I will preface this blog. Is isn’t that I don’t like taking 100 photos of food and sharing them-I just don’t think that taking 100 photos of pancakes is all that interesting. If you want me to pretend I’m a photographer and take more photos for recipes, just let me know. I personally think one photo is all a recipe needs. Maybe two if you are fancy.
It’s not quite St. Patrick’s Day-but we need some themed pancakes and I want to leave ya’ll feeling like you are prepared to celebrate. Whether you are Irish or not-have I mentioned…I’m not Irish (shocking)…and I don’t even care for a lot of drinking.
Needless to say-I suppose green pancakes will do the trick.
No these aren’t as repulsive as that green ketchup that came out in 2000 or so.
2 cups pureed spinach
½ cup green yogurt
2/3 cup of flour (I choose barley…because I’m out of everything else…)
1 tablespoon of baking powder
A dash of cinnamon (it seemed like a good idea at the time)
½ cup water/milk
Mix dry ingredients to wet and pour onto your griddle. I love the neon green these made but I also love how the yogurt locks in the moisture of the pancake.
As far as pancakes go-these are pretty simple after you have gotten your pureed spinach. I know some people call them “green monster” pancakes but I don’t care for Green Monsters all that much. Though I don’t have a proper name for them. Any ideas?
I’m thinking along the lines of green themed you could also work in a lime flavoured pancake. Like key lime maybe? I’ll get back to you.
The second recipe that I thought I would share with you (granted you are of legal age…) would be a pancake that I will probably indulge in post half marathon race. For those of you who don’t know. I don’t care for beer, but when I do it’s either Heineken or Guinness.
So of course there needs to be a Guinness pancake yes? Of course.
I would be lying to you if I said I hadn’t made these before. I have-they are good. . (Seeing as I’ve had it a couple times already this week…woah raging alcoholic over here). They turn heads (if you like that sort of thing). Some things are just worth the extra carbs-Guinness beer is one.
As always my recipes serve 1 (double triple…whatever you want)
¾ cup dark brewed Guinness
2/3 cup flour (you can choose whole wheat if you are feeling extra healthy)
¼ cup dark cocoa powder (I think the dark cocoa really brings out the flavour)
1 tablespoon baking powder (add this last…it will fizz)
You can opt for more/less Guinness depending on how thin/thick you want your pancakes.
I prefer mine pretty thick as to why I only added 3/4 cup (that’s what she said)
Questions for you:
1. How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day?
2. What is your favorite type of beer?