Thursday, August 4, 2011

Zucchini Pancakes

I have made zucchini pancakes many times. They bring back memories of growing up - we had pancakes with all kinds of things in them, among the most memorable were zucchini pancakes and apple pancakes. Okay, maybe it's not so much the actual pancakes bringing back the memories as much as it is the vintage griddle which was handed down to me by my parents. The thing is awesome - cast iron plates that reverse to make either pancakes or waffles! I have no idea how old it is but it sure looks like something out of the seventies.

I think I've perfected my own version of the zucchini pancake, using sourdough starter and sprouted whole wheat flour. Divine and healthy!

Zucchini Pancakes
250 g mature sourdough starter (100% hydration)
125 g sprouted whole wheat flour
2 eggs
2 Tbs maple syrup or honey (or also I've used liquid stevia - about 15 drops)
2 Tbs grapeseed oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
enough milk to thin to desired consistency
1 large zucchini, grated and set in strainer to drain

Mix all ingredients except milk and zucchini in medium large bowl, beating vigorously. Add milk as necessary to thin out to a pourable consistency. Let sit about 10-15 mins. This gives the starter in the batter a bit of time to work and also lets the zucchini set in the strainer to drain off excess water.

Mix in zucchini and pour by 1/4 cupfuls onto hot griddle. Flip when set around edges and bubbles appear in center, about a minute. Cook the other side just until done, probably about 30 seconds longer. Makes about 16-20 pancakes. I never know because we start eating then before they are all made :) Enjoy with plain yogurt and/or applesauce.

time to flip
chillin' old school


  1. Yes, the griddle is from 1976, it was one of our wedding presents!
    You can also make pressed panini style sandwiches with it.
    :) mom

  2. My parents have/had a waffle maker made by GE and probably from 1976 too! They sure don't make things like they used to. These pancakes look awesome. I love zucchini bread so this must be similar, I'm guessing.