Healthy Spinach Pancake Rolls For Breakfast

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Green healthy spinach pancakes

Green healthy spinach pancakes

If you ever think of a real change for a healthy  and delicious breakfast, go for this one. It is simple, easy and quick to make. I make pancakes very often but this is the first time I make spinach pancakes and it was going to be for my husband’s breakfast. Wow…it came out so green, beautiful and healthy-looking. While I was making them, thoughts zipped through my mind. Will my husband want to eat this green stuff? To cut the story short, he ate it very quietly. I left it that way. He must be thinking a lot…haha

I also made mango and blueberries muffins for him to take to office for his morning break. He smiled widely when I passed the muffins to him. Then he asked, ‘How did you make the green pancakes? They are very delicious!’ Yeah…that’s it. He’ll get to eat it again! Well, I have yet to try it on my children. I think I have to blindfold them, especially my youngest, before serving her….haha. She won’t want to try something that looks so unusual…GREEN pancakes.

Feta goat sheep cheese

Feta goat sheep cheese

I would like to introduce to you this very delicious feta cheese that’s made from sheep and goat’s milk. I consider it a healthier feta compared to those made from cow’s milk. It is really good mixed with fish or chicken as fillings for pancakes. It is also very delicious crumbled into your salad.

Spicy pan fried cod

Spicy pan fried cod

I had a piece of leftover cooked cod from dinner. It was well marinated, pan fried and a little spicy…..very delicious. I broke it up and fried it in the pan for a while to heat it up. In fact you can use any left over meat. You can drizzle chilli sauce over it if you want to spice it up further.

Here is my Spinach Pancake recipe. The amount here made 5 pieces.

Ingredients
2 handfuls of washed spinach leaves
2 eggs
1/4t fine sea salt
1/2C spelt flour (you can use plain flour)

Blend spinach, egg and salt

Blend spinach, egg and salt

Chop up the spinach leaves into smaller pieces. Put it into a mixing bowl together with the eggs and the salt and blend it with a hand blender. You can use a processor too. But using a hand blender is very convenient. Washing up is easier.

 spinach pancake batter

spinach pancake batter

Add flour into the blended spinach. Whisk it well. I prefer to use spelt flour in my cooking. It’s a heathier alternative to normal wheat flour.

Spinach pancakes

Spinach pancakes

Heat up some oil in a frying  pan. Add a scoop of the batter into the pan. Spread it out so that it’s thin. Use medium flame. When the top almost dries up, flip over. Let it cook for a while and dish up onto a clean plate.

Add filling to pancake

Add filling to pancake

When all the pancakes are cooked, add the filling. Add some of the fish and feta cheese. Roll up and place it on a plate. Add some spinach leaves and tomatoes to serve together with it. You can use other types of salad, too. It’s REALLY delicious. I will make it very often. It’s such a healthy and nutritious breakfast. You can go wild with the filling.

You can make more of these pancakes and keep them in the fridge. Heat up in the frying pan for a while before adding the filling, whenever you feel like having one.

Just a thought here. Don’t you like the green colour? I find it most refreshing to the eyes and to the mind. When I was young, I always remember hearing adults talked about looking at green trees in the morning after you get up from bed. They said this will help to improve astigmatism. Apparently some were cured. Now this is just what I heard. It’s not a proven cure. You can try it out if you are suffering from astigmatism. Who knows it may help. There’s no harm to it anyway. I think looking at green trees helps to relax the eyes which would be good even for healthy eyes.

Now it’s your turn……GO HEALTHY……. with this delicious, healthy spinach pancake rolls.

Other pancake recipes that you may be interested in:
Chewy Chinese Scallion Pancakes
Chewy Scallion Omelette Pancake Rolls
Healthy Korean Kimchi Pancake
Rice Pancakes (Chee Cheong Fun Or Churng Fun)
Simple, Easy Banana Spring Rolls For Desserts
Best Coconut Rolls
Heart-shaped Pikelets With Homemade Condensed Milk

My other favourite healthy breakfasts are freshly made juices and smoothies:
Carrot Apple Juice - What A Wonderful Drink!
Healthy Avocado Drink
Carrot, Apple And Beet Juice For Health
Carrot, Apple And Broccoli Juice For Health
Fennel And Apple Juice For Health
Mango Raspberries Smoothie
TOTAL Greek Yoghurt With Mixed Berries Coulis
How To Make A Delicious Low Fat healthy Smoothie
Blueberry Smoothie - Healthy Breakfast In A Glass

Quote of the day……

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.”

