Kale-Berry Pancakes


Today’s dinner consisted of one of my boys eating his fish and not eating his broccoli and purple potatoes, the other one would only eat his broccoli and potatoes. Together they make a nutritionally balanced kid, but apart they like to make me work for it.

Of course I told them to eat it and they declined saying that they don’t like it, and you know how it goes from there. The food tug of war that no one ever wins…

So I walked away slightly annoyed and decided they are on a need to know basis for the next little bit while we make it through this picky period. I’m a believer in bringing them into the kitchen, having them cook with me and teaching them about food and health as much as I can without them rolling their eyes. In reality it’s not always feasible to get into these big lessons when everyone is hungry and you’ve got 20 minutes to make something.  Sometimes I just want them to eat their damn vegetables and be done with it.

I had to kick up my creativity in the easiest way I know how.


What do they both love…pancakes!

What is the most challenging green to include lately…kale!

So I’ll put kale in their pancakes.

Kale is a tad bitter so I had to add  some berries to counter with sweetness. I blended three different purees to add to Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free pancake mix.


Raspberry Puree 

1/2 cup organic frozen raspberries + 4 tbsp unsweetened coconut milk

Blueberry Puree 

1/2 cup organic frozen blueberries + 4 tbsp unsweetened coconut milk

Kale Puree 

1/2 cup organic frozen kale + 1 banana + 6 tbsp unsweetened coconut milk

I blended them all one at a time in my Vitamix. I then added it to the pancake batter and cooked up the pancakes as usual.

My eldest is the true kale hater in our home and he ate two plates without noticing a thing. His palate normally has a leafy-green detector, but the flavour really worked to disguise any bitterness.

He loved it so much it’s going in his lunch tomorrow as a snack.

Can I get a Kale-Yeah!

<3 Miranda




  1. Shalva says:

    Yum! Never thought to hide kale in pancakes… genius. We make amazing Oatmeal Pancakes in our Vitamix. Works like a charm :)

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