Zucchini Waffles

Jun 15, 2011 by

Yes I said it, zucchini waffles.  And yes I made them, and yes they are awesome.

The zucchini have taken over one of my garden boxes.  I did a much better job this year of spacing out the zucchini better.  I only planted a few plants and gave them lots of space.  They took all that space and then some.  They have taken over.  I have more zucchini than I know what to do with.

And we’re not talking small zucchini either.  I picked a HUGE one out and after making a huge double batch of the best zucchini bread in the world, and cooking and eating it with every meal, I still have so much zucchini left over from that SINGLE zucchini.

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These things are so big!

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And I just pulled out three more huge ones from the garden the other day.  I clearly rock at growing zucchini.

So I am on a mission to cook with zucchini and I had an “a-ha” moment the other night when I thought to myself, “two words, zucchini waffles!!”  They sounded so good, so I set out to modify the most amazing zucchini bread recipe into the most amazing zucchini waffle recipe ever.

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And I think I nailed it.  They turned out light and fluffy and supremely awesome.  If your looking for something different, give these a try.

Lets get started, here’s what you’ll need.

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Ingredients

  • Zucchini -check!!
  • milk
  • vanilla
  • canola oil
  • whole wheat flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • ground ginger
  • brown sugar
  • salt

 

Ok to get started we are going to mix our wet ingredients. Grab a blender or food processor

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Add zucchini to blender or food processor

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add 1/4 cup oil

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add 1 egg

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add 1/4 cup milk

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add 1 tablespoon vanilla

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you want to end up with 2 cups when finished blending

OK now to get the dry ingredients and grab a large bowl.

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add 2 cups whole wheat flour

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add 2 teaspoons baking powder

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add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

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add 1 tablespoon cinnamon

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add pinch of nutmeg and pinch of ground ginger

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add 1/4 cup brown sugar

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add pinch of salt

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Now plug in your waffle maker and get that thing heating up.

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mix zucchini mixture into dry ingredients

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add milk as necessary if the mixture is too thick.  I added about a 1/4 cup or so.   It should be waffle mixture consistency as we are making waffles after all.

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scoop mixture into waffle maker and cook

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And behold, here you have zucchini waffles.

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Add some blueberries and syrup and you are ready to rock

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These turned out really well and were the perfect thing for a nice Sunday breakfast.

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This recipe will make 4-5 waffles depending on the size of your waffle maker

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Seriously, what am I going to do with all this zucchini from the garden?

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I’ve already given it away to many neighbors and I fear they will get sick of it and won’t let me give them any more.

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If you know of any good zucchini recipes, please send them over.

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Here’s the pretty wife gazing into the garden o’zucchinis.  They are HUGE!  Look at the size of those plants!

First I recommend you go out and plant some zucchini because they are clearly easy to grow and so tasty.

Second, make yourself a batch of these zucchini waffles to try something new.

They are awesome.

Ben…

And here’s just a cute picture of my dog Monty, who turns out, LOVES zucchini waffles.  He likes to hang out in the kitchen with me when I cook so I snapped this pic.

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  • Melissathill

    Oh, my!  Not sure who you are or how I found this- but THANKS!!!!  Made a double batch of these this morning and they are great!  One batch I put some chocolate chips in- just to entice the kid to eat breakfast!  Thanks for the great recipe!

  • http://www.trulysimple.com Ben

    Well thank you!

    My name is ben and I’m so glad you and your family liked the recipe!

    Thanks for checking out TrulySimple

  • Michelle Pippin

    Thank you for a fabulous recipe. I made it for breakfast this morning and it was a hit! For future crop surplus, you might consider bringing your bounty to the local food bank or soup kitchen, who would be ever so appreciative for the fresh produce.

  • http://www.facebook.com/KristenWinterBridge Kristen Bridge

    I’m going to make waffles this weekend with Trader Joe’s MultiGrain Mix, what a great idea to just add some blended zucchini! Sneaky!

  • http://www.trulysimple.com Ben

    It’s really good. Blend it with a little oil and cinnamon and mix it in the waffle mix. Yummy!

  • http://www.trulysimple.com Ben

    Thanks so much. Yes I have taken surplus to the food bank when I can’t give any more to neighbors or friends.

  • Kathy

    I used your recipe to make zucchini waffles for breakfast yesterday. They were delicious, but I had to add about 3/4 cup of milk because the mixture was like cement following your list…perhaps my zucchini lost some of its liquid since I had cut it up the night before to use in something else and had way too much.

  • http://www.trulysimple.com Ben

    Awesome! I need to make these again as I am once again drowning in zucchini from the garden.

  • Guest

    This recipe does not say how much zucchini to use. Please provide an accurate list of ingredients.

  • Ben

    Sorry it’s in there, but a little bit confusing.  You want to add enough zucchini to your milk, oil and egg to get 2 cups blended.  So the exact amount of zucchini may vary, but start with around 1 and 1/2 cups or so and add and blend until you get to ~2 cups.

  • kt

    stuff the zucchini flowers and steam or cook like you would do stuffed cabbage leaves