A healthy veggie breakfast! You didn’t think it was possible? It is. We did it this morning! It’s all organic and has a healthy helping of fiber, vitamins and protein.
I found the recipe on a site that I enjoy, TheHeartySoul.com, except I made a few alterations so those are included in this version.
Zucchini Veggie Pancakes
- 1 cup organic sweet potato with skin on, grated
- 1 cup organic zucchini, grated
- 1 cup organic yellow squash, grated
- 1/8 cup grated organic onion
- 3 eggs, thoroughly beaten until frothy
- 4 heaping tablespoons organic gluten-free oat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Organic olive oil, for cooking
- freshly grated organic Parmesan Cheese
- Organic sour cream
- 1. In a large bowl, mix together the grated veggies, eggs, flour, and salt until thoroughly combined.
- Heat a thin layer of olive oil on a griddle at 300 degrees (or if you use a saute’ pan, be sure it’s medium heat.) You want the pancakes to cook all the way through the middle by the time they’re brown on the outside. When the oil is hot, drop pancake-size dollops of the veggie mixture into the pan, without overcrowding. Flatten a bit. Cook until the bottom starts to brown.
- Flip and sprinkle with the grated Parmesan cheese
- Cook until browned on the second side, then repeat until the batter is gone.
- Transfer cooked pancakes to a paper towels. Serve immediately. If you need to keep warm, you can tent with foil or place in the oven on the lowest setting on a plate.
- Serve warm with a topping of sour cream.
Serve with a side of fresh organic cantaloupe or for an extra helping of nutrients, avocado chunks.
Notes: The yellow squash and the zucchini once grated, tend to be a bit watery so I added extra flour. These didn’t turn out fluffy and were a bit flat but were still delicious. The sweet potato was difficult to grate so watch the knuckles. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve grated my knuckle over the years! Grating the onion was simple, but it turned out very watery. However, I think that it added to the dish.
We had three extra and I wrapped in paper towel, put in a zip lock and will warm and have them perhaps tomorrow AM.