Blue spirulina pancakes are a super fun pancake recipe to make! These blue pancakes are dyed naturally with powdered blue spirulina.
My blue spirulina pancakes are super healthy for you and are loaded with healthy ingredients like oat flour, banana, egg, and coconut oil.
What is blue spirulina?
Blue spirulina is a blue-green-algae which grows in ponds, lakes and alkaline waterways. It is loaded with health benefits.
Blue spirulina health benefits:
Blue spirulina is rich in many health benefits that can help heal the body from inflammation including vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, and antioxidants.
What does blue spirulina taste like?
Unlike green spirulina, blue spirulina has a very mild flavor. Blue spirulina tastes slightly bitter, which becomes undetectable when combined with other ingredients, especially sweet ones.
BLUE SPIRULINA PANCAKE INGREDIENTS:
- Oat flour
- Baking powder
- Pink sea salt
- Milk of choice
- Coconut oil
- Blue spirulina
HOW TO MAKE BLUE SPIRULINA PANCAKES:
Step 1: Prepare the Batter
First, you're going to combine all the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
Note: If you don't have oat flour, it is so easy to make your own at home! And, it's actually even cheaper to make your own at home than to buy it at the store. All you have to do is grab some old fashioned oats and process them! I've used a coffee grinder, blender, or food processor. All work pretty much the same!
Next, prepare your wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Mash your banana, then add the egg, milk, and the coconut oil.
Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until well combined.
Step 2: Make your pancake batter blue with blue spirulina!
Depending on how dark you want your pancakes to be, add anywhere from 1-2 teaspoons of blue spirulina powder. You can test it out by adding ½ teaspoon of blue spirulina at a time and seeing how dark of a color you get!
Step 3: cook your pancakes!
Finally, time to cook your cool blue pancakes!
Heat about a teaspoon of oil over medium heat in a frying pan. Once the pan is hot, add ¼ cup - ½ cup of pancake batter to your pan. Depending on how big you want your pancakes, you can add even more batter!
Flip your pancake once the bubbles on the surface have popped. Cook the other side until golden brown. Depending on how dark blue you made them, you may have to look closely!
Add your favorite pancake toppings and enjoy!
Some of my favorite healthy pancake toppings: yogurt, fresh fruit, chopped up protein bar.
Storing your blue spirulina pancakes:
Store your blue spirulina pancakes in the fridge for about 4 days. Or, you can put them in an airtight container and store them for up to a month in the freezer! I like to store my pancakes in the freezer because it's so easy to pull out for breakfast on a busy morning!
More healthy pancake recipes:
- Golden Milk Pancakes
- Pink Pancakes
- Beetroot Pancakes
- Healthy Funfetti Pancakes
- Green & Red (Christmas) Pancakes
- Green & Red (Christmas) Mini Pancakes
- Rainbow Mini Pancakes
- Fluffy Almond Pulp Pancakes
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Blue Spirulina Pancakes
- blender, food processor or coffee grinder
- Frying pan
- 1.5 cups oat flour sub all-purpose, gluten free, or white wheat with a 1:1 ratio
- 3.5 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon pink sea salt
- ½ mashed banana
- 1 egg vegan sub 1 flax egg
- 1 cup soy milk low FODMAP sub almond milk
- 3 tablespoon melted coconut oil + extra for frying pancakes
- 1-4 teaspoon blue spirulina
- Optional toppings:
- Plant based yogurt
- Pb protein bar
- Coconut chips
- In a medium bowl, combine the oat flour, baking powder, sea salt.
- In a separate bowl mash the banana. Add the egg, milk, and the melted coconut oil. Stir to combine.
- Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Heat a frying pan over medium heat with ~1 teaspoon of oil.
- Add a scoop of the pancake to the center. (I use ¼ measuring cup***)
- Flip the pancake when the surface bubbles have popped. Cook until golden brown on the other side.
- Top with your favorite toppings!
** I used pop joy blue spirulina. You can find this one on my amazon shop page in foods
***¼ cup makes small pancakes, if you like larger ones, try using ½ cup scoop or larger! Just make sure you use a bigger spatula!