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Savory Spinach Pancakes / Pinaattiletut

Updated: Sep 29, 2022

Spinach pancakes are favorite food of most people in Finland especially among children, a wonderful meal suitable for any time of the day including for breakfasts. Combining this dish with delicious Finnish berries, creates a colorful and attractive meal for the family, guests, or for parties. Here the recipe is presented according to the usual way which is done in Finland, however it is possible to create your favorite version as well.


3 dl flour (wheat or oat-flour)

1 pack (150 g) frozen spinach (or 200 g fresh spinach leaves)

5 dl milk of your choice (or coconut milk for better result)

1-2 eggs (or 1 dl oat-flakes/pika-kaura-hiutale)

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper (optional)

½ teaspoon nutmeg (optional)


-Let the spinach melt if you use frozen. If you have fresh spinach, cook them in boiled water, drain, chop finely or blend with the milk for a better smooth consistency.

-Combine the spinach with the rest of ingredients, let the batter rest for about 10 minutes.

-Cook the pancakes in the thickness and the size you wish.

Serve with lingonberry jam or fresh berries.


-If you wish to have a nice aromatic pancake with a smooth-soft consistency, coconut milk is the best option. However, you can use regular milks, oat, or nut milks as well.

-If you wish to have gluten-free pancakes, rice flour would be a wonderful option. However, there is a large variety of flours to choose in the food stores such as millet or buckwheat.

-If you want an easier way to make pancakes, you could cook them in the oven all at once.


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