Save Recipe

Sign in and save recipe to your profile.

Sign In
Get free recipes sent straight into your inbox!

Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes are easy to make with ingredients you probably already have on hand!

Whole Wheat Pancakes stacked up on a white plate topped with a pad of butter and syrup.
  • How do I make this recipe into a pancake mix?

    Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag or sealable storage container for storage. When ready to use mix with 1 1/4 cup buttermilk, 2 tablespoons honey, 2 eggs, and 1/4 unsweetened applesauce. Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe and you will need 1 3/4 cup of the pancake mix to combine with the wet ingredients.
  • Can I add blueberries or chocolate chips to this recipe?

    Yes! Blueberries or chocolate chips can be folded into the pancake batter, or you can add them in after you scoop the batter onto a griddle to form designs or patterns. Use up to 1/2 cup of either blueberries or semi-sweet chocolate chips in this recipe

  • How can I scoop my pancake batter to get every pancake the same size?

    It’s nice when your pancakes are similarly sized so that you can easily stack them up. To do that we recommend using a 1/4 cup measuring cup as a scoop for your pancakes. If you fill it up the same amount every time, you’ll end up with roughly the same size of pancakes every time.
  • How do I know when to flip my pancakes?

    Pancakes should be cooked on a flat surface over medium high heat. When bubbles start to form on the top and the edges start to lose their shine, you’ll know it is time to flip. Your pancake should be golden brown on each side.

Whole Wheat Pancake Batter being scooped by a quarter cup measuring cup.

If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other pancake recipes:

Watch the video below where Rachel will walk you through every step of this recipe. Sometimes it helps to have a visual, and we’ve always got you covered with our cooking show. You can find the complete collection of recipes on YouTube, Facebook Watch, or our Facebook Page, or right here on our website with their corresponding recipes.

Whole Wheat Pancakes stacked up on a white plate topped with a pad of butter and syrup.
Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes are easy to make with ingredients you probably already have on hand!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
  • cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cup milk or buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Whisk in buttermilk, honey, applesauce, and eggs just until combined.
  • Preheat a flat griddle over medium-high heat.
  • Scoop ¼ cup of pancake batter onto griddle. Let pancakes cook until bubbles form before flipping.
  • Cook other side until golden brown. Serve hot.


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 271mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 0.9mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Whole Wheat Pancakes
Notify of
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
June 19, 2020 10:07 am

5 stars
I’ve made several different types of whole wheat pancakes and these are the fluffiest and tastiest ones by far. Thank you for the delicious recipe!!

December 8, 2019 8:56 am

5 stars
I love these pancakes I’ve made them several times my husband is very picky eater but he loved them also thanks for the great receipe

February 24, 2019 10:12 am

5 stars
I’ve made various healthy pancakes, and these are by far the fluffiest, moist pancakes ever! They taste better than pancakes made with all purpose flour. I made this about 20 min ago and my husband loved it. I saved the extra pancakes at our them in the freezer so I can give my daughter during the week before school. Thank you!

Become a Member

Sign up to save recipes in you recipe book, write reviews and more!

Sign up with

By signing up you agree to's terms of use and privacy policy.