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Chocolate Zucchini Bread Pancakes for One

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chocolate zucchini bread pancakes 4If you follow me on Instagram then you probably saw that I teased you with a photo of these pancakes last Wednesday.  They looked and tasted so delicious that I just could not resist sharing a picture.  I also promised you that  I would be sharing the recipe this week.  I know I know, I made you wait almost an entire week for the goods.  But for some reason, I seem to be really good (or bad?) about teasing you with recipe pictures and then holding off on posting the recipe for days and days.  I am simply trying to help you improve your patience. ..yeah, that’s what I’m doing…;)  Or, maybe I am just not very good at writing up posts right after I cook.  That is actually quite funny to think about considering when I first started blogging over a year ago I would create, photograph, and post recipes all in the same day.  Boy, how things have changed.

The suspense of it all makes seeing, making, and eating a recipe even better though, am I right?

That’s definitely right.

Isn’t it?

Or, is it?

Okay, okay.  Now I am just being mean.  I’ll be quiet and get to what you really care about: the recipe!  And for those of you who are actually still reading this and haven’t skipped to the recipe…oh wait, my guess is that nobody is still reading ;).  Heck, I probably wouldn’t be either after reading the title of this post and seeing the first picture.

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread Pancakes for One

Makes 4 to 5 medium pancakes


1 TB flax seeds (I used milled) + 2-3 TB water (or 1 egg)

1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup buckwheat flour*
1/2 TB brown sugar
1 TB unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
pinch of fine sea salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon

medium ripe banana, mashed
1/4 cup shredded zucchini
1/2 cup + 1 TB unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

*You can use all whole wheat flour if you do not have buckwheat flour


1. Combine flax seeds and water in small bowl.  Stir until well-combined.  Refrigerate for at least 15 to 30 minutes, or until it has thickened.

2. Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl.  Mix well.

3. Combine all wet ingredients in medium bowl.  Stir until well-combined.

4. Stir wet ingredients into the large bowl of dry ingredients until combined.  Do not over stir the batter.

5. Heat a large griddle over medium heat and spray with coconut oil spray.  Pour the pancake batter 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup at a time onto the griddle.  Cook the pancakes for approximately 5 minutes, or until bubbles begin to form on the top and the bottoms become golden brown.

6. Flip the pancakes and cook an additional 4 to 6 minutes.

7. Stack ’em.

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8. Top them with your favorite topping.  I chose peanut butter, but pure maple syrup would be fantastic too.  And in all honesty, these are sweet and tasty enough to eat all by themselves!

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9. Cut and eat.

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I realize that I titled this post Chocolate Zucchini Bread Pancakes for One.  And for me, this is one serving.  What can I say, I have quite the appetite!  But for the rest of you who are not quite as haaangry as I usually am, feel free to share with others!  Or, refrigerate them and reheat them for breakfast the next day.  I recently learned how delicious reheated microwave pancakes actually are, especially when topped with lots of melty nut butter!

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When it comes to my favorite sweet bread, it is tough for me to choose between zucchini and banana.  Good thing this recipe contains both and chocolate.  Being able to eat a healthy breakfast (or brinner in my case) that tastes like dessert is pretty much the best thing ever.  And that, my friends, is a fact!

