Keto Spinach Pinwheels served on a plate.

Keto Spinach Pinwheels

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These Keto Spinach Pinwheels are not only eye-catching but perfectly delicious! Serve this healthy finger food as an appetizer or party snack.

Pinwheels are the perfect little party snack. At gatherings, BBQs, or pot lucks, I gravitate towards them. I love how customizable they are and easy to make. Of course, for us low-carb people, regular pinwheels are a no-go. They are made with high-carb tortillas that would spike our blood glucose. That’s truly a shame because they fillings you find are often keto-friendly.

But I have a solution for you! Pancakes! That’s right. These Keto Spinach Pinwheels have a low-carb filling that is rolled in a wheat-free thin pancake. It turns out that my delicate blinis (Russian pancakes) are the perfect substitute for tortillas. In the morning, I simply prepare two batches of pancake batter – one for our morning pancakes, and the second for pinwheels. My family and I eat them as snacks or put them in our lunchboxes for our little fieldtrips.

Tips for the perfect little keto pinwheels!

Ingredients for Keto Spinach Pinwheels

Pancakes. You can easily make the thin keto pancakes ahead of time. While you can make smaller 8-inch pancakes for breakfast, make larger 10-inch pancakes for the pinwheels. One batch of pancake batter makes 5 large thin pancakes. You will need 4 pancakes for the pinwheel recipe, so you will have some wiggle room just in case one doesn’t turn out well (isn’t that always the case??). Store them in a sealed container in the fridge until you are ready to use them. Make sure to warm them up for a few seconds in the microwave to make them pliable.

Filling. To combine the ingredients for your filling, use your hands. Not only will this help to soften the cream cheese, but it will result in a smooth filling.

Customize. Don’t be afraid to adjust the recipe of the filling to your liking. Here are some ideas: add some crumbled bacon pieces, different type of cheeses, fresh herbs, or olives.

Patience. After you roll up your pancakes, you need to refrigerate them for at least an hour (in a container or wrapped in plastic foil). This will give the filling time to set and makes it easier to cut the pancake rolls later on.

Keto Spinach Pinwheels made with thin pancakes!

Keto Spinach Pinwheels served on a platter.

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Keto Spinach Pinwheels served on a plate.

Keto Spinach Pinwheels

These Keto Spinach Pinwheels are not only eye-catching but perfectly delicious! Serve this healthy finger food as an appetizer or party snack.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Keto
Servings 8 servings
Calories 242 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook spinach in one tablespoon of butter until the leaves are all wilted. Transfer spinach onto a cutting board and chop finely.
  • In a medium bowl, add chopped spinach, cream cheese, garlic, cheese, oregano, and salt. Combine well by using your clean hands until it comes together as a smooth filling.
  • Place one pancake on a cutting board and spread it with about ⅓ cup of filling. Roll up the pancake tightly and repeat with the remaining pancakes.
  • In a sealed container or wrapped in plastic foil, refrigerate the filled pancakes for at least one hour.
  • To slice the pancake rolls into pinwheels, slice off the ends (you can snack on them, but they just don't look pretty), and then slice the pancakes into ¾-inch pieces. Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Notes

You can easily make the thin keto pancakes ahead of time. While you can make smaller 8-inch pancakes for breakfast, make larger 10-inch pancakes for the pinwheels. One batch of pancake batter makes 5 large thin pancakes. You will need 4 pancakes for the pinwheel recipe, so you will have some wiggle room just in case one doesn’t turn out well (isn’t that always the case??). Store them in a sealed container in the fridge until you are ready to use them. Make sure to warm them up for a few seconds in the microwave to make them pliable.

Nutrition

Serving: 4piecesCalories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 9gFat: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 2g
Keyword keto appetizer, keto party snack
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