St Patrick’s Day ‘Leprechaun’ spinach pancakes

St Patrick’s Day ‘Leprechaun’ spinach pancakes

If you promise not to tell the eldest that these pancakes contain spinach, then I’ll share a recipe with you.  Deal?  My humblest thanks.


American pancakes are delicious and a little bit of a change from the thinner, crepe-like pancakes we traditionally eat on Shrove Tuesday.

And these are ‘lucky’ pancakes, spinrkled with a little Leprechaun magic.  So sometimes children find gold coins at the end of their pancake rainbow…


And you know what?  Us adults have the luck of the Irish too.  Dig out that bottle of Baileys you tucked away after Christmas and top your ‘lucky’ pancakes with a Baileys flavoured cream and chocolate sauce.

Pour a glug of Baileys into some extra thick cream and mix together well.  (It needs to be ‘extra thick cream’ to keep a firm consistency.  And besides, it’s really good!).  Serve on top of your warm pancakes and finish with a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

See!  Lucky!


St Patrick’s Day Leprechaun pancakes

  • 300ml milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • pinch of salt



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