Zucchini Bread Pancakes

I love zucchini, and it's always fun to find new ways to use it. I added my favorite zucchini bread ingredients, cinnamon and vanilla, to a fluffy pancake recipe! If you like nuts in your quick breads, you may try adding 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts or pecans to your batter.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 pancakes


  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup shredded zucchini

  • nonstick cooking spray


  1. Add lemon juice to a cup of milk. Set aside until milk starts to curdle, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center. Pour in curdled milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Stir with a spoon or whisk until the batter is just combined. Add shredded zucchini and mix until well incorporated.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface, about 2 minutes. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned, about 2 more minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Do not squeeze water out of your zucchini if using fresh. If using frozen, just drain lightly. You need the water so your batter is not too thick. If your batter is too thick, add a little more milk or water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

305 Calories
9g Fat
47g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 305
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 617mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 165mg 13%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 251mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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