Happy Thursday! How excited is everyone that we’re so close to a long weekend?! I love Labor Day weekend because — in addition to the extra day off — I feel like it’s the gateway to fall. Break out the pumpkin, dig out the apple recipes, and watch the leaves begin to change colors! Oh wait, I moved to Florida. OK… I’m going to live vicariously through all of you who have an actual fall. 🙂
Speaking of changing seasons, I cooked up the most delicious pancakes recently which I think are the perfect bridge between summer and fall. Even here in Florida right now, summer squash is abundant at farmer’s markets — I bought a large bag of it last week and I’ve been trying my best to put it to use. So when I got a craving for pancakes last Sunday, I grabbed a small zucchini and a cup of my favorite Greek yogurt, and got to work.
The ingredient list here is so simple, and by adding a generous helping of cinnamon, the pancakes have a strong spiced flavor that just screams, “hello, fall!” Oh, btw, you could just as easily use pumpkin pie spice in place of the cinnamon, or a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, etc. I’ll let you decide. 🙂
Top the pancakes with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey, and dig right in!
Enjoy your holiday weekend!
[print_this]Zucchini Spice Greek Yogurt Pancakes
Moist, fluffy pancakes made with fresh grated zucchini, creamy Greek yogurt and warm cinnamon spice. If you’d like, add chocolate chips or chopped nuts for extra flavor and crunch.
Makes about 6 medium pancakes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
- 6 ounces plain nonfat/lowfat Greek yogurt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup shredded zucchini
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Heat a griddle or large frying pan over medium heat.
In a medium mixing bowl, stir the yogurt and eggs until combined; stir in the zucchini.
In a separate small mixing bowl, stir the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the yogurt mixture, stirring until just mixed (the batter will be thick).
Spray the griddle with nonstick cooking spray. Use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to spread the batter onto the griddle (since the batter is thick, you will need to spread it out a bit to desired thickness). Cook the pancakes about 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until cooked. Serve with Greek yogurt, honey, and/or maple syrup.[/print_this]