sneaky spinach waffles
I make green waffles. And pancakes. And my friends think I’m strange. I am. But let me explain myself…
We give kids bright green popsicles and neon pink candy and we eat red velvet cake, so why should it be unexpected or strange to serve green waffles? Woo! Green waffles! How fun! (I think it’s partially about how you spin it.)
When I was growing up, we drank green milk on St Patrick’s day. That involved some green food dye and a cup of milk. At my house, we celebrate st Patrick’s day all week/ (sort of all year) because there are too many fun green recipes for only one day.
I like to make green pancakes and waffles. Like I said before, I get bewildered responses from friends. Remember the old phrase, “don’t knock it till you try it.” I’ve converted many to my green waffle ways.
Any way you can slip a vegetable into something unexpected is fun in my book. (It also makes me feel a little better about eating waffles and pancakes.) But you can feel pretty darn good about eating waffles without grain, dairy, or refined sugar especially when there’s dark leafy greens involved.
I have a favorite vegan and grain free pancake recipe, but recently, I’ve become smitten with the brand Simple Mills and their grain free products. (This is not sponsored by the way, I just like them.). Anything that saves a step, but maintains the healthy integrity is A-OK to this mama of two. I like to Doctor up a lot of my meals, so I’ll share the recipe for how I make this delicious paleo mix into antioxidant packed plant strong waffles.
I’m sharing the recipe for the whole box because I like to just make everything at once and have leftovers.
Sneaky Spinach Paleo Waffles
2/3 cup of coconut milk
2 cups baby spinach
3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1 box Simple Mills almond flour pancake & waffle mix
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/8 cup ground flax seed
Blend the spinach with the coconut milk until fully combined.
Whisk the eggs. Add the wet ingredients first followed by the mix, flaxseed meal, and blueberries.
Heat waffle iron and spray with coconut oil spray
Cook those waffles in accordance with your waffle maker.
You can put whatever you want on top, but I’m partial to berries & So Delicious coconut whipped topping in the summertime.
Green waffles for all! Seriously, you will be surprised how many people you can convert. 💚