Good morning, this is your pancake girl speaking. Today’s pancake recipe is a savory variation on the pancake recipes that I previously shared with you. As you are used to from me, it is of course gluten, sugar and dairy free. Bon appetit!
Breakfasts: I love them the most. Why? Because I get to eat my yummie pancakes! I like them sweet, topped with almond butter and banana, but a savory pancake with spinach belongs to my favorite varieties as well: they are a very clean and healthy start of my day.
The recipe for low carb spinach pancakes contains organic, gluten free coconut flour (Aman Prana, available at Vitaminstore or Bob’s Red Mill, available at Amazon). Coconut flour has the highest percentage dietary fibre of all flours (58%), is low carb and is gluten free. Last but not least, the flour is a great source of protein, stimulates digestion and promotes absorption of vitamins and minerals.
Spinach is a real boost to your health as well; it has properties that slow down skin aging and treat acne and even anti-cancer properties!
[learn_more caption=”Click here to read more about the health benefits of the coconut (flesh and water/milk)”] Coconut contains lauric acid; a fat that is quickly absorbed by the body and used as instant energy
– stomach cleanser
– fights infection
– boosts thyroid function
– boost metabolism
– boosts energy production
– cancer-fighting properties
– cleanses the body’s internal systems
– improves calcium and magnesium absorption in the body
– enhances bone and dental health
– coconut water has way more nutritious than whole milk, having less fat and zero cholesterol
– high potassium content
– low sodium content
– helps lower high blood pressure and low sodium content
– supports healthy digestion[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”Click here to read more about the health benefits of the spinach”]
– contains lots of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion, prevents constipation and balances your blood sugar level (which in turn is beneficial to the hormonal balance and the skin)
– contains flavonoids, a phytonutrient with anti-cancer properties
– contains neoxanthin and violaxanthin, which have anti-inflammatory properties
– contains antioxidants vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, manganese, zinc and selenium that combat osteoporosis, atherosclerosis and high blood pressure
– contains antioxidant lutein, which slows down skin aging
– contains a high amount of vitamin A, which promotes healthy skin, treats acne and allows proper moisture retention
– contains vitamin K, which promotes the healing of skin discolorations.[/learn_more]
Sounds good, right? Here’s how coconut flour spinach pancakes are made:
- 2 omega-3 eggs, preferably DeMeter or EKO marked
- 40 gr / 1/3 C coconut flour
- 400 gr / 1,5 C fresh spinach leafs
- 240 ml / 1 C water
- 2 tbs pine nuts
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- Put coconut flour in a bowl, add the eggs and beat;
- Add water and continue beating;
- Heat a griddle with coconut oil;
- Poor the egg mixture into the griddle and bake on one side on medium heat;
- Slide the pancake on flat plate to help you turn the pancake (coconut flour pancakes tend to break a little easier);
- Bake the other side, turn off the heat and keep your pancake warm;
- Shortly stir fry the spinach in another coconut oil greased pan;
- Add Celtic sea salt & pepper;
- Top your pancake with spinach and pine nuts and wrap;
- That's it!
- Pescetarians or omnivores can consider to wrap a slice of smoked salmon as an extra.