The first thing I decided to make with the zucchini from my garden was these Zucchini Bread Pancakes. I have a deep love for zucchini bread almost as deep as my love for pancakes. So of course it only made sense that I combine the two. Not only do the pancakes taste like a moist delicious slice of zucchini bread, but compared to a lot of zucchini breads that are full of oil, these pancakes are pretty darn healthy.
I used whole wheat pastry flour, which is what I always use when I make pancakes. Then instead of using oil in the pancakes I replaced it with plain Greek yogurt. Not only does the Greek yogurt eliminate the fat, but it also keeps the pancakes extra tender. I didn’t skimp on the zucchini when it came to these pancakes. They are loaded with 2 cups of shredded zucchini, which is approximately one large or 2 small zucchinis. To give the pancakes that zucchini bread flavor I added in a good amount of cinnamon, a little nutmeg, and of course vanilla extract because I add it to pretty much everything I bake. I decided to skip adding nuts or raisins this time, but pecans would definitely be a good choice if you decide to add some in!
Topping the pancakes is a maple cream cheese topping. I can remember as a kid loving to spread a layer of cream cheese on my zucchini bread, so it seemed only right that I make a topping reminiscent of that.
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Hi, I'm Danae, the blogger, photographer, and recipe developer of Recipe Runner. Recipe Runner is all about my love of food, cooking, baking, and running. I hope that I can tempt you with my recipes and inspire you with my running stories! Enjoy!