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Chocolate Zucchini Pancakes

Bring on all the wine, this girl is turning 18 today!

If you’re curious too know whether or not I’ve grown more mature with age, let me tell you that my breakfast involved half a kilo of sprinkles.

And my birthday candle is a Peppa Pig one.

Some things never change, I guess.


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Though I still want all that wine – let’s get our priorities straight, ok?

You see, this was initially a post about salad. A mighty fine one if I may say so myself. But then I thought that salad wouldn’t be the most perfect thing to post on someone’s birthday, so I had to look trough my files to check if I could find something more birthday-like.

Chocolate Zucchini Pancake: they look sinful, but they're actually super healthy!

No cupcakes, no cake, no sprinkles NOTHING <<<<<< Eighteen and still failing to plan, oh wellllll.

At least I haven’t grown a beard yet.

Chocolate Zucchini Pancake: they look sinful, but they're actually super healthy!

Eerrr yes. Good thing I found these chocolate zucchini pancakes because they’re bomb! Super fudgy and chocolaty, you wouldn’t tell whether they’re breakfast or a really sinful dessert. But hey, they’re healthy! 

Chocolate Zucchini Pancakes: they look sinful, but they're actually super healthy!

They have veggies in them.

Veggies are salad.

Thus these pancakes are salad <<<<<< Makes perfect sense.

Do I hear pancakes for lunch? 

((Yes))

Chocolate Zucchini Pancakes: they look sinful, but they're actually super healthy!

As if enjoying a plate of warm fudgy pancakes the moment you wake up wasn’t enough, there’s this chocolate sauce involved as well. Which might or might not take the whole stack over the top and make you want to scream with joy because mmmhhh extra chocolate is always a good idea.

And so are triple chocolate sprinkles. Do I need to justify that addition anyway?

Chocolate Zucchini Pancakes
Fudgy, chocolaty and even healthy!
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Ingredients
  1. 70 grams rolled oats
  2. 40 grams flour
  3. 25 grams cacao powder
  4. 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  5. 60 grams brown sugar
  6. 125 grams greek yogurt
  7. 20 grams olive oil
  8. 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  9. 1 egg
  10. 1 cup grated zucchini, packed
  11. 1/2 tsp. liquid stevia
Instructions
  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Stir in wet ones and combine with a wooden spoon until smooth.
  3. Cook on low heat on a greased pan until done.
  4. Enjoy warm

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40 Comments

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite July 24, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Allow me to sing you a song… Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday dear Consuelo, Happy Birthday to you!!!!

    YAY it’s your birthday! Pancakes is always a great way to start off your special day, especially when chocolate is involved!

    • Reply Consuelo July 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      Awwh thank you so so much Chris! :)

  • Reply Karla - The Candid Kitchen July 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Happy birthday, girl!!! I wish you all the best!
    These pancakes look so yummy! I´m always pleased to see recipes with zucchini in it, since I have tons of it in my garden =)

    • Reply Consuelo July 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      Thanks Karla 😀

  • Reply Daniela July 24, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Happy Birthday to you, Consuelo!
    Wish you plenty of cupcakes and sprinkles :)
    The zucchini pancakes look yummy and the pics are beautiful.

    • Reply Consuelo July 24, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      Thank you Daniela :) xx

  • Reply AryaForel July 24, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Muchas felicidades guapa… tu madre habla tantas maravillas de ti que aunque mi inglés es bastante chapucero me he animadoa hacerte una visita.
    Las recetas que pones parecen maravillosas, pero la mitad de los ingredientes me suenan a chinos.
    Besos,

    • Reply Consuelo July 24, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      Ohhhh muchísimas gracias :”)

  • Reply Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour July 24, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Happiest of birthdays to you Consuelo!

    • Reply Consuelo July 24, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      Thank you! xx

  • Reply Alyssa @ My Sequined Life July 24, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Happy happy birthday, Consuelo!! Chocolate is just about mandatory when it’s your birthday, so I think this is the perfect post for today. Love that chocolate sauce and the fact that these babies contain zucchini!! Yummm.

    • Reply Consuelo July 24, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      Aw thank you Alyssa :”)

  • Reply Mike@TheIronYou July 24, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Happy Birthday Consuelo! How are you celebrating? Huge party?
    Just make to have lots of fun, because that’s the only thing that matters in the end!
    :)

    PS those pancakes look amazing!

    • Reply Consuelo July 24, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      Thank you! Not today sadly. Most of my friends are away doing uni stuff, so I’ll have to throw that party tomorrow instead 😉 xxx

  • Reply Leah Short (@SoHowsItTaste) July 24, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! And yes, pancakes for lunch for the win!

