These Fluffy Broccoli Pancakes with Avocado Cream are a brilliant way of adding greens to your meals that everybody will like! They’re super tasty and packed with goodness and yes… you guessed it, super easy to put together! The avocado cream that goes with them is key ( it disguises the broccoli flavour even further, so it’s a great way of getting broccoli into kids).

These Fluffy Broccoli Pancakes with Avocado Cream are a brilliant way of adding greens to your meals that everybody will like! They're super tasty, packed with goodness and easy to put together! The avocado cream that goes with them is key ( it disguises the broccoli flavour even further, so it's a great way of getting broccoli into kids). In this overhead shot the pancakes are placed on a plate in a semi circular fashion around a small bowl with the avocado cream. They are topped with some chopped fresh parsley. The plate is laying on a wooden bread cutting board and on the top right corner a spoon with some cream can be seen while on the bottom right corner there's a piece of white kitchen cloth.

These pancakes came about during the first covid lockdown in Spain, about a year ago now. Spring had kicked in and I was trying to make meals as interesting as possible as we couldn’t go out (and we were not going to be able to eat out in months – without knowing it at the time).

At home we love roasted broccoli, sautéed broccoli or broccoli rice… But at some point I was like, we need to try something different! So after the success of my courgette fritters on Instagram, this idea came to life.

These make a big batch, which is perfect as they can be cooked ahead of time, cooled and frozen until needed so you have a meal ready for another day. Place the cooled pancakes in an airtight container with baking parchment paper in between them and freeze.

Ways to Serve the Broccoli Pancakes

First things first, don’t you always have your sweet pancakes with something more creamy or liquidy (nut butters, nutella, maple syrup, cream – whipped or not -, jams…). These savoury pancakes shouldn’t be any different on that front, they also go super well with something creamy.

I love them with the Avocado Cream that I am sharing with you today, but you can serve them with other sauces like a garlicky mayo or sour cream or a yoghurt sauce. Any of these would be delicious.

On top of having them with a cream or sauce, you can also eat them with canned tuna or shredded chicken breasts. They make a great sort of tortilla base! More ideas: pan-seared salmon or smoked salmon, feta or grilled halloumi, prawns… These fluffy pancakes pair very well with all of these ingredients.

These Fluffy Broccoli Pancakes with Avocado Cream are a brilliant way of adding greens to your meals that everybody will like! They're super tasty, packed with goodness and easy to put together! The avocado cream that goes with them is key ( it disguises the broccoli flavour even further, so it's a great way of getting broccoli into kids). In this picture precisely, the avocado cream is highlighted. It's an overhead shot and there's a small bowl in the centre with the cream topped with some cracked black pepper.

How to Cook the Broccoli Pancakes to Perfection

Pan-fried: Before dolloping your batter into the pan, make sure it’s properly heated with the oil. You’ll know it’s ready if your pancake sizzles when it touches the pan. 

Oven: you can cook them in the oven too at 200ºC for 12-15 minutes on each side. Just spray or brush a light coating of oil on the sheet pan, shape the pancakes and on drizzle a bit more oil over them.

These Fluffy Broccoli Pancakes with Avocado Cream are a brilliant way of adding greens to your meals that everybody will like! They're super tasty, packed with goodness and easy to put together! The avocado cream that goes with them is key ( it disguises the broccoli flavour even further, so it's a great way of getting broccoli into kids). This is a very close up shot of the pancakes. The fluffiness can even be perceived.

How to Store Broccoli Pancakes

Fridge: Place the cooled pancakes in an airtight container and store for up to 5 days in the fridge (although they won’t last that long!). 

Freezer:  Place the cooled pancakes in an airtight container or freezer safe bag with parchment paper in between them if possible. The paper prevents them from getting stuck to each other. Store for up to 2 months in the freezer.

