High Protein Zucchini Pancakes are so good and made with only four ingredients. These healthy zucchini pancakes remind me of zucchini bread, but in pancake form. Top with almond butter, fresh fruit and maple syrup for a real breakfast treat! 

Protein Zucchini Pancakes stacked on a white plate and topped with berries

Zucchini Pancakes

I really hope you aren’t sick of zucchini because I have another zucchini recipe for you today! And even if you are sick of zucchini, I am sure you still have lots to use up so at least I am giving you a new recipe to try! We can’t let the zucchini go to waste! And I guarantee you will fall in love with zucchini all over again after you make these High Protein Zucchini Pancakes. They are delicious and a great way to use up your summer squash!

Protein Zucchini Pancakes on a white plate served with a cup of frothy coffee

How to make Zucchini Pancakes

This zucchini pancake recipe could not be easier! You simply mix the four ingredients (protein powder, baking powder, egg whites, zucchini) in a small bowl. You can also add cinnamon, if you like. To grate the zucchini, I use this grater. I’ve been using it for years and it works very well for grating a variety of foods. I like to grate a whole zucchini and then divide the shreds into baggies in portions of about 75 grams, so my zucchini is ready to go for zucchini pancakes all week.

ingredients for zucchini pancakes in a white bowl on a marble counter

I measure all my ingredients in grams on a kitchen scale, but if you don’t own a kitchen scale, I’ve added measurement tips in the notes section of the recipe card, below.  Once you’ve mixed the ingredients together, measure about 1/4 cup batter per pancake to drop onto a heated skillet or griddle. In the picture below, I’m using this nonstick crepe skillet and it works so well with no sticking. Flip pancakes after about 5 minutes. Let them cook about 3 minutes on the second side.

cooking zucchini pancakes on a large skillet

That’s it! Now, you’ve got a plate of pancakes to enjoy. Yes, you get the whole plate!

woman's hand holding a fork in a pancake stack

What’s so great about these High Protein Zucchini Pancakes?

  • First off, this recipe is absolutely delicious. These pancakes may not be quite as fluffy as the classic buttermilk pancake recipe, but they are super tasty and satisfying.
  • This recipe makes a LARGE single serving of zucchini pancakes for only 175 calories, under 8 grams of carbs and a whopping almost 34 grams of protein! 🙌🏻 I love that I get the whole serving to myself! Of course, feel free to double or even triple this recipe, if you’re feeding more mouths!
  • These pancakes are packed with protein and they’ll give you close to a serving of veggies. And, no, you can’t taste the zucchini! You’d never even know it was there, if you didn’t see little green flecks.

Best Protein for Protein Pancakes 

I will say, the type of protein you use for these zucchini protein pancakes is important. I absolutely LOVE the brand PEScience for these pancakes. I order my PEScience Protein Powder from Amazon. I’m sure other brands will work fine, but if you want the best results I would suggest this brand. It works well for any high protein baking that you might do. Feel free to use any favorite flavor.

Pescience protein powder for protein pancakes

Looking for other ways to use up zucchini:

Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Zucchini Muffins

Healthy Zucchini Turkey Burgers

Healthy Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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Protein Zucchini Pancakes with a gold fork in one bite
Protein Zucchini Pancakes stacked on a white plate and topped with berries
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5 from 5 votes
Nutrition Facts
High Protein Zucchini Pancakes
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (full recipe))
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 11
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.2g2%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 923.6mg40%
Potassium 436.7mg12%
Carbohydrates 7.6g3%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Sugar 4.9g5%
Protein 33.9g68%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 18.6mg23%
Calcium 3038mg304%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:1 serving of 4 large pancakes
High Protein Zucchini Pancakes
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
 

High Protein Zucchini Pancakes are so good and made with only four ingredients. These healthy zucchini pancakes remind me of zucchini bread, but in pancake form. Top with almond butter, fresh fruit and maple syrup for a real breakfast treat! 

Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and spray with a nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl. Stir ingredients together until combined.

  3. Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake, onto heated griddle. Will make 4-5 pancakes.

  4. Cook on one side for about 5 minutes, flip and cook on the other side about 3 minutes. Serve with your favorite toppings.

Recipe Notes

*Other protein powder brands may not yield proper results. Protein powders are definitely different when baking and making pancakes or waffles. I have found this one to work well for baking and making pancakes.

**I measure all ingredients in grams for this recipe. If you don't have a food scale, start with about 1/4 cup egg whites, adding 1 tablespoon at a time until you get the right consistency of pancake batter.

***Liquid from zucchini does not have to be squeezed out. 75 grams of zucchini will be about 1/2 cup.

****These pancakes do not work well as waffles. I have tried and they puffed up too much in my waffle iron.

Author: Kim
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy zucchini pancakes, protein zucchini pancakes, zucchini pancakes

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