- Charles R. Swindoll

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62 Comments

Ginny Hartzler  on February 6th, 2011

I’ve never seen a pancake like this!! But the color is really beautiful!

Belinda @zomppa  on February 6th, 2011

That is absolutely brilliant! I may have to do this for breakfast tomorrow!

Swathi  on February 6th, 2011

this spinach pancake looks delicious. I will try them.

penny aka jeroxie  on February 6th, 2011

Spinach pancake is such great idea. Definitely healthy but yummy as well.

5 Star Foodie  on February 6th, 2011

Such beautiful vibrant color on those healthy and delicious pancakes! Love the feta in the filling!

santosh  on February 6th, 2011

innovative and healthy pancake

claire  on February 6th, 2011

hey, very healthy!! I love pancakes too.. sweet or saltish fillings, I am all for them! Your husband and kids are so blessed…… so, did your kids love them too?

noobcook  on February 7th, 2011

yes it’s very beautiful and healthy, love the natural bright green hue!

TasteHongKong  on February 7th, 2011

Lovely wife, lovely ideas, lovely rolls : ).

j3ss kitch3n  on February 7th, 2011

wow this is very very healthy! very yummy too!

lequan  on February 7th, 2011

What a creative idea, Mary! Spinach is so good for you. I love that you’ve incorporated it into breakfast in such a delightful way. Hubby was probably all quiet becausehe was enjoying his breakfast so much. How super sweet of you to bake Mango and blueberry muffins for your hubby. Gosh I’ve a lot to learn from you.

Priya  on February 7th, 2011

Spinach pancakes looks marvellous..

Mary  on February 7th, 2011

@Ginny Hartzler - Thanks very much, Ginny! :D

@Belinda @zomppa - Have fun cooking, Belinda! :D Hope you like it.

@Swathi - Thanks very much, Swathi! Have fun cooking :D

@penny aka jeroxie - Thanks very much, Penny! :D

@5 Star Foodie - Thanks very much, Natasha! :D

@santosh - Thanks very much, Santosh! :D

@claire - I think we should open a pancake stall…haha. My girls? They go ””eeeeewwww’ when they saw it. Then after a a bite, they said, ‘It’s actually really good!’. I just knew it! It happens often :D

@noobcook - Thanks very much! :D

@TasteHongKong - Thanks very much, Maureen! :D

@j3ss kitch3n - Thanks very much, Jess! :D

@lequan - Thanks very much, LeQuan! Haha…I’m not too sure he’s quietly enjoying his breakfast or thinking about his work even before he steps into his office! Just don’t try to understand men :D My hubby is very happy as long as he has good food and his tummy is full :D

@Priya - Thanks very much, Priya! :D

Katerina  on February 7th, 2011

Mary you are right the original feta cheese is made entirely from sheep’s milk. All the other types are tasty but they are not feta. If you could be able to find original feta where you live, you would immediately understand the difference and see what I am talking about. Your pancakes are so original and I am sure they were very tasty with all the ingredients you put in them!

Jeannie  on February 7th, 2011

I love the colour green in case you didnt notice already lol! That pancake looks fantastic! Shall take your word for it that it really tastes good!:D

Conor @ Hold the Beef  on February 7th, 2011

The striking green colour calls me in, I’m not afraid of no green! :D Beautiful filling too. I bet that could entice even the most fearful green eater.

rebecca  on February 7th, 2011

wow uber super healthy what a neat breakfast

santosh  on February 7th, 2011

innovative and healthy pancake green colour is attractine

Shirley  on February 7th, 2011

Its a great idea. Go Green!

divya  on February 7th, 2011

Makes me drool, pancakes looks fabulous..

Mary  on February 7th, 2011

@Katerina - Oh, I didn’t know that. Thanks very much. No wonder when I tried out the other feta (made from cow’s milk) the other day, it wasn’t nice at all. Hope I can find the original one :D

@Jeannie - Oh yes, I know you like green. Your website tells it all :D

@Conor @ Hold the Beef - Thanks very much, Conor. You are very right, my daughter ate this because of the filling :D

@rebecca - Thanks very much, Rebecca! :D

@santosh - Thanks very much, Santosh! :D

@Shirley - Thanks very much, Shirley! :D

@divya - Thanks very much, Divya! :D

DG  on February 7th, 2011

Mary, I love the colour of this spinach pancake.
It’s beautiful & perfect for the breakfast!

