More Gardening with Moxie

Video

Here is a lovely video of my garden and I have just put some Zucchini in the ground so I am looking forward to making this recipe later.

Zucchini Pancakes!

This zucchini pancake recipe marries the warm-spiced flavors of zucchini bread with the ease of quick and healthy whole-grain pancakes. When topped with maple syrup and pecans, these zucchini bread pancakes make an irresistibly delicious breakfast. If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, use 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/8 teaspoon each ground nutmeg and cloves.

Makes: 5 servings, 2 pancakes each

Serving Size: 2 pancakes each

Active Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

NUTRITION PROFILE
Low calorie | Low sodium | High calcium | Healthy weight | Diabetes appropriate |

View Our Nutrition Guidelines » INGREDIENTS
2 cups shredded zucchini
1 1/4 cups white whole-wheat flour or all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice blend
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons low-fat milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup toasted pecans, chopped

PREPARATION
Put shredded zucchini in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze to remove as much moisture as possible.
Whisk flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a large bowl. Whisk eggs, milk, butter, brown sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, add wet ingredients and whisk until combined. Fold in the zucchini and nuts.
Coat a large nonstick skillet (or griddle) with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Cook pancakes in batches, using a scant 1/3 cup batter for each and spreading it to make them about 4 inches wide. Cook until bubbles dot the surface, 1 to 3 minutes. Flip and brown on the other side, 1 to 2 minutes more. Reduce the heat if the pancakes are browning too quickly. Serve hot.
TIPS & NOTES
Toast nuts before using in a recipe for the best flavor. To toast whole nuts, spread on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F, stirring once, until fragrant, 7 to 9 minutes. To toast chopped, small or sliced nuts, cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.
NUTRITION
Per serving: 300 calories; 15 g fat (5 g sat, 7 g mono); 89 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrates; 5 g added sugars; 10 g protein; 4 g fiber; 369 mg sodium; 311 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Iron (28% daily value), Calcium (21% dv).

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