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  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies December 10, 2013, 6:52 am
    I usually make a recipe and don't post it for a couple of weeks, so you are far more considerate than I am! I'm also torn between zucchini bread and banana bread, so I'm glad I don't have to choose, mmm.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 10, 2013, 8:44 pm
      Haha, that is normally what I do too...but since people seemed to like it after I posted the picture on Instagram I figured I had better share it sooner!
  • Lucie@FitSwissChick December 10, 2013, 7:15 am
    Oh I want that whole stack right now! They look so yummy. I love that you included zucchini - it's always great to sneek in some vegetables :-) Lucie@FitSwissChick recently posted...Ditch the Diets by Danielle PrestejohnMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 10, 2013, 8:45 pm
      I LOVE sneaking veggies in wherever possible. That is the beauty of these pancakes :).
  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health December 10, 2013, 8:13 am
    they are both my favorite and now I need to make this asap. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health recently posted...Apple Cinnamon Buttermilk Quick BreadMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 10, 2013, 8:46 pm
      Do it!! Let me know if you do :).
  • Amy @ Long Drive Journey December 10, 2013, 8:15 am
    Haha when I first saw this picture, I thought you'd topped them with honey mustard! That's what the pb reminds me of. Anyway, these are my kind of pancakes! LOVE zucchini bread! Amy @ Long Drive Journey recently posted...5 Ingredient Baked Turkey MeatballsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 10, 2013, 8:55 pm
      Haha! Oh man, that would so NOT taste good! ;)
  • Jessie December 10, 2013, 8:25 am
    Oh these sound delicious, Hannah! You hear about so many recipes with spinach, I love the added & hidden zucchini instead =) Jessie recently posted...Big News & Holiday RecipesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 10, 2013, 8:56 pm
      Thanks Jessie! Yes, I LOVE packing in added veggies wherever possible. And you can't even taste it in these pancakes!
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine December 10, 2013, 8:31 am
    Mmmmm!!!! Chocolate pancake anything sounds delish. Plus you can't deny the benefit of getting in a few veggies for breakfast! Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted...#14 Treat Yourself TuesdayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 10, 2013, 8:57 pm
      Exactly! The more veggies the better...especially in dessert form ;).
  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles December 10, 2013, 8:47 am
    pffft, share with others...these would be alllll mine ;-) these look great! Cannot beat chocolate for breakfast. Sam @ Better With Sprinkles recently posted...The Best Body Image Advice I Could Possibly Give You.My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 10, 2013, 8:58 pm
      I like the way you think, Sam! Alllll for me :)
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness December 10, 2013, 9:39 am
    Oh these sound good! I want to try expirimenting with more pancake recipes and these ones sound fantastic. Love that your getting your veggies in too! Nicole @ FruitnFitness recently posted...Cranberry Orange SauceMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 10, 2013, 8:58 pm
      Thanks Nicole! I have finally started experimenting with pancakes and I am LOVING them :).
  • Stephanie @ My Freckled Life December 10, 2013, 10:21 am
    Yummm!!! These sound delicious!! I dont do nearly enough experimenting with pancakes!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 10, 2013, 9:03 pm
      I just recently started it and have been LOVING it!! Lots more pancake recipes to come :).
  • Katie @ running4cupcakes December 10, 2013, 10:43 am
    oh man, I love that melty peanut butter dripping down the sides. . totally drooling. :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 10, 2013, 9:04 pm
      I know, right?? I am a peanut butter fanatic for sure :).
  • GiGi Eats Celebrities December 10, 2013, 11:57 am
    I LOVE recipes for 1 because... I ain't sharing!!!! LOL! GiGi Eats Celebrities recently posted...Michelle Bridges Kicked My Booty, & I Liked It!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 10, 2013, 9:05 pm
      Haha, me neither!! ALL for me! :)
  • Ang @ Nutty for Life December 10, 2013, 1:14 pm
    I think I'm going to make these tomorrow! I have all of the ingredients :) And I've been searching for a good breakfast switch up. I'll let you know if I do! Ang @ Nutty for Life recently posted...#Elf4Health TabataMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 10, 2013, 9:05 pm
      I hope you do and that you love them!! :) Don't forget to add peanut butter, of course! ;)
  • Kate @ Quarter Century Southern Living December 10, 2013, 2:54 pm
    These look delicious! Seriously, when are you getting your own cooking show?! Kate @ Quarter Century Southern Living recently posted...Our Wedding Day in PicturesMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 10, 2013, 9:06 pm
      Haha, you are too funny! I am way too shy for that, but I'd love to write my own cookbook :).
  • Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl December 10, 2013, 3:17 pm
    Well, since we're way past breakfast time, I'm thinking breakfast for dinner! Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl recently posted...How to Stay Comfy and Cozy and Keep from Going Out of Your Mind During Cold and Flu SeasonMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 10, 2013, 9:07 pm
      I ate these for brinner and they totally hit the spot. I honestly think I eat pancakes for dinner more than for breakfast ;). I need to make your gingerbread ones next. They sound delicious.
  • Arman @ thebigmansworld December 10, 2013, 5:07 pm
    I've been on a crazy pancake kick these past few days- these look amazing....and as if you'd share ;) Arman @ thebigmansworld recently posted...Former Fat Boy SyndromeMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 10, 2013, 9:07 pm
      Pancakes for everyone!! And you are right..I definitely would NOT be sharing these!
  • Elyse @ Lizzie Fit December 10, 2013, 6:55 pm
    I love chocolate. I love zucchini bread. I guess I'm gonna love this breakfast?? Elyse @ Lizzie Fit recently posted...My Top 10 Favourite Healthy Cooking ToolsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 10, 2013, 9:08 pm
      You SO are, Elyse!! Let me know if you try them :).
  • Sarah @ Making a Thyme for Health December 11, 2013, 1:13 am
    I agree that the anticipation makes the big reveal that much better. These look so cakey and moist. I bet they were delicious! I would probably eat a whole stack to myself too. Sarah @ Making a Thyme for Health recently posted...Easy White Bean & Tomato Soup {vegan}My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl December 11, 2013, 7:20 am
      Thanks, Sarah! They were really cakey..just how I like them! And that is good to hear. I can't be the only one eating ALLLL of them! ;)
  • Em @ Love A Latte February 14, 2014, 2:46 pm
    Oh these look AMAZING! Em @ Love A Latte recently posted...Love Is...My Profile

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