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Soaked Millet Zucchini Pancakes

Soaked Millet Zucchini Pancakes

Those of us that soak our grains in order to make them more digestible and nutritious value a good soaked-grain recipe. This is a really simple and yummy one and it is gluten and casein free! By soaking the grain and rinsing it before grinding it down, as opposed to just using the flour, those with sensitivities to histamines and acids can enjoy soaked grains.

2 cups uncooked millet
warm water for soaking
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
2 zucchini, quartered to make blending easier
2 eggs (or applesauce – 4 cubes from these handy Mumi & Bubi Trays – this equates to just under 1/2 cup)
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp GF vanilla (I use Flavorganics)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
More coconut oil for frying

1. Submerge millet for about 24 hours in warm water plus the tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. I do this in a quart-sized mason jar and leave it in a warm spot in my kitchen.
2. Rinse and strain millet.
3. Throw soaked millet in your Vitamix along with the rest of the ingredients and blend.
4. Fry in oil (I use coconut oil) over medium heat.

Note: A creative reader shared that she substituted a banana for the zucchini and it was a real hit!



This post was featured at Beyond the Peel, Vegetarian Mamma, and Natural Living Mamma.



  1. Lisa Lynn says:

    I’ve never tried soaking grains before…it sounds really yummy! I would love to have you join the blog hop I co-host, Wildcrafting Wednesday. We encourage real food recipes, herbal remedies, natural living tips, and self sufficient living ideas.


  2. Yay! Soaked grain! You must know about WAPF! I’m a chapter leader for Davis County Utah! So glad you linked up to Wildcrafting Wednesday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. New fan here from Frugal Days. This looks so good. I will definitely be trying it. If you haven’t already, I would love for you to come visit me at Fresh Eggs Daily and share at my weekly Farm Girl Blog Fest:

    Happy Holidays!
    Fresh Eggs Daily

  4. Yona says:

    I’ve never heard of zucchini pancakes before but I like that they are the same shade as my favorite color – green. Thanks for sharing. Now, I have a taste for zucchini bread.

    I’m stopping by from Katherine’s Corner blog hop.

    Happy Favorite Things Thursday!

    • Dawn Tasher says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Yona! I also love zucchini bread, especially when there are chocolate chips in the recipe. Come to think of it, chocolate chips might be pretty awesome in those pancakes…:)

  5. Cindy says:

    These look and sound amazing! I have them on my to try list! We have been having such great recipes at our Gluten Free Fridays parties! I really appreciate you being part of the link up and part of the community! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I hope to see you again this week!

    See you next week!

    Cindy from

  6. Dee says:

    Thanks! Your pancakes look yummy ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. I’ve never tried pancakes like this before, but they sound good! Very healthy alternative to traditional pancakes and they look so cool!

    Visiting from the Farm Girl Blog Fest ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Maryann says:

    Thanks for such an interesting pancake. i need to try soaking grains. I stopped by from the gluten free friday blog hop.

  9. mindie says:

    Yum! Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

  10. Wow Dawn, these look delicious and who’d thought of making pancakes this way. A star recipe! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Seasonal Celebration! Rebecca x

    • Dawn Tasher says:

      Wow, thank you so much for the compliment, Rebecca! This recipe is based on principles of the Weston A. Price Foundation, explained in Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon.

  11. Miz Helen says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. Sharon says:

    These look so tasty and healthy! Wishing I had all the ingredients on hand to try this recipe today! Thanks for sharing with Wildcrafting Wednesday!

  13. Cindy says:

    Love this recipe, I am featuring it tonight at Gluten Free Fridays! Hope you can stop by and share more recipes! YUM!

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  17. I love the bright green color! I might have to get some millet. Thanks for sharing with Simple Meals Friday! This is one of our featured posts! I hope you join us again for our Holiday Edition.

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    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. These look delicious and so fluffy!
    Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday!

  20. I love the wonderful colour of these wholesome pancakes. They sound so flavourful too!

  21. Carole says:

    Hi there. Food on Friday:Zucchini is open for entries. This looks like a good one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links. Happy New Year!

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  23. jamie says:

    I love making pancakes in the morning and have been looking for a good gf, soaked grain recipe. Also, I’ve never cooked with millet. This recipe sounds great!!
    I’m wondering, is a vitamix necessary for this recipe? I have a food processor and an immersion blender but don’t want to burn out an appliance that isn’t equipped for the job.

    • Dawn Tasher says:

      Hi Jamie! I don’t think a food processor or immersion blender are up to the task, unfortunately. ๐Ÿ™ I honestly have never tried it, but I think you need more power than that to grind these grains. Sorry!

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