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.
- 2 cups finely shredded fresh zucchini (, 2 - 8-inch zucchini required)
- 4 large eggs, beaten
- 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 cup melted butter (, for rub) or 1⁄4 cup melted margarine (, for rub)
- Wash and shred zucchini on a fine shredder (DO NOT PEEL).
- In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs; add shredded zucchini and mix well using a fork.
- Add flour, sugar, salt and olive oil and stir well to blend.
- Finally, add baking powder and mix using a spoon (Batter consistency should be like heavy whipping cream).
- Preheat griddle to 425- 450°F.
- If using a heavy duty frying pan, heat to medium-high heat; adjust heat if necessary.
- Rub grill or frying pan with oil before cooking each batch of pancakes.
- Spoon batter onto hot griddle (about 2 tablespoons for each pancake).
- 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.
- 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.
- Serve with your choice of jams or syrups.
- Also very good with sour cream or yogurt along with your choice of jams or syrups, or you can eat them just plain.
- These pancakes are delicious for breakfast, brunch or just as a snack anytime.
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.
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. :)
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.