Rating: 4.89 stars
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

If you have whole wheat pancakes instead of white flour ones, are you allowed an extra piece of bacon? Probably. Or just start your morning off hearty and healthy with these easy whole wheat pancakes.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Spread wheat germ over a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until toasted, about 5 minutes. Cool slightly, then transfer wheat germ to a large bowl.

  • Stir flour, baking soda, and salt into wheat germ. Beat buttermilk, eggs, and oil in another bowl until smooth; pour egg mixture into flour mixture and stir until batter is just blended.

  • Heat griddle over medium-high heat and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup portions of batter onto the griddle and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until browned on the other side, about 3 minutes more. Repeat with remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts

264 calories; protein 13.8g; carbohydrates 40g; fat 6.8g; cholesterol 66.9mg; sodium 558.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2015
I've made this recipe often and it is very yummy as written. I took the advise of another reviewer and added 1/4 cup of sugar. I also decreased the buttermilk to 2 1/2 cups. With the full 3 cups they were thin like crepes. Less milk = thick fluffy pancakes. Read More
(9)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/15/2020
I cut the recipe in half. Good but nothing special.... Read More
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2015
I've made this recipe often and it is very yummy as written. I took the advise of another reviewer and added 1/4 cup of sugar. I also decreased the buttermilk to 2 1/2 cups. With the full 3 cups they were thin like crepes. Less milk = thick fluffy pancakes. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2014
I make this recipe every Sunday. Thank you. Its great because there is room to play with it. Maybe some vanilla one week maybe some blueberries next time. They always please my family. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2014
I liked it without any changes. My kiiiids on the other hand required some modifications. I added.5 c of sugar and used 1 cup of wheat flour and one cup of white. I plan on reducing these modifications slowly. Great recipe! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2016
I added a tsp of vanilla and a tbsp of cinnamon to sweeten it a little. I am not much of a syrup person but I throughly enjoyed this recipe with syrup. I also tried a little vanilla Dannon Greek yogurt as a topping and that was also very tasty. Will definitely make again but will cut the recipe in half. This made 15 4 in pancakes Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2014
Used the vinegar trick to make buttermilk. Love these pancakes. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2019
I usually regard pancakes as a vehicle for syrup; but this recipe has given a new point of view. I can't remember when I've tasted better. Since we have little use for buttermilk, it's not in our house. Alternative: Mix 1 tbsp of lemon juice per cup of milk, let it rest for 5+ minutes. An added plus; no costly, exotic rarely used ingredients! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2015
Fantastic texture. Light and delicious. I made these last Sunday and they were a home run. The wheat germ I used was already toasted so it was just dump and stir. This will be my "go to" for pancakes. No more mix! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2015
I made the buttermilk using apple cider vinegar added 1/2 cup homemade applesauce. turned out exceptional. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2014
Great recipe. I usually add some mashed fruit or cinnamon ginger vanilla etc. Love not having to buy pancake mix anymore! Very healthy and satisfying. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/15/2020
I cut the recipe in half. Good but nothing special.... Read More