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.


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!!
  • 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


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.



  • 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