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Healthy Homemade Pancake Recipe

Updated on June 19, 2013
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Healthier version of your family favorite!

I remember seeing my grandma make homemade pancakes. They were fluffy, tasted amazing, and were loaded with butter and sugar. This recipe is a slight variation of her recipe and is what I would call a more healthy "modernized" recipe that is great for adults and for children.

The original recipe called for double sugar, triple the butter, and she may have even cooked them in lard!

In my version, I use whole wheat flour, all natural or low calorie sweetener, soy milk, and a special homemade syrup. These pancakes are quick, easy, and inexpensive to make not to mention way better for you than the pancake mix you purchase.

We Use Warmed Fruit Preserves instead of sugary syrup!
We Use Warmed Fruit Preserves instead of sugary syrup!

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 8-10 pancakes


  • 1 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sweetner (your choice), Splenda, Agave, Sugar, etc.
  • 1 1/4 cup milk, soy or traditional
  • 1 egg
  • 3 teaspoons butter, melted

So Easy To Make!

  1. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sweetener (Only add the sweetener at this step if using a granulated sweetener. If you use a liquid like honey or agave syrup, add it at step 2).
  2. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, melted butter, and egg. Mix the batter until smooth.
  3. Heat a medium high heat and spray with cooking spray. Yes, you can use butter if you wish! Pour the batter onto the pan. If you want traditional sized pancakes, use about 1/3 cup per individual pancake. For silver dollar sized use less.
  4. When you see bubbles beginning to break on top of your batter---flip the pancake over and grill till golden brown!

Personalize your Pancakes!

This recipe is so easy to make your own!

For our favorite fruit syrup---

  • I take a few tablespoons of fruit preserves and/or chopped fresh fruit (whatever is on hand)
  • Add 1/2 cup of apple juice
  • Warm in the microwave and then macerate any chunks of fruit.
  • Add a teaspoon of honey (if needed-we use low sugar preserves)
  • Serve while steaming!

You could also top with fresh whipped cream, add fresh fruit to the batter, or jazz up the recipe with chopped nuts!

I hope that your family enjoys this healthy recipe as much as mine does.


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