What nutbutter is to me,
Cheese is to my daughter!
I -being the nurturing parent I am- love to antagonize her and so I figured I would have her justify her love of cheese…
She started off with how creamy it is…how delicious…how unlike anything else it is…how it’s ability to take a dish to the next level has no equal…and…how melted cheese has the ability to melt a soul!
I am not sure if cheese could melt my soul, but this video of 3 year old Emily’s hair cut sure did melt my heart…
Emily is one amazing 3 year old! Her compassion (so beyond her years) melted me…
And, speaking of melting…
There’s cheese melting on these pancakes…
While I usually make sweet pancakes which my daughter tops with cheese, I figured this time, I would make her some healthy, savory, CHEESY pancakes…full of spinach! Cause as a parent, it is my job to sneak or blatantly stuff in as many veggies as I can convince my daughter to intake!
I thought I would get alot of resistance from my daughter when I was heavy handed with the spinach and these pancakes turned out a little more greener than intended; but, she took her first bite and gave me a thumbs up and left with the whole stack! I managed to get a taste, and I don’t wanna toot my own horn – but these pancakes make tooting necessary! These were pretty amazing for savory pancakes – I am not a fan of savory pancakes as topping them with nutbutter and chocolate just doesn’t seem to work for me! But these pancakes were sooooo goooooood!
They are gluten free (as I ran out of all purpose flour) and sugar free! With a hefty serving of spinach and garlic and a smidge of cheese in the batter. I also used a couple of Dorot seasonings which managed to lure her out of bed!
One taste and yall will be hooked…aaaaannnnndddd…these pancakes might just melt your soul! Yeah!?
Since these pancakes came out greener than I planned, I figured I would enter them into Davida @ The Healthy Maven’s “The Great St. Patrick’s Day Green Food Link-Up” too!
- 1/3 cup cooked/or frozen and thawed and drained spinach
- 1/2 cup brown rice flour
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 Dorot garlic cube (or 1 clove garlic minced)
- 1 Dorot cilantro cube (or 1 teaspoon cilantro chopped)
- 1 tablespoon coconut butter melted
- handful of cheese
- dash salt and pepper
- Combine ALL the ingredients in a bowl and stir till combined
- Drop 2-3 tablespoons of batter in a greased pan on low heat
- Cook 3-4 minutes or till golden on one side and flip and cook 2 minutes or so on the other side
- Serve topped with cheese or even salsa might be good!
Would you rather eat a sweet or savory pancake?
Would you rather have nutbutter or cheese?
Would you rather eat raw spinach or a raw garlic clove?