Zucchini Pancakes

C – Jim is always requesting savory pancakes and waffles.

I really don’t know why. Normal pancakes and waffles are already great. I think he just likes to be different. It must be something about having breakfast for dinner. I really don’t know. I’ve never received a clear answer from him.

When I stumbled upon zucchini pancakes, I had to make them for Jim. I knew he would be excited and he was. He didn’t know what hit him. He loved every single one of them.

I had to make them small. Sort of like silver dollar pancakes. I wanted to try making them like normal pancakes. But, they didn’t work out quite as I expected. The zucchini wouldn’t cook all the way through to the middle of the pancake. Making them smaller was a lot better and faster. I served it with some Sriracha mayonnaise. Jim couldn’t stop eating.

I loved the taste combination, a creamy spicy sauce with the pancake texture. One of the biggest things I like about this recipe was that I didn’t taste the zucchini much. They felt light when I ate them, but they really were filling.

Zucchini Pancakes
Recipe type: Mains
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 27 mins
Serves: 16 pancakes
  • 2 cups grated zucchini, juice squeezed out completely and discarded
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp chopped green onion
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt and pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp red chili flakes
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano, chopped finely
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil, or as needed
  • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  1. Stir zucchini, eggs, and green onion in a large bowl.
  2. Mix flour, Parmesan cheese, baking powder, salt, and oregano in a separate bowl.
  3. Stir mixture into zucchini until batter is just moistened.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Drop rounded spoonfuls of zucchini batter into hot oil. Pan fry until golden, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain pancakes on a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. Mix mayonnaise and Sriracha together in a small bowl.
  7. Serve pancakes with Sriracha mayonnaise.
  8. Enjoy!


I made them for dinner once and served it with the succotash recipe we made awhile ago.

It was a unique take on breakfast for dinner. We both really enjoyed it.

Adapted from: http://m.allrecipes.com/recipe/222870/moms-zucchini-pancakes

5 thoughts on “Zucchini Pancakes

  1. Hi! These pancakes look great. I plan to try them when we return from vacation. I’m Kelley Falk’s mom.

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