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St. Patrick's Day calls for green everything and just like any mom, I like to make a fun treat for my girls on such occasions. These pancakes get their green the all-natural way.
03/15/2016 12:15pm ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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St. Patrick's Day calls for green everything and just like any mom, I like to make a fun treat for my girls on such occasions.

These pancakes get their green the all-natural way.

Here's how I do it without the green dye. Brace yourself. I replace the dye with fresh spinach. Seems like a the best swap ever, right?

Don't like spinach? Don't worry, this recipe masks the spinach flavor nicely.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup egg whites

1 handful fresh spinach

1 tablespoon almond butter

1/2 cup old fashioned oatmeal

2 tsp coconut sugar

Cinnamon to taste

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DIRECTIONS

Run the ingredients in your blender or food processor (if needed, add a bit more oatmeal until you get a batter consistency)

Cook in a coconut oiled skillet.

For even more fun, top them with coconut whipped cream.

Don't let all this fun fool you, these are some seriously good grown-up pancakes! Top them with some plain Greek yogurt and fruit (kiwi if you're going all green) for a tasty, filling breakfast.

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