Courgette Pancakes Recipe

Courgette Pancakes Recipe

Pancakes are delicious. This is why 99% of us would love to start each day with a stack of pancakes topped with butter, bacon and maple syrup, or fruit, whipped cream and chocolate sauce. The dream right? What if I told you there is a slightly healthier option, that would allow us to eat pancakes more often?… Follow my lead, the recipe is this way!

As a pancake lover myself, who tries to stick to a healthy diet, I wanted to find a healthy alternative, that would not leave me thinking “still want a plate full of pancakes though”. Job done with this recipe. If you like courgettes, you will love this recipe too. Of course, these pancakes will not taste like “proper” pancakes, but they are as delicious, and allow you to have one of your 5 a day. It’s a win-win situation basically.

courgette pancakes


  • 55g self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 courgettes


  1. Mix the flour, eggs & milk together in a bowl.
  2. Grate your courgettes and add them to the batter. Mix well, so the courgette is well coated in batter.
  3. In a hot & greased frying pan add 2 tablespoons of the mixture and flatten a little.
  4. Once bubbles start popping at the surface of your pancake and the bottom of your pancake is brown flip it (approximately 2 min)
  5. Cook the other side for an extra 2 minutes

Serve hot with some rocket, roasted cherry tomatoes & baked beans.

This recipe is perfect for brunch, but can also be done for lunch or dinner. You can also add a twist to these pancakes by adding chili flakes, sweetcorn or any other vegetable you like to associate courgettes with.

I also think it would be a great recipe to introduce courgettes to children.

What are your favourite pancake toppings? Would you try healthy alternatives to the original recipe?

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See you soon, love




  1. Lisabeth Westwood
    02/25/2018 / 8:08 pm

    I have never thought of having courgette pancakes (I have given sweet potato ones a try – kinda good!), I’ll have to make them one weekend.

    • Ola Banana
      02/25/2018 / 9:39 pm

      Never heard of sweet potato pancakes! Need to try them 🙂 x

  2. 02/25/2018 / 8:21 pm

    Wow these sound so yummy. I love being able to find so many veggie alternatives for yummy recipes

    • Ola Banana
      02/25/2018 / 9:38 pm

      Hopefully I will be adding more to the blog during the year 😀 so stay tuned 🙂 x

    • Ola Banana
      02/25/2018 / 9:37 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂 Definitely is perfect for brunch 😉 x

  3. 02/25/2018 / 8:33 pm

    I am usually not a fan of courgette, but these pancakes sure look delicious!

    • Ola Banana
      02/25/2018 / 9:37 pm

      Thanks 😀 I wouldn’t recommend though if you don’t like courgette, as you can really taste them x

  4. 02/25/2018 / 8:40 pm

    Tempting recipe ,beautifully written ♥️ Nice blog

    • Ola Banana
      02/25/2018 / 9:36 pm

      Thank you lovely! x

  5. Serena.
    02/25/2018 / 8:59 pm

    I don’t usually have savoury pancakes but these look so tasty!

    • Ola Banana
      02/25/2018 / 9:34 pm

      Thanks 😀 x

  6. 02/25/2018 / 9:03 pm

    OH MY! Would you look at those, definitely going to give these a go as a pancake alternative but also reckon could have some tasty meals with these xx

    • Ola Banana
      02/25/2018 / 9:32 pm

      Definitely are tasty! Hope you like them! x

  7. 02/25/2018 / 9:12 pm

    These sound great! Yummy and healthy! A great combination! I’ll definitely have to try these out! Thanks for sharing this with us! 🙂

    • Ola Banana
      02/25/2018 / 9:32 pm

      Hope you like them as much as I do 😀 x

  8. 02/25/2018 / 9:13 pm

    I’ve screenshot this recipe as it sound so yummy and a great idea for when I’m sick of the same cereal I have every day for breakfast. I love courgettes and pancakes too so it’s absolutely ideal!! X

    • Ola Banana
      02/25/2018 / 9:31 pm

      Great! They are quite filling too, so perfect for breakfast 🙂 x

  9. 02/25/2018 / 9:15 pm

    These look so good! I love anything with courgette in, I might try these for my baby, he’s good at eating them in soups but he’d probably love these more!
    Hels xx

