Witches’ pancakes

Witches’ pancakes

You may have green food colouring in the cupboard but there is a better way to colour your pancake mixture green.


How very Popeye!  “I’m quick to the finish, ’cause I eats me spinach…”



Simply add a few handfuls of spinach to your usual recipe for American pancakes.

Witches spinach pancakes


I promise, you cannot taste the spinach.  And as I used baby spinach, the taste is subtle anyway.

American pancake mixture with a few handfuls of spinach. Witches pancakes


And they were delicious!  Super easy with a super greens kick.  Great!

Witches spinach pancakes with witches blood strawberry sauce syringes, ghost cream, ghoul milk and poisonous blackberries


Serve them drizzled with witches’ blood (strawberry sauce ) and extra blood syringes (strawberry sauce), a cream ghost (squirty cream with chocolate drop eyes) and a ghost milkshake (decorate a tumbler with a Sharpie to create a spooky ghoul).

And to save yourself time during those hectic mornings:

  • Mix the batter the night before and chill, ready to use the next morning
  • Make up the pancakes the night before and re-heat in the morning.
  • Make them for pudding when you have more time instead.

Us adults loved them too!

Witches spinach pancakes for Halloween

Why not add a dash of cinnamon to the mix and serve with stewed apples and ice-cream.

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


  1. Mix milk, egg and spinach in a food processor.
  2. Sieve flour and baking powder into a large bowl and stir in salt and caster sugar.
  3. Add spinach mixture to the dry ingredients and using a fork or handwhisk, combine together (it will be quite a thick consistency).
  4. Heat a frying pan and add a few drops of oil or a knob of butter.  Spoon some mixture into the hot pan.
  5. When the centre of the pancake bubbles, flip it over (try not to let it turn too brown to ensure you keep the green colour)
  6. Serve with witches’ blood (strawberry sauce syringes) as well as cream ghosts (squirty cream and chocolate drops).


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