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Whole Wheat Pancakes

Whole Wheat Pancakes made with oats, whole wheat flour, and skim milk are a healthy and filling way to start your day. Paired with some fresh fruit, they’ll keep you full for hours.

Super healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes

It’s time to get a few holiday pounds off and I’m switching out my favorite Buttermilk Pancakes for these healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes. This is a recipe that I’ve enjoyed making for several years. I ripped it out of a magazine but can’t remember which one. Think it was Clean Eating.

Super Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes

These Whole Wheat Pancakes are a little different than the pancakes you are probably used to, but they are oh so filling. I really like to pair them with fresh fruit and either a little drizzle or pure maple syrup or sugar-free syrup. There’s nothing light and fluffy about these pancakes, but they still feel like a real treat. Due to the whole wheat flour and some oats, they are dense and hearty.

Super healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes

Because they are so dense, those bubbles you are used to seeing that let you know it is time to flip the pancakes probably won’t happen. You’ll have to take a peak at the underside and flip them when the bottoms are lightly browned. Then you’ll probably want to turn the heat down some. Because these are thick pancakes and they are low in fat, it can be a little tricky to get the center cooked without burning the outside. It just takes a little patience. Which is hard when you are ready to dig into a stack of hot pancakes. ๐Ÿ™‚

Super Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes

Super healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Exceptionally healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes made from oats, whole wheat flour , and skim milk. They make a hearty and filling breakfast.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 15 minutes
SERVINGS: 2 servings


  • 1 1/4 Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 1/4 cups skim milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • cooking spray
  • sugar-free syrup
  • fresh fruit- blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries


  • Mix oats and milk in a medium bowl and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir just well enough to combine.
  • Heat griddle over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray.
  • Drop about 1/4 cup batter on griddle for each pancake. Cook until lightly browned.
  • Flip over and continue to cook until lightly browned and cooked through.
  • Serve with sugar-free syrup and fresh fruit.


These are thick, dense pancakes. You may need to cook them over lower heat than you usually cook pancakes so that the outside does not burn before the inside cooks.


Calories: 402kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

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8 thoughts on “Whole Wheat Pancakes”

  1. I love that you can see the oats in these! They sound fantastic! And so pretty with that fresh fruit!

  2. These look absolutely delicious! I’m looking for lighter breakfast options, especially after all of the holiday goodies I’ve eaten. I’ll have to give these a try! Hope you have a Happy New Year, Christin!

  3. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I’ve never had whole wheat pancakes before but I’m loving the looks of these! Such a great idea to make these with oats. They look so filling and delicious. Pinned!

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