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I really like brownie batter.

I even once posted a recipe for Brownie Batter Oatmeal.

And now I’m at it again—in pancake form! Normally, I shy away from powdered supplements because I have no problem getting more than enough servings of fruits, veggies, and leafy greens into my daily diet.  However, when the Amazing Grass Company offered to send me a care package (more on that later)… well, I’m definitely not one to turn down free stuff!  Right away, I wanted to experiment with the Chocolate Super Food packets.  The resulting experiment speaks for itself.

chocolate spinach pancakes

Chocolate Spinach Pancakes

(serves 2)
(According to the Amazing Grass Company, each pancake serving contains about 3 servings of fruits and veggies!)

  • 60 grams buckwheat flour (I used Hodgson Mill buckwheat pancake mix)
  • 3 packages (the 8-gram packets) Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood (If you don’t like Amazing Grass, try subbing chocolate protein powder. Or perhaps sub cocoa powder for the AG?)
  • 35 grams unsweetened applesauce, which is about 2T (you can sub mashed banana for the applesauce)
  • 1/2 tsp Ener-G egg replacer (or baking powder)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup water or non-dairy milk (use less for thicker pancakes)
  • Chocolate chips (I threw in a few Whole Foods Brand extra-dark chocolate mini chunks) (For an even richer batter, you can melt the chips before adding them to the mix.)
  • Sweetener of choice

Mix the dry ingredients (flour, powder, sweetener, egg replacer, salt, and chips), then turn on the heat on your pancake pan. Now add the milk/water and applesauce/banana (and extract, if using). Mix.

bbatter

Options:

  • Drizzle with, or dunk into, a tall glass of non-dairy milk—it’s like eating warm, gooey brownies for breakfast!
  • Top with hot maple syrup, dust with powdered sugar, or spread on some coconut butter for Mounds Bar Brownie Pancakes.
  • Add vanilla, almond, or even mint extract.
  • Throw some cocoa powder into the mix, to make them extra chocolate-y!

Or, for chocolate-cheesecake pancakes, top with Cheesecake Sauce.

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. brandi says:

    these look awesome! I would totally make them but I don’t have the amazing grass stuff or protein powder

  2. brandi says:

    these look awesome! I would totally make them but I don’t have the amazing grass stuff or protein powder

  3. Whit says:

    These look amazing! I made carrot cake pancakes this weekend! Here is the link:

    http://whitsgettingfit.wordpress.com/2009/07/13/birthday-weekend-saturday-sunday/

  4. Whit says:

    These look amazing! I made carrot cake pancakes this weekend! Here is the link:

    http://whitsgettingfit.wordpress.com/2009/07/13/birthday-weekend-saturday-sunday/

  5. justine says:

    Katie, I am so trying these tomorrow for breakfast and I have the perfect addition hiding in my fridge 🙂

    ~Justine

  6. justine says:

    Katie, I am so trying these tomorrow for breakfast and I have the perfect addition hiding in my fridge 🙂

    ~Justine

  7. Erin says:

    I’m bouncing in my seat right now!! This looks soooooooooooooooo amazing. You’re such a genius. When are you coming to cook for me?
    I have no desire to make my own pancakes now! I just want yours 🙂

  8. Erin says:

    I’m bouncing in my seat right now!! This looks soooooooooooooooo amazing. You’re such a genius. When are you coming to cook for me?
    I have no desire to make my own pancakes now! I just want yours 🙂

  9. MarathonVal says:

    OMG, you come up with so many fabulous ideas I am speechless. Plus, I think I have finally met someone who gives my love/obsession/addiction to chocolate a run for its money!!!

  10. MarathonVal says:

    OMG, you come up with so many fabulous ideas I am speechless. Plus, I think I have finally met someone who gives my love/obsession/addiction to chocolate a run for its money!!!

  11. J says:

    So I’m just curious, why don’t you use a leavening agent..they look kind of flat.

  12. J says:

    So I’m just curious, why don’t you use a leavening agent..they look kind of flat.

  13. J,
    LOL I like flat pancakes! They remind me of crepes, which I’ve always liked better than doughy pancakes. But I guess you could use some baking soda… and, as I said in the recipe, use less liquid for a thicker pancake. Hope that helps!! 🙂

  14. J,
    LOL I like flat pancakes! They remind me of crepes, which I’ve always liked better than doughy pancakes. But I guess you could use some baking soda… and, as I said in the recipe, use less liquid for a thicker pancake. Hope that helps!! 🙂

  15. damjana says:

    oh, how wonderful. I’d love to be surprised with such a great breakfast tomorrow;)

  16. damjana says:

    oh, how wonderful. I’d love to be surprised with such a great breakfast tomorrow;)

  17. DJ says:

    Ooooh! Inspired idea, Katie!!! I could get used to brownie batter pancakes for breakfast, as could my pancake-loving babes!

  18. DJ says:

    Ooooh! Inspired idea, Katie!!! I could get used to brownie batter pancakes for breakfast, as could my pancake-loving babes!

  19. Erin says:

    OMG I calculated it out and you are right.

    I DON’T BELIEVE IT!

    I came up with about 200 calories for half the recipe even calculating in a lot of chocolate chips!

    Did I do it right? And is your plate only one serving, or is the plate what the entire recipe makes?

  20. Erin says:

    OMG I calculated it out and you are right.

    I DON’T BELIEVE IT!

    I came up with about 200 calories for half the recipe even calculating in a lot of chocolate chips!

    Did I do it right? And is your plate only one serving, or is the plate what the entire recipe makes?