Aipi  on February 7th, 2011

whoa, what a great looking dish..a must try!

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Barbara  on February 7th, 2011

I don’t know, Mary. I’m wondering if anyone in my family would even give these a taste! I would…because I know what went into them. But the color may be a tad off-putting in the early AM! You’re right…perhaps a blindfold until they’ve tasted them. :)

Ananda Rajashekar  on February 7th, 2011

ha ha blindfold until it is tried, i have no prob with that striking green colour, in Finland they cook in different way they don’t purée but just have chopped spinach so the green colour is more subtle…i just love it, ur version is good too love the filling :D

teresa  on February 7th, 2011

so healthy and PRETTY! love this!

Biren @ Roti n Rice  on February 7th, 2011

Very creative indeed! Sounds like a healthy brekfast. Nice color too!

Spoon and Chopsticks  on February 7th, 2011

This is really nice and looks healthy too and worth sharing.

Faith  on February 7th, 2011

This is such a great idea, Mary! They look beautiful, and they’re so healthy…the perfect way to start the day! Love the fillings you used too…delicious!

Mary  on February 7th, 2011

@DG - Thanks very much, DG! :D

@Aipi - Thanks very much, Aipi! :D

@Barbara - Haha, now I know that your family will probably keep a distance like mine. Maybe you can ask them to close their mouths while you feed them a bite. I’m sure that will change their mind :P

@Ananda Rajashekar - Yes, I think I should try the chopped spinach next time for a change, as long as my family eats more vegetables :D Great idea!

@teresa - Thanks very much, Teresa! :D

@Biren @ Roti n Rice - Thanks very much, Biren! :D

@Spoon and Chopsticks - Thanks very much! :D

@Faith - Thanks very much, Faith! :D

Erica  on February 7th, 2011

What a beautiful color!!!I am eating spinach every day, because my iron is low and this sounds delicious!!!I would love to make them this week!

kitchen flavours  on February 7th, 2011

That’s a very good idea for a healthy breakfast! I like your hubby’s style… savour quietly, enjoy it and then make your day! ^..^

Simply Life  on February 7th, 2011

oh that is a breakfast I would want to wake-up to!

Drick  on February 7th, 2011

oh wow, that is do pretty and green … can imagine so many things inside that wrap - and yes, certainly need a wake up for the eyes in the morning

Mary  on February 7th, 2011

@Erica - Thanks very much, Erica! Lovely to know you like spinach and eat it everyday. have fun cooking. Hope you like this one :D

@kitchen flavours - Oh….haha….hard to understand men! If I like something, I would go loud with joy, well expressed on my face :D

@Simply Life - Lovely to know that. We are eating healthy :D

@Drick - Thanks very much, Drick! This is sure good for the mouth, tummy and eyes :D

kristy  on February 7th, 2011

Mary,, wishing you & your family a very Happy Chinese New Year.
祝你一家大小 : 新年快乐 心像事成 身体健康! 恭喜恭喜!
Btw, loving the gorgeous green! The crepes look marvelous ever. Thanks again for sharing such wonderful idea.
Best wishes,
Kristy

Blackswan  on February 7th, 2011

OMG, homemade pancakes! You’re good, mary :) I always use instant ones - just mix with water/milk. Hahaha!

Happy New Year to u, with love from S’pore!

Carolyn Jung  on February 8th, 2011

The color of the pancakes is so vivid and eye-catching. These would be great as wraps, too. Yum!

The Kitchen Masochist  on February 8th, 2011

I love that bright green color. Since it’s my favorite color, I’d love to try this. Now if only I can find spelt flour over here. Your pancakes are just gorgeous and not to mention I love feta cheese! Will be searching for spelt flour.

KM

somewhere in singapore  on February 8th, 2011

Something new to me…

Mary  on February 8th, 2011

@kristy - Thanks very much, Kristy! Same to you. Must be very busy and tiring with all the travels and cooking for you. But I’m sure you had a great time. Hope you have a wonderful day :D

@Blackswan - If I am very busy, I may do that, too…use instant mix :P

@Carolyn Jung - Thanks very much, Carolyn! :D

@The Kitchen Masochist - Thanks very much I hope you can find spelt flour there. Have fun cooking :D

@somewhere in singapore - Give a try, It’s very delicious :D

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on February 8th, 2011

Go, Mary, this spinach pancake roll is so good looking too. Very refreshing to get start a day with it.

