How the Grinch Stole Christmas manages to be one of the most magical and well-loved childhood stories, though it’s nearly sixty years old! There’s at least one aspect of our rotten little cactus that we can all relate to, whether meaningful or as simplistic as his love for onions. For the Grinch and these pancakes, they’re just plain crazy!
What do I mean by crazy? They contain termites, spiders, dirty sock cloth, cacti thorns, dead tomatoes, rubbish and arsenic sauce!
But I’m being serious when I say there is an interesting combo of ingredients to these leaning tower of grouchies. Just like the Grinch himself they had to be a little bit hot and sassy. Believe it or not, they complement each other a lot better than most anticipate!
“You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch. You really are a heel…”
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- A splash of very strong chilled coffee, more or less depending on desired thickness (I used the Superfoods Coffee Company‘s coco maca blend)
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 2 TBSP coconut flour
- Pinch of baking powder
- Sweetener to taste
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- A drop of peppermint extract
- Opt: cacao powder, coconut, peanut butter, peppermint extract, garlic (after all, these are Grinchcakes!)
- Blend spinach and egg whites together until very smooth.
- Combine dry ingredients carefully in a separate bowl and pour the wet mixture inside.
- Stir well and add in the preferred amount of coffee.
- Flip pancakes on a nonstick pan. The quantity of pancakes will vary since this is a single-serving recipe.
- Plate and top with anything!
Don’t these pancakes look so divine and ready to eat? No? It’s because they’re green, isn’t it?!?!
;D (get the Jim Carrey reference?),