How to Make Gourmet Zucchini Pancakes

by Victoria Abel

A savory appetizer or light meal


  • 1 Cup Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • 2 Cups Grated Zucchini
  • ½ Cups Chopped Red Pepper
  • ½ Cups Chopped Yellow Pepper
  • ½ Cups Chopped Yellow Onion
  • Garnish:
  • Cream Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Salsa (hot if you like!)
  • Sliced cherry tomatoes
  • Cilantro leaf
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    These are not to be confused with breakfast pancakes, so put away the maple syrup!

    Step 2

    You will need: zucchini, peppers, onion, pancake mix, bacon (cream cheese, salsa, cherry tomatoes and cilantro; not pictured)

    Step 3

    When ever I make these I think of my friend in Santa Cruz and the beautiful old Victorian house that she rented which is where I first enjoyed these healthy, savory treats.

    Step 4

    Grate 2 cups of zucchini

    Step 5

    Chop half of a yellow pepper, a red pepper and a yellow onion (half a cup each)

    Step 6

    Prepare mixture for 6 to 7 pancakes

    Step 7

    One cup buttermilk pancake mix

    Step 8

    3/4 cup water

    Step 9

    Whisk together

    Step 10

    Add the veggies

    Step 11

    Stir until blended

    Step 12

    Drop a ladle size scoop into slightly oiled pan over medium heat (these are not deep fried)

    Step 13

    Spread out flat so the batter will have more surface area to cook through

    Step 14

    Flip when golden

    Step 15

    Done after about 1 1/2 minutes each side

    Step 16

    Make several and set aside

    Step 17

    Fry some bacon (unless you are a vegetarian!)

    Step 18

    Plate your pancake and re-warm it in the microwave until steamy. Garnish with cream cheese, a spoon full of salsa with sliced cherry tomatoes, cilantro and a strip of bacon.

    Step 19


    Step 20

    Perhaps a glass of Chardonnay?

    Step 21

    And enjoy your tasty coffee table picnic! ~ Thank you for following my guides!