Whole Wheat Zucchini Pancakes

Don’t freak out.


They are just vegetables and you eat carrots (vegetable too!) in sweet things like carrot cake.

And just because you see flecks of green doesn’t mean that you have to cringe with every bite.

What it does mean, is that you can have lots more syrup to counteract the healthiness in this breakfast. 🙂

This is always my motto. 😉

This was the reassurance I had to give to my husband to be able to eat them.

I wish I had taken a photo of his face while he ate these.

Make them for your family and get a kick out of their faces, while you enjoy a deliciously healthy breakfast.



Whole Wheat Zucchini Pancakes

adapted from Healthy Food for Living


  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites (2 egg whites)
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini, wrapped in a kitchen towel, paper towel or cheese cloth and wrung out to remove excess moisture


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the egg whites, milk and vanilla extract.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients and zucchini into the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  4. Scoop by the 1/4 cup onto a greased griddle.
  5. Serve hot with your favorite pancake toppings (maple syrup, peanut butter, fresh fruit…).

Servings: 4-5


    1. Don’t you just love getting a kick out of your husband when he loves something you make and later you reveal that it was really good for him! 🙂 Sneaky, sneaky!

    1. Soooo good. You got me started on that Zucchini kick starting with those delicious Zucchini Chocolate Chip Brownies of yours! 🙂

  1. So, I made this for just myself last Saturday because I thought they might taste too “healthy” for my husband. But after one bite, I immediately felt guilty about getting to enjoy these delicious pancakes while my husband ate a bowl of corn flakes! I made them again the next morning for both of us, and this time my husband gave them rave reviews as well! Great place to start on your long list of pancake recipes… I hardly know where to go next!

  2. I’m going pin-happy over your recipes, thank you so much to take the time to document all these! I’ve beenw anting to make my cooking and baking a little bit healthier and this is great help! <3

  3. These were the best pancakes I’ve had in a while! They were soft and fluffy and I like the fact that you can’t even Taste the zucchini;) great recipe

  4. I made these today! Was looking for a pancake recipe from Chocolate & Carrots (I know you have a lot) and noticed a gigantic zucchini from our garden! They are really good, and I added chocolate chips to mine. 🙂

  5. Oh and also I substituted 1/2 cup of the flour with home-ground oat flour, which made them chunkier, like I like it 🙂

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