Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a great vegetarian pancake, easy to make and is delicious. This recipe was passed to my Mother over 100 years ago and has been a favorite of the families.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and shred zucchini on a fine shredder (DO NOT PEEL).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs; add shredded zucchini and mix well using a fork.
  3. Add flour, sugar, salt and olive oil and stir well to blend.
  4. Finally, add baking powder and mix using a spoon (Batter consistency should be like heavy whipping cream).
  5. Preheat griddle to 425- 450°F.
  6. If using a heavy duty frying pan, heat to medium-high heat; adjust heat if necessary.
  7. Rub grill or frying pan with oil before cooking each batch of pancakes.
  8. Spoon batter onto hot griddle (about 2 tablespoons for each pancake).
  9. Cook until bubbles on the top of the pancake almost stop, about 1 1/2 minutes; turn pancake over and continue to cook for another 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until pancakes are done.
  10. When done, rub pancakes with melted butter and place in a preheated 250 F oven to keep warm until the remainder are cooked, or serve immediately.
  11. Serve with your choice of jams or syrups.
  12. Also very good with sour cream or yogurt along with your choice of jams or syrups, or you can eat them just plain.
  13. These pancakes are delicious for breakfast, brunch or just as a snack anytime.


Most Helpful

This recipe is really good. You can have them plain, with sour cream or ranch dressing on top. I tried a couple with a bit of grated carrott in the batter too with wonderful results. These make a great side dish, meal or breakfast.

Tara August 27, 2002

This is a really nice recipe. I finely shredded the zucchini, then drained and squeezed. I reserved the liquid and adjusted the consistency of the batter (adding a 1/4 cup) once all of the ingredients were combined. We are at a high elevation so dry/liquid usually needs to be tweeked anyway. I followed the recipe as written but added chopped cooked bacon to the cakes once they were poured on the griddle. They were are big hit! Thanks for the great recipe. :)

ravenredshoes October 05, 2016

My kids enjoyed these. I blended the zucchini and eggs so there wouldn't be any zucchini visible . The pancakes were tinted green and the kids thought it was cool.

Elizabeth & Matthew H. August 17, 2016

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