Looking for a healthy pancake recipe? These whole wheat pancakes are fluffy, soft, and so easy to make. Serve them with a drizzle of organic honey or maple syrup with fresh fruits and a wholesome breakfast is on the table in less than 30 minutes.
Whole Wheat Pancakes are always my brunch-time favorite. They add a great variety to the breakfast table.
Needless to say, kids in the family love them to the core.
In case, you are assuming that whole wheat flour might compromise the taste of the pancakes let me prove you wrong.
These whole wheat pancakes are quite pillowy with an earthy taste to them.
If you are in a mood to go for a little calorie splurge then add chocolate chips to make the whole wheat pancakes more delicious.
The addition of fresh chopped berries (blueberries, strawberries, etc) to the batter is also a great idea.
For Gluten-Free Pancakes, use almond meal or flour in the same quantity as whole wheat flour.
For Vegan Pancakes; substitute buttermilk with vegan yogurt, and 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed instead of one egg.
For Eggless Pancakes, use 1/4 cup thick yogurt for each egg or 1 tablespoon of flaxseed powder.
The Whole Wheat Flour
What kind of whole wheat flour is the best for making pancakes?
Any variety of packaged whole wheat flour (gehun atta) is good to use. Make sure it is not coarse in texture and has no other flours mixed in it.
Try to use 100% whole wheat flour only. I would not suggest using multigrain flour for this pancake recipe.
If you can get packaged buttermilk or a homemade batch of buttermilk, nothing like it.
To quickly make buttermilk for pancakes combine 1 Cup of lukewarm milk with a teaspoon of white vinegar, stir, and let it sit at room temperature for 15 – 20 minutes.
Once the milk curdles and the whey water starts separating, use the liquid for making pancake batter.
My Tried & True Tips
To prepare the buttermilk from scratch at home, use room temperature milk.
Make sure all the ingredients for the pancakes are at room temperature. Cold ingredients make the texture of the pancakes bit tough.
Do not mix the batter for too long. Else, you might end up with chewy pancakes. The moment all the ingredients are combined well and no streaks of flour remain in the batter, stop mixing.
The batter for these healthy whole wheat pancakes is on the lumpy side.
Allow the batter to rest for 5 – 10 minutes before making the pancakes. Be assured this trick will always yield soft and fluffy pancakes.
Let the air bubbles appear on the surface of the pancakes while cooking then only flip it to cook from the other side (you can see the same in the video as well).
I like my pancakes thick, but if you prefer thinner pancakes then add a little more buttermilk or milk to the batter.
Watch Whole Wheat Pancakes Video
There are zillion ways to serve whole wheat pancakes. But few of my favorite are:
drizzle a good quality organic honey or maple syrup over the piping hot pancakes
a tablespoon of butter followed by the drizzle of honey.
honey and fresh seasonal fruits/berries.
peanut butter and maple syrup
Nutella and whipped cream
chocolate sauce and maple syrup
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Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes Recipe
How To Serve Pancakes
- Organic honey
- 1 tablespoon butter
How To Make Buttermilk
- To prepare the pancake, first prepare the buttermilk.
- In milk stir vinegar or lemon juice, let it sit at room temperature for 5 – 10 minutes. You will notice milk will cuddle. This is the buttermilk you require for the pancake.
How To Prepare Batter
- Next sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, brown sugar in a mixing bowl.
- Whisk together in a separate bowl egg, buttermilk, olive oil and vanilla essence for 5 minute or till combined well.
- Now make well in the centre of the flour mixture, add the liquid ingredients and gently fold till all combined well. No streaks of flour should remain in the batter.
- Let the batter rest for 5 – 10 minutes.
How To Make Pancakes
- Heat non stick pancake pan over medium heat.
- Grease it with a teaspoon of butter. Pour a large spoonful of batter in the pan. If the batter is not spreading around, gently spread it with the back of the spoon.
- Sprinkle chocolate chips over the pancakes. Cook on one side till air bubbles appear on top and edges turn brown.
- Flip the pancake and cook from the other side. Similarly, cook the remaining pancakes.
How To Serve Pancakes
- Serve the Whole Wheat Pancakes with a drizzle of honey and butter.
- You can serve whole wheat pancakes with fresh fruits.