Zucchini Buckwheat Pancakes


These zucchini pancakes are prepared with grated zucchini and a hint of cheddar cheese. Serve them with a dollop of sour cream. This is much easier to persuade your kids or your picky hubby to eat their veggies. And if you are growing zucchini, then this is also one very delicious way to use up a lot at once. I used the mild cheddar, which is matured about 4 months, for the recipe, but Feta, or parmesan would work great too.


  • 300 g Zucchini, grated
  • 2 Shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 Eggs
  • 60 g Cheddar, grated
  • 1 tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Spring onion, chopped
  1. Grate the zucchini into a mixing bowl. Stir in the finely chopped shallots, eggs, cheddar, parsley, spring onion, and garlic. Stir in the buckwheat and wholewheat flours, salt, and pepper.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Drop tablespoons of the batter into the skillet. Cook the pancakes two minutes on each side until browned. Place the pancakes on a sheet pan and keep warm in the oven. Continue to pan-fry the pancakes until all the batter is used.
Zucchini Buckwheat Pancakes

88 comments:

Ivy 23/5/10 07:00

These are delicious and almost like the Greek ones we call kolokythokeftedes. I have posted the recipe in the early stages of blogging back in 2007. Just a few minor changes and in the Greek ones feta is added. Here is the link in case you want to check it out http://kopiaste.org/2007/12/kolokythokeftedes-courgette-patties/

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MaryMoh 23/5/10 08:39

Mmmmm....my favourite. I love it dipped in chili sauce. This is a good way to hide vegetables. My children will happily eat these :D

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Peanutts 23/5/10 09:14

yummm , very healthy but looks tempting

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KennyT 23/5/10 09:49

They look so yummy! I would like to try pancakes that are made with buckwheat.

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Happy Cook 23/5/10 10:13

I love zucchini pancakes and this just looks so so delcious.

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tigerfish 23/5/10 10:55

I admit that other than eggplant, zucchini is another vegetable that I seldom use. The Western dishes which often served them steamed may have spoiled it for me. When I see you make pancakes out of zucchini, I can't find any reasons to resist or reject them as they look very delectable.

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simply.food 23/5/10 11:18

Healthy, yummy nad absolutely delicious.

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Priya 23/5/10 11:46

Wat a healthy and absolutely tempting pancakes, love it..

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Trissa 23/5/10 12:20

Perfect way to use up leftover zucchini - I love the addition of cheese.

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Chef E 23/5/10 12:30

I love cooking with buckwheat and love its nutty flavor, so I can imagine how great this is. I need to get more into zucchini recipes! Or hey, you just stop by and bring me some of these :)

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sangeeta 23/5/10 13:17

Lovely pictures and i know they are yummy.....
i have posted a similar recipe without cheese , you might like to check out..
http://banaraskakhana.blogspot.com/2010/03/vrat-ka-khana-kuttu-ki-tikki-buckwheat.html

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My Little Space 23/5/10 13:35

Such interesting savory pancake! I think these should be fantastic to eat with some chili sauce. Yumm....

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Selba 23/5/10 14:10

It looks so delicious... btw, I did try the fried zucchini in batter! it's yummy :)

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Belinda @zomppa 23/5/10 14:16

This is not a good post for me to read on a rainy Sunday morning...without having any to wake up to! =)

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Dinners and Dreams 23/5/10 14:24

The buckwheat must taste really good with buckwheat. I want to definitely try these.

Nisrine

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tasteofbeirut 23/5/10 14:35

We make a similar pancake with zucchini pulp in lebanese kitchens; yours looks so yummy with the addition of cheese and buckwheat!

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Pam 23/5/10 14:44

They look delicious and I bet the buckwheat adds a unique flavor. Another great zucchini dish! Thanks!

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Dishesdone 23/5/10 14:48

Your pancakes look delicious, we love zucchini, nice way to use it! WIll have to try this one, too, soon!

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Mary 23/5/10 15:09

What a lovely hearty combination. I love all types of pancakes and vegetable fritters. These look especially good. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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M D 23/5/10 15:33

lovely pancakes. these are surely great start for a healthy breakfast!

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Lazaro Cooks! 23/5/10 15:52

Intersing take on savory pancakes. Good way to use zucchini.

Cheers!

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Katie@Cozydelicious 23/5/10 16:05

I'm always looking for a new way to use zucchini. These look great. I love the cheese here, and I bet the buckwheat adds such a great nutty flavor. Yum!

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A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine 23/5/10 16:09

Lovely pancakes..very healthy too..

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Jo 23/5/10 16:12

Hmm these look delicious and absolutely healthy as well.

