Super spinach pancakes

Super spinach pancakes, colourful, healthy and, most importantly, fun!

These pancakes work just as well for dinner as they do for a weekend brunch.

Save any leftover batter in a covered bowl in the fridge and they’ll keep for a breakfast treat later in the week.

And get creative with your toppings – the sky’s the limit.

NUTRITION PER SERVING
  • Calories33117%
  • Fat13.3g19%
  • Saturates4g20%
  • Sugars6.3g7%
  • Salt1.2g20%
  • Protein13.5g27%
  • Carbs42.3g16%
  • Fibre3g

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 350 g mixed-colour cherry tomatoes
  • 100 g baby spinach
  • 3 spring onions
  • ½ a bunch of fresh coriander , (15g)
  • 1 lime
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 1 mug of self-raising flour
  • 1 mug of semi-skimmed milk
  • olive oil
  • 300 g cottage cheese
  • hot chilli sauce

Method

  1. Halve, destone, peel and finely slice the avocado and quarter the tomatoes, then place in a salad bowl with a quarter of the spinach.
  2. Trim, finely slice and add the spring onions and pick in the coriander leaves, then squeeze over the lime juice.
  3. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, season to perfection with sea salt and black pepper, toss to coat and put aside.
  4. Crack the egg into a blender, add the flour, milk, remaining spinach and a pinch of salt and pepper, then blitz until smooth.
  5. Place a large non stick frying pan on a medium heat, rub the pan with a little olive oil, then pour in a thin layer of batter, swirling it up and around the edges. Cook on one side only for 2 minutes, or until lightly golden, then stack up on a serving plate and repeat.
  6. Top each pancake with dollops of cottage cheese, the avocado salad, and a few good shakes of chilli sauce. Really nice served with extra lime wedges for squeezing over, and a fried egg on top, if you fancy.

Tips

EASY SWAPS
Instead of spinach you could use watercress, rocket, kale, or even a mixture of soft herbs, such as parsley, mint, basil or tarragon, whatever you like!

I’ve used cottage cheese here, but mozzarella, halloumi, or a crumbling of feta cheese would all be delicious, too.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

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