Zucchini Bread Pancakes Recipe

Megan Myers | Stetted Updated

Zucchini Bread Pancakes are a summer breakfast everyone will love. Crunchy walnuts, delicious zucchini, and sweet syrup will start your...

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“Guess what tomorrow is?” my older son asks as I am tucking him in for the night.
“What?” I ask, knowing that part of this is just a way to stay up a smidge longer. Kids have a way with wanting to talk about everything when it’s bedtime.

“PANCAKE SUNDAY!”

When you’re 8, it’s hard to not get excited about having pancakes for breakfast. Heck, at any age it’s exciting! Though pancakes are incredibly simple to make, there is just something about them that screams “special morning.”

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While we tend to make the same basic pancakes most weekends, I like to mix it up when I feel like we’re in a flapjack rut. Since it’s summertime and we’re deep in summer produce, I figured, why not zucchini bread pancakes?

I love turning favorite quick breads into pancakes. My banana bread pancakes were one of the first recipes I made for Food Fanatic, but now that I can’t eat bananas I’m always looking for similar recipes, and this one is it!

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Zucchini bread pancakes have all the flavor of that lovely snack — I’m sure I’m not the only one who can devour half a loaf of zucchini bread in the blink of an eye. My kids are still sometimes suspicious of zucchini bread, but they really can’t say no to a stack of pancakes.

This recipe only uses one small-to-medium zucchini, but you can easily double it if you need to use up more of your garden haul! Grated zucchini also freezes well, so go ahead and grate extra and then freeze into portioned packs.

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If you or your family don’t like walnuts, feel free to skip them, or just serve them on the side for those who enjoy a bit of crunch. Either way, you’ll love these zucchini bread pancakes!

These chocolate zucchini muffins are another great way to sneak vegetables into breakfast. You could use them for inspiration and add some cocoa powder or chocolate chips to these zucchini bread pancakes, too! 

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Zucchini Bread Pancakes Recipe

    6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 cup Grated Zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon Butter, Melted
  • Pure Maple Syrup, For serving

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In another bowl, mix together zucchini, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir in vanilla, egg, and milk.
  3. Stir wet ingredients into flour mixture until just combined, then stir in walnuts.
  4. Heat your griddle and spray with nonstick spray, if desired.
  5. Stir melted butter into pancake batter.
  6. Using a 1/4 cup scoop, scoop batter onto griddle. Cook pancakes until bubbles form and pop on the surface, then flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Repeat until all batter is used.
  7. Serve with maple syrup and additional walnuts, if desired.

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Author: Megan Myers
Recipe Yields: 6 pancakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 pancake
Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 76
Calories 205

% Daily Value*
15%
Total Fat 10g
5%
  Saturated Fat 1g
14%
Sodium 330mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate 19g
2%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 1g
11%
Protein 5g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Megan Myers

About Megan

Megan is known for her commitment to eating local, fresh food and leading a well-fed life, as documented on her blog, Stetted. Around these parts, though, she's known for her commitment to phenomenal breakfast recipes.