Recipe By Anonymous
Published Aug 19th
Whole Wheat Pancakes
Prep 20m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 50m
Servings 4 to 5 servings Calories 547.8

These are very light and tender pancakes. These pancakes are excellent with maple syrup.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup wheat germ
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 ⅓ tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 ½ cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a food processor or in a large bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, white flour, wheat germ or oats, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, and salt.
  2. 2 Cut the butter into small pieces with a knife, and add the butter to the flour-mixture. Mix until the mixture has a sand-like consistency.
  3. 3 Make a well in the center of the flour-butter mixture, and add the buttermilk and eggs. Stir until the liquids are fully incorporated.
  4. 4 Heat a frying pan over medium heat and grease the surface with 1 tablespoon of butter or oil. Ladle the batter onto the surface to form 4 inch pancakes. Once bubbles form on the top of the pancakes, flip them over, and cook them on the other side for about 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 547.8
  • Carbohydrate 57.2 g
  • Cholesterol 162.7 mg
  • Fat 29.5 g
  • Fiber 5.5 g
  • Protein 17 g
  • Saturated Fat 17.1 g
  • Sodium 1078.8 mg
  • Sugar 14.3 g


  1. This was the first time I made pancakes from scratch (I always use the boxed Bisquick powder). I wanted to try a recipe that tasted more like restaurant pancakes. The batter is quite thick and I found they were harder to flip being so heavy. All of the butter made them greasier than I like - Read more ...
  2. I used the lemon juice/1% milk substitution for buttermilk (1 tablespoon lemon juice for each cup of milk). I also substituted cinnamon applesauce for butter. When I was a kid I preferred thin pancakes but these raise high and were also delicious. The recipe provides a somewhat healthy way to indulge. Great stuff.
  3. I made these for my husband's birthday yesterday and they turned out great. I didn't have buttermilk so I used 1/2 vanilla yoghurt and 1/2 skim milk (healthier that way too). I added blueberries to some pancakes chocolate chips to some and nothing to the others and they were all yummy! I was a little - Read more ...
  4. These are the best! My 3yr old is a pancake freak so I made these for a healthy breakfast and she loves them. I cut out or haf the butter and I never have buttermilk so I just add 1% milk and it turns out fine. I also added oats last time. Love them.
  5. This is my pancake recipe now. However I do not use butter. I substitute 1/4c canola oil (or sometimes unsweetened applesauce. If I double I use 1/4c each). I also use 1 egg and 2 egg whites instead of 3 eggs. Since I don't usually have buttermilk I use soured milk (add tbs lemon juice - Read more ...
  6. DELISH! This one was soooo good! even my eight yr old was asking for more! I tripled the batch and they froze very well! just pop them in the toaster and voila! quick and healthy breakfast! YUMMM!
  7. I found out that if you use a pastry brush to brush oil onto the pan in the shape of any alphabet the impression gets onto the pancake when done. Amazing!The recipe is great eventhough i made a few alterations like using whole wheat flour baking powder salt in the ratio of 2 cups: 1 - Read more ...
  8. I made these pancakes for Easter breakfast and everyone loved them! My father-in-law could not stop eating them. I did change the recipe a little....gound up in my coffee grinder a little flaxseed wheat bulgar and wheat germ and used it in place of the white flour and then through in a small handfull of - Read more ...
  9. Tasty! These pancakes are so good. My very picky two year old didn't even realize they weren't the usual white pancakes. She devoured them. They actually tasted better than white flour pancakes. I did use quick cooking oats instead of wheat germ.
  10. Jen thanks for the great recipe! The pancakes turned out fluffy and light just as advertised! I didn't measure any of the ingredients directly (I ususlly go by 'feel' when cooking). Because of this I wasn't too concerned about the fact that baking soda was missing from the ingredients list but was called for in - Read more ...