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Homemade Old Fashioned Wheat Pancakes

Updated on January 9, 2014
Homemade Old Fashioned Wheat Pancakes
Homemade Old Fashioned Wheat Pancakes | Source
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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 will never go back.

All the other ingredients were uber organic from the expensive organic store that we just don't keep at home, but I had whole wheat flour for my bread machine recipes.

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!

If a toddler loved them, than this is a perfect addition to my recipe repertoire.

Try them for yourself. I know you'll feel the same way!

By the way, they taste better in Mickey Mouse or Pluto form. Sometimes toddlers know best!

Pancake Ingredients
Pancake Ingredients | Source
Step One: Add all of your dry ingredients together
Step One: Add all of your dry ingredients together | Source
Step Two: Mix well
Step Two: Mix well | Source
Step Three: In a separate bowl, add all of your wet ingredients
Step Three: In a separate bowl, add all of your wet ingredients | Source

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 sugar
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, measure out your whole wheat flour.
  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 on the other hand does not.
  3. If you are one of those that do not like wheat, or cannot have it, feel free to replace with white flour, almond flour, or some sort of gluten-free flour for gluten-free pancakes.
  4. Now measure out your sugar and mix the two together.
  5. Finally add in your cinnamon and salt, and mix all dry ingredients together well.
  6. In a separate smaller bowl, beat your egg until well combined.
  7. Now add in your butter and mix the two up as well as possible.
  8. Finally, add your milk and make sure to combine all wet ingredients thoroughly. You may even want to use a hand mixer.
  9. Slowly but surely add in your wet ingredients to your dry a little at a time, mixing throughout.
  10. This would be a great time for a hand mixer!
  11. Now that your batter is made, heat up a tablespoon of olive oil in a saute pan on the stove at medium heat.
  12. When your pan is hot, scoop about a half cup of batter into your pan.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Cook for another few minutes before removing from the heat.
  16. Top with honey, agave, or syrup and enjoy!!
Step Four: Mix together well, Step Five: Add all of your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients
Step Four: Mix together well, Step Five: Add all of your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients | Source
Step Six: Mix all ingredients together well
Step Six: Mix all ingredients together well | Source
Step Seven: Add a little oil to a saute pan and heat to medium heat, Step Eight: Scoop about a half cup of pancake mix into your saute pan
Step Seven: Add a little oil to a saute pan and heat to medium heat, Step Eight: Scoop about a half cup of pancake mix into your saute pan | Source
Step Nine: Attempt a circular pile in your pan, unless you are making characters for your kids, of course, Step Ten: Flip your pancake after a few minutes; Check that the underside is brown first though
Step Nine: Attempt a circular pile in your pan, unless you are making characters for your kids, of course, Step Ten: Flip your pancake after a few minutes; Check that the underside is brown first though | Source
Step Eleven: Remove from pan after underside is cooked, top with syrup, and enjoy!!
Step Eleven: Remove from pan after underside is cooked, top with syrup, and enjoy!! | Source

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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The Sign of a Good Meal | Source

So I have now made these pancakes several times and can't get enough.

But now I make them a little bit differently, and I would be remiss if I didn't suggest that you do too.

Now I include extra toppings after I pour my batter into the pan. So far I have tried chocolate chips, pears, and apples. Boy, does this give my pancakes something extra!

My husband likes raisins in his pancakes, and he puts peaches on top.

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.

Give this a try. I would love to know what you put in and on your pancakes!

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    • PegCole17 profile image

      Peg Cole 3 years ago from 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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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      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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      Chris Thompson 3 years ago from United States

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

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      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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      Tolovaj 3 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!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      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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      Tatiana 3 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! ❤

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      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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      Faith Reaper 3 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

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      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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      Susan 3 years ago from India

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

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      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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      Sanghita Chatterjee 3 years ago from Kolkata

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

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      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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      Deborah Neyens 3 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.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

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

      Thank you for your wonderful comment!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

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

      Eddy.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      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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      Dianna Mendez 3 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.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

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

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      Linda Crampton 3 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!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      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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      kerlund74 3 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!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      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 3 years ago from Sweden

      Yes I will do that:)

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      Peggy Woods 3 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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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

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

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      you get a five star vote from me love it

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

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

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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 3 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.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      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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      Kenneth Avery 2 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

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      Victoria Van Ness 2 years ago from Prescott Valley

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

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      Kenneth Avery 2 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

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      Victoria Van Ness 2 years ago from Prescott Valley

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

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      Kenneth Avery 2 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

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      Chantelle Porter 20 months 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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