Thursday, June 5, 2014

Veggie pancakes

I'm not a fan of most vegetables - especially green veggies like broccoli and spinach.  But I am trying to broaden my horizons so my son can try more of these things too.  I've been reading a ton of blogs and am intrigued by many of the things I've found on :)

Last night, I tried her green veggie pancakes recipe, with some modifications (of course!) - and it was great!  Naturally, I forgot to take photos... but I did like this recipe so much that I made two more batches of it immediately.  Here's what I did:

Shannon's Veggie Pancakes
(inspired by's green veggie pancakes)


  • 1 cup zucchini, broccoli, and/or cauliflower (I used 3/4 broccoli to 1/4 carrots - see note)
  • 1/4 cup flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • canola or vegetable oil 


  1. Place the vegetables in a food processor and pulse to chop fine. (I measured the 1 cup of veggies after this step.)
  2. Add the chopped vegetables into a bowl along with the flour, salt, egg, basil, garlic powder and onion powder. Mix to combine. 
  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat and place 1 tbsp of the batter into the pan for each pancake. 
  4. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. (First batch cooked 4-5 minutes each side)


  • I measured the 1 cup of veggies after pulsing them in the food processor.  I don't know how much it was pre-processed.
  • I used a nonstick skillet and only had oil in for the first batch - I would skip this entirely next time given this skillet.
  • As a special treat, for the last batch to go in the skillet, I mixed in 2 tablespoons of grated Asiago cheese -- added a wonderful depth to the flavor!
  • I used all-purpose flour this time but would definitely try whole wheat next time, maybe even toss in a tablespoon of ground flax in there as well.
  • This recipe easily doubles ;)  
  • My two-year-old DEVOURED these and kept asking for more!
  • I plan to pop the leftovers in the toaster oven for lunch tomorrow :)

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