Spinach and Nut Patties

Spinach and Nut Patties

These green patties are a fun and colourful high-protein snack. They are perfect before physical activity or as on-the-go breakfast.

8 units
Preparation 30 min
Cooking 15 min

Standing 30 min

220 calories per unit 


170 g spinach   6 cups
1/4 cup brown sugar   50 g
2 tbsp canola oil   30 mL
1 eggs size large    
1 tsp vanilla extract   5 mL
1 cup rolled oats   90 g
1/2 cup oat bran   50 g
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour   190 g
1/2 tsp baking soda   1 g
1/2 tsp baking powder   1 g
1 pinch salt   0.1 g
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped   26 g
2 tbsp raisins   20 g

Before you start

A blender or food processor will be very useful to prepare the patties.


  1. Preheat the oven to 175ºC/350º. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the spinach: Wash and drain rapidly then transfer to a pot or saucepan without adding any water. The water trapped in the leaves after gentle shaking is enough to cook them. Cover and cook over high heat 3-4 min until the leaves wilt and turn very deep green. Avoid overcooking otherwise the spinach will become brownish. Drain well and let cool for a couple minutes.
  3. Put the cooled spinach, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, and oil in a food processor. Run until a purée is formed and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the rolled oats, oat bran, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Add the spinach mixture to the dry ingredients then mix. Stir in the nuts and raisins.
  6. Form the mixture into 8 patties then place them on the cookie sheet. Lightly press down on the patties to flatten them.
  7. Bake in the middle of the oven until the patties turn light brown around the edges, about 13-15 min. Let them stand on the sheet a few minutes, then transfer them to a rack, using a metal spatula. Let cool down at least 30 min before serving.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 unit (80g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




7 g

10 %

Saturated 1 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

5 %


30 mg


70 mg

3 %


38 g

13 %


5 g

21 %


8 g


7 g

Vitamin A

30 %

Vitamin C

2 %


6 %


20 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ¼ serving
Grain Products: serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Trans Fat
Low :
Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Calcium, Copper, Omega-3, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Zinc
Good source of :
Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Niacin, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1
Excellent source of :
Magnesium, Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Rice/Grain | Vegetables | Snacks | Artery-healthy | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Fibre | High Iron | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Source of Omega-3 | Vegetarian | Bake

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