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Homemade Old Fashioned Whole Wheat Pancakes

Updated on December 28, 2018
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Victoria is a stay-at-home mom, author, blogger at Healthy at Home, and educator. She currently lives in Colorado with her family.

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5 stars from 1 rating of Homemade Whole Wheat Pancakes

The first time I made these scrumptious pancakes was for a little one that I was babysitting for. I was looking for something different that would spark her interest and get her excited about dinner. When I told her that we were having pancakes for dinner, she lit up!

I already had a basic pancake recipe that we used at home, but they didn't have the same kind of ingredients in their pantry that we did at home. I had to get a bit creative. After tasting pancakes with whole wheat flour, I never went back. Not only did I LOVE the pancakes, but so did my little 3 year old protege. That convinced me that this was my new pancake recipe!

That was before I had children of my own. Fast forward almost 10 years later and now I make this recipe regularly with both of my own boys. But as good as these yummy pancakes taste on their own, they taste even better with fun add-ins. My husband loves raisins in his, my oldest little one and I love dark chocolate chips in ours, and my youngest is just happy if your share yours with him. haha

We also love mixing it up and adding in blueberries, diced apples, sliced pears and even nuts. Yum! What I love best about this recipe though, is that it's packed with wonderfully wholesome ingredients, like whole wheat flour, coconut sugar and real butter. We can easily "indulge" in our pancakes without worrying about sugar or calories. And by filling them with fruit, nuts, and even healthy dark chocolate, we can make them even healthier.

Let me show you how I did it and then it will be your turn!

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Serves about 3 people 2 pancakes each

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons real butter
  • 1 1/4 cups organic whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon cconut oil

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, measure out your whole wheat flour, along with all other dry ingredients. Mix to combine.
  2. I love the way wheat tastes in my bread, my pasta, and especially my pancakes. It's just a slightly different flavor. My husband has even come to prefer it himself.
  3. If you are one of those that do not like wheat, or cannot have it, feel free to replace with white wheat flour, almond flour, or even oat flour.
  4. Finally, mix in all of your wet ingredients until well mixed and no longer lumpy.
  5. When your pan is hot, scoop about a quarter cup of batter onto your pan.
  6. Remember that your pancake will likely swell to twice the size you see when you pour it into the pan. It's easy to make your pancakes way too big.
  7. Cook each pancake for a few minutes on each side. The tops will be bubbly and the bottoms will brown. This is when you know to flip them.
  8. Cook for another few minutes on the other side before removing from the heat.
  9. Top with honey and fruit, and enjoy!!
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In a large mixing bowl, add all of your dry ingredients and mix.Then add all of your wet ones and mix again.Now portion out your pancake mix onto a hot skillet in 1/4 cup or so portions.We chose to top ours with chocolate chips.Cook until fluffy and bubbling, and stiff on the bottom when you try and slide a spatula under.And flip. Cook for just another minute or two and remove to a plate to cool while you cook some more.
In a large mixing bowl, add all of your dry ingredients and mix.
In a large mixing bowl, add all of your dry ingredients and mix.
Then add all of your wet ones and mix again.
Then add all of your wet ones and mix again.
Now portion out your pancake mix onto a hot skillet in 1/4 cup or so portions.
Now portion out your pancake mix onto a hot skillet in 1/4 cup or so portions.
We chose to top ours with chocolate chips.
We chose to top ours with chocolate chips.
Cook until fluffy and bubbling, and stiff on the bottom when you try and slide a spatula under.
Cook until fluffy and bubbling, and stiff on the bottom when you try and slide a spatula under.
And flip. Cook for just another minute or two and remove to a plate to cool while you cook some more.
And flip. Cook for just another minute or two and remove to a plate to cool while you cook some more.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 pancakes
Calories 306
Calories from Fat54
% Daily Value *
Fat 6 g9%
Carbohydrates 53 g18%
Fiber 7 g28%
Protein 13 g26%
Cholesterol 58 mg19%
Sodium 440 mg18%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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So my husband and I have this tradition now. Once a month or so we'll team up on the weekends and make a huge batch of pancakes and waffles together. The pancakes are his job and the waffles are mine. We'll both mix up a double batch and get to cooking. Breakfast is fun that morning as we mix and match and choose what we want to eat, and then we bag up the rest in twos and slide them into the freezer.

