Science-y Green Pancakes

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow & instead of adding green food coloring to everything I’ve decided to use science to help out.  According to Sunbutter’s website there may be discoloration when cooking with sunbutter (sunflower seed butter) due to the chlorophyll present.  The chlorophyll acts differently in an acidic environment than an alkaline environment, so recipes with baking soda present (more alkaline) will cause foods to turn bright green.  Woo hoo!  Science-y St. Patrick’s Day Pancakes!!  Grain-free, dairy-free, etc. too!  

Science-y Green Pancakes
Science-y Green Pancakes

Science-y Green Pancakes
Ingredients:
2 eggs
1/2 cup sunbutter (sunflower seed butter)
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
coconut oil or butter for frying

Directions:
1.  Beat the eggs, add the other ingredients and mix until combined.
2.  Melt coconut oil or butter in a frying pan.  Drop approx. 1/4 cup of batter into the frying pan for each pancake.
3.  Cook for a couple of minutes or until the center starts to bubble.  Flip and cook for another couple of minutes.
4.  Serve & Enjoy!  The green takes a little bit of time to develop, so if they aren’t green immediately don’t panic.  They’ll green up soon enough 🙂

Yield: Approximately 6 pancakes

When first prepared, not so green...
When first prepared, not so green…
Add strawberries & could be x-mas pancakes!  Also, delicious :)
Add strawberries & could be x-mas pancakes! Also, delicious 🙂

 

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