Friday, June 7, 2013

Krista's Hearty Spinach Pancakes

I've gone through many phases with many foods. I love them for a while, I hate them for a while, or I am indifferent to them for a while. But not pancakes. No, through all of the years and experimenting with different foods and diets, my love of pancakes has never faded. Oh dearest pancakes, I will love you 'til the end. 

I could eat pancakes right now. And, I had some for breakfast this morning. In fact, I've had pancakes for breakfast every morning now for about a week. Yep. True story. 

Now, I am calling these "Krista's Hearty Spinach Pancakes," because my sister, Krista, turned me on to putting spinach (and turmeric) in my pancakes as well as using the King Arthur brand of pancake mix. You could, of course use your own flour blend (I have various pancake recipes on here, just search in the upper right hand corner ;)) and make them from scratch... but I've been a tad lazy lately. And, this brand pretty much rocks. As far as pre-packaged goes, the list of ingredients isn't toooo bad, so I'm feeling OK about it. Actually, I am feeling great about it because these pancakes have been a staple for me these days ;)

King Arthur Pancake Mix

So, without further adieu... 

Krista's Hearty Spinach Pancakes

(Variation One)

~ 1/3 cup King Arthur Pancake mix 
Dash of turmeric 
Small handful of spinach, torn into small pieces
1/3-1/2 cup of water

Method: 

Simply combine all ingredients together, the water will vary depending on if you've used a bit more or less pancake mix and how thick or thin you prefer them. You can play with the amounts a bit. 

Heat your skillet to medium with some EVOO (or any other oil you like), form two-three pancakes on the skillet and turn down to low-medium. Cook for about three minutes, flip and cook another three. I like to flip them again and do another minute on each side. 

This variation omits the egg and oil. I like to make these the night before my early shift mornings so that I can just grab them and go the next morning. They are the perfect fuel ;) 


Variation One

And...I like to top them with raw honey... ;)))


Krista's Hearty Spinach Pancakes

(Variation Two)

~ 1/3 cup King Arthur Pancake mix 
Dash of turmeric 
Small handful of spinach, torn into small pieces
1 egg, organic cage-free
1 tbls grapeseed oil
1/4 water

These are even a bit more hearty, I usually have these on my days off... and sometimes add blueberries or raisins. And eat them very, very slowly... savoring each and every bite. 

Variation Two


By the way, the turmeric and spinach are both very subtle  I love the taste of both ingredients but you really cannot taste them very much so if you are not a fan, try it anyway - you may be pleasantly surprised.

Fabulously simple. 

Thank you sweet sister of mine for inspiring this one ;) 

Enjoy ;) 

2 comments:

  1. I also add dark chocolate, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and some ginger to mine...super good for you.

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    1. Ooooh yes... that way is amazing too :) I did add some cardamom to mine this morning! So good ;)

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