This is the best Whole Wheat Pancakes recipe! This delicious and fluffy pancake recipe has hints of irresistible vanilla and cinnamon and is a healthy option since it uses whole wheat flour. You’ll never make regular pancakes again!
Whole Wheat Pancakes
I’m most proud of delicious recipes that come from mild changes to our favourite ones. Case and point – the following pancake recipe.
Yet can you really re-invent a pancake? Of course!
Truth is, I’ve been using the same pancake recipe for longer than I could admit. It’s one that calls for few but basic ingredients. Yet since we’ve started making small switches to our meals to make them healthier options, I recently studied my go-to recipe for pancakes and decided it was due for an overhaul.
I realized that I could easily make my recipe one I could feel better about with the addition of wheat.
Opting to use whole wheat flour in everyday recipes, like this one for pancakes – is a simple switch for the good. Wheat is a great source of fibre and can aid to normalize bowel movements and help overall gut health. It also lowers cholesterol levels, helps to control blood sugar levels, makes you feel full longer, contains essential vitamins and minerals, and aids in achieving healthy weight.
In other words, consuming wheat and grains can help you live longer, lose weight and lower your risk for type 2 diabetes. It’s life’s simple ingredient that you can feel good about.
My home province of Alberta has 50.3 million acres of productive farm land alone, and our wheat that has been fuelling our lives for centuries. Not only a versatile staple, this simple ingredient is also cost effective as well. How’s that for a win-win!
Can you make pancakes with whole wheat flour?
Looking back, I’m not sure why I didn’t make an earlier switch to whole wheat in this recipe. After all, I very much enjoy my recipe for 12 Hour No-Knead bread for use as a side, for toast and even for sandwiches. So it’s no surprise to me that this very well may be the best whole wheat pancake recipe ever.
This is the best Whole Wheat Pancakes recipe! This delicious and fluffy pancake recipe has hints of irresistible vanilla and cinnamon and is a healthy option since it uses whole wheat flour. You'll never make regular pancakes again!
- 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 egg
- 4 tbsp butter, melted
Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl, and whisk to combine. The batter will be thick. yet you can add 1-2 tbsp of milk if you'd prefer it to be a thinner batter.
Heat a skillet over medium heat, and spray surface with cooking spray
Pour batter onto skillet in desired size. When bubbles start to appear on the top of the pancakes, flip and cook the other side.
Serve with syrup, and fruit if desired. I love this recipe with bananas on top, yet berries would be delicious too.
For more wheat and whole grain love – check out the Life’s Simple Ingredient website. There’s plenty of food education, nutritional facts, stories and delicious recipes available.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, yet as always all opinions are my own.