Whole Wheat Pancakes

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The other day, before school,  Gia asked for pancakes for breakfast. I opened the freezer, ready to pull out one of my individual packages of homemade whole wheat pancakes…and they were all gone! We eat pancakes a lot in this house and, to save time, I like to make a huge batch of these little golden griddle cakes and then freeze them in “packs” of two. That way we can have healthy, homemade pancakes quickly and easily whenever we want. That morning I gave Gia cereal for breakfast and as soon as she left for school I whipped up a big batch.

Today I’m sharing my favorite recipe for Whole Wheat Pancakes with all of you. Over the past few years I’ve tried many recipes for whole wheat pancakes and if you’re not careful they turn into little lead sinkers with not a whole lot of flavor (pun intended!). That’s not the case with this recipe. They’re a little bit sweet and definitely healthier than any store bought ones you can find. And if you freeze them like I do, you’ll always have them on hand!

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Whole Wheat Pancakes

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
dash of salt
1 tablespoon honey OR 2 teaspoons of sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter (or coconut oil)
1 egg
1 cup of milk (any kind, I use soy)
100% pure maple syrup (for serving)

  1. In medium bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg. Then mix in the honey and the milk.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Pour the wet mixture into the well and, using a whisk, gently mix everything together until just combined. (Overmixing = tough pancakes! A few lumps in the batter are ok 🙂 ).
  4. Heat a griddle over medium heat.
  5. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of batter into griddle. Cook until the pancakes have a few bubbles on the surface that have started to pop (about 2-3 minutes). Then flip and cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Serve warm with 100% pure maple syrup! (I love THIS kind because it’s organic and it comes in an awesome squeeze bottle.)

Yield: about 12 medium pancakes


Adapted from 100 Days of Real Food

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  • Reply Kate

    Nooommmmm! I love pancakes and these sound like an awesome healthful version. Thanks so much for sharing! I know what I’m making for breakfast this weekend… 🙂

    12-01-15 at 11:08 am
    • Reply Krista

      Let me know how they turn out!

      12-01-15 at 8:44 pm
  • Reply Jill- Maggie May's Gifts

    Thanks for sharing!
    I love adding sweet potato to my pancakes. The kids love them. But I use a pancake box 🙁 I’ll have to try your recipe ! thanks!

    12-01-15 at 12:18 pm
    • Reply Krista

      Adding sweet potato sounds like an awesome idea! I would love to try that!

      12-01-15 at 8:44 pm
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  • Reply Alyssa from The Sparkly Life

    Those sound so yummy! And I LOVE the idea of freezing them in packs of two. Brilliant! When we don’t have time to make homemade, we just use frozen pancakes, but this would be WAY healthier. Love!

    12-01-15 at 3:07 pm
    • Reply Krista

      Definitely freeze a bunch next time you make them. You’ll be so happy you did!

      12-01-15 at 8:45 pm
  • Reply Sue Parke

    Yum! My husband makes pancakes a lot, and I’m the waffle queen! I always prefer healthy simple pancakes like this and then I love topping them with fresh fruit!

    12-01-15 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply Cindy Calzone

    Pancakes are so simple, yet so good! These sound good! Thanks for the recipe!


    12-01-15 at 11:46 pm
  • Reply Creatively Homespun

    This looks fantastic!!! Thank you for linking up last week to Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays. I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board! I hope to see you again this week!

    12-07-15 at 5:30 pm
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