If you’re looking for a healthier pancake recipe, this one is a win. It was a hit with my 2 year old who couldn’t stop asking for more.
This Skinnytaste recipe is simple to make and can allow you to satisfy that pancake craving without feeling like you just ate dessert for breakfast. The recipe uses white whole wheat flour, which gives you more fiber and fullness with your breakfast. The recipe itself calls for one hundred percent white whole wheat flour, but I used half all purpose flour and half white whole wheat flour. I feel like it gave the pancakes the perfect balance between a whole grain taste and your traditional buttermilk pancake taste (especially if your’e not accustomed to the taste of whole wheat pancakes).
Pre-packaged pancake mixes, like most processed foods, tend to have additives, preservatives, and extra sweeteners. Making your pancakes from scratch is a great way to avoid all these additives and go for something more natural.
The pancake recipe itself does not call for blueberries, but I love fresh blueberry pancakes, so I added them into mine. You can add fresh fruit into your pancake batter (once mixed), or just add the fresh fruit on top depending on your preference.
- 2 cups white whole wheat flour (I used King Arthur white whole wheat flour that I purchased at Target)
- 4 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp sugar (I added a little honey instead of sugar)
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups + 2 tbsp fat free milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- cooking spray
- Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Add wet ingredients to the mixing bowl and mix well with a spoon until all the dry spots are gone; be careful not to over mix.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Lightly spray oil to coat and pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter. Once the pancake begins to bubble and the edges start to set, flip the pancake. Repeat with the remainder of the batter.
If you are diabetic, include some protein with breakfast (for example eggs, cottage cheese, or peanut butter) and use sugar free pancake syrup for the best blood sugar control.
Hope you enjoy this week’s healthy recipe. Let me know what you think by liking and commenting below.
The Diet Duchess