Adding vegetables to certain doughs, such as pizza, bread, savory muffins or crêpes, provides us with a wide range of possibilities to mess with the usual recipes and turn them into something totally new, with much more striking flavors and colors and appetizing. And by the way, it gives us the solution to get the little ones at home to eat it more often and, sometimes, without even realizing it.

The recipe for savory spinach pancakes (you also know them as "spinach pancakes") is a clear example of this. As you know, preparing the dough for pancakes, blinis or pancakes (as is also the case with crêpes) is one of the simplest things there is. In today's pancakes, the only difference is to add a part of baby spinach to the dough , which is perfect because it is so tender, and a light touch of cumin . Thus, we will have some pancakes with a beautiful and striking green color that will delight everyone, especially the little ones, and that we can take at any time of the day, both alone and as a side dish.

To get them ready quickly, while maintaining that beautiful green color, we will cook them in an iron skillet that is perfect for its fantastic heat retention and distribution . To do this we will use De Buyer's benjamina, the 12 cm Mineral B iron skillet . We could make them in a pan of any other size, but with this we will get blinis of ideal dimensions, without the need to resort to rings or molds.

Do you have everything ready? Well, let's go with the recipe!

Iron pan Mineral B De Buyer


For the pancake batter:

  • 200g of flour
  • 150g baby spinach
  • 1 egg
  • 300 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 40g unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

To cook and serve the pancakes:

  • 20 cl of creme fraiche*
  • Grated lemon
  • Oil or butter to grease the pan

* Crème fraîche is a variety of fermented cream originating in Normandy, which you can find in the refrigerated area of ​​most supermarkets. It is quite thick cream with a slight acid touch and a percentage of fat that can reach 40%. If you can't find it, you can use semi-whipped cream.


  1. Wash and dry the baby spinach.
  2. Place all the ingredients in the blender glass and beat until you get a smooth paste. Pour the dough into a bowl and let it rest for 1 hour.
  3. Add a splash of oil or a cube of butter to the Mineral B De Buyer Iron Skillet and when it is hot, pour a ladleful of the preparation.
  4. When bubbles start to appear, flip the pancake over and continue cooking for a few seconds on the other side.
  5. Serve the pancakes with a teaspoon of crème fraîche and sprinkle with grated lemon peel (they are also delicious accompanied by burrata, a quality vice thanks to its great dose of flavor that mixes the aromas of cream and mozzarella).


  • These pancakes are perfect for any time of the day, but they are a luxurious accompaniment to a smoked and cheese board.
  • As we have indicated, instead of the crème fraîche you can use semi-whipped cream. And it's also great with thickened Greek yogurt or any cream cheese.
  • To go a little faster, you can use the 3-pancake version, the De Buyer Iron Mineral B 3 Blini Pan . In addition to being more efficient, it is ideal for the brave and for large families!
  • As in most of the recipes that I share with you, you can version it to your liking. Change the semi-skimmed milk for a vegetable drink, use another vegetable instead of spinach, add a little basil, mint or season with your favorite spice to give it your personal touch. Don't be scared to try different ingredients, because you're sure to get it right!

spinach pancakes

Magimix glass blender

Recipe Author: De Buyer


Claudia&Julia said:

¡Hola Ana!

Disculpa el malentendido; hemos revisado la receta, y al aparecer todos los ingredientes seguidos, daba pie a confusión. Verás que ahora ya se indican por separado los necesarios para preparar la masa de las tortitas y los que utilizamos para cocinarlas y presentarlas.
La crème fraîche es para acompañar al servirlas. En caso de no disponer de ella, siempre puedes usar una cucharada de queso crema, de yogur griego o de nata semi montada. O tomarlas tal cual :)

Muchas gracias por tu comentario; esperamos que pruebes la receta y nos cuentes qué tal.

¡Un saludo!

Ana Jiménez said:

Interesante receta, pero me surge una duda: ¿la creme fraiche se echa en la masa o es solo para acompañamiento?

Leave a comment