Saturday, August 11, 2012

Zucchini and Yellow squash Breakfast cakes...AKA Pancakes

This  morning dawned a little cooler than it has been lately.  So after being lazy and sleeping in until around 8:30 I went to the kitchen to mix up some breakfast for Mr. P and I.  Since he is a Big fan of pancakes,and we had a few zucchinis and yellow squash from the garden that needed to be used....

Zucchini and Yellow squash Breakfast cakes recipe...

   3 - cups zucchini and Yellow squash (shredded)
   1 - cup shredded cheese
   4 - large eggs
1/4 - cup oil
1/2 -  cup water
   1 - tsp salt
   1 - tsp baking powder
1/2 - tsp pepper
1 3/4 - cups flour
Fresh Cinnamon Basil

Shred/grate your squash into a medium size bowl. (the little bit of red is a sm. sweet red pepper that I needed to use up)

Crack your eggs in a bowl and whisk until  frothy.  Then add to the squash mixture and stir to incorporate.

Almost all incorporated,except for a little on the right side,you can see it is not as yellow.

Add the shredded cheese,salt,and pepper and stir to incorporate.

You probably noticed that I did not include an amount for the Cinnamon Basil,that is because the amount that tastes good to me might be too much/too little for you.  I added six buds,I like them just as much as the leaves.  You can also omit this or add a different herb of your liking.

Measure your flour and baking powder into a smaller bowl and mix with a fork or whisk before adding it to the squash mixture.

Your mixture will be pretty thick at this point.   Here you might like a little more or less water than what I used.  So stir in the oil,first then add the water until the consistency is how you want it,adding more water if needed.

Lightly grease your pan/or griddle and allow to heat up for a minute or so.

  I used a dry 1/4 cup measuring cup of batter for each cake.  Cook as you would for a regular pancake,only these you will need to let go a little longer.  After a couple minutes on either side,remove from pan/griddle and check for doneness.  Adjust cooking time accordingly.

Yield:  Will depend on the consistency of your batter,mine made 12 pancakes.

Mr. P enjoyed his with chili and green onions,mine was the photo at the top of the post,with sour cream and green onions.

Enjoy :)

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