Zucchini Pancakes – A traditional fluffy pancake recipe with a touch of fresh zucchini for a nutritional boost and a fun way to use up summer produce.
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This has been the summer of zucchini and tomatoes in the Rochford household!
I have never really successfully grown much aside from some herbs (although I did kill a mint plant last year…), but this year with our own backyard and plenty of space Brian and I decided to give the whole gardening idea a go.
Much to our surprise, we have had more tomatoes and zucchini (the green beans, jalapenos, romaine, and cucumber didn’t last too long) than we could have imagined! Thankfully, those are two items we could eat just about every single day.
Our other plants didn’t survive because the zucchini and tomato plants really took over the entire garden. We have learned from our experience and plan on building another garden bed for next year, but until then we are enjoying the fruits of our labor!
Growing up, zucchini bread was always a summer staple. After making several loaves and sending a few to Brian’s work I figured I should mix the zucchini into a few other things. Some of our favorite ways to use zucchini have been:
These past couple of months, our schedules have been pretty wonky. I really love doing different things each day, but the inconsistency of a daily time schedule, outside commitments, all mixed in with a bit of travel have had me craving slow mornings at home. So, as soon as I get a free moment – I make sure to celebrate the slower morning with a batch of pancakes (zucchini mixed in of course!)
I toyed with the idea of making these pancakes filled with whole grain oats, no added sugar and making them very “healthified” but after trying my hand at a more tradition pancake with just a touch of sugar – I couldn’t go back!
If you have leftover zucchini from your garden like me, see a great deal on zucchini at the farmer’s market or your grocery store pick some up and give these zucchini pancakes a try! You won’t regret it 🙂