Almond Flour Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Almond Flour Zucchini Bread Pancakes

It’s that season! Yes, the time of year when zucchini are the size of baseball bats, big enough to serve a crowd. Perhaps you’re swimming in zucchini, or maybe you found a really good deal on some oversized zukes at the farmers market — either way, zucchini bread pancakes are the way to go! 

I’ve never heard anyone complain about pancakes for breakfast, and these pancakes are extra special. Just like zucchini bread, these pancakes are spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon, making them feel extra cozy, especially when slathered with butter and drizzled with maple syrup. 

Almond Flour Zucchini Bread Pancakes
Almond Flour Zucchini Bread Pancakes

There are thousands of recipes for zucchini bread on the internet. Some call for walnuts, while others call for chocolate chips. But why choose? This recipe is absolutely delicious with both, bites of nutty crunch and melty chocolate. And yeah, it feels a little bit like dessert for breakfast but there is zucchini in there.

This recipe uses for almond flour, which makes for a satisfying pancake but is also the reason why I highly recommend using a non-stick pan. I tried a few in a enameled cast iron (Le Creuset) because we own very few non-stick pans, and the results was no good. So, avoid frustration, and use a true non-stick pan! You'll be flipping pancakes like a pro. 

Almond Flour Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Almond Flour Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Published July 19, 2018 by
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Serves: 4   |    Active Time: 90 minutes



Ingredients:

  • 9 ounces shredded zucchini
  • 1-1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch (tapioca flour can also be used)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, plus more for cooking and serving
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup plus more for serving
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips or finely diced walnuts (feel free to do half chocolate chips and half walnuts, too!)

  • Directions:

    1. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine: almond flour, arrowroot starch, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Whisk to combine. In a separate bowl, combine: 2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 3/4 cup milk, 2 eggs, and vanilla. Whisk until frothy, and then fold in the shredded zucchini.
    2. Add half of the dry mixture to the wet mixture, stirring to combine, and then add in the other half of the dry mixture to create a loose batter. Fold in walnuts/chocolate chips.
    3. Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle on the stove over medium heat with 1 tablespoon of butter.
    4. Spoon batter into hot pan, making pancakes that are 4-5 inches wide. Cook on one side until you start to see bubbles on the top and edges begin to turn golden brown. Flip pancake to second side, and cook until golden. Move pancake to plate. Repeat until all of batter has been used.
    5. Serve hot with butter and maple syrup. Optionally, add additional walnuts on top for garnish.

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    Crustless Peach & Blackberry Bakewell Tart (Gluten-Free & Paleo)

    Crustless Peach & Blackberry Bakewell Tart (Gluten-Free & Paleo)

    It is 8pm, and I am just walking out of the climbing gym. My tummy has been rumbling for the last 30 minutes. It is Tuesday, but it feels like Thursday and exhaustion sinks in. I can only blame myself; I stayed up late last night finished season two of the Great British Bake Off (GBBO). 

    A soft breeze picks up and that's when it finds me, wraps around me, and gives me a hug: the smell of cinnamon rolls as they bake. Our climbing gym is no more than one block from an industrial bakery, and this happens more than once a week. It's not always cinnamon rolls, though that's what I smell most often. Some days a batch of sourdough fills the air with it's toasty aroma instead, and occasionally I catch a whiff of something I can't quite place. 

    Crustless Peach & Blackberry Bakewell Tart (Gluten-Free & Paleo)
    Crustless Peach & Blackberry Bakewell Tart (Gluten-Free & Paleo)

    My stomach whines again. Can you blame it? Between the GBBO marathons and the ill-timed smell of cinnamon rolls, my subconscious mind wants nothing more than to bake. It will take everything in me to make something "real" for dinner, instead of something cinnamon-y and sweet. 

    That was last week (and I did manage to make a real dinner that night!). This week, I'm dealing with the issue at hand: I'm baking! It is a holiday weekend after all. This Bakewell tart is inspired by the famous Mary Berry (host of the GBBO), who is so well known for her Bakewell tart. This version has a few twists, however: I use coconut sugar instead of white sugar, and bake the whole thing with out a crust. For a final touch, fresh fruit is baked right into the tart, giving it color and a summery vibe. Mary Berry probably wouldn't even call this a Bakewell tart, but I'm in love with it. Bring on the seconds (and thirds and fourths!) 

    Crustless Peach & Blackberry Bakewell Tart (Gluten-Free & Paleo)

    Crustless Peach & Blackberry Bakewell Tart (Gluten-Free & Paleo)

    Published July 4, 2017 by
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    Serves: 8   |    Total Time: 60 minutes



    Ingredients:

    • 150 grams butter, softened
    • 100 grams coconut sugar ground fine
    • 150 grams almond flour
    • Pinch of salt
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon almond extract
    • 1 peach
    • 1/4 cup blackberries

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
    2. Melt the butter in a thick-bottomed sauce pan. Once fully melted, remove from the heat and stir in the coconut sugar. Then, add the almond flour, a pinch of salt, the egg and almond extract, and stir until combined. Pour into pie plate or tart pan.
    3. Slice the peach in half, and then cut each half into 10 thin slices. Pick up 5 slices at a time and fan them. Place on top of batter, and repeat with the remaining three sets of five slices. Then, place the blackberries around the peaches.
    4. Bake for 35 minutes, until the tart is golden on top. It still make jiggle in the center a small amount. (Tip: check on the tart after 20 minutes, and cover the outside edges with foil is they are browning too fast. This will help it bake more evenly). Allow tart to cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. (Ice cream is a definitely yes!)

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