Breakfasts, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Single Servings, Vegetarian
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Grain-Free Secret Spinach Pancakes

Secret Spinach Grain-Free PancakesI needed a quick dinner the other night and I hadn’t quite pulled myself together from being out of town over the weekend, so my fridge didn’t have much to offer up. And you know what just sounded really good? Pancakes. Because I do enjoy my breakfast for dinner from time to time.

But I was feeling a little guilty about the lack of veggies that my usual go-to pancake recipe delivers, so I figured, why not throw in some spinach? I was pretty sure I wouldn’t even be able to taste it, and I was right.

You honestly would never know it was there—hence, “Secret Spinach”—if it weren’t for the color. I’m totally doing this with these guys from here on out.

You need to try them, ASAP!

Grain-Free Secret Spinach Pancakes
5 min |  Cook and serve: 5 min
4 to 6 4-inch pancakes

1 not-very-ripe banana
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 fistful of spinach
1/3 cup tapioca flour


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth—should just take a few seconds.
  2. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and set to medium-high heat. Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of batter per pancake and cook until browned—2 to 3 minutes on each side.

I love them with blueberry lavender cashew cream cheese …
Secret Spinach Grain-Free Pancakes

Or try them with blueberry syrup
Secret Spinach Pancakes

…or plum syrup. 🙂

Also here are three more flavors of cashew cream cheese that are great on them…
Cashew Cream Cheese



  1. Dani says

    HI! Great recipe and love your site. What can I replace tapioca flour with?


    • Thanks so much!! Almond, rice, or coconut flours are all good alternatives. Though, just be aware that the texture of the pancakes won’t be quite as spongey. Good luck, hope you enjoy them!


      • Dani says

        Thanks! Will make them this weekend! Maybe by then I’ll get my hands on some tapioca flour.

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