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