These fun breakfast pancakes pack a spinach punch that get a massive thumbs up from my Little Miss – despite her initially refusing to try them because they were green! They would also make a great weaning food for your little ones, or a speedy breakfast for you.

Did you know that from around 15 months of age, kiddies can start to refuse foods based on sight alone? This is totally normal and all part of them learning about the world around them. It’s important to keep presenting a variety of vegetables, even the ones that always get left. By introducing the same food but in different ways – such as mashing or cutting veggies into batons – you can encourage them to keep exploring.

These delicious, ‘sweet’ spinach pancakes are a fab way to pack in some veggie goodness before 8am for baba, kiddos and mummy.

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • They’re green! What a fun and easy way to introduce new colours into your children’s diet
  • You can make them in advance. Once cooled, simply pop them in the freezer for another day
  • They are an easy way to incorporate hidden nutrients into your family’s diet

How many people will the recipe feed?
It will depend on how much your little ones (and you!) are currently eating, but the recipe makes around 12 pancakes

How long will they keep once cooked?
You could keep them in the fridge for a day or so, though I’d recommend cooking them fresh. Or you can freeze them once cooled.

I hate spinach! Can I substitute it for something else?
That is the beauty of this recipe – even if you don’t like spinach, you can still enjoy these pancakes! You can taste the spinach as the other ingredients mask the flavour so, apart from the colour, no one will know it’s in there!

All you need:

  • 2 medium green-tipped bananas
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • A huge handful of spinach
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp ground almond
  • 2 tbsp ground mixed seeds (or just ground flaxseeds)
  • Coconut oil

All you do:

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth (I use my Nutribullet)
  2. Add coconut oil to a hot pan
  3. Add mix to the pan as a small pancake and allow to cook through for 2-3 minutes before flipping
  4. Cook for around 1 minute on the other side
  5. Serve and enjoy

Looking for more weaning recipes for your little one? Why not try yellow sweet potato and chickpea curry or nutty paleo date slices.

I love to see your creations! Upload your pancake photos onto Facebook or Instagram and tag @wellnourishedclub