breakfast gluten-free pancakes/waffles/french toast

Green Silver Dollar Banana Pancakes

March 13, 2014

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 pancakesIn 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 2In 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


  • 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 large egg
  • 1 tbsp 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.

GREEN Silver Dollar Banana Pancakes - the ultimate St. Patrick's Day pancake recipe that is secretly healthy! Can you guess the special green ingredient???


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  • Reply
    March 13, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Cooking/baking without pants is probably one of my most favorite activities. Pants are so sissies. I love sneaking spinach into things, what a brilliant idea!

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    Tina Muir
    March 13, 2014 at 7:36 am

    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!

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    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
    March 13, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Oh my goodness…. these photos are gorgeous and I think I need to create a Pinterest board with just “Davida’s Recipes”!

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    Nikki @ grab your kicks
    March 13, 2014 at 7:32 am

    I love recipes where I have everything on hand! Yah! These look delicious. I love your food pictures!

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    erin @ The Almond Eater
    March 13, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Who wears pants while baking? I don’t. I also have to be listening to music or else I go crazy. AWESOME PHOTOS love the rain. Did Curt do that?

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    Jess @dearhealthyness
    March 13, 2014 at 7:23 am

    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 😀

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    Krista @ Tiny n Fit
    March 13, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Everything is better in minis! YUM!

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    Elise @
    March 13, 2014 at 6:57 am

    I feel like drunk in love just has that affect! haha

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    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
    March 13, 2014 at 6:48 am

    I am fine with adding spinach to my pancakes, my son however would totally freak. I have to subtly add vegetables to his foods.

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    Karen @karenlovestorun
    March 13, 2014 at 6:30 am

    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

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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    March 13, 2014 at 6:25 am

    I like the sound of your world — can I come visit? And can you make me breakfast? I’m fine with trying spinach pancakes, but please don’t try to sneak in zucchini — I don’t think me and that veggie will ever get along.

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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    March 13, 2014 at 5:34 am

    I can authenticate the Beyonce dancing pantless.

    Silver dollar totally made them silver dollar because you fail at flipping them whole sized. I’ve added spinach AND shredded zucchini to pancakes. Green with envy?

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