I hope I am not the only one that does breakfast for dinner every once in awhile. I love it! It reminds me of when my parents used to sometimes make us breakfast for dinner as a kid. Now I understand why they do it too! It’s so easy! Not only did we not have much food in the house today (I usually go grocery shopping on Mondays), but I also didn’t want to spend a ton of time in the kitchen tonight. So breakfast for dinner it was! And it was GOOD!
I was totally feeling some pancakes, but also I needed to figure out a way to incorporate some veggies into the meal. I found a zuchinni in our vegetable stash, so what do you think I came up with? ZUCHINNI OATMEAL PANCAKES! You might scrunch up your nose to the thought at first, but think about zuchinni bread. It’s sweet, moist, and you can’t even taste the zuchunni. I started with the base ingredients that I used in my “Hearty Oatmeal Pancakes” and added about a cup (give or take) of shredded zuchinni.
Then I mixed it all together. On a skillet sprayed with cooking spray, I plopped a few “globs” of the batter on it and cooked them on medium-low heat. When bubbles started coming through the batter, I flipped them over and left them until they were cooked throughout.
I prepared a couple cakes with my all-time favorite pancake toppings: a schmear of natural crunchy peanut butter and a drizzle of low-cal mayple syrup. Delish!
I added a small side of some scrambled eggs and was set! I love breakfast for dinner!
Zuchinni Oatmeal Pancakes
1 cup uncooked oats
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons natural applesauce
1/2 tablespoon baking soda
1(ish) cup of shredded zuchinni
1 cup vanilla soymilk (or milk of choice)
Mix all ingredients together. Coat skillet with cooking spray. Preheat skillet to medium-low heat. Drop batter onto skillet in small pancake shapes. Flip over when batter starts to bubble. Keep on heat until cooked through. Top with any of your favorite pancake toppings! Makes 8 small pancakes.
Questions of the Evening:
- Do you ever make breakfast for dinner?
- What’s your favorite breakfast foods?