Eat Smart  |  Posted 10.31.14

Zucchini Bites

Zucchini Bites

These baked treats are a great little snack, appetizer, or side dish. The zucchini stays soft and melts in your mouth, while the coating provides a little crunch without the greasiness of frying.

If the Parmesan cheese makes you feel nauseated, substitute a less pungent cheese or omit the cheese altogether.

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes or less
Total Time: 30 minutes or less


  • 1/4 cup regular or whole wheat pancake mix
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 egg
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into 3/4-inch slices


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and lightly cool with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. On a plate, combine the pancake mix, Parmesan cheese, garlic salt, and paprika. In a bowl, beat the egg. Dip the zucchini in egg, then coat with the pancake mix, shaking off the excess, and place on the baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes and then turn over. Bake for an additional 7 to 8 minutes, or until golden.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 75, Total Fat 2.5 g, Total Carbohydrate 10 g, Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 3 g, Protein 5 g, Sodium 350 mg

Recipe from The American Cancer Society, What to Eat During Cancer Treatment