Let me introduce you to zucchini pancakes.
|A short stack with a lot of yum. Quick, too!|
To insure pancake love, you must:
1. NEVER over-mix your batter. You've met over-mixed pancakes. They are thin, difficult to flip and too wet in the middle. You know yourself if you are an over-mixer. Admit it. Move on. See step two.
2. If you are guilty of overmixing (and it's okay if you are) please leave your batter alone for a bit. Set it aside for 10 minutes, go wake up the kids, load the dishwasher, get dressed... just wait until a few bubbles begin to form on the top before you begin pancaking.
3. Properly pre-heat your skillet. If you use cast iron, this means it must be good and hot before you spoon batter into it, then spray it lightly with canola oil. If you use non-stick (which I do for pancakes) then you must pre-heat it with a very light spray of canola oil applied for a minute or two.
You will be rewarded with fluffy and tasty pancakes soon, promise!
|I love when these babies are all fluffy but slightly crispy on the outside.|
|I never re-spray oil between pancakes. For some reason, it just works out better not to.|
|My little lady will eat 2 - 4 of these little ones, depending how hungry she is!|
Sweetish Zucchini Pancakes
2 cups white whole wheat flour (or 1 cup WW & 1 cup AP)
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups milk of choice (rice, soy, oat, hemp) or water, or a combination you like
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups shredded zucchini
Wisk the dry ingredients in a bowl. In a measuring cup, combine the the milk, oil and vanilla. At this point, pre-heat your skillet. Add the wet to the dry ingredients, mixing a few times, then add in the zucchini. DON'T OVERMIX. See above instructions if you do.
When your skillet is hot, spoon batter onto hot skillet, taking a moment to spread it out. We use the 1/4 cup to make pancakes b/c we like little ones. Use what you like!
cook until bubbles are forming on top and the pancakes are looking dryish on the sides. Flip, cook for another minute or two. Keep in a 170º pre-heated oven until the gang is ready to chow.