Sometimes you just want pancakes smothered in syrup, and that’s when I make my favorite sourdough pancakes because they are way too yum. Other times you want to feed yourself or your family something delicious while also getting a healthy dose of the good stuff. Or maybe you’re feeding a picky toddler and need to find sneaky ways to get those veggies into their diet. No matter what your motivation, these pancakes are for you!
Skylar and I call them “Monster” pancakes to make them extra fun for kiddos. They are a vibrant green chock full of spinach, avocado, and banana. Top with fresh berries and they are simply bursting with flavor and color!
Adding a handful of nutritious ingredients to your favorite pancake mix totally transforms normal pancakes into Monster pancakes!
How do you make sure you get enough good stuff in your diet?
- ½ cup whole milk or coconut milk, plus more if needed
- ¼ avocado
- ½ banana
- ½ cup spinach leaves
- 2 cups kodiak cake mix or gluten-free pancake mix
- ½ cup water
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- fresh raspberries and syrup for garnish
- Blend the milk, avocado, banana and spinach in a blender over high speed until smooth. Add the mixture to the pancake mix along with half of the water and stir until a smooth batter is formed. Add additional milk 2 tablespoons at a time if the mixture is too thick.
- In a non-stick skillet over medium/low heat, melt one tablespoon of butter. Place ¼ cup of batter on the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes on each side until golden and cooked through. For mini pancakes use 2 tablespoons of batter and cook for about 2 minutes on each side.
- Top with mashed raspberries and maple syrup and serve! For little ones under two or three raspberries or fruit puree are sweet enough.