It’s zucchini season! Zucchinis abound! One of our lovely receptionists, Nancy V, brought in two zucchinis that were the length of my arm. They were amazing! She wanted them to go to a good home.
Our team member, Coleen, took one home and made an amazing zucchini bread. She and Nancy shared a great tip with us. They grate large volumes of zucchini when it’s in season and freeze it based on the recipe they make. Very cool.
Naturally, I was inspired to bring the second one home. I grated the whole thing and made 10 bags each yielding two cups of zucchini. Freeze and good to go.
The zucchini can be added to so many other recipes too. For instance, muffins, omelettes, quiche, soups and stews.
I thought… this would also be great for pancakes. My kids love pancakes and why not get a serving of veg with them? 😉
I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pancake mix for our pancakes. For the recipe with the zucchinis added, I threw in a tablespoon or raw cacao powder to disguise the zucchini. My boys are now ages three and five, and even with my own kids, things can go awry if one of them spots something green in their pancake! lol!!
These were a hit! The pancakes were extra moist and delicious. We all enjoyed them.
If you are being gifted with zucchinis from you neighbours, friends or family, or grow your own, plan ahead to enjoy them into the fall and winter season.