    • Ola Banana
      02/25/2018 / 9:31 pm

      Probably will, you can really taste the courgette which I personally love x

  10. 02/25/2018 / 9:22 pm

    These look delicious! I have only ever made plain pancakes and if I’m honest I’m not great at making them!!! – the kitchen isn’t my forte! Thanks for sharing a great post 😃

    Melanie |

    • Ola Banana
      02/25/2018 / 9:30 pm

      These are really fool proof to be honest 😀 that’s why I love making them ^^ x

  11. 02/26/2018 / 5:39 pm

    These actually look really tasty! I’ve been trying to get my boy to eat more veg and I think I’m going to try him on these! 😍 Thanks for the recipe!

    Sarah |

    • Ola Banana
      02/26/2018 / 6:04 pm

      Hope he likes them 😀 x

  12. 02/26/2018 / 7:00 pm

    Wow! These look so tasty and I love the fact they are so healthy too! 💖 Thank you for sharing the recipe! 😘 xx

    Bexa |

    • Ola Banana
      02/26/2018 / 8:33 pm

      Thanks lovely 😘

    • Ola Banana
      02/26/2018 / 8:33 pm

      Thanks 😀 You should definitely try them 🙂 x

    • Ola Banana
      02/26/2018 / 8:38 pm

      Great 😀 hope you like them! x

  13. 02/26/2018 / 9:37 pm

    Oooh, these look really healthy and yummy, I’ve never thought of adding courgettes to batter – so simple and straightforward. Eggs and courgettes are going on this week’s shopping list now – thank you for sharing! x

    Lisa |

    • Ola Banana
      02/27/2018 / 8:22 am

      It truly is simple, but so delicious 😀 glad you like the idea and want to make some! Hope you love them as much as I do 🙂 x

  14. 02/27/2018 / 4:03 am

    I wonder if it would work with gluten free flour.

    • Ola Banana
      02/27/2018 / 8:30 am

      Don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t 🙂 x

  15. 02/27/2018 / 7:03 pm

    Hi, what a great twist on pancakes great to see a healthier version and I love that they courgettes in, a must try 😊.

    • Ola Banana
      02/27/2018 / 9:17 pm

      Thanks lovely! Hope you get to try them 🙂 x

  16. 02/27/2018 / 7:03 pm

    I LOVE PANCAKES. No kidding haha. But really I love it so much, and they look so yummy! I tried courgette couple of times, and I absolutely loved it hun x

    Enjoyed this post.

    • Ola Banana
      02/27/2018 / 9:17 pm

      Thank hun! Hope you can try these, I’m sure you will love them! x

  17. 02/27/2018 / 7:05 pm

    They sound and look delicious!!
    I am deffo going to give them a whirl 😀

    Aimsy xoxo

    • Ola Banana
      02/27/2018 / 9:17 pm

      Great 😀 tell me how it goes! x

    • Ola Banana
      02/27/2018 / 9:18 pm

      Thanks 😀 x

  18. 02/27/2018 / 7:11 pm

    this looks like a really great alternative to a standard pancake!
    love courgettes too, definitely going to try this recipe this week 🙂

    • Ola Banana
      02/27/2018 / 9:19 pm

      Hope you love them as much as do 😀 x

  19. 02/27/2018 / 7:51 pm

    This sounds like a delicious version of the much loved pancakes. I can’t wait to try them!

    • Ola Banana
      02/27/2018 / 9:19 pm

      Definitely healthier, but so so yummy 😀 x

  20. Becky
    02/27/2018 / 7:56 pm

    I agree I think it would be great to introduce to children, and allow them to try new things from an early age. I don’t have pancakes very often, but when I do I love the small ones from Tesco I have butter on them, chocolate pancakes are great, and the rare time I actually have the home made pancakes it’s usually always topped with Nutella but lemon and sugar is lovely too! I think it would be great for me to get out my comfort zone and try something new like this!
    Becky Shannon xx – Life-by-Becky

    • Ola Banana
      02/27/2018 / 9:21 pm

      Oh lemon and sugar is definitely a great pancake topping 😀 x

    • Ola Banana
      02/27/2018 / 9:22 pm

      Thanks lovely x

  21. 02/27/2018 / 9:07 pm

    It looks yummy! 👍

    • Ola Banana
      02/27/2018 / 9:22 pm

      Thanks 🙂 x

  22. 02/27/2018 / 9:11 pm

    I’ve been looking for some tasty brunch recipes and this one sounds yummy!! Healthy alternative all the way! Thanks for sharing 😊

