We all know we should eat more fruits and veggies, but sometimes the waffle maker just calls your name. Who am I to deny what I, ahem, I mean the waffle maker wants. With these whole wheat zucchini waffles you can eat your veggies AND your waffles. Perfect win-win. Mornings are already hard enough without having to worry about what you feed your body.
According to my grandma, “these are the best waffles I’ve ever had!” With a cup of shredded zucchini, whole wheat flour, only 2 Tbsp olive oil, and no refined sugars these are a healthy and delicious breakfast. Or dinner. Whatever.
This recipe for whole wheat zucchini waffles makes 4-5 GIANT waffles. Feel free to half or double or quadruple this recipe as needed. I love to make extras of these to freeze for later (AKA school mornings) Simply toast to reheat when you need a waffle fix.
I use this waffle maker and I absolutely love it. I try to avoid cooking on Teflon nonstick cookware because of the harmful chemicals that leak into your food. According to Eco Childs Play, 99% of American’s Contaminated with Toxic PFOA from Nonstick and Stain Resistant Products. I would highly recommend reading this article to educate yourself on how harmful nonstick cookware really is. This waffle iron is ceramic coated instead, and it works perfectly. The waffles are a) HUGE, and b) pop right out without even oiling it.
My waffle iron, on the other hand, is ceramic coated instead, and it works perfectly. The waffles are a) HUGE, and b) pop right out without even oiling it.
- 2 ¼ cups of your favorite non-dairy milk
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
- 2 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup shredded zucchini
- 4 Tbsp coconut sugar
- 2 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
- Warm up the waffle iron and mix together the milk and vinegar in a small glass and set it aside.
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon so that they’re all mixed up.
- Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the oil and milk. Toss in the sugar and grated apple. Whisk everything together until there aren’t anymore dry spots and only a few lumps. Be careful not to over mix.
- Cook until golden brown and crispy according to your waffle maker’s directions. Cover with your favorite waffle topping, such as syrup, fresh fruit, etc.