|The camera was focusing on the bacon, also what the big girl tends to do when it is served.|
|I get so much use out of my food processor, a Christmas present from my parents. Thanks, Mom and Dad.|
|Stirring the zucchini into the batter|
|Adding the dry ingredients|
|Batter ready to go|
|Cooking the pancakes on medium heat until bubbles form in the center|
|Multitasking by frying bacon|
|Another minute on the other side|
|Proving that a little maple syrup will make big girl eat pancakes containing suspect vegetables|
Makes 10 to 12 pancakes
2 large eggs
3 T olive oil
2 T granulated sugar
2 T milk
2 T yogurt - plain works, but I used lemon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
2 cups shredded zucchini, heaping cups are fine
1 cup all-purpose flour
a dash of salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp, cardamum
Butter or oil, for coating skillet
In a large bowl, whisk eggs, olive oil, sugar, milk, yogurt, and vanilla until smooth. Stir in zucchini shreds. In a smaller bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, and spices. Stir dry ingredients into zucchini batter, mixing until just combined.
Preheat oven to 200°F/100C and place a cookie sheet in the center of the oven.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add a bit of butter and swirl it around. Spoon a few small circles of batter in pan with space so they don't touch. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface, about 2 to 3 minutes. Flip them and cook another minute or two, until golden underneath. Transfer pancakes to oven to keep warm and cook through the rest of the way. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve warm with a side of bacon and some maple syrup. Serves about 4.
The verdict: Big girl thought they were really, really good. Her friend was a good sport, trying the strange American syrup with strange American pancakes, and liked them a lot. Hubby doesn't do syrup but liked them anyway. I could have used another package of bacon. The toddler slept through lunch, but I kept a few warm in the oven and she liked them too.