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Lentil Spinach Pancakes [GF+Oil Free]

lentil spinach pancake stack on white plate

These lentil spinach pancakes are great for breakfast, but their savoury flavours also make this a perfect dinner option. Now you and your kids can have pancakes for dinner, and there’s really nothing to feel guilty about! These savoury pancakes are packed with protein and they taste great too. Best of all, they are quick and easy to make on a busy week night. Bonus, they are naturally gluten free, sugar free, vegan and oil free! Shall we?

stack of lentil spinach pancakes

How to make lentil spinach pancakes?

This simple recipe is perfect for your busy weeknights. It’s quick and easy to prepare. Just soak your lentils in hot water for 30 minutes. Then drain them and add to your blender, along with all remaining ingredients, EXCEPT the spinach. In a medium mixing bowl, combine your finely chopped spinach with the pancake batter and mix well. That’s it, batter complete! Now time cook your delicious savoury pancakes.

pancake ingredients in blender and being mixed with spinach in bowl

Heat a non stick griddle and once HOT ladle your batter onto the griddle, making pancakes that are roughly 4″ in diameter. You should have enough batter to make about 12 pancakes. Your pancakes are ready to flip when several bubbles form on top, and when the edges are golden and appear set. Notice how the edges of the pancake almost appear to be cracking. If you try flipping your pancakes too soon, you’ll find that they may get stuck to the griddle. If they are not flipping relatively easily, cook another minute longer and try again. Your pancakes will be ready to flip in about 3-5 minutes. Then cook the other side for another 2-3 minutes, and you’re done!

pancakes cooking on griddle

Easy recipes are my favourite! Easy recipes that my kids also enjoy, EVEN BETTER! My entire family loves pancakes, and I love feeding them pancakes that made with wholesome ingredients. These lentil spinach pancakes have tons of vitamins and nutrients, so it really is a winning combination. Serve your savoury pancakes with ketchup, Cayenne Spicy Dip, or enjoy solo!

pancakes on plate with spinach leaves on top

pancakes on plate with bite cut out

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Lentil Spinach Pancakes - [V+GF+Oil Free]

Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Canadian, French
Keyword: gluten free, oil free, sugar free, vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Soaking Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 4" Pancakes
For a quick and easy dinner that's sure to please the entire family, give these savoury lentil spinach pancakes a go. They're picky eater approved!
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  • 1 cup split red lentils soaked in boiling hot water for 30 mins and then drained
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk or milk of choice
  • 1 handful baby spinach finely chopped


  • Place your finely chopped spinach in a medium size mixing bowl. Then add all the remaining ingredients (except spinach) to your blender and processs on high until smooth. Pour the batter into the bowl with the spinach and mix well.
  • Heat a non stick griddle, and once hot, ladle your batter onto the griddle to make pancakes roughly 4" in diameter. If the pancakes don't spread easily, gently press down the center of the pancake with the back of your ladle to ensure even cooking.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes until edges are golden and several bubbles appear on top. Then flip (pancakes should flip easily, if not, cook another minute longer) and cook another 2-3 minutes until cooked through.
  • Serve with ketchup or Spicy Cayenne Dip and enjoy.
Serving: 1Pancake | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.


  1. Nina

    Any other sauce ideas for this? I don’t like spicy food and ketchup just doesn’t sound appealing on these. I think with a really fun sauce, I could get my family to be excited about them.

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