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Popeye (Spinach) Pancakes

Spinach is easy to hide as it has a mild flavor. You only need a little to pack a nutritional punch in these green-tinged Popeye pancakes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy pancakes, pancake recipe, Popeye pancake recipe, Popeye pancakes, spinach pancakes
Servings: 12 pancakes


  • 4-4 ½ cups unbleached flour
  • 2 eggs or chia eggs 2 tablespoon chia seeds + 6 tablespoon water
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder aluminum-free
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pink salt or sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon whole flaxseed (optional) Get organic flaxseed here
  • 2-3 tablespoon honey or sugar
  • 4 cups plant-based milk or whole milk I use coconut
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil or butter melted
  • Zest of one orange optional
  • 1 cup spinach packed


  • If using chia eggs, mix chia seeds and water let sit for a couple of minutes.
  • In a medium bowl with a whisk, mix milk, eggs, honey or sugar, melted coconut oil, and orange zest.
  • With a whisk or wooden spoon mix in baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk together well. Mix in flour 1 cup at a time until you get a good pancake batter consistency. (If you used coconut oil you may see it throughout the batter, this is ok.)
  • When everything is mixed well, ladle one cup of the pancake mix into a blender or Nutri-bullet with spinach and flaxseed.
  • Blend until you have a nice and smooth consistency.
  • Pour your blended mix back into the bowl and mix well.
  • In an iron skillet heat a teaspoon coconut oil over medium heat.
  • When your skillet is hot, ladle pancake mix in. (The amount of batter per pancake will vary depending on the size you want to make.)
  • When your pancake forms little bubbles on top, its time to flip.
  • Cook on the other side until lightly browned.
  • Continue to do this until all the pancake batter is gone.
  • Serve hot with real butter, and real maple syrup!


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Get an iron skillet here
Leftover pancakes can be placed in a ziplock bag and refrigerated or frozen for later use!