Tes  on February 8th, 2011

Wow what a lovely green pancake roll! I have to try this recipe soon :)

Elin  on February 8th, 2011

Wow..that is a good start for the New Year…spinach egg roll with feta and cod..mmmm delicious !

Patty  on February 8th, 2011

Hi Mary, I see you are calling for spelt flour in your green pancakes, this is a healthy version of pancakes and so pretty.
I thought of the children’s classic’Green Eggs and Ham’ by Dr. Suede and had a little chuckle. Sounds like your hubby’s is a lucky man to enjoy all the healthy and delicious things you make for him;-)

petite nyonya  on February 8th, 2011

Hello Mary! Gong xi fa cai to you & yr fmly. May the year of the rabbit be a great one for you. This spinach pancake is truly unique! Who wld have thought in making such healthy variety. Great for breakfast!

Chaya  on February 8th, 2011

A green pancake. You are creative and this sounds delicious.

tigerfish  on February 8th, 2011

Love your spinach pancake - it just spells healthy. I wish I could have such a power breakfast!

elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds  on February 8th, 2011

Wow! I’m so impressed, Mary! Never thought about making spinach pancakes, for breakfast. Amazing!
Such a delicious, and vibrant breakfast treat, and healthy too, which is so important.
Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe, and directions!

Ann  on February 8th, 2011

These green pancakes are great. First time on your blog. I love it!

redkathy  on February 8th, 2011

What a beautifully colored breakfast Mary! They would make for a fabulous dinner too. I just love cod and know I would so enjoy these.

Juliana  on February 8th, 2011

Wow Mary, spinach pancake…they not only look beautiful, are very healthy as well…so creative!

Anna Johnston  on February 9th, 2011

I love this Mary, its so green & different, I can imagine anyone getting up in the morning & seeing these for breakfast, WOW…., it’d definatly wake them up huh.
I’m really going to have a go at making these, love the flavours you’ve used too. Thanks for sharing :)

Lucy  on February 9th, 2011

Mary, you’re a genius! We have spinach growing out of control (and going to seed) in our garden so I am looking for ways to use it all up. I’ll definitely give these a go this weekend, thanks!

Catherine  on February 9th, 2011

Your husband is a lucky man! :) These pancakes look sublime, Mary, and I’d feel VERY healthy eating them. I think I need these actually, I’ve been eating terribly of late!

Jill  on February 9th, 2011

What a lovely idea going green!

Karolina  on February 10th, 2011

What a lovely twist on pancakes! :) I love spinach, and probably would go for some garlic and nutmeg in the batter too. :) Keep smiling, Mary. :)

Wendy  on February 10th, 2011

Oh what a brilliantly beautiful bright green pancake! I love spinach… I shall try that - thanks Mary!

Mary  on February 10th, 2011

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Christine! :D

@Tes - Thanks very much, Tes! Have fun cooking :D

@Elin - Thanks very much, Elin! :D

@Patty - Haha…my hubby is always my guinea pig…a good one though :D

@petite nyonya - Thanks very much! Hope you had a great new year :D

@Chaya - Thanks very much, Chaya! :D

@tigerfish - Give a try. It’s easy and simple. A good way to use up leftovers, too. Hope you like it :D

@elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds - Thanks very much, Elizabeth! Give a try. Have fun cooking :D

@Ann - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Ann! :D

@redkathy - Thanks very much, Kathy! For dinner I think will wrap fried rice inside…haha. Just can’t miss rice :P

@Juliana - Thanks very much, Juliana! :D

@Anna Johnston - Haha…my husband woke up to his shock with a plate of green breakfast in front of him…haha. My daughter went ‘eeeewwww’……haha. I think that’s the real joy of being a wife and a mom :P

@Lucy - Wow..I wish I can have some of them. You can try this spinach pancake rolls. They are very good. Have fun cooking :D

@Catherine - Give a try. Hope you like it. I like it, both the taste and the colour. Yes, feels good after that knowing that I eat something so healthy :D

@Jill - Thanks very much, Jill! :D

@Karolina - Thanks very much for the suggestion to add garlic and nutmeg. I’m sure the pancake will taste even better. I have to try that :D

@Wendy - Thanks very much, Wendy! Have fun cooking :D

Zibi  on February 12th, 2011

So bright! Your spinach pancakes sound great, I will keep this idea in mind. They would probably taste good stuffed with egg salad too.

Mary  on February 14th, 2011

@Zibi - Thanks very much, Zibi! Have fun cooking :D

Ama  on December 14th, 2011

Looks delicious, have the recipe written down, would definitely try it out

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