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Zucchini Bread Pancakes

July 10, 2012

Highlights of This Past Weekend:

Going to a party where you had to tell a joke before you were allowed to fill your cup at the keg.  I won’t repeat any of the jokes, as they were all wildly inappropriate.

Celebrating my brother’s birthday at the Olive Garden on Friday night.  They have this 2 for $25 deal which comes with two appetizers, unlimited soup/salad/breadsticks, 2 entrees and dessert.  I don’t know where I put it all.

Lunch and shopping in Boulder on Saturday.  I tried on a pair of jeans that were literally a foot too long.  Don’t worry, I didn’t buy them.

Getting stuck in the grocery store while it poured rain and hail.  Then having to run from the store to the car carrying 4 bags of groceries.

Watching 21 Jump Street on Saturday night, then getting into bed and reading till I literally couldn’t keep my eyes open.  Rain makes for perfect movie watching and book reading weather.

Manicures + even more shopping on Sunday with my mom and sister.  If it’s your birthday, you should definitely take advantage of all opportunities to not have to spend your own money.

These pancakes.

Zucchini Bread Pancakes

For when you come home from the grocery with 3 zucchinis and discover you already have 3 in your fridge and need to use all 6 up somehow.

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup AP flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 medium zucchini, shredded
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional, but highly recommended)
  1. In a large bowl, mix flours, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  2. In a second bowl, combine egg, milk and vanilla.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until just combined.
  4. Fold in zucchini and chocolate chips.
  5. Let batter rest while your griddle heats up.
  6. Drop batter onto griddle by the 1/4 cup, cook until bubbles appear, then flip and cook until golden on the other side.
Serve with butter, syrup and a giant mug of caffeine.
I make a lot of pancakes and like to think I’m an expert pancake eater, so when I say these were great you should trust me.  I know how much most people (myself included) hate the word moist, but I can’t think of a better word to describe these and have you ever looked up moist in a thesaurus?  Trust me, the synonyms are even worse.
Wait wait wait, how’s this?
These pancakes taste like dessert.
I know you’re sold now.
Thank you all so so much for the many birthday wishes.  I had a fantastic day, but that’s a post for another day :)
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5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 10, 2012 7:04 AM

    Yum! I have so many zucchinis from my garden right now – I’m on a zucchini kick!

  2. July 10, 2012 10:37 PM

    Those pancakes look soooooo good. I am unbelievably lazy about making homemade pancakes for whatever reason even though I adore ordering them whenever I go out to eat for breakfast. These just might break me out of my lazy streak. I’m dreaming of them now with chocolate chips….mmmmmmm….

    • July 11, 2012 8:49 PM

      Lindsay, they were SO good! Pancakes only happen on the weekend around here but I totally look forward to it. Restaurant pancakes are pretty satisfying too though :)

  3. Uncle permalink
    July 11, 2012 9:17 AM

    Can’t say as I’ve ever forgotten that I had zucchini in the fridge…but that could be ’cause I’ve NEVER had a zucchini in there in the first place to forget. Such a sheltered food life I live!

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