Today may be the first official day of Fall but I am still enjoying all of summers bounty like these amazing honey lemon zucchini pancakes, especially when topped with some homemade berry syrups! These zucchini pancakes are so easy to make! This is a basic pancake recipe with the addition of zucchini, lemon and honey where you simply mix all of the ingredients before grilling them in a pan until they are golden brown, light and fluffy, moist and oh so good! I like to enjoy these pancakes with maple syrup, honey, or even better, some fresh homemade berry syrups like blueberry syrup, blackberry syrup or strawberry syrup. These honey lemon zucchini pancakes make for a perfect breakfast, brunch or dinner and they are so easy to make that you’ll be making them all the time!
Honey and Lemon Zucchini Pancakes
Light, fluffy and moist zucchini pancakes with a hint of honey and lemon!
- 1 cup all purpose flour (rice flour for gluten-free)
- 1 cup zucchini, grated or shredded and squeezed to remove excess liquid
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- Lightly mix everything.
- Heat a pan over medium heat, optionally with a bit of oil or butter, add 1/4 to 1/3 cup batter and cook until bubbles start to form on the surface, about 1-2 minutes, before flipping and cooking until the bottom is lightly golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Repeat until done.
Option: Replace some or all of the flour with whole wheat flour.
Option: Use gluten-free flour blend for gluten-free.
Option: Use oil instead melted butter.
Option: Use almond milk or other milk substitute.
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Barbara Hejtmanek says
Do you think I could substitute applesauce for the oil and use non-fat milk and get a good result? (On a heart disease reversal diet that’s extremely low-fat. Any other of your delicious-looking recipes that might fit the bill? ). I love seeing your posts.
Yes you can! Apple sauce is a nice substitute for oil in pancakes.
Stephanie Chippendale says
Made these this morning and loved them! The lemon with the zucchini is just perfect. My new weekend favorite!
Fantastic, light, delicate, flavorful, Wonderful use of zucchini.
Judy Williams says
I would like to use buttermilk instead of milk. Are there any changes I would need to make?
Have been following you some years now and have gotten a ton of delicious recipes. Thank
you smooch!!! Judy
Buttermilk works really well here, just replace the milk with an equal amount of buttermilk. Enjoy!