There was a recent Zucchini Pancakes recipe in the Union Tribune. I thought it sounded good, but I figured I might be able to make it simpler with more basic ingredients.
So I got the following: 1 yellow squash, 1 Italian squash, 1 yellow onion, 1 sweet potato, and 1 jalapeno. I then grated them all into a big bowl and mixed them all together (aka the 'veggie mix').
Then I scooped 3 cups of the veggie mix into another mixing bowl, added 1 egg, and a half-cup of Italian bread crumbs.
I then cooked these in a skillet (high heat) until golden brown on both sides using standard canola oil. This made about 7 pancakes and they turned out great.
I then took what was left over in the grated bowl (~3 cups) and made another batch. I cooked these using Kirkland Canola Oil Cooking Spray. I think these actually turned out better and probably slightly more healthier.
I think the Jalapeno is the key special ingredient that added the majority of the flavor that the original recipe had by adding several spices. I'm sure you could tweak the flavor based on what your tastes are - garlic, salt & pepper, more onion, etc.