These Healthy Zucchini Pancakes with Parmesan are vegetarian and gluten free! Crispy and light, they remind me a bit of hash browns.
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve woken up ready for breakfast. I can remember standing at the pantry pulling a box of cereal out before my eyes were open.
I could sooner skip dinner than I could skip breakfast.
I’m all about a savory breakfast, and today I’ve got my new favorite:
With a crispy golden crust, these Zucchini Pancakes are gluten free and remind me of potato cakes or hash browns, minus all the carbs.
That is good for me because I’ve discovered that I feel better all day long if I eat a high-protein lower-carb breakfast. It also helps to keep my appetite in check.
If you've got as a crazy lifestyle as I do (and who doesn't), these are perfect for you!
I like to make a big batch on the weekend so that I have them easy to grab in the morning. You can just warm them back up or even eat them cold. (See below for how to freeze zucchini pancakes as well as how to reheat them.
They are great to take on the go which is perfect when I’m running around with the kids.
Healthy Zucchini Pancakes
- In a medium bowl combine zucchini, egg whites, flour, green onions, Parmesan, salt and paprika. Stir to combine. Form into patties about ¼ cup each.
- Heat enough oil to coat the bottom of your skillet over medium high heat. Make sure you let the oil get hot enough or you will have sticking problems! Cook the pancakes about 5 minutes per side, flipping only when the edges start to turn brown and a crust has formed.
- Serve with Greek yogurt, sour cream and red onion if desired.
Variations:To make Zucchini Pancakes with Feta, substitute 4 ounces crumbled feta for the Parmesan cheese. To make Zucchini Pancakes with coconut flour in place of gluten free flour, substitute an equal amount of coconut flour and increase egg whites by ¼ cup. (from 2 eggs) To make Zucchini Pancakes baked rather than fried, heat oven to 400 degrees. Place formed pancakes on a parchment lined baking sheet. Spray lightly with oil. Bake for 12 minutes, or until set. Flip. Bake another 12 minutes or until brown.
Freezing and Re-heating Instructions:How to Freeze Zucchini Pancakes - To freeze, allow to cool and then place in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Stack with parchment paper between them and place in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to one month. How to Reheat Zucchini Pancakes - Heat in a 400-degree oven for 15 minutes.
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