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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    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
    March 30, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    I think you’ve seriously created an addiction!!! I made these for lunch and they are absolutely delicious. The problem was trying to keep myself from eating more than one serving. 😉

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    Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
    March 25, 2014 at 5:46 am

    In what world do we eat growing toddlers??! 😉

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    Gabby @ the veggie nook
    March 17, 2014 at 11:32 am

    I too have put spinach in pancakes and offered guest coconut sugar. But I feel vindicated when I get texts later from people asking. “what was that healthy sugr you offered me and where can i buy it?” and “what else can i add spinach too?” WIN!

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    [email protected]
    March 15, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    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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    Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy
    March 15, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Hmm, what a cool way to hide vegetables in kid’s favourite foods….

    You just gave me an idea! Thank you!

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    Lauren @ LoveChocolateLife
    March 15, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Your world sounds great !!! In my world I love large pancakes with chocolate chips 🙂 I have never made them with spinach though !! I really need to get on the bandwagon and try them, yours look so good !!!

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    [email protected]
    March 15, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    I like your world. It sounds like a blast especially the dancing and powdered sugar part.
    I’ve put zucchini in pancakes before and loved them.

    Ps I’m a great pancake turner so if you need any help….

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    Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
    March 14, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    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…

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    Molly @ The Happiness Recipe
    March 13, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    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!

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    March 13, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Your world sounds lovely!!
    Lately in my world 3 hours of sleep is the norm and because of that I can’t think what else is the norm in my world.

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    March 13, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Can you believe that I have never made pancakes with spinach? Isn’t that insane? I have to try these though, they look devine!!

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    Anastasia Carpenter
    March 13, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    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 🙂

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