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Zucchini Bread Pancakes

These Zucchini Bread Pancakes are a delicious way to use up any extra zucchini you have around!  They’re hearty and SO good!

I’ve always been very open about my love of pancakes and zucchini.  There’s no sense in hiding a love affair if it’s a good one right?  Then I thought what would happen if I brought two loves together and made them one? Voila…Zucchini Bread Pancakes.  I used my basic oatmeal pancake recipe as a base, then I added grated fresh zucchini.  I love how they turned out! 

Zucchini Bread Pancakes

When you think about it, zucchini bread is delicious, so why wouldn’t the same flavours work in a pancake?  Well, let me tell you that they do in fact work.  These pancakes are so good.  So good that even the self proclaimed zucchini haters in my family love them, and will eat many.

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These are great for breakfast but I also like to serve them up sometimes for backwards dinner!  I do that sometimes, because some days when Dad isn’t home for dinner, I get a little more relaxed with my meal planning.  Does this ever happen to you?  Who ever decided that pancakes weren’t acceptable for dinner?  I think they are a perfectly acceptable dinner idea and my kids love the change in routine!

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These pancakes are hearty, doughy, and have extra nutrition with the added zucchini and oats.  Winner winner pancake dinner.



Zucchini Bread Pancakes


These Zucchini Bread Pancakes are a delicious way to use up any extra zucchini you have around!  They’re hearty and SO good!



  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour (if you want you can use 1/2 cup all purpose (and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour))
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt (a Balkan or Greek works great (or even sour cream))
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup small zucchini (grated (about 1 ))


  1. Grate the zucchini. Then between a towel, squeeze out as much liquid as you can. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl combine the oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the yogurt, milk, eggs, vanilla and butter.
  4. Stir in the grated zucchini.
  5. Then add the wet ingredients to the dry. Combine.
  6. On a low to medium heat preheated griddle, scoop 1/4 cup of the batter for each pancake.
  7. Serve with syrup or a cinnamon/sugar mix.


I used a small zucchini for this recipe. My thoughts on this are: the more zucchini you use, and the less you wring it out, the more mushy your pancakes will be. So the amount of zucchini you use, is up to you. If you would like them more dry, I would suggest half of a small zucchini.

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These pancakes go really well with syrup, but they are the BEST with a little cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top!

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    July 13, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    this is pure BRILLIANCE!


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    July 13, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    My grandmother just brought me some zucchini yesterday. I was gonna make bread, but this looks really good!! I am stopping by from Someday Crafts.

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    July 13, 2011 at 2:25 PM

    Yum!! These look so good and I love that it gets me an extra little serving of veggies! I’m always looking for new breakfast ideas to spice up the mornings!

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    [email protected]!
    July 13, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    The hubs and I frequently enjoy breakfast for lunch…or dinner…together.

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    July 13, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    You little dare devil! These look fantastic! Now, what can I tell my husband the little green specks are… lol

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    Jess the balanced libra
    July 13, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    these look Amazing!!!! wow. YUMM!!
    jess @ the balanced libra

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    Katie @ This Chick Cooks
    July 13, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    Those zucchini pancakes look awesome. I think I’d be tempted to sprinkle on some chocolate chips 🙂 I’m adding you to my blog roll. Hope that’s ok!

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    Stephanie @ henry happened
    July 14, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    What a fabulous idea! (I’m never sure what to do with zucchini.) Did I miss something about the stampeding??

  • Reply ordinary MORMON MOM
    July 14, 2011 at 5:17 AM

    Can’t wait for my little zucchini to finish growing so I can try this!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Lindsay @ Delighted Momma
    July 14, 2011 at 3:24 PM

    Zucchini is one of my favs! I have never tried it in pancakes..but this sounds interesting! Yeay for pancake week!

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    July 14, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Hi Jo-Anna, Your pancakes sound delicious! I have lots of zucchini growing in my garden and this sounds like a great way to use them. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up to Tasty Tuesdays. Love your blog!

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    BreAna {Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced}
    July 19, 2011 at 2:32 AM

    Yum! I am definitely going to try this when my zucchini ripens. This sounds like a great way to start a day. I just found your blog today and I am excited to follow all your yummy posts. 🙂

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    kitchen doors glasgow
    July 20, 2011 at 5:17 AM

    These all are looks very best and I like to prepare it on birthday party. Your posts are very much valuable for me and best way to get idea in short time, superb post.

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    G and H
    July 21, 2011 at 2:33 AM

    I love zucchini bread, so I can’t wait to try this recipe!! What a perfect way to get my son to eat zucchini! Pinning!

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    July 26, 2011 at 11:25 PM

    Thank you so much for stopping by Cast Party Wednesday last week. I really appreciate you sharing your recipes with us. I hope you will join us again for another awesome party filled with yummy recipes.
    Thanks Again!

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    August 30, 2011 at 12:10 AM

    I’m making these for dinner tonight–so excited to try them out! Thanks for the recipe!

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    February 20, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    I just found your blog, and I’ll be following. I may also be making these pancakes for dinner since I can’t think about much else! Thanks.

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    August 13, 2012 at 1:37 AM

    How much is one small zucchini? I have a huge one that I need to use… 1 cup? Thanks!

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      A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
      August 13, 2012 at 1:58 AM

      I would say 1 cup sounds about right – so measure out one cup grated, then squeeze it out so your pancakes aren’t too soggy! I hope they turn out for you!

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    Emily Grace
    November 23, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Are the oats required?

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    August 25, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    Mmmm! Delicious and nutritious! It’s so important to keep healthy through the food you eat.

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