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Root Veggie Pancakes

A great snack, app or savory weekend pancake alternative. These veggie pancakes are a quick, healthy snack packed with grated root veggies and curry.

Mini-mountains of gray snow currently line the streets. It’s cold, wet and overall gross out. Weather like this makes me want to curl up under lots of blankets. Who am I kidding, I’m under 2 layers of blankets right now! The cold also amps up my cravings for warm, hearty snacks.

My body seems to be preparing for hibernation and it feels like my stomach is screaming “Feed me Seymour”. To combat the urge for heavy, not-so-good-for-you snacks, I packed these veggie pancakes with filling root veggies and warm spices.

root veggie pancakes

When you’re eating hot snacks, I think it’s necessary to have some sort of dip. Why you ask?

  • Dipping food into other food is AMAZING
  • More flavors hitting your taste buds
  • See bullet point #1

I’m lactose intolerant, so I use nature’s mayo (avocado) for making most of my dips and spreads, but you can use regular mayo, sour cream or Greek yogurt instead. For this dip, I put 1 Haas avocado in the food processor with 2 tbs of sun dried tomatoes. Add a pinch of salt and blitz it up with until it’s nice and smooth. Voila, multipurpose dip that you can smear on everything.

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Veggie Pancakes Recipe

A great snack, app or savory weekend pancake alternative. These veggie pancakes are a quick, healthy snack packed with grated root veggies and curry.

Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword pancakes, pancakes from scratch, root vegetable pancakes, root veggie pancakes, vegetable fritters, veggie fritters, veggie pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots grated
  • 1 parsnip grated
  • ½ cup kale chopped
  • ½ cup zucchini grated
  • ¼ large sweet onion grated
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk of your choice or water
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne powder
  • 4 tbs white wheat flour
  • 2 tbs cornmeal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl stir together vegetables, egg and milk until combined.
  2. In another bowl mix together spices, flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt and pepper.
  3. Gradually fold the flour mixture into the veggies until thoroughly combined (no lumps).

  4. Heat a skillet to medium-high heat. Drizzle in olive oil. Use a ¼ measuring cup and pour about four pancakes into the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side until golden brown. The full recipe makes about 8 pancakes.
  5. Place pancakes on a paper towel lined baking sheet. Sprinkle hot pancakes with salt and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

If you like your pancakes thinner, add an extra splash of milk.

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