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Whole Wheat Pancakes from Scratch Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Whole Wheat Pancakes from Scratch

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"If you have whole wheat pancakes instead of white flour ones, are you allowed an extra piece of bacon? Probably. Or just start your morning off hearty and healthy with these easy whole wheat pancakes."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Spread wheat germ over a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until toasted, about 5 minutes. Cool slightly, then transfer wheat germ to a large bowl.
  4. Stir flour, baking soda, and salt into wheat germ. Beat buttermilk, eggs, and oil in another bowl until smooth; pour egg mixture into flour mixture and stir until batter is just blended.
  5. Heat griddle over medium-high heat and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup portions of batter onto the griddle and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side, about 3 minutes more. Repeat with remaining batter.
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May 11, 2014

I make this recipe every Sunday. Thank you. Its great because there is room to play with it. Maybe some vanilla one week maybe some blueberries next time. They always please my family.

Jan 19, 2014

I liked it without any changes. My kiiiids on the other hand required some modifications. I added .5 c of sugar and used 1 cup of wheat flour and one cup of white. I plan on reducing these modifications slowly. Great recipe! Thanks!


9 Ratings

Nov 07, 2014

Used the vinegar trick to make buttermilk. Love these pancakes.

Jul 24, 2015

I've made this recipe often, and it is very yummy as written. I took the advise of another reviewer and added 1/4 cup of sugar. I also decreased the buttermilk to 2 1/2 cups. With the full 3 cups they were thin like crepes. Less milk = thick fluffy pancakes.

Jul 07, 2015

These are excellent! I followed the recipe exactly. Very healthy & very good. Even my 1 year old daughter loves them :) So glad to have found this!

Jun 23, 2015

Fantastic texture. Light and delicious. I made these last Sunday and they were a home run. The wheat germ I used was already toasted so it was just dump and stir. This will be my "go to" for pancakes. No more mix!

May 22, 2015

The best whole wheat pancakes! I used soft white wheat I ground myself and omitted the wheat germ. You cannot tell they are whole wheat! Simple, good and almost no fat.

Apr 23, 2015

I made it exactly as directed and it was delicious. It wasn't heavy neither. As some reviewers said before we can easily bring our own touch, such as adding cinnamon, berries, sugar, etc. A+


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  • Calories
  • 264 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 6.8 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 6.1 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 13.8 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 559 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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