These awesomely green pancakes are the best. They are a great color and might be the most delicious buttermilk pancakes I have ever eaten. Your family will love them. I use Cranberry Walk's Healthy Green Food Coloring to make these perfect for St. Patrick's Day. The best part is that your kids will have no idea that the green color comes from spinach. In my book that makes this a healthy breakfast!
Ingredients for St. Patrick's Day Pancakes:
2 cups flour
*3-4 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
2 1/4 cups buttermilk
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons of Healthy Green Food Coloring, Click HERE for the recipe
serve with butter and syrup
* I used 3 tablespoons of sugar since I like to eat pancakes with syrup and don't want it to taste too sweet. If you prefer things on the sweet side add all 4 tablespoons of sugar.
Time-Saving Tip: Make the Healthy Green Food Coloring the day before so it's ready when you are.
Let's see what we need.
We're ready to make the pancakes.
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
Whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla. Once well-combined whisk in the food coloring.
Pour the wet mixture into the flour mixture. Stir just until combined. Do not over mix. The batter will be thick.
Heat the pan to medium heat. Lightly coat the pan with cooking spray. Add batter to the pan forming any size pancakes you would like. Flip the pancakes when they start to bubble. If the bottoms of the pancake are browning too quickly just lower the heat.
They're ready! These look so delicious that I can't wait to make them again.