Zucchini Waffles


Trying to eat more veggies? Sneak some shredded zucchini into this yummy zucchini waffles recipe!

zucchini waffles with bananas on plate.

Waffles for Zucchini Season!

We have so many breakfast ideas here at Fit Foodie Finds and oh do we have a thing for pancakes and waffles. Today’s recipe is a seasonal summer breakfast recipe that involves whole grains, shredded zucchini, and chocolate chunks (cuz why not?).

What I love about this sweet breakfast recipe is that there’s actually a whole serving of veggies in them. These zucchini waffles are fluffy, tender, and perfectly cooked. We added a handful of chocolate chips (because why not) and serve them with maple syrup!

PS: try making these with any kind of summer squash!

shredded zucchini and eggs

Featured Ingredients

These waffles are naturally sweetened from maple syrup and cinnamon and are made with whole grains and coconut oil. Here’s what you need:

  • eggs
  • vanilla
  • maple syrup
  • coconut oil
  • almond milk
  • white whole wheat flour
  • zucchini
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • chocolate chunks

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waffle batter

Serving Suggestions

Store cooled waffles in an airtight container or gallon-size ziplock bag in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.

  1. Let the waffles cool completely.
  2. Wrap each waffle tightly with tin foil, removing as much air as possible.
  3. Freeze for up to 3 months.
zucchini waffles with maple syrup
  • First, preheat your waffle iron to medium heat.

  • Next, prepare zucchini by shredding with a cheese grater. Use a cloth or paper towel to remove as much moisture as possible by squeezing it out.

  • In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients. Then add wet ingredients, minus the coconut oil.

  • Melt the coconut oil and then measure out 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil and add that to the batter and mix.

  • Spray waffle iron with coconut oil cooking spray on both sides. Then, scoop in about ⅔ cup of batter. Close the waffle iron, flip, and let cook for about 1 minute and 30 seconds to 2 minutes and 30 seconds (depending on how hot your iron is).

  • Serve with sliced banana and maple syrup.

  • The batter should be a little thicker than pancake batter, but not too thick! Start with 1 cup of almond milk and add a tablespoon at a time if it’s too thick.
  • To make pancakes: add about ¼ cup to ⅓ cup more almond milk to thin the batter out a little bit. Cook over medium heat for about 1.5 minutes per side.

Calories: 386kcal Carbohydrates: 53g Protein: 11g Fat: 15g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 22g

About Lee Funke

Lee is the founder of Fit Foodie Finds and based in Minneapolis, MN. She started this website in 2010 as a way to share her love for real food and wellness. The internet has changed so much since then and so has Fit Foodie Finds. Today we’re a female-run recipe website publishing hundreds of tried and true recipes developed and tested by our team.

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