zucchini pancakes

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plain or with chocolate chips, you are going to flip for these zucchini pancakes

zucchini pancakes with chocolate chips

i don’t think i have shared a pancake recipe here in a long time. probably because pancakes are not exactly on my weight watchers plan. i make 0 point pancakes all the time, but i have very little willpower when it comes to a tall stack of fluffy pancakes. so they haven’t happened much around here this summer. 

zucchini pancakes

but then i had the crappiest of days and found myself totally craving pancakes drowning in butter and syrup. with tomorrow being national zucchini day and a garden that is still producing the best zucchini i have ever eaten, i made myself zucchini pancakes.

zucchini pancakes

when pancakes are made with vegetables they can’t be that bad for you right? it doesn’t even matter; they were so totally worth the cheat.

the kids were not convinced that eating vegetables for breakfast was something they wanted to do. so i jacked their zucchini pancakes up with chocolate chips. kids will never say no to chocolate. even if it means eating zucchini for breakfast.

zucchini pancakes with chocolate chips

zucchini pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup of grated zucchini
  • chocolate chips (optional)
 

Directions:

  • preheat a griddle or skillet over medium heat
  • whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt
  • in a separate bowl whisk together the milk, eggs, butter, honey, and vanilla
  • pour wet ingredients over the dry and stir just to combine (will be lumps)
  • gently fold in the zucchini
  • spoon 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake onto the griddle (add chocolate chips if using)
  • when bubbles begin to appear on the pancake tops flip carefully and cook until the undersides are golden brown
  • serve immediately topped with butter and syrup
  • pancakes can be kept warm in a 200 degree oven while you finish the batch
   

zucchini pancakes with chocolate chips

i could eat zucchini pretty much any way you want to serve it. raw in salads, sauteed with tomatoes, stuffed with tuna, roasted, in pasta, but really for me it is hard to beat a loaf of zucchini bread or a stack of zucchini pancakes.

zucchini pancakes with chocolate chips

enjoy!