Sunday, August 22, 2010

Zucchini Pancakes

The Zucchini is on! If you are wondering what to do with those big green beauties, try grating them up and throwing into your pancakes. I love sneaking zucchini into things; the kids (and the hubby) get their veggies and you can hardly taste it. Zucchini is great at blending in. Throw a handful of chocolate chips in there too for good measure! This is a great pancake recipe that is really easy- but you might want to double it just in case you are surprised by the goodness of zucchini and you need another. :)

(Dairy of a Locavore)
Serves 2 (I double this recipe and it worked out great for a family of five.)

Mix Together:
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/2 tablespoons sugar

In a separate bowl, whisk together:
3/4 cup milk
1-2 tablespoons melted butter
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Add 1/2 to 1 cup shredded zucchini (depending on taste) and stir into dry ingredients until just barely mixed.

Fry in butter on hot griddle or cast iron pan until golden. Serve hot with butter and maple syrup. (The zucchini really moistens things up, so I had to cook they pancakes longer then I typically would to make sure they were cooked through.)
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