Whole Wheat Pancakes Recipe

Whole Wheat Pancakes

These whole wheat pancakes aren’t just delicious; they are also healthy!!!

Lose the guilt of eating pancakes with this recipe from Kaethe’s mom. Not only are they good for you, they are super flavor-full! It is such a family favorite that they usually make a double batch each time they make it! They refrigerate and reheat well if you have leftovers too. These whole wheat pancakes also pair well with whatever additions you like to add, be it fruit or chocolate chips. Kaethe loves to eat them plain with maple syrup or apple sauce on top!

Ingredients for Whole Wheat Pancakes.


  • 1 c.   Whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c.   White flour
  • 1/2 t.   Baking powder
  • 3/4 t.   Baking soda
  • 2 T.   Honey
  • 1  Egg
  • 2 c.  Yogurt – use greek for a protein boost
  • 2 T.   Olive oil plus a little extra for the pan.


Combine ingredients & mix until all lumps are gone. If you want to add fruit or chocolate chips to the whole wheat pancakes themself, this is where you would do that.

Ingredients for Whole Wheat Pancakes in mixing bowl Mixed Whole Wheat Pancake Batter


Oil frying pan with olive oil & heat until water sizzels on contact. Pour a small amount of the pancake batter onto pan. For a more round pancake, use the ladle to spread the batter out a little (shown in picture two below). Flip when bubbles start to form and stay open when they pop (if bubbles close up right away then it isn’t quite ready for flipping).

Cooking whole wheat pancakes, pouring on to skillet Spreading out whole wheat pancake batter in skillet When to flip whole wheat pancakes


Cook until light brown on both sides. We like to save time by cooking two (or three on our bigger pan) at a time. However, if you want more even browning on all edges cook one at a time and make sure you put it right in the middle of the pan. The part of the pancake closer to the center of the pan will always cook a little faster than the part closer to the edge, hence the slight uneven browning of our whole wheat pancakes.

Finished Whole Wheat Pancakes on plate Finished Whole Wheat Pancakes with Maple Syrup on plate

Keep warm by putting finished whole wheat pancakes in the microwave or oven as you continue to cook. Check out our standing hamstring curls or lateral steps blogs for easy exercises to do while standing over the pancakes (we call it cooking with exercise!). We recommend serving these delicious pancakes with maple syrup, applesauce, or jam. Here we served them with organic maple syrup (no butter needed)!


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This blog was contributed by our Pilates guru, Kaethe Birkner. Kaethe is a certified Pilates instructor through Balanced Body and dances ballet professionally at Continental Ballet Company. She has been teaching Pilates since 2012 and has been taking Pilates since 2004.