Apple zucchini flax pancakes

Apple Zucchini Flax Pancakes


Zucchini flax pancakes


Pancakes make a great meal any time of the day. When made with whole ingredients like these flax pancakes are, they are a great source of fiber, complex carbohydrates, protein and of course, taste.


Flax is an inexpensive food that is grown abundantly in Canada. It is one of the richest sources of lignans, plant compounds that are associate with lower rates of cancers, especially sex hormone related cancers like breast and prostate. These pancakes are low in sugar and easy to make, no need to wait for weekend breakfasts to enjoy, try them for dinner.

Apple Zucchini Flax Pancakes

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, flax, fruit, pancake, vegetable, zucchini
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10


  • 1-1/4 cups unbleached flour or 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup ground flax seeds
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 eggs separated, white stiffly beaten
  • 1-1/4 cups milk or alternative
  • 3 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded apple
  • 1/2 cup shredded zucchini


  1. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients
  2. in a medium bowl, lightly beat together egg yolks, milk and oil
  3. Add liquid to dry and stir only until combined
  4. Fold in egg whites
  5. Preheat pan to medium heat and lightly grease. Using a 1/3 cup measure, pour on to pan and cook until bubbles pop [about 2 minutes], flip and cook for another 30 seconds or so.
  6. Top with maple syrup or fruit preserves

Doug Cook RDN is a Toronto based integrative and functional nutritionist and dietitian with a focus on digestive, gut, mental health.  Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Photo credit: Jason Perlow

Comments 2

  1. evans jaghroo
    August 1, 2018

    this recipe is not good for diabetics .is it just asking.can i replace sugar with stevia or coconut sugar???

    1. Doug Cook
      August 1, 2018

      Sugar is sugar, coconut or otherwise, and yes, you can use stevia!

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