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Vrinda 23/5/10 16:34

I am having regular pancake while reading ur post... new pancake to me,sounds good with Zucchini

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Anncoo 23/5/10 16:55

Mmm...Angie...I'm drooling over this lovely zucchini pancakes. Love your first picture :)

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Pete 23/5/10 17:29

Great way to get kids to eat their greens, LOL!

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TasteHongKong 23/5/10 17:36

I wish I could have some space to grow zucchini myself. Love your healthy pancakes from buckwheat.

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grace 23/5/10 18:47

awesome! these would be delicious and appropriate for any meal! i'd have to use pepperjack cheese instead of cheddar since i'm super addicted to it, but i think it's a great recipe!

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Truffle Shuffle 23/5/10 22:11

Ooh, those look yummy. I love zucchini in savory foods or baked goods. Thank you for the recipe.

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The Cilantropist 23/5/10 23:18

Mmmm... these look great! I know some friends who make a version of these although I have never tried them. With summer coming up, this is a great recipe!

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 24/5/10 00:15

Buckwheat is a very healthy alternative to flour. Gorgeous pancakes!

Cheers,

Rosa

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Hettar7 24/5/10 00:42

Oh yes, one can never have too many ways to use up zucchini. I know of what you speak. Thanks for supplying me with another one. I like the addition of cheese in this.

Of course, the same principle goes for okra. Yummy Yummy Slimey Prolific Okra. One needs a lot of creative recipes for that veggie too.

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Ellie (Almost Bourdain) 24/5/10 01:22

Gorgeous pancake. Love all the nice dishes you made with zucchini.

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♥LOVE2COOK♥ 24/5/10 01:34

OMG, look at those pancakes! Beautiful colors! Where's mine??? ;)

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A Canadian Foodie 24/5/10 01:52

Now these are healthy and flavourful - and would be great with feta, as well!
:)
Valerie

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shriya 24/5/10 02:21

wow!!! This is definitely a unique recipe. Looks delicious and delectable. sooo perfect.

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Cristina @TeenieCakes 24/5/10 03:08

These look delicious for any time of the day! I hadn't considered a savory version of pancakes...I see the word "pancakes" and I think butter and syrup. Saved this to my recipe file. I can taste them already!

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citronetvanille 24/5/10 03:15

Love zucchini pancakes! and your recipe is a great one!

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kitchen flavours 24/5/10 04:31

I love savoury pancakes. These look good!

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Arlette 24/5/10 05:28

what a gorgeous pancakes , its been a while since i made them, maybe its about time to whip a new batch...
Great photos

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OysterCulture 24/5/10 05:39

I have not seen too many zucchini yet, but I have buckwheat and this recipe looks like a must to try. I love savory pancakes but usually make a corn version. This sounds like a great new method.

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3 hungry tummies 24/5/10 06:39

Oh I would dip these little beauties into some sweet chili sauce hehe

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GayathriRaj 24/5/10 06:59

This is looking very attractive...i love the final color and its very easy too....thanks for sharing...

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Cheah 24/5/10 11:31

Haven't eaten this before, would certainly need to try it! Thanks for sharing.

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Heavenly Housewife 24/5/10 14:12

I absolutely love this kind of thing. I'm sure if I made them, Id gobble them all up in no time :D I think they would be amazing with some sour cream on the side.
*kisses* HH

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Claudia 24/5/10 15:20

This is a must-do when the zucchini comes in. I don't need to "hide" vegetables from my family but they would definitely appreciate this recipe. Plus your photos draw me in for a bite.

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Jay 24/5/10 15:34

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Some awards are waiting for you in my blog. Plz stop by to collect them.

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Biren 24/5/10 16:55

These look so yummy! I am going to try this the next time I make pancakes. Love zucchinis.

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A Thought For Food 24/5/10 18:39

Growing up with latkes, I'm a huge fan of any kind of fried veggie pancake. Sweet potato, zucchini... it's all so tasty. These look fantastic!

Any suggestions for a sauce to serve them with?

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Angie's Recipes 24/5/10 18:43

Jay: Thank you. Will do.
A Thought For Food: How about sour cream? ;-) I like to eat them with Greek yogurt sauce though.

And thank you, my friends, for your kind words.

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Sarah Naveen 24/5/10 21:06

Healthy and yummy!!!...loved it

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Joanne 24/5/10 21:12

Boy do these pancakes look delicious! I would love a plateful for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

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Fimère 24/5/10 22:31

ces pancakes aux courgettes doivent être vraiment délicieux, j'aime beaucoup la préparation
je note
bonne soirée

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Devaki 24/5/10 23:40

Dear Angie -

Zucchini + cheddar + pancakes = Yummy!

What a great meal with fresh zucchini. With all that moistness it will add, what's not to love?

Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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Christine@Christine's Recipes 24/5/10 23:46

The zucchini pancakes look so delicious and must be very smooth with the cheese.

