, he wants treats for bringing them to you and he wants you to pick up the slobbery things and throw them for him, yuck! Most of the time I just toss him a treat and then he goes and plays with his toy :-)
    Anastasia Carpenter recently posted…What I Ate Last Week

  10. says

    In my world I would ACTUALLY have time to read blogs and still tuned to your daily eats because you never fail to put a smile on my face. Loved this post, you’d make those leprechauns proud with your recipe, humour and creativity. I was thinking you were pretty ambitious sprinkling icing sugar throughout the shoot. I can only imagine how frustrated I would get and envision myself wiping pancakes clean if the first “shower” didn’t go as planned! That’s talent which makes me find it hard to believe you can’t flip a normal sized pancake!
    Molly @ The Happiness Recipe recently posted…MIMM #13: Fall Reading Week

  11. says

    Haha I love that you made these mini because your mom isn’t around to flip big ones for you! I always have that trouble with flipping pancakes/eggs/anything flippable too.

    I’ve actually never added spinach to pancakes but I add spinach to my smoothies (and potato soup apparently), so adding it to pancakes seems normal to me! Us bloggers, we’re a rare kind…
    Chelsea @ Chelsea’s Healthy Kitchen recently posted…Leek and potato soup

  12. says

    Genius idea making these pancakes super green – of course, spinach since the ingredient doesn’t have a lot of flavors! I want to make some vegan spinach-based sweet pancakes someday, thanks for the suggestion!


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