Whole Wheat Pancakes

This is the best Whole Wheat Pancakes recipe! This delicious and fluffy pancake recipe has hints of irresistible vanilla and cinnamon and is a healthy option since it uses whole wheat flour. You’ll never make regular pancakes again!

A plate of food on a table, with Whole wheat pancakes

Whole Wheat Pancakes

I’m most proud of delicious recipes that come from mild changes to our favourite ones. Case and point – the following pancake recipe.

Yet can you really re-invent a pancake? Of course!

A plate of food on a table, with Pancake and banana

Truth is, I’ve been using the same pancake recipe for longer than I could admit. It’s one that calls for few but basic ingredients.

Yet since we’ve started making small switches to our meals to make them healthier options, I recently studied my go-to recipe for pancakes and decided it was due for an overhaul.

A sliced banana on a plate, with Pancake and Wheat

I realized that I could easily make my recipe one I could feel better about with the addition of wheat.

If you are a pancake lover and would like another delicious pancake recipe to try, our Oat Flour Pancakes are just your thing!

A close up of food on a plate, with Pancake and Wheat Flour

Opting to use whole wheat flour in everyday recipes, like this one for pancakes – is a simple switch for the good.

Wheat is a great source of fibre and can aid to normalize bowel movements and help overall gut health.

It also lowers cholesterol levels, helps to control blood sugar levels, makes you feel full longer, contains essential vitamins and minerals, and aids in achieving healthy weight.

In other words, consuming wheat and grains can help you live longer, lose weight and lower your risk for type 2 diabetes. It’s life’s simple ingredient that you can feel good about.

A close up of a plate of food, with Pancake and Wheat

My home province of Alberta has 50.3 million acres of productive farm land alone, and our wheat that has been fuelling our lives for centuries.

Not only a versatile staple, this simple ingredient is also cost effective as well. How’s that for a win-win!

Can you make pancakes with whole wheat flour?


Looking back, I’m not sure why I didn’t make an earlier switch to whole wheat in this recipe.

A close up of a slice of pancakes on a plate, with Pancake and banana

After all, I very much enjoy my recipe for 12 Hour No-Knead Bread for use as a side, for toast and even for sandwiches.

So it’s no surprise to me that this very well may be the best whole wheat pancake recipe ever.

Enjoy! Don’t forget to also check out our Raspberry White Chocolate Scones!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, yet as always all opinions are my own.
A close up of a plate of food, with Pancake and Wheat

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This is the best Whole Wheat Pancakes recipe! This delicious and fluffy pancake recipe has hints of irresistible vanilla and cinnamon and is a healthy option since it uses whole wheat flour. You'll never make regular pancakes again!


  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted


  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl, and whisk to combine. The batter will be thick. yet you can add 1-2 tbsp of milk if you'd prefer it to be a thinner batter.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat, and spray surface with cooking spray
  3. Pour batter onto skillet in desired size. When bubbles start to appear on the top of the pancakes, flip and cook the other side. 
  4. Serve with syrup, and fruit if desired. I love this recipe with bananas on top, yet berries would be delicious too. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 4 people
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Saturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 445mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 5gSugar: 10gProtein: 9g

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, yet as always all opinions are my own.


  1. These look so good, your pictures are making me drool, I’m going to have give these a try, can’t wait for the weekend to come now!!

    1. I’m obsessed with these pancakes!! I use half the sugar to make them a bit healthier and stir in some oats which pair perfectly with the wheat and cinnamon. Best pancake recipe I’ve found so far! 🙂

  2. I was totally thinking about upping the health factor on pancakes – there are so many things you can do to make them healthier and mmm so tasty! Did you use real Canadian maple syrup? 😀 I could drink that stuff lol!

      1. First attempt to make pancakes from scratch, turned out sooo good, also added blueberries ?

  3. I’ll have to give these a try. I make from scratch pancakes already but I want to try a whole wheat recipe and this one sounds perfect.

  4. This recipe was a disaster for me. The batter was too thick even after I added twice as much milk than was originally called for. the outsides were burning before the inside was done. I’ll have to figure out what went wrong.

    1. What? That is so odd Amy! Mine turned out so perfect, I’ll think on this about what went wrong and reply if I come to a solution. Right now I’m at a loss though … 🙁

    2. This recipe was so great! I will say I had to figure out the right amount of heat to use so they wouldn’t all burn before being done inside. These don’t bubble on top like regular pancakes to let you know when to flip them. Once I had my temp under control they were fluffy and perfect. I even added chocolate chips-so much for health factor. Ha! My boys loved this recipe!

  5. These pancakes turned out perfect! I added a little extra milk for preferred consistency. They are fluffy and delicious! I make pancakes for my family regularly and will be switching to this recipe. The brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla give it such a slightly sweet taste so we don’t feel the need to have as much syrup. You should definitely try it!

  6. So delicious!! I substituted honey for brown sugar, added nutmeg and clove spices, a small fine grated carrot and a banana. Definitely a keeper!!

  7. Delicious! I did experiment and added 1/2 cup oats and 1/4-1/2 cup ground flaxseed and replaced the brown sugar with 1 Tbsp Truvia brown sugar. Top with sliced banana and a drizzle of raw honey. Yummy AND healthy! Not words I often use together. 🙂

  8. Absolutely delicious! I absolutely love the whole wheat flour!! I added the extra tablespoon of milk and cut the brown sugar to 1tbs. They came out perfect! Next time I will be adding blueberries to the batter!!

  9. Just tried this recipe and we loved it! The pancakes were perfect, thank you for sharing it!

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