Maple yogurt is the perfect topping to zucchini (courgette) and dark chocolate chunk pancakes. A tasty breakfast.
Pancake day, you beautiful ode to carb-laden breakfast. How have you not crossed the pond to North America yet? In the UK, every year we merrily celebrate this holiday (Shrove Tuesday), unquestioningly. Most aren’t really sure why, something or other to do with using up what’s in the house before lent. But nevertheless, we consume pancakes on this day.
Buckwheat? Scotch? Crepes or fluffy American-style? Whatever your pleasure, today is all about the pancake.
For these, I’ve shredded courgette (aka zucchini) into them, alongside great big chunks of dark chocolate. For the topping, I’ve made a maple yogurt to add that lovely sweet/sourness to offset the sweetness of the chocolate. Oh, and you do know, don’t you, that the addition of a vegetable completely counteracts any naughtiness in the chocolate? Definitely.
- 145g (1 cup) plain (all purpose) flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 125ml (1/2 cup) milk
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon oil (plus extra for cooking)
- 100g (1 cup) raw zucchini/courgette, grated
- 50g (1/3 cup) dark chocolate, chopped
- 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the milk, maple syrup, vanilla, egg and oil together. Pour into the flour bowl, along with the grated zucchini and chopped chocolate and mix until combined.
- Heat some oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Pour in scoops of batter. When the batter begins to bubble, flip and cook the other side until golden. Repeat until the batter is finished. Top with the maple yogurt.
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I’ve entered this vegetable breakfast recipe into a few blog linkies:
Recipe of the Week by A Mummy Too
Credit Crunch Munch by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary, Fuss Free Flavours and FabFood4All.
Extra Veg by Kerry Cooks, Fuss Free Flavours and Utterly Scrummy.
Shop Local by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary
Thanks for sending me the French coffee maker and flour/powdered sugar sifter, Oxo Good Grips.