Check out my index of whole wheat flour recipes below. Whole wheat flour is so much healthier for you than regular all-purpose flour. To begin with, it isn’t processed as much so less of the nutrients are taken out of it.
If you want to be a really healthy eater you will grind your own whole wheat flour. You can buy whole wheat in the bulk section of stores like Winco. My mother and grandmother ground their whole wheat into flour all the time. It’s actually really easy with the right equipment. All you need is a wheat grinder .
Mom would just grind some each time she made something like a batch of bread. If you grind it just before you bake with it there are so many more nutrients still in the flour. You can freeze flour though and it will help it retain a lot of the vitamins. It is difficult to grind the exact amount you need for a certain recipe. That’s when freezing the flour is a really good idea.
Whole wheat flour is really good in a lot of different recipes. Some of my Whole Wheat Flour recipes include pancakes, waffles, pizza dough and bread including banana bread and zucchini bread. Whole wheat has a little different texture, it’s a little more course. I think that’s what most people don’t like about it. It takes a little getting used to but it’s not very hard.
My mom grew up eating homemade 100% whole wheat bread all the time. Sometimes my grandma would make a batch of half all-purpose flour and half whole wheat flour. That was a good compromise because the texture was finer and it tasted more like “normal” bread.
You’ll definitely want to check out my Whole Wheat Flour recipes below. I have quite a few but I hope to have more in the future. Check back every few months to see if I’ve added any.
9 of the Best Whole Wheat Pancakes
I have 9 of the best whole wheat pancakes recipes I could find right here. When I first started searching for whole wheat pancakes recipes I thought they would all be the same. I was pleasantly surprised. These are all a little bit different.
Some are just plain but some have fruit in them like blueberries and bananas. Some have nuts and some have coconut. Others have cottage cheese or ricotta cheese and some even have peanut butter in them. The one thing they all have in common though, is they are all made with whole wheat flour.
A couple of these are made with whole wheat white flour. It is just as clean as whole wheat flour, it just has a nicer texture. It isn’t as grainy and dense. I really like it and encourage you to try it.
You can buy some here Whole Wheat White Flour or you can try looking where you usually buy your whole wheat flour. It’s wonderful. I also like them mixed together, half whole wheat and half white whole wheat. Do you like Whole Wheat Pancakes? I sure do, you ought to give them a try if you haven’t already.
1. 5 minute Wheat Pancakes – Tastes Better From Scratch
Milk – Eggs – Honey
These pancakes are really called blender pancakes. It’s quite obvious, they are made in the blender. They couldn’t be easier. For how easy and simple they are seriously delicious. They’re light and fluffy, flavorful and tender. You can top them with any fruit you would like. Use your favorite and what you have on hand.
2. Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes – Gimme Some Oven
Egg – Almond Milk – Peanut Butter – Honey – Vanilla – Chocolate Chips
It’s kind of hard to go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter in pancakes. Come to think of it, I don’t think I know anyone that doesn’t like chocolate and peanut butter together. I don’t know very many people that don’t like pancakes either. I do know two and that’s my Mom and Dad.
Now isn’t that the weirdest thing. I, on the other hand, adore pancakes. Maybe that’s because I didn’t have them very much growing up. It’s time to get the mixing bowl out and get the skillet warmed up and get making these pancakes. Make sure you buy natural peanut butter . It’s Clean and the regular kind isn’t.
3. Whole-Wheat Lemon Chia Ricotta Pancakes – Brewing Happiness
Chia Seeds – Lemon – Milk – Lemon Juice – Vanilla – Egg – Coconut Oil – Ricotta Cheese
I never heard of ricotta cheese until my Nana taught me how to make lasagne with it. Now it’s one of the few kinds of cheese I can eat because it doesn’t contain casein. Which I am allergic to incidentally. So I got really excited when I saw that these are made with ricotta cheese. The cheese is both inside the pancake mixture and laid on top. Yum Yum in my tum tum!
