Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Zucchini Pancakes

I recently made some Zucchini Muffins which turned out pretty good! I had some leftover zucchini and wanted to do something fun with it! Sure, I could have just tossed it in a stir fry or baked it into zucchini chips, but instead I decided to use it to make one of my favorite foods...Pancakes!!!
They turned out perfect!! They had just a hint of sweetness and were surprisingly filling! Great way to get more veggies in for the day.  They were fluffy and soft and simply delicious :)

Ingredients are simple as always.  
I highly recommend using Jay Robb egg white protein powder for this recipe.  It is such a great vanilla flavor, especially in somewhat savory dishes.  Not over powering at all. 
You will also need egg substitute, baking powder, salt, and of course zucchini!

Grate the zucchini as fine as possible and get it as dry as possible! It is best to let it sit for a few hours and dry out on it's own, but we want pancakes now! Just squeeze it between some paper towel. 
Set that aside and mix up the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl.  

See how nicely that protein powder dissolves! Love it!!
Pour this over your zucchini and mix it up good.  

Looks good to me. You can add more spices here if you want. Maybe even some parmesan cheese? Or some chopped onion? I like it nice and simple with just some salt.
Get your pan nice and hot and coat with some nonstick spray. 

Now just cook like pancakes!
Obviously this batter is much thicker than any regular pancake batter is.  Just take a peek and when they are golden brown...
Flip!! I especially love making these because it is virtually impossible to make them completely round with all that zucchini in there.

I got 7 big and thick pancakes from this recipe!
This is considered one serving!! Yes, all 7 cakes are just one serving! At only 200 caloires why the heck would you share?!

They are great just plain. No toppings necessary! These are also basically fat free and full of protein. What more could you ask for in a breakfast?!
So much great texture and unbelievably good for you! This breakfast has almost 2 whole zucchini in it! I bet your kiddos will even love them and not even realize how much green veggie they are eating! Sneaky sneaky...

They are also super tasty with a little fake butter spray and sugar free syrup! I know... All those chemicals...
You might not think maple syrup would be good on these but it was amazing! It's that salty/savory/sweet combo that everyone loves so much. 

Zucchini Pancakes
  • 2 small zucchini (about 230g)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (30g)
  • 6 T egg substitute (92g)
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • salt to taste
  1. Grate zucchini very fine.  Get it as dry as possible.
  2. Mix together all ingredients except zucchini.
  3. Stir in zucchini. Add any additional seasoning you want (pepper, garlic, parmesan cheese...)
  4. Cook like regular pancakes
Makes 7 pancakes
200 calories for the whole batch
1g Fat
9g Carb
37g Protein

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