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Cinnamon-Girl 25/5/10 03:43

What yummy little zucchini pancakes Angie! I just started liking zucchini last summer. I'm going to grow some in my garden - can't wait to make these!

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Cinnamon-Girl 25/5/10 03:45

P.S. Moon being on a diet has been torturous at times! It's been over a week and he is still not used to it. I can't keep him by me so much now while I'm cooking because of his begging and crying...

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theUngourmet 25/5/10 04:59

Fabulous! I'm actually happy that it's time for zucchini once again! ;)

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sweetlife 25/5/10 05:04

I love zuchinni pancakes, but have never tried them with buckwheat and cheddar, great recipe, I'm bookmarking this, I'm excited

sweetlife

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5 Star Foodie 25/5/10 06:02

I'm totally making these tomorrow as I have zucchini to use up and plenty of buckwheat flour. Yummy pancakes!

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Angie's Recipes 25/5/10 06:28

Cinnamon-Girl: poor Moon, it's going to be hard for both of you. I put Hermes' food on a higher shelf, so he will have to stand up to get them each time. We even got a "Slim Cat" food distributor ball, so he must roll the ball to get the food out. I have been getting lots of scratches on the legs and behind from Hermes because he is hungry 24-7.

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Honey Bee Sweets 25/5/10 09:16

I have always wanted to make zucchini pancakes! And yours are delicious looking! Would it be alright if I replace the buckwheat with plain flour? Thanks for sharing!

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Angie's Recipes 25/5/10 09:57

Honey Bee Sweets: yes, plain flour will work.

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homeladychef 25/5/10 12:06

Come here for what?? I am hungry already!

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Maria 25/5/10 14:31

I've only ever had the Greek version of zucchini "cakes" but these sound fantastic. I love the shallots and the cheese here, not to mention the healthy flours you've used to make these a more health-conscious option.

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Momgateway 25/5/10 15:26

I'm a zucchini fan and this is one dish I'd love to try!

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Mother Rimmy 25/5/10 16:00

I love all the healthy ingredients you've used here. They look delectable!

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alwayswinner786 25/5/10 16:52

Its mouthwatering! Healthy bite!

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Chow and Chatter 25/5/10 23:46

oh wow these are great and your right nice way to get the veggies in

thanks for the kind words on my blog always enjoy yours Rebecca

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Miranda 26/5/10 01:56

My mom made buckwheat but never with zucchini. I loved it and I bet I would love these too!

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Stella 26/5/10 03:10

I love this, Angie. I personally think that zucchini makes everything better (smile). I also love fritters, so I might actually try to make these ( a vegan version). I'm trying to be vegan. It's hard though...

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denise @ quickies on the dinner table 26/5/10 03:57

I recently became a zucchini nut and this is a wonderful way to use it! Cheese in the mix only makes it better!

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munchcrunchandsuch 26/5/10 04:21

I recently watched a similar kind of pancake on tv..loved it..the same here..looks pretty gud

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Chetana 26/5/10 06:51

Hey Angie,
First time to ur wonderful page...will stay and browse sum awesome recipes.Between a food blogger from down under.
Loved dis recipe...I make fritters in de similar way..
Thks for sharing.
Will be bk for more.
Cheers,
Chetana.
www.myrecipegalore.blogspot.com

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The Duo Dishes 26/5/10 08:04

They'd go great with a dollop of Greek yogurt. Yum!

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Kait 26/5/10 18:43

Buckwheat pancakes are my favorite. I can't wait to try it with zucchini.

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Shirley @ Kokken69 27/5/10 17:00

I do love anything with Zucchini... with buckwheat flour too... a healthier snack!

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Taylor 27/5/10 21:15

These look delicious! I'm definitely looking for ways to use up all the zucchini that is about to come!

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Elina 27/5/10 21:25

Wow, these look really incredible. They remind me of something my mom makes but Russian style :)

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Sook 28/5/10 23:09

I've had something similar before and loved it! I have never tried buckwheat though. Sounds fantastic!

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Janet @Gourmet Traveller 88 2/6/10 22:30

Not sure where I can get buckwheat flour in Basel so I bought 2 packs when I was in Normandy. Gotta try out your zucchini bw pancakes.

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Y 7/6/10 12:30

I had a zucchini fritter recipe I used to love making all the time. Then I accidentally misplaced the recipe one day and haven't been able to replicate the fritters since. Might give yours a go as they look fantastic, and I love baking/cooking with buckwheat flour.

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Foodessa 8/6/10 13:56

This is certainly a recipe I would be willing to try...as soon as that mini truck load of zucchini come in from my in-laws garden.

Thanks for the inspiration.
Flavourful wishes, Claudia

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