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Gramma Momo's WW Pancakes

Rated as 4.96 out of 5 Stars

"This is my version of a great recipe that I found in my Mom's recipe book. It actually came from my grandmother Momo around WW2. My only real change was substituting applesauce for the oil. Feel free to try either way."
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40 m servings 62
Original recipe yields 24 servings


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  1. Whisk whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Mix in brown sugar, breaking it up into pea-sized pieces. Beat eggs in a separate bowl and stir milk, applesauce, and vanilla extract into eggs. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture; stir until just combined. If batter is too thick, add more milk.
  2. Grease a skillet or griddle with vegetable oil and place over medium-high heat. Scoop 2 tablespoons of batter onto the hot skillet and cook pancake until browned on the bottom and bubbles appear in the top, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip the pancake and cook until browned, 2 or 3 more minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Do not overmix. Use 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup batter for each pancake.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 62 calories; 1 11.5 2.2 16 143 Full nutrition

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I followed the recipe exact, only cutting the brown sugar back by half. The pancakes turned out a little flat but they were delicious. I served them with homemade Maple-Vanilla Syrup on top. I w...

The serving size must be a typo. It should probably say it serves between 2 and 4 people. I cut the recipe in half and it fed my son & I. It made 10 smallish pancakes. I cut the baking soda & po...

I love vintage recipes and this World War II recipe is one to treasure. Without a doubt, it’s the best whole wheat pancake recipe I’ve tried. I used white whole wheat flour and vegetable oil ...

This was a great recipe. My dough ended up being a little thick so i had to add 1/4 cup more milk after which it was pourable. The pancakes themselves were pretty filling, we ate them for dinner...

I used banana puree instead of applesauce, because I didn't have any and didn't want to use so much oil. I added some cinnamon and allspice. I also tripled the recipe, because I have a big famil...

Very good! I mixed the wet ingredients first then added in the dry ingredients so I only had one bowl. I also reduced the sugar by half. For whole wheat flour, you can increase the airiness by s...

I made changes based on what I had on hand, but nothing that should have changed the outcome of the recipe. I used half whole wheat and half barley flour, halved the brown sugar, and replaced on...

I was surprised at how good these tasted! The grainy texture might throw some people off who are used to white flour pancakes, but the taste is so yummy! My kids loved them and so did I! I dec...

Great simple recipe. Due to an allergy we used 2 flax eggs instead and to loosen it up I used a bit of AODA water. It turned out great! We used in a waffle iron and did take a while to cook thro...