However, I didn't want to leave you high and dry this week, so I cooked up an extra special breakfast to share in honor of St. Patrick's Day and Girl Scout cookie season.
Hint: I'm sure you guessed from the title, but pancakes, chocolate and the color green are involved.
Watch the magic happen . . .
Greek yogurt pancake batter
The plain batter mixed with "special" wet ingredients
One pancake in the pan with chocolate chips
Yes, I am aware these pancakes are just about the ugliest flapjacks in the world. However, they taste pretty darn close to a Thin Mint cookie and they're much healthier, so I suggest you ignore their less-than-photogenic appearance.
Who knew vegetables at breakfast could be so delicious?
Healthy Thin Mint Pancakes
I cut Julie's recipe for Greek yogurt pancakes in half and made a few modifications to make these mean and green protein-packed hotcakes.
- 4 oz. Greek yogurt (I used Voskos Honey Greek yogurt)
- 7 tbsp. white whole wheat flour
- 2 tbsp. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
- One cup fresh spinach
- Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle to medium heat.
- Scoop the Greek yogurt into a medium-sized bowl. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Stir together very gently. Stop just before the ingredients are completely combined. Set aside.
- Pulse the spinach, egg, vanilla and peppermint in a blender until no leaves remain.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir gently. Do not over mix.
- Place 1/4 cup of the batter in the skillet or on the griddle.
- Add a few chocolate chips to the pancake.
- Cook for about a minute and a half. Then, flip and cook for another minute or so.
- Repeat until the batter is gone.
Related HGG Posts:
Weekend Breakfast: Cottage Cheese Pancakes
The Best Pancakes of My Life
Weekend Breakfast: Whole-Wheat Strawberry Vanilla Pancakes
Of Possible Interest:
Homemade Samoas Girl Scout Cookies via Just a Taste
Eat Healthy: Homemade Thin Mints via Handle the Heat
Homemade Girl Scout Cookies: Tagalongs via Baking Bites
- What is your favorite Girl Scout cookie? (Mine is definitely Thin Mint! My mom always put them in the freezer, and I can't eat them any other way.)
- Do you "hide your vegetables"?