These Gluten-Free Spinach Oatmeal Pancakes are a fun, healthy breakfast full of nutritious ingredients like spinach, oatmeal and Greek yogurt that your kids will love! They are made in the blender and are refined sugar free!

It ain’t easy being green. Especially when you’re a stack of delicious pancakes. Because your lifespan will be short and your future looks pretty grim.

These gluten-free Spinach Oatmeal Pancakes were devoured in 0.5 seconds in my house. Yes, I made another super sneaky recipe, jam-packed with veggies unbeknownst to my family. What can I say?! If my kids would rather eat their veggies smothered in syrup or studded with chocolate chips, I’m totally ok with that.

These Gluten-Free Spinach Oatmeal Pancakes are a fun, healthy breakfast full of nutritious ingredients like spinach, oatmeal and Greek yogurt that your kids will love! They are made in the blender and are refined sugar free!

I mean, within reason. Of course they eat vegetables in many other forms. They know that at lunchtime they have to pick one fruit and one veggie to nosh on. Then at dinner they eat whatever they’re served, which always includes a vegetable of some sort.

There are some days, however, when I know that we will be eating out or at a friends’ house, and in such circumstances my husband and I much prefer to sit back and enjoy our meals without stressing about our kids eating something green. On those occasions I love sneaking some green goodness into their breakfasts, like in these Spinach Oatmeal Pancakes. My mommy mind can rest knowing they got some nutrients in their cute little bodies that day.

These Gluten-Free Spinach Oatmeal Pancakes are a fun, healthy breakfast full of nutritious ingredients like spinach, oatmeal and Greek yogurt that your kids will love! They are made in the blender and are refined sugar free!

Once again my these green Spinach Oatmeal Pancakes come to you thanks to my Vitamix. The batter is blended to green perfection in my favorite kitchen powerhouse, and the spinach is completely undetectable. No surprise chunks to be found in here {unless you want to add some cute green sprinkles, because hey those would be fun chunks to find in your pancakes}!

If you don’t have a Vitamix {why?!} then you can blend these Spinach Oatmeal Pancakes in another high-powered blender. I do not recommend using a food processor because you almost certainly will leave behind traces of spinach that could blow the whole shebang for your picky little eaters.
These Gluten-Free Spinach Oatmeal Pancakes are a fun, healthy breakfast full of nutritious ingredients like spinach, oatmeal and Greek yogurt that your kids will love! They are made in the blender and are refined sugar free!

Even my hubby LOVED these Spinach Oatmeal Pancakes. I think it’s because I didn’t include any bananas. Like I said in this post, he has a super-taster for banana and definitely doesn’t prefer it. These green beauties are sweetened with applesauce and a touch of coconut sugar which keeps them extra healthy and refined-sugar free!

Spinach Oatmeal Pancakes: Method

These pancakes are super easy to make. Just blend the wet ingredients together, then mix them into the dry! Stir super well and get ready to cook! I always use an electric griddle when making pancakes. I appreciate that an electric griddle holds a consistent temperature and is easy to clean. Plus, I can make up to 8 pancakes at once, which cuts down the time it takes to make them! Win win!

These Gluten-Free Spinach Oatmeal Pancakes are a fun, healthy breakfast full of nutritious ingredients like spinach, oatmeal and Greek yogurt that your kids will love! They are made in the blender and are refined sugar free!

Spinach Oatmeal Pancakes: Substitutions

As always I recommend making a recipe exactly as written! However these pancakes are actually pretty versatile, so here are some possible substitutions:

Oat flour: I have used a mixture of 3/4 cup all-purpose flour and 3/4 cup whole wheat flour instead of oat flour with great results…but using regular flour means they won’t be gluten-free. You can also substitute all-purpose gluten-free flour.

Coconut sugar: any granulated sugar works perfectly here.

Milk/Greek yogurt: I use a total of 1 cup of dairy in this recipe (3/4 cup milk, 1/4 cup Greek yogurt) because I never have buttermilk on hand and I love the added protein from the Greek yogurt. However if buttermilk is something you use regularly and have around, you can substitute these two ingredients for 1 cup of buttermilk. You can also substitute dairy-free yogurt/milk to make these dairy-free!

These Gluten-Free Spinach Oatmeal Pancakes are a fun, healthy breakfast full of nutritious ingredients like spinach, oatmeal and Greek yogurt that your kids will love! They are made in the blender and are refined sugar free!

Spinach Oatmeal Pancakes

Yield: 12-18 pancakes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat an electric griddle to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the old-fashioned oats in your Vitamix (or other high-powered blender) and blend starting on low speed and increasing to high.
  3. Blend for 30-60 seconds or until oats have become a fine powder and look like flour.
  4. Remove oats from blender and place into a large mixing bowl.
  5. Add flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda, salt, coconut sugar and cinnamon to the oat flour and stir to combine. Set aside.
  6. Add milk, Greek yogurt, applesauce and spinach to the container of your Vitamix.
  7. Blend starting on low speed and increasing to high.
  8. Blend on high speed for 30-60 seconds until mixture is smooth and homogenous.
  9. Add vanilla extract and egg and pulse until just combined.
  10. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  11. Grease your preheated griddle with butter, coconut oil or cooking spray.
  12. Carefully place ¼ cup portions of pancake batter onto the griddle about 1-2” apart.
  13. Cook on the first side until the edges become firm and the batter begins to bubble slightly (3-5 minutes).
  14. Flip and cook on the second side until golden brown (about 3-4 more minutes).
  15. Repeat until all the batter has been used!
  16. Serve warm with maple syrup!
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These Gluten-Free Spinach Oatmeal Pancakes are a fun, healthy breakfast full of nutritious ingredients like spinach, oatmeal and Greek yogurt that your kids will love! They are made in the blender and are refined sugar free!

We like our Spinach Oatmeal Pancakes smothered with pure maple syrup or dusted with a touch of powdered sugar {or both, I won’t judge}. This is a perfect healthy breakfast to make for your little leprechauns on St. Patty’s Day! If you’re looking for other green inspiration, check out  my

Healthy Shamrock Shake

and these

Baked Paleo Spinach Donuts! 

Are you making anything green for St. Patty’s day?! 

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