These are the best zucchini waffles. They’re easy to make in your blender, soft, and flavorful. Combined with juicy sweet blueberries, this healthy breakfast recipes will become a favorite! Plus, they are dairy-free!Jump to Recipe
Easy Zucchini Waffles
Everything I serve up here on The Natural Nurturer is something I have literally served up to my family. Usually on a whim.
It is currently mid-July and zucchini season is raging here in souther Cali. My weekly CSA always has a huge zucchini and friends with gardens can’t give them away fast enough.
Ah yes. So much zucchini to be used….and luckily so many ways to enjoy zucchini!
Truthfully, we are not huge zucchini lovers in its natural state. We don’t love it grilled or sautéd. The texture just kinds of leaves our whole family all a bit “meh.” But a good zucchini loaded recipe, now that we can totally get down with!
Why this healthy waffle recipes is so great!
- Zucchini. These waffles are an awesome, kid-friendly way to get a little green in at breakfast. Plus, its a great way to use up a little of that zucchini that we all tend to have a plethora of in the summer.
- Blueberries. They add some natural sweetness and a punch of tang.
- Naturally sweetened with ripe banana. No added sugar beyond whatever you top these blueberry zucchini waffles with.
- Whole grains. Made from rolled oats and whole wheat flour.
- Protein from eggs. I am a big believer that protein at breakfast helps the day go a bit smoother and keep hangries at bay. These waffles are delicious, hearty and will stick with you!
- Work great as leftovers. Just heat them up in your toaster over!
- Make them as pancakes. If you don’t have a waffle iron, you can still make these for breakfast! Reduce the eggs in the recipe to 2 eggs and mix the batter as directed. Portion out the batter on a hot skillet or griddle and cook until you see bubbles form and flip. About 2-3 per side.
- Skip the blueberries. Hmmm and maybe throw in in chocolate chips? Or raspberries!
- Replace zucchini with grated carrots. If it is not zucchini season when you want to dine on these zucchini waffles, sub it with some grated carrot.
- Make them gluten free. Be sure to use certified gluten free rolled oats and replace the whole wheat flour with extra oats or a cup-for-cup gluten free flour blend. I like this one.
Kitchen tools used to make these zucchini waffles
Whenever I make a blender recipe or waffles, I am often flooded with questions about which items I use and recommend. Here are the tools I have in my kitchen that made this recipe possible.
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Other zucchini recipes you need to have in your life.
- Fudgy Chocolate Zucchini Cookies
- Healthy Zucchini Bread
- Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins
- Zucchini and Corn Fritters
- Healthy Zucchini Lemon Muffins
Blueberry Zucchini Waffles
- 2/3 cup uncooked rolled oats
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 tablespoon melted coconut oil or avocado oil
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup grated zucchini
- Place grated zucchini in the middle of a paper towel or a clean tea towel. Wrap it up and press down to draw out the water. Set aside.
- In a blender, combine dry ingredients and blend until oatmeal has become a flour consistency.
- Add wet ingredients to the blender and blend into a smooth batter.
- Fold in blueberries and drained zucchini.
- Heat up your waffle iron (see above for which iron I use). Once hot, pour 1/2 cup of batter onto your hot iron.
- Depending on your waffle iron, cook for 4-6 minutes or until golden and crispy.
- Remove the cooked waffle from the iron. To keep it warm while you cook, place cooked waffles on baking sheet in a 200℉ oven. The recipes yields about 2 large or 4 small waffles depending on the size of your waffle iron.
- Enjoy warm or let cool and store in fridge or freezer until needed.