    • Ola Banana
      02/27/2018 / 9:22 pm

      Your welcome hun x

  23. 02/27/2018 / 10:29 pm

    I’ve never thought of having courgette pancakes but I guess that’s just like a giant courgette fritter which sounds absolutely delicious! More of a lunch for me though, my breakfasts have to be sweet I’m afraid x


    • Ola Banana
      02/28/2018 / 8:17 am

      That’s exactly it 🙂 x

  24. 02/27/2018 / 10:53 pm

    This looks so delicious! I’ve actually been looking for a recipe like this! Thanks babe! Looking forward to more!
    Monica @

    • Ola Banana
      02/28/2018 / 8:17 am

      Thanks hun! They will definitely bee more 🙂 x

  25. 03/01/2018 / 3:03 am

    I’d never heard of a courgette. Lol, I had to look that one up. But this is a great idea. I think it’s always a good idea to hide some nutrition in our comfort foods. That way you can eat healthy without the sacrifice.

    • Ola Banana
      03/01/2018 / 8:49 am

      Exactly 😀 x

  26. 03/01/2018 / 5:56 am

    I’m going to admit I’m not a lover of pancakes but I love the courgette burgers I make, so this is going straight into my ‘must try’ pile. They look incredible!

    Tori |
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    • Ola Banana
      03/01/2018 / 8:50 am

      I’m sure you will love them, you can really taste the courgette 🙂 x

  27. Helena
    03/01/2018 / 5:20 pm

    Great healthy recipe! Looks and sounds good!

    • Ola Banana
      03/01/2018 / 5:21 pm

      Thanks 🙂 x

  28. Emily
    03/01/2018 / 6:40 pm

    I’ve never seen a pancake recipe like this before but now I’m intrigued!

    • Ola Banana
      03/01/2018 / 6:41 pm

      You should try it, it’s really good 😉 x

  29. 03/01/2018 / 7:17 pm

    Oooh la la…this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing a healthier alternative to pancakes. I must try it!

    • Ola Banana
      03/01/2018 / 7:18 pm

      You’re welcome! Hope you like them x

  30. Annemarie LeBlanc
    03/01/2018 / 7:42 pm

    They do look yummy! I haven’t tried to add anything other than fruit in my pancakes but I can always try new recipes and these courgette pancakes is going to be another family favorite!

    • Ola Banana
      03/01/2018 / 7:52 pm

      Great 😀 hope you all like them 🙂 x

  31. 03/01/2018 / 10:31 pm

    This pancakes look completely delicious and I loved the way you decorated them! thanks for the recipe! 😀

    • Ola Banana
      03/02/2018 / 8:32 am

      Thanks hun, you’re welcome! x

    • Ola Banana
      03/02/2018 / 2:56 pm

      You’r welcome 😀 x

  32. Emily
    03/02/2018 / 5:43 pm

    I agree, I’d love to start every morning with pancakes! These look like a much healthier option to the traditional pancake.

    • Ola Banana
      03/02/2018 / 6:26 pm

      And much more filling too 🙂 x

  33. Karen Lizarraras
    03/02/2018 / 8:33 pm

    yum! they look so delicious. I love that its a healthier option!

    • Ola Banana
      03/02/2018 / 8:41 pm

      Thanks x

  34. 03/03/2018 / 6:35 pm

    What a fabulous idea! I’ve made oat pancakes and banana pancakes but never thought of courgette pancakes! Thanks for sharing 🙂 xx

    • Ola Banana
      03/03/2018 / 6:58 pm

      Never managed to make banana pancakes 🙁 need to try again! x

  35. 03/05/2018 / 9:02 pm

    So I am not going to lie, I had to google what courgettes were…zucchinis! I love making foods with zucchinis like zoodles. I too work to eat healthy and clean and love pancakes and waffles. Usually when I make them I used pumpkin as my base but I am going to have to try courgettes next time to see how different they are

    • Ola Banana
      03/06/2018 / 8:51 am

      Love zoodles and pumpkin based waffles! x

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