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Apr 22, 2019

Zucchini Cheese Pancakes

These zucchini cheese pancakes are perfect for breakfast, brunch, and even for snacks. You can refrigerate any leftovers and reheat them in the toaster oven.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Zucchini Cheese Pancakes

These cheesy pancakes are delicious hot off the griddle or at room temperature. You can also make them in advance and reheat them in the oven or toaster oven.

I had mine with a little salt and pepper, but you could top them with a little sour cream for a little extra richness.

Zucchini Cheese Pancakes with scallions

I'm a big fan of savory pancakes. If you are too, check out my Chinese scallion pancakes, Irish potato pancakes, and jalapeño corn cakes.

For the cheese, I used a combination of Cabot Creamery delicious Vermont Sharp Cheddar Cheese and their amazing Monterey Jack Cheese. Cabot is giving away a box of assorted cheeses for Brunch Week. Be sure to enter.

In fact, before you get to the recipe, be sure to read all about Brunch Week and the prizes you can win by entering.

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Zucchini and Cheddar Cheese Pancakes

Zucchini Cheese Pancakes

Yield: 20 small pancakes


  • 4 large eggs, whisked
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2/3 cup (57 grams) chopped scallions (about 1 bunch)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 cups (680 grams) coarsely grated zucchini, about one 10 inch zucchini
  • 1 3/4 cups (206 grams) flour
  • 1 cup (113 grams) freshly grated  cheddar or Jack cheese (or a combination of the two cheeses)


How to cook Zucchini Cheese Pancakes

  1. Beat the eggs with the olive oil and salt and pepper. 
  2. Add the scallions, dried herbs, zucchini, and cheese and mix.
  3. Add the flour and stir until just combined.
  4. Heat a griddle or frying pan over medium heat and add a small amount of butter or oil. 
  5. Scoop 1/4 cups of batter onto the griddle and cook the pancake for 3 or 4 minutes, until browned on the bottom. 
  6. Flip the pancakes over and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes, until browned on the other side. 
  7. Continue until you've used all of the batter. 
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature. 
  9. Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated in the toaster oven. 
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Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour.
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  1. I was just looking to use some zucchini - and I have eggs and love savory recipes. Thanks!

    1. I made them - didn't have enough flour so I subed 1/2 cup masa harina and halfway through frying I also added one fine-chopped jalapeno - for spicy eaters. I tried fat and thin pancakes, light brown and dark brown - the winner was fat and light brown. These taste so good! A good way to use extra zucchini and hide them away in the freezer for non-zucchini times.

  2. I love a mix of sweet & savory. Give me some Eggs Benedict & a cinnamon roll or waffle and I'm happy.

  3. This is perfect for breakfast or afternoon snacks. Love the savory and the sweet taste of this recipe. Will save this recipe.

  4. I love savory dishes, especially anything covered in Hollandaise sauce!

  5. My favorite brunch dish is baked French toast, but I love savory dishes, too.

  6. I prefer brunch on the weekends.


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