4. Fluffy Wheat Pancakes with Cinnamon Apple Compote – Joyful Healthy Eats
Pecans – Egg – Milk – Honey – Butter – Apples – Nutmeg
If whole wheat white flour is a new thing to you, it’s time to embrace it. I absolutely love it. It is not processed like all-purpose flour. It is just like whole wheat flour but it’s white. The texture isn’t as grainy and it’s more like regular flour but a whole lot cleaner and healthier.
My mom used to buy the white wheat and grind in her wheat grinder . It tastes so good and just think of all the nutrients that were in that fresh ground wheat. The apples on top of this are just wonderful. It brings the pancakes to a whole new level.
5. Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes for Kids – Super Healthy Kids
Cottage Cheese – Egg – Butter
My neighbor was just over at my house last night telling me about how she makes cottage cheese pancakes. Her mother who is in a nursing home just loves them. So, she made them and took them over to her mother. Cottage cheese pancakes are a long time standing tradition in her family. They make them for special occasions. The cottage cheese adds a lot of protein besides making them nice and moist. Kids, in particular, love them so give them a try. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
6. Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes – Sally’s Baking Addiction
Cinnamon – Greek Yogurt – Milk – Maple Syrup – Eggs – Vanilla – Coconut Oil – Blueberries
Blueberry pancakes are a classic. I can’t forget those. There’s a reason so many people love them. These, in particular, are light and fluffy and filling. You can’t just swap out whole wheat flour in from am all-purpose flour recipe. It will turn out dense, tough and heavy. You need to follow a recipe that’s been tried and tested. You will be so much more pleased with the outcome. Although the blueberries can help you overlook quite a bit.
7. Whole Wheat Coconut Pancakes – Nuts and Walnuts
Desiccated Coconut or Coconut Flakes – Coconut Milk – Agave Syrup – Cinnamon – Coconut Oil
I love shredded coconut and since it’s both inside and on top of these pancakes they have to be good. You can serve them with maple syrup on top for a perfectly good clean eating breakfast. You might enjoy some fried eggs with them too. Fruit on top is good too. Like bananas or strawberries or blueberries. If you have some clean eating jam that would be good too, of course. Some coconut cream would be the absolute best in my opinion. It would go so well with the coconut flakes. A dollop will do ya.
8. Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes – Mom to Mom Nutrition
Oats – Egg – Banana – Vanilla
When you want a breakfast that’s made from scratch but you don’t have much time to do it, these are your solution. You can make these ahead of time, or make an extra-large batch when you do have time. Then you can freeze them up and take them out and reheat them up when you need a quick meal. To freeze them just let them cool. Then place a piece of wax paper or parchment paper between each pancake and freeze them in a ziplock bag.
They’ll keep about 3 months in the freezer. Then when you’re ready to eat one, just take it out of the freezer, place it on a plate and reheat it in the microwave uncovered on high for about a minute. I think I would rather put mine on reheat for a little longer. I know how hard a pancake can get if it’s heated in the microwave too long. Experiment and see what works best for you. You can also put them in the toaster for a few minutes.
9. Healthy Gingerbread Pancakes – Kristine’s Kitchen
Eggs – Applesauce – Molasses – Milk – Butter – Gingerbread Spice Mix
Gingerbread and pumpkin are perfect for the cooler fall weather. But tell me why we have that mindset. Why can’t I eat pumpkin or gingerbread any other time of the year? I know fresh pumpkin is more accessible at that time of year. But you can buy a can of pumpkin puree any time you want.
A can of pumpkin puree is perfectly clean as long as it doesn’t have anything added like sugar. The molasses in these add even more gingerbready flavor. If you want you can make your own gingerbread spice mix with the recipe included. It’s just a few spices mixed together. Easy Peasy. I just realized there isn’t even any pumpkin in these. There is applesauce instead. Now, what do you think about that?