Zucchini Pancakes: A Savory Delight

These Zucchini Pancakes are a savory twist on a classic breakfast favorite, incorporating the freshness of zucchini into a light and fluffy pancake batter. Whether you’re looking for a new way to enjoy vegetables or need a versatile recipe that serves as breakfast, a side dish, or even a light main course, these pancakes are perfect. Let’s dive into making these deliciously easy Zucchini Pancakes.


  • 2 zucchinis, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 400 ml milk (about 2 glasses)
  • Salt, to taste
  • 200 ml water (about 1 glass)
  • 100 ml olive oil (about 1/2 cup), plus extra for frying
  • 2-3 g baking powder (about 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 300 g sifted wheat flour (about 3 glasses)


  1. Get the Zucchini Ready: Shred the zucchinis and put them in a strainer. Sprinkle a little salt over the grated zucchini and let it sit for about 10 minutes. This process helps draw out excess moisture. Press the zucchini to extract as much moisture as you can.
  2. Make the Batter: Beat the egg in a spacious mixing bowl. Gradually add the milk and water, whisking continuously to blend. Stir in the olive oil.
  3. Combine Dry Ingredients: In another bowl, mix the sifted wheat flour with the baking powder and a pinch of salt.
  4. Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until you have a smooth batter. The consistency should be similar to that of traditional pancake batter; adjust with a little more milk or flour if necessary.
  5. Add Zucchini: Fold the grated zucchini into the pancake batter, mixing well to ensure even distribution.
  6. Cook the Pancakes: Heat a non-stick skillet or frying pan over medium heat and brush with a little olive oil. Pour or ladle the batter onto the skillet, using roughly 1/4 cup for each pancake. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface and the edges seem firm, usually around 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes, or until both sides are golden brown and thoroughly cooked.
  7. Serve: Serve the zucchini pancakes warm. They can be enjoyed on their own or with a variety of toppings such as sour cream, Greek yogurt, or a sprinkle of fresh herbs for an extra flavor boost.


Zucchini Pancakes offer a delightful way to start your day or accompany your meals with a serving of vegetables disguised as a comforting pancake. Light, fluffy, and filled with the goodness of zucchini, these pancakes are a wonderful addition to any meal, providing a tasty option for both adults and children alike. Experiment with toppings and sides to find your favorite combination and enjoy the versatility of these savory pancakes.