  • Reply Kelly July 24, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Happy happy birthday Consuelo! Love the pic, you look so pretty! Have lots of fun celebrating! Pancakes are perfect for a special day especially since there is lots of chocolate :)

  • Reply Layla @ Brunch Time Baker July 24, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    I love your twists on pancakes. Another great recipe! YUM

  • Reply Layla @ Brunch Time Baker July 24, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I forgot to say HAPPPPPPYYY BIRTHDAY!!!

  • Reply Medha @ Whisk & Shout July 25, 2014 at 2:42 am

    HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY!!!!! I’m kind of obsessed with zucchini lately, and these pancakes look yum :)

  • Reply evolvewithmary July 25, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Happy birthday!! Love your blog! You ROCK!!!

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:23 am

      Thank you! xx

  • Reply danguole July 25, 2014 at 7:02 am

    No salads on birthdays, EVARRR! Happy birthday, miss lady–it’s gonna be an amazing year, I just know it!

  • Reply Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness July 25, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    WAIT! You’re 18?! I totally thought you were older! I am even more impressed by you now, didn’t think it could happen!
    Kay, so happy you didn’t post a salad on your bday. That’s a fail. These pancakes though? FAB! Happy Birthday lady! Pinned!

  • Reply Dolega July 25, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Bueno, veo que está en inglñés así quela cosa sigue bien 😛
    Ayer ya te lo dije,pero hoy repito
    ¡¡FELICIDAESSSSSSSSSS!! Guapísimaaaa.
    ¡Ay esos dieciocho como molaaaa!! jajjaja
    Besazo hermosa

  • Reply cfische07 July 25, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    ahhh you are just a wee little baby, so many years left to figure things out!!! not at all surprised that you featured your tour de force – pancakes! – for your bday, best of wishes and lots of love Consuelo!!! xx

  • Reply shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com July 25, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Happy Happy belated birthday Consuelo!
    I am a day late but am hoping your 18th year is filled with more happiness than you can imagine!
    And these chocolate zucchini pancakes are AH-MAZING! The fact that they have zucchs in them means I can eat them for breakfast AND lunch AND dinner! AH-MAZING!!!

  • Reply blahnikbaker July 25, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Happy happy birthday Consuelo!!! (belated!!) I hope you had a wonderful day and it was filled with lots of joy and happiness 😉

  • Reply alexvegginout July 25, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Awe happy belated birthday!!!!! I hope you had an outstanding day yesterday! 😀 These pancakes look beyond incredible! I love adding zucchini to pancakes and oatmeal… veggies for breakfast always ensures a good start to the day, as does chocolate. 😉

  • Reply Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods July 26, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Happy Birthday to you Consuelo!! Pancakes are a perfect way to celebrate any birthday. Hope you have a wonderful day

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane July 26, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Ooh, lovely! I’m loving this seasonal trend of putting zucchini in desserts and cakes, so why not in pancakes. I love that they have oats in, too.
    Have a wonderful birthday, Consuelo!

  • Reply Amanda @ Positively Amanda July 26, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    These look amazingly delicious!

  • Reply Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice July 26, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Happy belated birthday! These pancakes look amazing! I am so impressed that these are made from zucchini, and with that chocolate…wow. Looks amazing!

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments July 27, 2014 at 2:35 am

    Happy 18th, Consuelo! You deserve all the wine, sprinkles, and chocolate you desire. I hope you had a wonderful birthday! These pancakes would be a great birthday breakfast…still a bit healthy but with plenty of chocolate to be indulgent. Delicious!

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen July 27, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Happy Birthday Conseulo!!! I missed it by a few days – but I hope you had a fabulous birthday. I think pancakes are the perfect thing for celebrating the big 18 – even if you had them with wine! :-)

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:22 am

      Awh thanks Kristi! :)

  • Reply foodrecipeshq July 28, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I need to focus a lot to see a salad in these pancakes. There wear a fantastic disguise!!! I hope you had a great Birthday Consuelo :)

    • Reply Consuelo July 30, 2014 at 12:16 am

      I did! Thank you! xxx

  • Reply Diana August 4, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Happy belated birthday! I hope that you had a good one :) I love adding zucchinis to cakes, muffins, bread, but never tried em with pancakes! They looks so good I need to they them :)

  • Reply Amy August 18, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Happy Birthday, Consuelo!!! Wow, these pancakes look super fudgy! What a yummy way to celebrate :)

  • Reply Sofía September 4, 2014 at 2:39 am

    Happy belated birthday!!!

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