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Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes with Nutty Topping
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Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes with Nutty Topping

A healthy apple pancakes recipe with a fabulous topping full of nuts and seeds.
Course Breakfast
Servings 6
Calories 400kcal


  • 1 medium apple, Such as Golden Delicious, about 2 cups, cored and diced
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk (1%)
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • maple syrup for serving

Nutty Topping

  • 1/4 cup hulled pumpkin seeds, green
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup shelled sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • pinch of salt


  • Place diced apple in a microwave-safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave on HIGH for 60-90 seconds to soften.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together both flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, milk, eggs, and honey.
  • Add wet ingredients into dry, stirring just until combined.
  • Heat a large nonstick griddle or skillet over medium heat.
  • Spoon 1/4 cup batter onto griddle per pancake, and sprinkle 1 heaping tablespoon of apple on top. Drizzle a little more batter on top to cover the apple.
  • Flip pancakes when they are covered with bubbles and cooked around the edges.
  • Cook another 1 to 2 minutes, until pancakes are cooked through.
  • To make Nutty Topping, toast pumpkin seeds and almonds in a skillet over medium-high heat for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  • Add sunflower seeds and cook 1 more minute.
  • Add sesame seeds and cook, stirring continuously until seeds are toasted.
  • Place mixture in a medium bowl, add wheat germ, and stir in maple syrup and salt.
  • Serve with pancakes.


There's quite a bit of maple syrup in the Nutty Topping, but you will probably still want to drizzle a little maple syrup on your pancakes. The calorie count includes 1 additional tablespoon of maple syrup.
The calorie count is based on 1/6 of the recipe.
Nutty Topping will keep for a week in an airtight container.


Calories: 400kcal | Protein: 15g | Fat: 11g | Fiber: 5g