Introducing our delicious Spinach Protein Pancakes, a delicious gluten-free breakfast option that is both nutritious and flavorful. Made with healthy buckwheat, these pancakes are packed with protein to leave you feeling full and energized. Packed with folic acid, essential for a healthy diet, and accompanied by the creamy touch of buttermilk, these pancakes are a true taste experience. To top it all off, we add a pinch of paprika for an extra flavor kick. Try our Spinach Protein Pancakes for a healthy morning meal that will keep you going all day long!
- 284 ml buttermilk
- 1 egg, beaten, plus 2 poached eggs per person for serving (optional)
- 200g spinach
- 175g buckwheat flour
- 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
- Pinch of paprika
- Rapeseed oil, for frying
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- Bring the kettle to a boil.
- Place buttermilk and beaten egg in a food processor.
- Place the spinach in a sieve.
- Pour boiling water over it to wilt the spinach.
- Squeeze excess water out of the spinach.
- Place the wilted spinach in the food processor.
- Pulse the spinach and other ingredients in the food processor to make a smooth puree.
- Place all dry ingredients in a bowl along with 1 teaspoon of salt.
- Gradually mix the spinach puree with the dry ingredients.
- If the dough is too thick, add 1 tablespoon water to loosen it to a dough consistency.
- Heat a drizzle of oil in a large, non-stick pan over medium heat.
- Add two or three ladles of batter to the pan.
- Cook for 1-2 minutes or until bubbles appear.
- Flip the pancakes over and cook for another minute or until cooked through.
- Repeat the process until you have 12 pancakes.
- Serve the spinach protein pancakes with poached eggs if desired.
Equipment and tools
Before starting the recipe, make sure you have the following equipment and tools:
- mixing bowl
- Whisk or fork
- frying pan
This recipe contains the following allergens:
If you have allergies or dietary restrictions, please substitute or omit these ingredients accordingly.
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftover spinach protein pancakes, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When you want to enjoy them, simply heat them in the toaster or microwave. They can also be frozen for longer storage.
Health Benefits of Spinach Protein Pancakes
Spinach protein pancakes are a nutritious and delicious breakfast option that can provide numerous health benefits. Packed with spinach, buckwheat flour and eggs, these pancakes offer a high-protein and gluten-free alternative to traditional pancakes. Let’s explore some of the health benefits these delicious pancakes can provide:
1. Rich in Protein: Protein is an essential macronutrient that plays a crucial role in various body functions. These spinach protein pancakes provide a significant amount of protein thanks to the combination of spinach, eggs and buckwheat flour. Protein is essential for muscle repair and growth, helps keep you fuller longer, and supports a healthy metabolism.
2. Nutrient Rich: Spinach is a nutrient-dense leafy green that gives these pancakes an abundance of vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K, as well as folic acid, iron and calcium. These nutrients are important for maintaining a strong immune system, promoting healthy bones, and improving overall energy levels.
3. Gluten-free alternative: For those with gluten intolerance or celiac disease, finding gluten-free breakfast options can be difficult. Spinach protein pancakes made from buckwheat flour are a fantastic gluten-free alternative. Buckwheat is a seed that is naturally gluten-free and provides a good source of fiber, magnesium and antioxidants.
4. Supports weight management: The combination of protein and fiber in spinach protein pancakes can help promote satiety and control weight. Protein-rich meals have been shown to increase satiety and reduce calorie intake throughout the day. In addition, the fiber content in buckwheat flour and spinach promotes digestion and helps maintain a healthy intestine.
5. Versatile and delicious: Spinach protein pancakes are not only healthy, but also incredibly flavorful. The addition of spinach gives the pancakes a bright green color and a slightly earthy taste. They can be enjoyed on their own or garnished with fresh fruit, nuts or a drizzle of honey for extra sweetness.
Incorporating spinach protein pancakes into your breakfast routine can be a great way to start the day healthily. Whether you’re looking to increase your protein intake, follow a gluten-free diet, or just enjoy a nutritious and delicious meal, these pancakes have you covered.
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