Zucchini Pancakes

2 Oct

Zucchini, a type of squash, is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium, as well as a very good source of copper, dietary fiber, folate, magnesium, manganese, potassium and vitamins A, C and K (source). One cup sliced zucchini provides 40% of your recommended daily value of vitamin A. Vitamin A, also known as retinol, is beneficial for appetite, growth, taste and in large part, vision. It is also said to help fight off viral infections. Furthermore, not only is zucchini healthy, it is versatile and can be used in both savory and sweet dishes.

Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini Pancakes
Yields 8-10 (5″) pancakes

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups regular unsweetened almond milk
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1-1/2 cups shredded zucchini
canola or peanut oil for the pan

Mix together flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium-size bowl. Add almond milk and oil, mixing until combined. Stir in zucchini.

Spray a small frying pan with oil and preheat over medium heat. Pour approximately 1/4 cup batter into the pan and cook for approximately 60-90 seconds or until the bottom is lightly browned and small bubbles begin to form on the top outer edges. Flip over and cook an additional 60 seconds or so on the other side. Once the pancake is golden brown, remove from pan and place on a plate. Repeat with remainder of batter until all has been used.

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