Spinach waffles are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!  As a child I was always excited for breakfast on St. Patrick’s Day.  Each year my mom would make a fun green breakfast for us kids; we never knew what to expect.  Some years we simply had cereal with green milk and other years we had green pancakes, muffins and waffles.  After looking through some old photos of our tasty green breakfast goodies, I was inclined to make my own green breakfast treat for this year’s holiday.  I ended up making some tasty green waffles!  They do not require any food coloring, and they are packed with nutrients from all the spinach.  They are simple to prepare, yet guaranteed to catch some eyes.  I hope you have a lucky day and enjoy this “Irish” treat.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  • 1 cup Lillabee Pancake Mix
  • 1/3 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Tbls Sugar
  • 1 Tbls Canola Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pureed spinach
  • 2/3 cup Milk (cow, rice, almond etc.)
  • agave nectar for serving


 Heat a waffle iron and brush it with oil.


First steam a large handful of spinach until slightly wilted.  Let the spinach cool, then puree the spinach with a food processor.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the pancake mix and cinnamon.  In a separate bowl combine the milk, sugar, egg, vanilla and oil and whisk to combine.  Slowly add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and whisk to combine. Batter should be smooth after mixing.  Add the pureed spinach to the waffle batter and continue whisking.  Mix until the spinach is evenly dispersed. Let the batter rest for about 5 minutes to slightly thicken.

Pour the batter onto the hot waffle iron.  The waffles are done when light golden brown on edges, however consult your waffle iron for best results. This recipe should make about 4 large waffles.  Serve spinach waffles with agave nectar or maple syrup. 

Enjoy and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!