Monday, February 21, 2011

Zucchini pancakes

Thinking what to have for breakfast? Want something tasty, yet health? Think no further.
I make these pancakes for my family often, sometimes changing up what will I put inside. Today I had some zucchini, so it was the perfect time to make health orientated pancakes.  They are very quick to make, the kids can easily participate in the process, and the aroma of the pancakes is sure to wake even the biggest sleeper up.

You will need:  
2 small zucchini
1 tbsp sugar
1/3 tsp salt
half a cup of milk
3/4 cup flour
2 eggs

Grate the zucchini with the grater. Put all the other ingredients, except the flour. Mix well. Add flour slowly. You can use the electric mixer, to eliminate all the flour balls. The consistency should be like sour cream thickness. Or, when you put a spoonful of the batter on the pan, it should form the little pancake. Make sure is not too thick, you do not have to flatten the pancake in a pan with a spoon, it should be able to do it on its own. If the batter is too thick, simply add more milk. Fry them in a little bit of oil, about few tbsp for a big, non stick pan. They do not tend to absorb the oil, so don't worry. I use sunflower oil, unrefined, only because it's more healthy. You can use any oil you like.
Eat while hot, garnish with sour cream, your favorite jam, or nothing at all. They are so tasty, fluffy and juicy on their  own, that you may not need any extras.
Next time, you may want to make the same pancakes, except, instead of zucchini, you can add grated apples. Use 2 big or 3 smaller apples.
For those who are not used to such pancake recipe, I want to mention, these pancakes do not need any baking soda. They will rise with eggs slightly, they are very thin, somewhat similar to crepes, just a smaller version of it.
If you don't want, or don't have, zucchini, apples, etc, you can easily make them without it. It tastes really good. I make plain pancakes ofter, just then I like to add some vanilla. You won't be disappointed! 


Agne said...

Great recipe!

Kristina said...

I loved these pancakes when I was a kid. But for some reason my kids dont like them :(

Egle said...

Zucchini are always great! Sometimes I put in some a little bit of grated carrots to a batch that gives a nice and sweet twist to these pancakes.

And for sour cream try to mix in some chopped dills or parsley, a little bit of lemon squeeze and a pinch of salt. Great vegetarian dinnerĄ

Dobermangirl said...

Thank you Egle for great ideas! I sure will try!