I love the Grinch. How the Grinch Stole Christmas has always been one of my favorite Christmas movies. It is watched every year, sometimes multiple times, in our household.
Since the release of the new The Grinch cartoon a few years ago, I love it even more! It’s just so fun.
That’s why I took my favorite pancake recipe and Grinched it up!
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These pancakes are great for a fun Christmas breakfast! They’re also great to serve for a Grinch viewing or party as you celebrate the Christmas season.
How to make Grinch pancakes!
These pancakes are seriously so easy but look and taste so delicious.
First, start with the basic recipe for my favorite pancakes. You’re just going to add a few things and tweak the process a bit. Below are the basic ingredients. Complete directions are on the best pancakes post!
- 3/4 Vanilla Soy Milk (or any non-dairy milk)
- 2 TBS Vinegar
- 1 C All-Purpose or Pastry Flour
- 2 TBS Maple Syrup
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 Mashed Banana
- 2 TBS Unsweetened Applesauce
- 1 TBS Chia Seeds (optional)
- 1-2 tsp Ground Flax Seeds (optional)
- 1 tsp Vanilla (optional)
There are a few ways to make green pancakes. They all depend on your preferences and what you have available.
My preferred way is to begin with a handful of spinach or kale and blend it with the “soured” milk. I almost always have kale or spinach in the freezer so it’s easy to add.
I recommend using a powerful blender, like this Ninja that I use. It should blend smooth pretty quickly. Otherwise, any blender will work, it just may take a bit more time to get it smooth.
If you find it’s not green enough, add some more. It will be more subtle of a green than some of the below options, so don’t expect super vibrant, bright green.
Another option is to mix in a teaspoon or so of spirulina to the dry ingredients before mixing it all together. It will give a more vibrant green color, but a little darker.
The last option is to simply add a few drops of green food coloring until you reach your desired shade of green.
This may be the simplest and most available to many people, however, I know many people prefer not to use food dyes if they can avoid it.
I always choose to add nutrition rather than dye if possible. But if you aren’t against food dye and you’ve got it, go for it.
And of course, you can always mix and match. I made a batch with kale and added just one drop of food coloring.
It increased the color without requiring several drops and added some extra nutrition as well!
Add some magical, Grinchy, Christmas pizzazz
Once you’ve made your pancakes, it’s time for the fun part.
Stack up a few, depending on how much each person will eat of course.
Then drop a dollop of whipped topping (I like Truwhip vegan), sprinkle with a few festive sprinkles, and drizzle a bit of maple syrup.
Then sit down to a lovely breakfast with your family and enjoy your delicious, Grinch pancakes!