Oh yeah, you heard right … chocolate chip and spinach. Ever since I tried my first Green Monster with spinach and banana and realized that I couldn’t taste the spinach at all, I have been sneaking it into a lot of dishes. Pancakes are one of the only foods that I can get my little boy, Lincoln to eat without putting up a fight. I’ve been trying to come up with creative ways to get in more fruits and veggies into his diet.
So yesterday morning I made pancakes with chocolate chips, spinach, and flaxseed.
First I wilted the spinach in a pan so that I could chop it really fine and it wouldn’t be stringy in the pancakes.
I chopped the wilted spinach and added it to the pancake mix with mini chocolate chips, milled flaxseed, milk and an egg.
They look pretty lumpy on the griddle.
But they turned out really good!
Tim doubted the deliciousness of my creation, but as soon as he tried it he said, “I was hatin’ before, but these are really good. You can’t even taste the spinach!”. Lincoln also approved.
I made a 2nd batch with brown sugar and cinnamon with spinach and I can’t decide which I like better. I had one of each 🙂
What recipes do you like to use to sneak extra nutrition into your family meals?