Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Raven Higheagle


Fluffy buttermilk pancakes loaded with fresh shredded zucchini, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Zucchini Bread Pancakes are a perfect summer breakfast and a great way to use up some of those garden veggies!

I can’t think of a better way to start a Saturday.

Hot fluffy buttermilk paNCAKESSSSS!!!! [Oprah voice]

Shredded zucchini in pancakes works a lot like shredded zucchini in bread. It’s moist, it’s sweet, and it’s happy to be covered in brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Oh! I forgot to tell you about the pecans! I added pecans to the batter. The crunch is perfect.


★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves 4 to 6
10 Min
10 Min


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1 c
whole wheat flour
1 c
all purpose flour
2 Tbsp
brown sugar
2 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
2 c
whole fat buttermilk
2 large
eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 c
finely shredded zucchini (see note)
1/2 c
chopped pecans or walnuts
butter and syrup for serving

How to Make Zucchini Bread Pancakes


  • 1In a large bowl whisk together the flours, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  • 22Pour in the buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla.
  • 3Stir until just combined, making sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl so there are no pockets of dry mix.
  • 4Stir in the shredded zucchini and pecans.
  • 5Heat a griddle or skillet over medium high heat (I usually set the electric griddle to about 375 degrees)
  • 6I like to butter the griddle for pancakes. It gives them a slight buttery crisp on top.
  • 7Pour the batter onto the griddle to make your pancakes.
  • 8I find that a 1/4 cup measure works perfectly for scooping batter and pouring.
  • 9Let the first side cook until bubbles appear.
  • 10Flip and cook on the second side for 1-2 minutes. Repeat until you've used all the batter.
  • 11Serve with butter and syrup!
  • 12NOTE
    Make sure you zucchini is shredded finely so that it will break down in the cooking process.
  • 13I don't peel my zucchini. I love the green. But it's a matter of preference. You can peel yours if you'd like.

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