Vegan Zucchini Carrot Pancakes Recipe

Vegan Zucchini Carrot Pancakes are a delightful twist on traditional pancakes, bringing together the health benefits of vegetables with the sweet comfort of a breakfast favorite. These pancakes are not only nutritious but also flavorful, offering a great way to start your day or enjoy a light meal. Perfect for those following a vegan lifestyle or anyone looking to incorporate more veggies into their meals.


  • 1 cup grated zucchini (excess moisture removed)
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
  • 2.5 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup plant-based milk (such as almond, soy, or oat)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of salt (optional)
  • Oil or vegan butter for cooking


  1. Prepare Flax Egg: In a small bowl, mix the ground flaxseeds with 2.5 tablespoons of water. Let it sit for about 5 minutes to thicken, creating a “flax egg” which acts as a binder.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt if desired. Stir these together to evenly distribute the baking powder.
  3. Combine Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, mix the grated zucchini and carrots, plant-based milk, and maple syrup or agave nectar. Add the thickened flax egg to these wet ingredients and stir until well combined.
  4. Make Pancake Batter: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined; the batter should be slightly lumpy but well integrated. Be careful not to overmix as this can make the pancakes tough.
  5. Cook the Pancakes: Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and brush with oil or vegan butter. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake onto the hot skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the edges look set and bubbles begin to form on the surface. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side until golden and cooked through.
  6. Serve: Serve the pancakes hot with your choice of vegan toppings such as more maple syrup, fresh fruit, vegan yogurt, or a sprinkle of cinnamon.


These Vegan Zucchini Carrot Pancakes offer a fantastic way to enjoy a plant-based meal that is both satisfying and packed with nutrients. The natural sweetness of the carrots and the subtle flavor of the zucchini make these pancakes a hit for all ages. They’re perfect for a weekend brunch or a special breakfast that doesn’t compromise on taste or health. Enjoy these warm, fluffy pancakes and start your day with a smile!