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Sweet Pea and Feta Pancakes

green pancakes

Green pancakes have quickly become a staple food in our household. We keep these stocked in the freezer for a snack or quick bite for the grown ups, and for a super healthy dinner meal for our daughter. Green pancakes are a great alternative to all of the processed or super sweet, fruity baby foods out there. They are savory, yet a big hit, even with the little ones.

Oddly enough, I had never made pancakes for myself, or anyone else, until recently. I make waffles and bread and granola bars and oatmeal and omelets, but I had never made pancakes. Usually that job is left to my husband. Something about them intimidated me and I figured they would turn out burnt and not worth the mess.

But then I needed something to make for my soon-to-be toddler’s dinner. With only a  few teeth, it needed to be something soft she could grab and chew without much worry about choking. Most breakfast foods fit the bill, but I wanted something with a little more nutrition. Steamed veggies are hit and miss, so I thought I would try to bake or make something.  I looked through Pinterest for some recipes, and found one for Green Pancakes/Pea Fritters that would work. It was loaded with peas, which are full of fiber, protein and green goodness. They also sounded delicious, even as an adult. It was a super easy recipe to whip up, and I made mine gluten free. They tasted like a healthier version of potato latkes, with great flavor from the feta and onion. 

The green pancakes were super easy to flip in a skillet, with no burn marks or misshapen pancakes. And my daughter absolutely loved eating them. I made a huge batch for her dinner, my lunch and to freeze for later. I broke hers up into bite-sized pieces and served mine in a stack, topped with Greek yogurt. 

Sweet Pea and Feta Pancakes



  • Heat peas (steam or boil) until warm.
  • Add to a food processor with onions.
  • Process until pureed ( a few small chunks are ok).
  • Add peas and onion mixture to a large mixing bowl, along with 1 egg. Mix until combined.
  • Slowly add in flour and mix to combine.
  • Crumble feta and stir into mixture.
  • Heat oil/butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Ladle 1/3 cup of the mixture onto the pan to make a pancake. Add as many as you can fit.
  • Let cook for 1-2 minutes, until you are able to slide a spatula underneath to flip.
  • Cook on the other side.
  • Serve warm or freeze to save for later.
  • Top with a dollop of plain Greek Yogurt.

These are perfect for a savory breakfast, but are also great for a quick lunch or fun dinner for the entire family.


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