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.
These things are so big!
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.
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.
- Zucchini -check!!
- canola oil
- whole wheat flour
- baking soda
- baking powder
- ground ginger
- brown sugar
Ok to get started we are going to mix our wet ingredients. Grab a blender or food processor
Add zucchini to blender or food processor
add 1/4 cup oil
add 1 egg
add 1/4 cup milk
add 1 tablespoon vanilla
you want to end up with 2 cups when finished blending
OK now to get the dry ingredients and grab a large bowl.
add 2 cups whole wheat flour
add 2 teaspoons baking powder
add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
add 1 tablespoon cinnamon
add pinch of nutmeg and pinch of ground ginger
add 1/4 cup brown sugar
add pinch of salt
Now plug in your waffle maker and get that thing heating up.
mix zucchini mixture into dry ingredients
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.
scoop mixture into waffle maker and cook
And behold, here you have zucchini waffles.
Add some blueberries and syrup and you are ready to rock
These turned out really well and were the perfect thing for a nice Sunday breakfast.
This recipe will make 4-5 waffles depending on the size of your waffle maker
Seriously, what am I going to do with all this zucchini from the garden?
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.
If you know of any good zucchini recipes, please send them over.
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.
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.