For the rest of the month we can just grab a bag out of the freezer for a quick breakfast when we need one. My four year old loves getting to choose his flavor and heat it up himself. I do the same with banana bread, breakfast burritos and kolaches, storing them in the freezer for a quick breakfast in the morning. We're all about easy food over here.

Then we can get fancy with our toppings. I have homemade applesauce that is amazing on pancakes and waffles, homemade jam in a variety of flavors, homemade gravy, raw local honey, and tons of fresh and frozen fruit. I think my favorite of all, even more than chocolate chip pancakes with blueberries, is my chocolate waffles with blackberries. Yum!

When you start thinking out of the box and get creative with fillings and toppings, you will soon create a masterpiece you can't possibly do without for breakfast. Mix and match your fillings and toppings. You could even try a different filling with each pancake, and then try each of them until you find something you love.

Give this a try. I would love to know what you put in and on your pancakes! And for even more great breakfast recipes, check out all of my articles. You'll love my Apple Spice Coffee Cake and Clean Eating Cinnamon Rolls.

© 2014 Victoria Van Ness

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    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      7 months ago from Fountain, CO

      Oh yea! I'm so glad you enjoyed them! We had some too.

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      Jessica 

      7 months ago

      I made these this morning, they were sooo good!!!

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      17 months ago from Fountain, CO

      Thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments! Even years later, this is still our go to recipe for delicious pancakes int he mornings, however now we mix in fruit, nuts and raisins, and freeze the leftovers for quick morning breakfasts with no fuss. Yum! Try topping them with applesauce instead of syrup for a delicious treat!

      Kenneth Avery, I am now following you!

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      Robert Sacchi 

      18 months ago

      Thank you, I am tempted to give it a try.

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      Chantelle Porter 

      3 years ago from Chicago

      I'm definitely going to try these. Usually I have mixed the flour 50/50 whole wheat and white flour. I like the idea of getting in more whole grains and less process foods. Guess what's for dinner tonight?

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      Kenneth Avery 

      5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      VVanNess,

      It was pure pleasure to meet you and read your work. I will be looking for you to notify me that you are following me.

      And that, will make my way.

      Sincerely,

      Kenneth

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Thanks! Never have I had such a flattering comment. :) You have made my day, truly.

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      Kenneth Avery 

      5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      VVanNess,

      You are so sweet. No pun about pancakes. Oh, I am so hungry, but I know that eating at 8:35 p.m., cdst is so wrong. Oh, for an Ihop nearby . . .there is one in Tupelo, Miss., a mere 40 minute drive. But I am so tired. But you have given me a sweet memory (there I go again) with this hub.

      I think reading this was "bite at first stack."

      Love your work, my new friend,

      Kenneth

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      I would love to! Thank you for the wonderful comment. :)

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      Kenneth Avery 

      5 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Good evening, VVanNess,

      Oh how I love pancakes. I am one pancake freak. I love eating pancakes anytime of the day or night.

      I loved this "delicious" piece. Voted up and all the choices.

      Loved your graphics, lay-out and presentation.

      I cordially invite you to check two or three of my hubs and be a follower of mine. I would love that.

      Sincerely and Best of Everything,

      Kenneth/ from Northwest Alabama

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      I absolutely agree! Experimenting has helped us to find some real gems. :) I really think you'll enjoy these! The cinnamon gives it just the right flavor. Thank you for your wonderful comments!

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      Suzette Walker 

      5 years ago from Taos, NM

      Another interesting recipe I will have to try. I have never cooked or baked with wheat flour, but this inspires me to try it. They look and sound delicious. Sometimes creating your own recipe is the best.

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Oh, I'm so glad you liked it! Thanks for the comment!

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      Frank Atanacio 

      5 years ago from Shelton

      you get a five star vote from me love it

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Ooh, that does sound good! Thank you for the input and comments!

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      Peggy Woods 

      5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I recently made some delicious fresh blueberry pancakes. Mixing some whole wheat flour half and half with the regular flour would have been fun and more nutritious. After reading this I need to get some whole wheat flour! Thanks!

