Zucchini Parmesan Pancakes

I recently went through the time of TMZ; Too Much Zucchini.  Yes, all you vegetable gardeners know what I’m taking about!  That time, in late August or early September,  when you’re inundated with those very prolific zucchinis!  So, you’ve made zucchini bread, zucchini muffins, zucchini this, zucchini that and you’re at your wits end about what else to make.  

Well, here’s a simple recipe that will help you use at least some of your bounty.  These pancakes are easy to make and whip up quickly. They also freeze well, so you can put a batch in the freezer for later.  This is a pretty basic recipe, but it’s nutritious and versatile, and allows for any number of added extras.  As well, they can be served for breakfast, lunch or as a simple supper.  

Zucchini Parmesan Pancakes

Diff:  Easy     Prep:  20 min

Cook:  4 min.     Makes:  10 pancakes  


  • Two medium zucchini (about 3/4 pound), grated

  • 2 tablespoons grated red onion or 1/4 cup white onion

  • 4 large eggs, beaten

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1Tablespoon lemon zest

  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • Unsalted butter and vegetable oil


  • Preheat oven to 200 F.

  • Shred zucchinni into a bowl with the large grating side of a box grater or the grating disc of your food processor.

  • Stir in the onion and eggs.

  • Stir in flour, baking powder, minced garlic, onion,  lemon zest, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.

  • Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and melt 1/2 tablespoon butter and 1/2 tablespoon oil together in pan.

  • When the butter is hot, pour approximately 2-4 Tablespoons of batter per pancake into the pan.

  • Cook pancakes about two minutes on each side, or until the pancakes are browned.

  • Place pancakes on a dish, and place in the preheated oven.

  • Between batches, wipe out the pan with paper towels and add more butter and oil to the pan.  Continue to fry the pancakes until all the batter is used up.

  • Serve pancakes warm with your choice of topping, apple sauce, yogurt, maple syrup or jam. 



Sometimes something as simple as vegetarian pancakes can create a warming and comforting meal that will bring your family together in thanks and gratitude to the Lord.  Praise him for all his bounty!  

Wishing you all of God’s blessings, good health and happy eating!

Smiles and blessings,


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