Leprechaun Pancakes!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!

This is the first St. Patrick’s Day that my husband and I have celebrated with Emma where she actually fully understands what is going on.  It is such a wonderful feeling.  To celebrate, I woke up and whipped up a batch of green whole wheat pancakes for breakfast (Emma’s current favorite food).  This recipe has become highly requested in our household, so I decided it would be nice to share.


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Regular green food coloring will do the job just fine, but I do wish I had some green gel food coloring on hand when I made these.  The green would have been much more vibrant.

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When I started cooking the pancakes I became a bit worried.  Would you be able to see the green?  Or would it look like an ordinary pancake?  Low and behold, you can still see the green! 🙂

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I love to top my pancakes with fresh fruit (usually strawberries and blueberries) and a bit of sugar free syrup.  Delicious!

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I don’t know about you, but this picture makes me want to jump and make another batch of pancakes.  I just love making Emma happy!

Leprechaun Pancakes (Whole Wheat Pancakes)
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbs baking powder
1 tbs coconut oil, melted
1 tbs raw honey
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup organic unsweetened vanilla coconut milk (regular milk will work just fine)
1/2 cup whole wheat flower
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
green food coloring

Mix together the egg, vanilla, baking powder, coconut oil, raw honey, salt, coconut milk and 6 drops of green food coloring.  Next, mix in the flour 1/4 cup at a time.  Now that your pancake batter is ready, you can adjust the color if you’d like.  I ended up adding an additional 6 drops of green food coloring at this point.  You can also omit the food coloring altogether if you’d like.

This recipe yields 4-6 pancakes and is extremely versatile!  Emma and I are big banana fans, so I often toss in 1 mashed ripe banana.  Today I added a small handful of chocolate chips to Emma’s pancake as a special treat.  I just love how simple and versatile this recipe is — and I love cooking with Emma, especially when it involves fun ingredients like food coloring, sprinkles, etc.

I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does!

//Karissa <3

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