Spinach & Cheese Pancakes

Spinach & Cheese Pancakes

What nutbutter is to me,

Cheese is to my daughter!

She adores cheese – she puts that cheez on EVERYTHING! From oatmeal pancakes to almond honey pancakes, to quinoa/veggie stir fries to soup! Did I mention, she ADORES cheese?

Savory spinach pancakes

I -being the nurturing parent I amBig Smile- 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…

spinach pancake

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!

spinach collage

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!?

savory spinach and cheese pancakes

Since these pancakes came out greener than I planned, I figured I would enter them into Davida @ The Healthy Maven’sThe Great St. Patrick’s Day Green Food Link-Up” too!

Spinach & Cheese Pancakes
Serves 1
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  1. 1/3 cup cooked/or frozen and thawed and drained spinach
  2. 1/2 cup brown rice flour
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1/2 cup almond milk
  5. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  6. 1 Dorot garlic cube (or 1 clove garlic minced)
  7. 1 Dorot cilantro cube (or 1 teaspoon cilantro chopped)
  8. 1 tablespoon coconut butter melted
  9. handful of cheese
  10. dash salt and pepper
  1. Combine ALL the ingredients in a bowl and stir till combined
  2. Drop 2-3 tablespoons of batter in a greased pan on low heat
  3. Cook 3-4 minutes or till golden on one side and flip and cook 2 minutes or so on the other side
  4. Serve topped with cheese or even salsa might be good!
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Happy Monday Yall!

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?

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  1. says

    Nom! I haven’t thought of these in years… but I used to make similar pancakes with feta cheese and spinach… it’s a good combo… if you can find some greek olive tapanade and a dollop of sour cream to put on top, heaven!

  2. says

    “but these pancakes make tooting necessary” <– but there's no beans in them! Sorry… I couldn't resist :P

    Your daughter definitely has good taste. Cheese is amazing, but I'm not too sure that I'd be able to give up my nut butters for it. And while I've never had savoury pancakes before (aside from latkes), I'd most definitely be willing to give them a try. I'd probably top mine with maple syrup, though. Hey… I AM Canadian ;)

    • says

      Hahahahahaha! Oh my – that’s funny!!! I set myself up for your comment! haha!
      Speaking of savory and sweet, a friend introduced me to chicken and strawberry preserve sandwiches – sounds totally gross, but I had a couple of mouthfuls and it was so so good! So maple syrup on savory pancakes might be the next big thing!

  3. says

    I have all of these ingredients!!! This is amazing! I LOVE the idea of savory pancakes. Question though, if the spinach is frozen, are you saying that it doesn’t need to be cooked? Or does it need to be cooked first either way? (Or is all frozen spinach already cooked, in which case my mind is blown?)

    • says

      Thanks Amy,
      I used frozen spinach in another batch, I just thawed it out in the microwave for 30 seconds and -using a paper towel- I drained it and squeezed all the water out and dropped it into the batter. Hope this helps keep your mind from being totally blown!

    • says

      Thanks Helen! It wasn’t always the case – when she was younger, she would sit for hours trying to trick me into letting her not finish her broccoli or spinach or whatever veggies were on her plate!

  4. says

    I love the look of these green pancakes but you see, spinach are to me what cheese is to your daughter and nut butter to you.
    You say spinach, and I’m happy!

    Have a great Monday my friend!

  5. says

    I just made savory pancakes not long ago for the first time – loved them!! Might have to give these a try – I love cheese on stuff, too!!!

  6. says

    These savory pancakes look so good Shashi! I love all the spinach in here – sounds amazing with the cheese :) I love both savory and sweet pancakes but would choose have to choose nutbutter over cheese :)

  7. says

    I am with your daughter…I am insane for cheese!!!! I am also with you…This is definitely a smart way to make children eat veggies –combining with their fave ingredient! I used to combine steamed veggies with mac and cheese, or sliced apples with peanut butter so my children could have a healthy intake with their fave dish or treat.

    • says

      Thanks Laina! These were really good – I made a second batch but blended the spinach and almond milk for a greener pancake – easier to trick kids with ;)

  8. says

    Cheese on almond honey pancakes? Ehm, I’ll pass on that but your savoury pancakes loaded with lovely spinach sound like a much more delicious (and suitable!) base for a big pile of cheese :D

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