To Reheat: thaw the pancakes either overnight in the fridge or on the counter for about 30 minutes. Then simply reheat on a pan with a bit of oil (you can reheat them in the microwave too, but they get a bit mushy compared to reheating them on the pan).

These Fluffy Broccoli Pancakes with Avocado Cream are a brilliant way of adding greens to your meals that everybody will like! They're super tasty, packed with goodness and easy to put together! The avocado cream that goes with them is key ( it disguises the broccoli flavour even further, so it's a great way of getting broccoli into kids). In this overhead shot the pancakes are placed on a plate in a semi circular fashion around a small bowl with the avocado cream. They are topped with some chopped fresh parsley. The plate is laying on a wooden bread cutting board and on the top right corner a spoon with some cream can be seen while on the bottom right corner there's a piece of white kitchen cloth.

More Easy Weeknight Meal Ideas

You can have delicious and easy healthy meals throughout the week. Here you have a couple of ideas:

These Fluffy Broccoli Pancakes with Avocado Cream are a brilliant way of adding greens to your meals that everybody will like! They're super tasty, packed with goodness and easy to put together! The avocado cream that goes with them is key ( it disguises the broccoli flavour even further, so it's a great way of getting broccoli into kids). In this overhead shot the pancakes are placed on a plate in a semi circular fashion around a small bowl with the avocado cream. They are topped with some chopped fresh parsley.

If you make these Fluffy Broccoli Pancakes with Avocado Cream, be sure to leave a comment and rate it. Hearing from you is everything! Oh, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram, I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking! 

These Fluffy Broccoli Pancakes with Avocado Cream are a brilliant way of adding greens to your meals that everybody will like! They're super tasty, packed with goodness and easy to put together! The avocado cream that goes with them is key ( it disguises the broccoli flavour even further, so it's a great way of getting broccoli into kids). In this overhead shot the pancakes are placed on a plate in a semi circular fashion around a small bowl with the avocado cream. They are topped with some chopped fresh parsley. The plate is laying on a wooden bread cutting board and on the top right corner a spoon with some cream can be seen while on the bottom right corner there's a piece of white kitchen cloth.
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Fluffy Broccoli Pancakes with Avocado Cream

These Fluffy Broccoli Pancakes with Avocado Cream are a brilliant way of adding greens to your meals that everybody will like! They're tasty, packed with goodness and super easy to put together! The avocado cream that goes with them is key.
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Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 18 pancakes
Author: Paula

Ingredients

Pancakes

  • 350 g broccoli - cut into florets and stalk chopped
  • 75 g onion - roughly chopped (half medium-sized onion)
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 L egg
  • 100 ml milk - it can also be plant based
  • Salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Avocado Cream

  • 1 large avocado - stoned
  • 65 g Greek yoghurt
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic - roughly chopped
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • Parsley - optional, for garnish

Instructions

Pancakes

  • Place the broccoli stalk pieces and onion in the bowl of a food processor. Blitz to make them smaller. Add the broccoli florets, flour, baking powder, egg, milk and a teaspoon of salt and blitz until smooth.
  • Heat some olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the pancake mixture (1.5 tablespoons per pancake). Fry for a couple of minutes per side. Set aside until you are done with all the batter.

Avocado Cream

  • Blend all the ingredients with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Start with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and adjust with more to taste.
  • Serve the pancakes with the avocado cream and garnish with chopped parsley. Enjoy!

Notes

  •  These make a big batch, which is perfect as they can be cooked ahead of time, cooled and frozen until needed so you have a meal ready for another day. Place the cooled pancakes in an airtight container with baking parchment paper in between them and freeze.
  • They can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container.

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  1. M’encanta aquesta recepta! És la preferida per al més petit de la casa! Fàcil de fer i saludable5 stars

    1. Paula Author says:

      thanks for making it Marta!!! So glad you liked it ;). And indeed, it’s a perfect one for kids. Delicious and nutritious. // Gràcies per fer-la Marta! Mooolt feliç de que us agradi.

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