Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Zucchini Pancakes



Gluten-Free Zucchini Pancake

These quick, nutritious pancakes are an easy way to put a green veggie on your breakfast plate. Top with dairy-free yogurt or sour cream. Readers asked if these can be made without eggs. Our test kitchen says, “Yes! Two thumbs up!” See instructions below.

2 medium zucchini
½ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons gluten-free flour of choice*
1 tablespoon fresh or 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
¼ teaspoon ground pepper
1 small onion, finely minced or grated
2 tablespoons coconut or olive oil, for sautéing

1. Grate zucchini and toss with salt. Put salted zucchini onto a clean cotton dish towel and squeeze out extra liquid.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, flour, dill and pepper. Stir in zucchini and onion.

3. Place a small amount of oil in a large skillet or non-stick griddle over medium heat. If using an electric griddle, heat pan to 300 to 325 degrees. Spoon 3 to 4 tablespoons (a ladle works nicely) of zucchini mixture onto the hot griddle. Flatten pancakes slightly with spatula. Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden and cooked through. Add additional oil as needed between batches.

*TIP Use a gluten-free flour blend or a single flour, such as sorghum flour, sweet rice flour or tapioca starch/flour.

Each serving contains 90 calories, 6g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 70mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 3g protein.

For Egg-Free Zucchini Pancakes, replace 1 egg with 3 tablespoons applesauce + 1 teaspoon baking powder. Replace second egg with 1½ teaspoons Ener-g egg replacer powder + 2 tablespoons water. If batter seems too thin, add additional flour, 1 teaspoon at a time, until consistency is thick enough to easily flip pancakes.

Recipe by Sueson Vess, author of Simple, Delicious Solutions for Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cooking (Special Eats), by Sueson Vess. Click here to purchase.





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