Whole Grain Pancakes

We are taking a short break from Wedding Carnival posts to bring you a healthy whole grain pancake breakfast recipe!

No worries, though I’ll be back tomorrow with another Wedding Carnival post soon.


School is in full swing around here and when my kids were all living at home breakfast was always a bit of a challenge.

As I kid and even as now as an adult I prefer to drink my breakfast rather than eat it.  I was a big fan of Carnation Instant Breakfast growing up and now I enjoy my green smoothie every morning.  When my kids were young getting a healthy breakfast into them before they headed out was a challenge.

For many years I had kids at 2-3 different schools and that meant 2-3 different starting times.  Then you had to take into account early  morning rehearsals and trying to find time for  family devotion/scripture reading in there before the first person left in the morning.  That didn’t leave a lot of time for “the most important meal of the day.”

Trying to have a healthy and nutritious breakfast available for everyone just didn’t always happen. More times than I’d like to admit their breakfast consisted of a bowl of Captain Crunch! But I guess it didn’t hurt them too badly as they are all now very healthy, successful young adults!

Healthy Breakfast

Start the day off with a hearty and delicious whole wheat pancakes.

If you are experiencing any of the same challenges, today’s recipe for Whole Grain Pancakes may just come in handy.

Whole Grain Pancakes

I recently served these Whole Grain Pancakes at our neighborhood Back to School Breakfast and they are just the ticket to give your children a good start to their day.
Whole Grain PancakesI am always looking for opportunities to sneak some whole grains into my family’s diet and Whole Grain Pancakes is an easy way to do it.  The recipe calls for whole wheat flour but you could also use spelt flour (if you need to be wheat free), rye, oat or buckwheat ( if you need to be gluten free.)

Whole Grain Pancakes
For a whole grain pancake they are surprising light, not dense and heavy. I used honey to sweeten them and added in some cinnamon for extra flavor.
Whole Grain Pancakes
Pancakes are an easy thing to make ahead and pop in the freezer for a quick and easy healthy breakfast. Just put the frozen pancake into your toaster and you have a yummy and healthy breakfast.
Whole Grain Pancakes
I served them with real maple syrup (although my children prefer the fake stuff!!) and fresh blueberries. My husband made up his own combination with blueberries, bacon and pecans.  Here’s to a healthier breakfast!

Whole Grain Pancakes

Ingredients

  • 2 C milk (can use almond milk for dairy free)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 C whole wheat flour (spelt or buckwheat can also be used)
  • 1/4 C honey
  • 1/4 C canola oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine all ingredients except flour. Mix together well. Add in flour until batter is smooth. Cook pancakes on hot griddle. Turn when bubbles appear.

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Comments

  1. 1
    ABishop says:

    They look yummy! I have a hard time eating breakfast in the morning so I have been doing the green smoothie thing lately (well not this summer but trying to start up again). What is your favorite green smoothie recipe?

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      Leigh Anne says:

      My husband is the green smoothie maker around here. He uses spinach, kale and or collard greens. (don’t like mustard greens or beet greens) He always puts a banana in it and then loves berries so we picked lots of Oregon berries this summer and froze them – raspberries, marionberries and blackberries. Not a big fan of strawberries in it though. He will also sometimes through in a pear or an orange if we have those. Also not a big fan of apples in it. He puts some water in and ice. Love it!

  2. 2
    Jackie says:

    Great pictures and yummy looking pancakes!

  3. 3

    These look great! I am going to pin this so I don’t lose the recipe. Hopping over from Get your Craft On. Love your blog.
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  4. 4

    These look super yummy! Will have to make them on one of these (refreshingly) cooler mornings! Also, what font did you use for ‘Pancakes’? Beautiful look!
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    lindsay says:

    Hi! This looks amazing! I found you on Lil’ Luna’s Link party and I would love it if you would share it at my link party at http://mommyssweetconfessions.blogspot.com/2012/09/sweet-confessions-sunday-link-party-6.html and any other of your great links you would like to. See you at the party!

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    Angie Johnson says:

    These look great! I have been looking for a whole wheat pancake recipe and came across this one on foodgakwer. Did you make yours with almond milk? I have not tried making anything with almond milk yet and was wondering how they turned out.

  7. 7
    Kina says:

    Wow! I was just thinking about making whole wheat pancakes and now I don’t have to hunt for a recipe!!! I can’t wait to try it and I’ll be sure to report back!!!

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