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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    Mary Frances
    March 13, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    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!

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    March 13, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    In my world, I leer at pancakes I see online like a sleazy old man eyeing up a pretty girl. Will be pinning to my pinterest pancake-porn board!

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    March 13, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    “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.

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    Alex @ Kenzie Life
    March 13, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    One of my first posts was a green pancake recipe with spinach in them. I love that I can sneak greens into breakfast food without tasting them!

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    Kathryn @ Illustrated Nutrition
    March 13, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Oh my goodness these are GENIUS! I love that spinach is the secret “green” ingredient!

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    Kristina @ Damn Ten Pounds
    March 13, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Dancing naked to Beyonce is the reason we’re best friends in my head! Aren’t you so glad you moved out of your parents house? Can’t exactly shake yo’ thang with pops around, hahaha.

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    March 13, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    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. 😉

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    Brittany @ Barr & Table
    March 13, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Spinach in pancakes is totally normal in my world too haha. I love the raining powdered sugar!

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    Nicole @ FruitnFitness
    March 13, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    These sound good! I love adding spinach to baked goods and pancakes. These would be perfect for a fun and healthy breakfast to get in fruit and veggies.

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    kathy @ vodka and soda
    March 13, 2014 at 11:53 am

    i wish i could be pantsless all the live long day. and adding spinach to this is brilliant.

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

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    Megan (The Lyons' Share)
    March 13, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Um YES … 100% normal. I do it all the time!

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    Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon
    March 13, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Um yes hello POWDERED SUGAR FALLING FROM THE SKY! Are spinach pancakes what dreams are made of? Definitely in my world (and it looks like yours too!). Love these!

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