Gluten Free Zucchini Pancakes

Gluten Free Zucchini Pancakes at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet -

This month’s Secret Recipe Club recipe comes courtesy of Tea and Scones and not a minute to soon. The late summer harvest from our garden is coming in. I had several very large zucchinis and was stuck on what I wanted to do with them. Should I made ratatouille? Stuff them? Try making some gluten free zucchini bread?

I searched Tea and Scones, and found her take on Ina Garten’s Zucchini Pancakes. Perfect!

Gluten Free Zucchini Pancakes at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet -

I made a few tweaks to the recipe to make it gluten free and to use up some of the sage in the garden. The whole family enjoyed them, though my husband thought they'd be a bit better served with a dollop of Greek yogurt.

I thought they were delicious on their own, and were just as good the second day cold as a lunch time snack.

Gluten Free Zucchini Pancakes at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet -

Gluten Free Zucchini Pancakes

From Tea and Scones


  • 2 pounds zucchini, grated (no need to peel)
  • 1/4 cup onion, grated
  • 2 shallots, grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Grate the zucchini, onion and shallots in a food processor.
  3. In a bowl, mix rest of ingredients, except the canola oil.
  4. Immediately stir in the zucchini, onion and shallots and mix well.
  5. Heat oil in a large sauté pan or pancake skillet over medium heat.
  6. Drop 1/4 cup of batter on to the pan or skillet. Cook the pancakes about 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown.
  7. Place the pancakes on a oven safe plate or sheet pan and keep warm in the oven.
  8. Continue to make pancakes until all the batter is used.
  9. The pancakes can stay warm in the oven for up to 30 minutes. Serve hot.
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour
Servings: 14 pancakes
  • Serving size: 1 pancake
  • Calories: 76
  • Calories from Fat: 17
  • Total Fat: 1.9g
  • Saturated fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated fat: 1.9g
  • Sodium: 141
  • Total Carbohydrates: 12.4g
  • Sugar: 1.2g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Protein: 2.9g
  • Cholesterol: 23mg

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16 thoughts on “Gluten Free Zucchini Pancakes

  1. Anne-Marie Nichols Post author

    Good question, Sarah! Brown rice flour has kind of a nutty, rustic taste to it. If you’ve ever had brown rice, the flour is very similar in taste. It’s a bit gritty, but for this dish, that isn’t a problem.

  2. Lisa

    Those are some amazing zucchini pancakes, perfectly golden brown and gorgeous. I can only imagine how good they taste! Beautiful job and great SRC choice!


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