St. Patrick’s Day Green Spinach Pancakes & Oven Scrambled Eggs

Surprise your little leprechauns with this fun, healthy and GREEN breakfast for tomorrow’s National Pancake Day or St. Patrick’s day!

Using spinach to turn pancakes and eggs green is easier than you’d think– not to mention much more nutritious than using food coloring. You can’t even taste the spinach in the pancakes, and my kids often request them outside of St. Patrick’s Day. We do taste the spinach in the eggs; however, you don’t have to add as much as I did. My family likes them with a lot of spinach, and my kids recommend them, especially when they were served with melted mozzarella cheese on top.

St. Patrick's Day Green Spinach Pancakes & Eggs

You can make the green scrambled eggs in the oven and it’s a game changer! Don’t you dare waste time washing that blender! You’ll can use it again for the pancakes.

(Note: My immersion blender did not work to blend up the spinach, but a food processor worked well.)

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Green Oven Scrambled Eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat until yolks are mixed in. Place fresh spinach and milk into a food processor or blender. Blend together until smooth. Mix into eggs. Add salt and pepper. Pour into a square glass casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes. Use a spatula to scrape and stir just as you would for scrambled eggs on the stovetop. Bake 10 more minutes and repeat with the spatula. Bake about 5 more minutes. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese when done.
St. Patrick's Day Spinach Pancakes and Oven Scrambled Eggs

While the scrambled eggs are pretty much taking care of themselves in the oven, you have plenty of time to make pancakes.  I like to use powdered buttermilk mix because you can keep it on hand for a long time without having to make a run for actual buttermilk. Also, I have to mention that BEST syrup you’ll ever have is found right here in Cedar Rapids. We buy this real maple syrup at Newbo market. Yes, it’s worth the price.

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St. Patrick's Day Green Spinach Pancakes
Instructions
  1. In a blender or food processor, combine egg, oil, buttermilk, and spinach. Blend until smooth. Whisk together the dry ingredients. Add wet and dry ingredients together and stir just until combined. Add vanilla. Cook on a greased griddle over medium heat (about 300 degrees). Cook about 2 minutes, flip, and enjoy!
St. Patrick's Day Spinach Pancakes and Oven Scrambled Eggs

Add some green fruit like kiwi or green grapes, and you have a complete St. Patrick’s day breakfast a leprechaun would envy! Top o’ the morning to you!


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Amy is a North Dakota girl who fell in love with Iowa when she moved to Cedar Rapids as a newlywed in 2006. She's an elementary teacher turned homeschooling mom of twin girls (2011) and a little sister (2014). Her ongoing struggle, is keeping faith at the heart of family life, while still encouraging each of her girls to follow their passions and find their unique gifts. Amy is a lover of words, winter sports, theater, and chocolate. She hopes you find love and encouragement through the posts on CRMoms because mom-ing is always better together.