Cinnamon Zucchini Waffles

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Zucchini Bread, Zucchini Muffins, Chocolate Zucchini Cake — these are the stuff that summer is made of! Particularly when my parents let the zucchini stay on the vine too long and grow into these gargantuan beasts. One year Dad’s garden produced a zucchini as big as my 7-month old niece!

This year, while I will eventually make our old standbys — especially that cake! — I ventured off the beaten trail to make Zucchini Waffles. I don’t know why I’ve never crossed paths with a vegetable waffle before, but I think it’s a great idea. Start early in the morning with your 8 a day!

The kids ate theirs with butter and syrup while I had mine as a side dish to yogurt, berries, and pecans. Either way? Yum!

These are super easy to make, bake up quickly, and freeze beautifully. And did I mention they have vegetables in them? What more could you ask for?!

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I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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  1. Mara says

    What a great idea! I love it – and I bet my kids would, too. I am going to try your zucchini bread recipe, as I have the hardest time with mine. It always seems to sink in the middle.

  2. Rachel B says

    Mmm sounds deliciou! Im really into making waffles and freezing them right now as my 14 month old LOVES them. I am going to try these, however can you substitue the pastry flour with regular flour? Also have your ever tried zucchini quiche? Mmm so yummy! I love your blog.

    • Jessica Fisher says

      Yes, I think it’s fine to sub reg flour for the whole wheat.

  3. Micha says

    Those look so yummy Jessica, Makes me wish I had a waffle iron.

    • I agree. Me too. It is on my must-buy list for 2012:-)

  4. Anna says

    I never thought about adding zucchini to waffles. Great idea! I’m sure my family would gobble these up.

  5. The zucchini waffles sound awesome! I’ll have to make them for the kids!

  6. Zucchini waffles sounds amazing. I love cinnamon and zucchini flavors they are so delicious together. The recipe I posted is a Zucchini bread with the flavors of cinnamon and little lemon is so good.

  7. I can’t wait until we can buy a house and I can plant a real garden. Until then I have to purchase them from the store.

    Thank you for hosting. This week I shared my baked zucchini appetizer.

  8. This I need to try! Although I will definitely be peeling my zucchini first. I tried to sneak some veggie into cookies once, but my husband was immediately tipped off by the telltale green shreds…

  9. Can you update the themes on the URS page? I didn’t know it was zucchini until you posted. I was going to share a Banana Cherry Loaf – no Zucchini though!

  10. mary says

    These look quite yummy. I have a pile of zucchini in the fridge. So happy to see this theme this week.
    Is it possible to update the URS page with a new calendar. Always so happy to come and share on Thursdays.
    Thanks once more for hosting this awesome meme!

  11. Shauna says

    Sounds delicious! Anyone know if I use the batter to make pancakes? Small NYC apartment= no waffle maker!

    • Jessica Fisher says

      Try it! And report back.

  12. Coby says

    YAY for zucchini recipes! Mine has been out of control in my garden and I needed some fresh ideas! Getting tired of cake, bread, muffins and brownies….well and just plain eating it!

  13. I love zucchini and made these waffles this morning! They are super yummy. I added a few dark chocolate chips, too!! Oh my!! Kids caught on to the zucchini but ate them anyway… 🙂

  14. Lynette says

    How Many waffles does this make? Looks HUGE! I’d have to freeze quite a lot of them!

  15. Melanie says

    Can you substitute milk for the buttermilk? Happy to see a new recipe to use up my zucchini!

  16. Can’t wait to check these out. I need new zucchini recipes right about now. I shared three recipes – one for a great Zucchini Banana Bread, and then two salads.

  17. These look delicious. I get tired of making the same old zucchini muffins (and even chocolate zucchini cake), after awhile.

    I also like using grated zucchini in savory dishes. I add it to the filling for stuffed peppers, homemade tomato sauce, vegetable soups, and even cooked ground beef. It adds a delicious, almost buttery flavor!

  18. Do you have a list posted with the next weeks’ themes? Thanks so much!

  19. Charlene says

    For some reason, I cannot get zucchini to grow here in TN. I can get yellow squash to grow, and it works well in place of zucchini, but isn’t the same for me. I have seen all kinds of yummy looking recipes for zucchini, but can’t get any to make them with! One funny story about zucchini though… when my husband and I got married (13 yrs and a few days ago), both of our moms made a cookbook for us. It included our favorite childhood recipes, and the standard recipes from our grandmas and whoever. There was only ONE recipe that was the same in both books. It was for Chocolate Zucchini Cake. I love it! It’s not the same as the one you have a link to, but I wish I could make it! One of these days I suppose I’ll have to just break down and buy some zucchini. Just doesn’t seem the same though.

  20. Eileen says

    Have you tried these without the buttermilk? We have a milk intolerance to work around so I wonder if you could curdle almond milk with vinegar as a substitute. Guess I’ll have to try it!

    • Jessica Fisher says

      I’ve used milk. But, my daughter is allergic to nuts, so I definitely haven’t tried almond milk. LOL

  21. Christina says

    We tried these for breakfast today. So good. Will definitely make these a lot this summer with some the zucchini we are given. We also tried the zucchini cookies that were linked in the URS. So good.

    • Jessica Fisher says

      So glad you liked them!

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