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Paleo Chocolate Lovers Zucchini Hotcakes

Paleo Chocolate Lovers Zucchini Hot Cakes are a grain free, healthy, veggie infused, breakfast treat with an optional chocolate maple syrup recipe and low carb options.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: gluten free, grain free, low carb, paleo, vegetarian
Cuisine: breakfast, pancakes
Servings: 4
Author: Stacey


  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup almond meal
  • 1/3 cup fine grated organic zucchini
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • 2 Eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp GF vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut or almond milk
  • 2 tbsp organic 100% maple syrup for paleo, or for low carb use a low carb sugar free maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ tbsp . coconut oil or ghee
  • 1 tsp cocoa or cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp organic maple syrup or low carb maple syrup
  • Kitchen Supplies
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • 1 griddle or fry pan
  • heart pancake rings


  • In large mixing bowl combine all hotcake ingredients and mix together thoroughly. If pancake batter is too thick then add a little water and mix in.
  • Heat a greased griddle on the stove top to slightly above medium temperature.
  • Place greased or oiled pancake rings, if using, on the heated griddle. If not using rings, then proceed as with regular pancakes.
  • Spoon some batter into each ring and spread around with spoon until shape is filled in. leave ring on until side pancake is done (it will start bubbling).
  • Lift ring off pancake and then flip pancake over to let other side cook. If it is too delicate to flip then it is not ready yet.
  • Repeat until batter is all used.
  • If you’re making the chocolate maple syrup then heat a small sauce pan on medium heat and add all syrup ingredients.
  • Heat and stir syrup ingredients until all are melted and thoroughly mixed.
  • Serve hot cakes with chocolate maple syrup or regular maple syrup and ghee or butter if desired.


Nutritional Data for Low carb Version with Chocolate Maple Syrup: Servings: 4, Serving size: 2 medium size hotcakes, Cal: 228, Carbs: 9.7 g / Net Carbs: 5.1 g, Fiber: 4.6 g, Fat; 18 g, Sugar: 1 g
*all nutritional data are estimates based on the products I used*