Video/Recipe: Grain-Free Zucchini Pancakes

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It’s summer and the zucchini are coming in! Of course I forage for them as I do not have room in my garden for growing large zucchini plants. I did try that last year and I got one zucchini before the plants faded away. Very disappointing. However, my local real food market, Rita’s Real Food in Bayport, is selling large zucchini for $1.50 per pound. That’s a bargain!

If you are lucky enough to grow zucchini, I’m sure you are wondering what to do with them all! This is a great recipe for making a wonderful and fun snack for kids and adults that is SCD/GAPS friendly, especially in the early stages of the diet. Zucchini is one of the first vegetables to eat on these diets as it is so easy to digest when it is peeled and deseeded. For another great zucchini recipe check out my Coconut Zucchini Muffins!

Zucchini or courgette is full of vitamins A, C and folate. It has moderate amounts of choline, vitamin K and trace amounts of the B vitamins. It is also full of potassium with some phosphorus, calcium and magnesium and trace minerals. There is a healthy 2:1 ratio of Omega 3 to 6. It’s a winner!


Grain-Free Zucchini Pancakes


5 – 6 pounds zucchini squash  (organic if possible)

10 eggs (pastured if possible)

1 cup coconut flour

2 -3 teaspoons sea salt

Butter, coconut oil  or ghee for cooking


  • Peel and deseed all the zucchini. If you are not on SCD or GAPS and you don’t mind seed and skins, skip this step. This is a great snack for those in the early stages of SCD/GAPS so peeling and deseeding is important.
  • Using the grate attachment on the food processor, grate all the zucchini
  • Saute the zucchini in ghee or butter until soft and then place in mesh strainer to drip out excess water
  • Crack the eggs in a separate bowl first, as fishing shells out of the processor bowl is difficult
  • Process the eggs in the food processor
  • Add 2-3 teaspoons of salt (these are really good salty)
  • Add the zucchini and gently mix
  • Add the cup of coconut flour in small increments and process until the batter is somewhat firm but not too stiff

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  • Alison July 18, 2011, 7:50 am

    yum! we love grain free pancakes and just got tons of zucchini from our CSA! Thanks for the recipe!

  • angie July 18, 2011, 8:07 pm

    sounds great

  • Bibi July 18, 2011, 9:03 pm

    What a great recipe. My kids love pancakes and as long as it looks like a pancake they will eat it….can’t wait to try it when we get home.

    • Jill July 18, 2011, 9:27 pm

      Hi Bibi,
      I think they will like them!

  • Susan with Permanent Posies July 18, 2011, 10:17 pm

    Do you serve those with dinner or as breakfast food with syrup? These looked really good and my Celiac daughter would love them. I have not cooked with ghee (she probably has) but I think I will surprise her on vacation with these. We are taking all my grandchildren and my 3 daughters to the mountains….with a full kitchen. Some gluten free breads, desserts or pastas don’t taste very good leftover. I am assuming these do since you make so much of it at once. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jill July 19, 2011, 6:21 am

      Hi Susan,
      I manly use these as snacks. They are great hot off the grill, but then I pack three together in wax paper, pack into containers and freeze. They will stay in the frig for about one week. With all the fat used in cooking them, you don’t need any sweeteners — at least I don’t eat them that way. Let me know how they like them!

  • Cielo of Brown Pinay July 23, 2011, 5:55 am

    Yum Yum Thanks for the recipe….Mine is up at FTF No. 21. Hope you can visit back…

  • Miz Helen July 24, 2011, 4:34 pm

    Hi Jill,
    Another one of your great video’s. Those cakes look so good. Thank you so much for sharing this great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and please come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Sheryl July 26, 2011, 4:51 pm

    Thank you so much for stopping by Cast Party Wednesday last week. I really appreciate you sharing your recipe with us. I hope you will join us again for another awesome party filled with yummy recipes.
    Thanks Again!

  • Sam August 7, 2011, 3:46 pm

    Just made these with fat from this mornings bacon and they are sooo yummy! Thanks for the recipe:)

    • Jill August 8, 2011, 4:12 pm

      Hi Sam,
      Thanks for letting me know! Wow I’m sure they were great with bacon!

  • Gloria May 24, 2012, 12:54 pm

    Hi Jill!
    I am so glad I found your blog. All the information you post is so useful, especially since my family of three is on day four of the introductory GAPS diet. My husband is doing it a bit more modified than my son and me, since he works and it is difficult to get him to take lunch when he is with clients at their refineries. I try to pack him some bone broth and some probiotic drink as often as I can. Dinner is more according to the GAPS protocol.
    Anyways, these pancakes look and sound so delicious. I made my son pancakes this morning with butternut squash combined with almond butter and eggs. He loved them! But I will definitely make yours.
    Thank you for all the great information. I have been reading so many of your articles and watching so many of your videos. All of it is so helpful when one is new to GAPS.
    Gloria 🙂

    • Jill May 24, 2012, 3:42 pm

      Hi Gloria,
      Welcome! Thank you so much for taking the time to email me with your kind words. It really means a lot to me to hear from people. I’m so glad the blog is helping you!

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