These whole wheat pancakes are delicious for breakfast, especially on a lazy, Saturday morning!
I love pancakes. There is something so… “Saturday morning” about them, don’t you think?
They wrap me up in their warm aroma, engulf me with my little boy’s giggles, and send me off into my day with an extra spring in my step. Childish, childhood associations? Maybe. But I’ll take that experience with my little man on a Saturday morning any day.
When I started eating clean, I mourned the loss of my Saturday morning pancakes as if my favorite cat had just died.
That is, until I realized I could tweak the recipe just slightly, and end up with a wonderful clean eating meal.
ARE WHOLE WHEAT PANCAKES HEALTHY?
As with most things health related, “healthy” is a subjective term. It all depends on who you ask! With the current low carb/keto craze, you are far more likely to run into people who don’t believe anything like this is healthy. But if you ask somebody who eats a more plant-based diet, they will preach from the rooftops how healthy whole wheat is. Then again, somebody with gluten intolerance will have a very different point of view. So I’ll say this… these are far healthier than any box mix you can buy or any white-flour-based pancake you can make from scratch at home.
HOW TO MAKE PANCAKES FROM SCRATCH
Many people are so accustomed to making pancakes from a box mix that they don’t even realize you can quickly, easily and far more affordably make pancakes from scratch! All you have to do is whisk together a few ingredients in a bowl (just like with a box mix) and pour your batter into the hot skillet. Easy peazy, lemon squeezy! (As Mini Chef likes to say)
MORE HEALTHY PANCAKE RECIPES:
WHOLE WHEAT PANCAKES RECIPE:
Whole Wheat Pancakes
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 1/2 cups milk (unsweetened almond for non-dairy)
- 1 large whole egg
- 3 large egg whites
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. oil
- Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
- Ladle the batter on to a non stick pan (not Teflon) without any oil. Keep the heat at medium to medium high. Using high heat will burn the pancakes before they are cooked through.
- Cook until they are cooked through and serve, topped with your favorite toppings. Cottage cheese is a great addition for protein.