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Recipe: 5-minute summer squash pancakes

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Our summer squash pancakes recipe is easy to make. It also produces tasty, moist and fluffy pancakes that hit the spot on a summer morning.

Summer squash pancakes also offer another benefit… they use up some of your excess summer squash before you even get to lunch. 

Have too much summer squash? You’re not alone!

If you’re like us, you somehow manage to vastly overestimate the amount of summer squash you can possibly eat when you’re planning your summer garden.

It all starts off innocently enough when you start your summer squash seeds. “How many squash could 10 summer squash plants possibly produce?” you ask yourself.

Then your squash plants start to flower and set fruit. Then each squash plant starts making 1-2 new summer squash per day.

Summer gardening problems... Sure, this zucchini plant looks beautiful, but all those zucchinis are going to have to go into somebody's belly soon. | Summer squash pancake recipe by Tyrant Farms

Summer gardening problems… Sure, this zucchini plant looks beautiful, but all those zucchinis are going to have to go into somebody’s belly soon.

Next thing you know, there are piles of summer squash on your kitchen counters and your neighbors slam their doors when they see you approaching with another basket of summer squash.

It’s at that point that the panic starts to set in. You’re somehow going to have to eat or use 10 pounds of summer squash each day until your plants are gone.

What to do?

One thing you can do to use up LOTS of summer squash is make summer squash chips, which will keep for a long time. But you can also start getting creative by using your summer squash in new and unusual ways.

A summer squash breakfast recipe?

Summer squash pancakes are a great way to use up a lot of squash (depending on how many mouths you’re feeding) early on in the day.

This means you don’t have to take summer squash with you to work to give away to colleagues. It means you don’t have to spend your days searching the internet for “how to use up lots of summer squash.”

A beautiful Gelber Englischer Custard squash.

A beautiful Gelber Englischer Custard squash.

So, you might say that this summer squash pancake recipe is as good for your stress levels as it is for your stomach.

Also, just because pancakes are typically a breakfast meal doesn’t mean you can’t serve them up with lunch or dinner!

We ate this batch of summer squash pancakes with fresh organic peaches & vine-ripened tomatoes sprinkled with globe basil. The Tyrant was quite pleased with the offering.

We ate this batch of summer squash pancakes with fresh organic peaches from the backyard & vine-ripened tomatoes sprinkled with globe basil. The Tyrant was quite pleased with the offering.

Ready to make your first batch of summer squash pancakes? Get out your ingredients and let’s get started!

RECIPE: 5 MINUTE SUMMER SQUASH PANCAKES

Breakfast Recipe: Organic Summer Squash Pancakes
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5 Minute Summer Squash Pancakes

Course: Breakfast, brunch, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: summer squash breakfast recipe, summer squash panckaes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Summer squash pancakes are an easy and tasty way to use up some of your excess summer squash. These tasty, moist and fluffy pancakes will hit the spot on a summer morning or brunch.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cut the stem off of your summer squash then cut the squash into chunks small enough to fit into your food processor. Pulverize the squash in your food processor.

  2. Add egg, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the squash in your food processor and pulverize together until blended.

  3. In separate bowl: mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and a pinch of salt (or leave the salt out if you prefer). Pulverize all ingredients until blended. Note: you might need to add more or less flour depending on the moisture level of your squash.

  4. In a buttered skillet or pan, make your pancakes as big or as small as you like them. A trick I learned at a young age from my mom for telling when pancakes are ready to be flipped: when you see little bubbles on the uncooked surface and the edges of the pancake are light brown, that means they're ready to flip.

  5. Serve hot topped with toppings and sides of your choice.

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