Zucchini Corn Pancakes & Eid Eats 2014

Ramadan is here and I find that we don't always eat enough vegetables.  When I saw this recipe for Zucchini Corn Pancakes on Flour and Spice written by Sarah, I thought it would be a great way to get some vegetables into our diet.  Read till the end of this post to get the details on Eid Eats 2014, a Virtual Eid Party, Sarah and I are hosting!

Back to the recipe for these tasty pancakes!  The recipe is originally a King Arthur Flour recipe.  It looked very simple to put together so I gave it a try.  The first time I made these I didn't change anything and we really enjoyed them.  The next time, I wanted to healthify it, so I decided to add in some whole wheat flour and ground flax seed.  I also reduced the dried herbs just a bit.  My husband and I loved it.  My kids weren't on board but I didn't mind...I could have these for breakfast, lunch and dinner!  My mom on the other hand didn't like them at all.  I suspect it was the dried oregano and basil that put her off.  I think if I switched up the spices with some cumin, coriander and red pepper flakes it would have been more to her liking.  It might just be a version I'm going to try soon.

Zucchini Corn Pancakes
Adapted from Girl Versus Dough via Flour and Spice

4 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup canola oil
3/4 tsp dried basil
3/4 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tbsp ground flax seed
3 cups shredded zucchini
1 cup frozen corn, defrosted
1 cup shredded cheese (I used slightly less than 1 cup marbled cheddar)

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, canola oil, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, flours and flax.

Add the zucchini, corn and cheese.  Mix well.

Heat a large skillet over med-high heat.  I used my cast-iron skillet.  Add a little bit of oil (you won't need a lot).  Using a 1/4 cup measure, add the pancakes and flatten into a circle.  Cook until nicely browned, flip and cook the other side.

These are wonderful on their own but you can also eat with sour cream, salsa or ketchup!


Now to Eid Eats 2014.  Sarah has graciously asked me to co-host a Virtual Eid Party with her.  Some of you may be aware of this event.  Originally my good friend Henna who writes My Ninja Naan was co-hosting but due to unforeseen circumstances she is no longer able to participate.

The party will take place in the form of a link-up.  Here's how to participate:
  1. Prepare a dish that you would normally make on Eid.  Write up a blog post and post on July 25, 2014.
  2. Link your post to Flour & Spice and Chocolate & Chillies. Make sure to add the above button to your post.
  3. On July 25th, visit Sarah's or my blog to add your post to the link up.
  4. Be sure to visit and comment on the other blogs participating.
We hope you will join us in our Eid Party!  Let me know in the comments if you would like to participate!

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  1. I had received a mail from Henna earlier regarding the event and her non-participation later... would love to participate for sure. I am working and the post and scheduling it accordingly, InShaAllah... :) hope you are having a good Ramadan... these pancakes look good for suhoor....

  2. I would sure like to participate :-) can you please tell me how do I link my blog post to yours or other blog?? And howot I add the button you have mentioned above mentioned

    1. Would love to have you join us! On July 25th, Sarah and I will have a button at the bottom of our blog that you will click and add your information. If you have any trouble adding it please let me know!

      To add the button above, just right click on the image and save to your computer. You will then be able to add the image to your post. Hope that helps!

  3. Nice recipe and really is needed these days in Ramadan. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed Ramadan my dear.

  4. Asalam O Alaikum Asiya,
    Just come across your blog from the Eid party announcement and I have to say I'm glad to find another halal food blog. Your recipes are tempting and photos are beyond perfect. :)
    Looking forward to attending this party and more of your food musings. :)
    Also spreading the words about this party on my social media. Hope it would be fun on 25th. InshaAllah. :)

    Lots of love & blessings,
    Sadaf F K | Chef in Frame

    1. Thank you for sharing! Look forward to taking a look at your blog!

  5. I love how light and crispy yours look!

  6. Yayyyyy so exciting! :D Hopefully I'll get to participate too :)

  7. healthy combination looks wonderful


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