      Applesauce also makes a great topping for pancakes in place of syrup.

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      kerlund74 

      5 years ago from Sweden

      Yes I will do that:)

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Thanks! I'm so glad you liked it. :) You'll have to let me know how they turn out for you!

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      kerlund74 

      5 years ago from Sweden

      Sounds really delicous, I think it will taste great with the cinnamon. I actually will try this with my kids:) I live mixed berries on my panncakes!

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Oh, you're going to love them! They were so amazing. :) You'll have to tell me how you like them.

      Thank you for the wonderful comment!

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      Linda Crampton 

      5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the thought of pancakes made from whole wheat flour and cinnamon! I love fruit on top of pancakes, too. I will be trying your recipe very soon!

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Oh, I'm so glad! Thank you for the wonderful comment! I'm glad you liked the pictures. :)

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      I had my first whole wheat pancakes last summer and I have been hooked on them ever since my first bite. Your photos show some yummy cakes. Thanks for the recipe, now I can make these at home.

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Thanks! I'll make sure to keep them coming. You should check out my Homemade Chocolate Buttercream Icing recipe that I'll be publishing today!

      Yummy! :) Thank you for the comment!

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful recipe with easy to follow instructions. Voted up and looking forward to many more from you.

      Eddy.

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      lol Yum! My husband would wholeheartedly agree with that! :)

      Thank you for your wonderful comment!

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      Deborah Neyens 

      5 years ago from Iowa

      That stack of pancakes looks delicious. It would go great with my favorite breakfast food - bacon! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Not a problem! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I hope your little one loves it too! :) Thanks for the comment!

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      Sanghita Chatterjee 

      5 years ago from Kolkata

      Yummy Yummy! Will try this for my 4.5 year-old! Thanks for the recipe!

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Absolutely! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I've made these many times now since that first time and have loved them every time.

      Thank you for the wonderful comment!

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      Susan 

      5 years ago from India

      Wow... What a great recipe. I need to try this out. Thanks for sharing.

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Thanks! They were delicious! I was surprised how adding the different ingredients could change the flavor so much.

      You're really going to enjoy them!

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      Faith Reaper 

      5 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, these look so delicious! I will have to make them when my grands are up. they love pancakes and I do too, especially for dinner!

      Thank you for sharing the recipe.

      Up and more and sharing

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      lol I'm so glad you enjoyed this recipe Tutta! Just know that anything I make with carbs can be made with the wheat substitute. :) Enjoy!!

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      Tatiana 

      5 years ago from Florida

      oOoOo, wheat pancakes sound yummy and healthy! (As healthy as pancakes can be soaked in maple syrup!) Mmm! I'm totally sending this recipe over to the hubby to make me for Mother's Day! ❤

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      Oh yeah. The little one I was making them for wanted different shapes each time, but no toppings.

      I'm a big filling person. I like chocolate chips sometimes, pears sometimes, and even apples.

      My husband is all about the toppings. He loves lots of butter, syrup, and sometimes even peaches.

      Yummy pancakes!

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      Tolovaj 

      5 years ago

      Pancakes give so much opportunity for creative minds. I think this is the main reason for their popularity. At first look at toppings I thought: 'What about toppings we use?" We can also experiment with shapes, well, never ending story...

      Yummy!

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      I would love to know how you make homemade flour. Do you have a Hub published on that? :)

      Let me know how it turns out for you!! :)

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      Chris Thompson 

      5 years ago from United States

      Going to have to try this with some of my homemade flour. Looks delicious!

    • VVanNess profile imageAUTHOR

      Victoria Van Ness 

      5 years ago from Fountain, CO

      lol Absolutely! I was pretty surprised myself how good these came out when I first made them. I was kinda winging it at another family's home, without a recipe, with strange ingredients. And I have to tell you that I've never had a Mickey Mouse pancake before, but 3 year old Stella insisted that there was no other acceptable way. :)

      Thank you for the wonderful comments! You'll really enjoy these pancakes!

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      Peg Cole 

      5 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      Old fashioned wheat pancakes - mmm. Makes me hungry just looking at the pictures. You know they're good when a toddler eats them.

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