My dad makes these pancakes. They are the BEST!



Original recipe yields 28 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl, sift all-purpose flour, milk powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in whole wheat flour. In a small bowl, combine sugar, eggs, water, butter and vinegar. Make a well in the flour mixture, and pour in the egg mixture. Mix until smooth.

  • Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Cook until pancakes are golden brown on both sides; serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

121 calories; 4.2 g total fat; 37 mg cholesterol; 209 mg sodium. 17.4 g carbohydrates; 4.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (91)

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110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 86
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
These were surprisingly excellent! I am on Weight Watchers and was looking for a healthier alternative to traditional pancakes. Using solely whole wheat flour (eliminated the all-purpose flour) gave these a nuttier flavor but they were so light and fluffy. I substituted 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce for the butter and used 1/4 cup 2 tbsp. Splenda instead of sugar. I used skim milk instead of the dry milk powder and water and also added 2 tsp. flax seed and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. If the batter is too runny it can be thickened with a little extra flour. These freeze and reheat very well for a quick and filling breakfast. Great with no-sugar maple syrup and turkey sausage links!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
These pancakes are delicious although we modified them to make them a bit fluffier and also healthier! We changed the butter to 1/3 cup of applesauce. We eliminated the water and used fat free milk and a 1/2 tsp vanilla. We also added some wheat germ! They were delicious and the kids loved them! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious! I cut the recipe in half & used whole wheat pastry flour for the white flour. Used 1/3 cup Splenda & even for me with a notorious sweet tooth thinks that 1/4 cup is plenty! Used 3/4 cup milk & 1/2 cup water. Added 2 tsp cinn & upped the vanilla to 1 tsp. Used 3 tbsp applesauce. I like my pancakes to be not to thick but not TOO thin & this worked perfectly. Loved the healthy ingredients. Thank you! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I m giving this 5 stars even though I made several modifications. It s a great recipe! My changes are: 1 1/2 C non-fat buttermilk and 3/4 C water instead of milk powder and water (I actually increased the water even more because my family likes thin pancakes with crisp edges but for most it would probably be too thin). I also decreased regular flour from 1 C to 1/2C and then added 1/4C flax seed meal 1/4C wheat germ. Added about a teaspoon of cinnamon too. Like other reviewers I cut way down on the sugar (to slightly less than 1/2 C and also used honey for most of the sweetener). These were excellent pancakes. My husband is usually leery of the taste of non-traditional pancakes but he gave it high praise. And my children gobbled them up. This has become my preferred pancake recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Totally like my Dad's pancakes. We had these every Saturday for years and it was worth the wait every Saturday just to have them. I made three small changes; I used all whole wheat flour I upped the baking powder to 3 teaspoons and I only used just under a 1/4 cup of sugar. I might cut back the sugar even more next time but these were awesome. Really light and fluffy and just......AWESOME. This might be my new go-to pancake recipe. NOTE: This recipe makes a TON so if you're like me you can freeze the pancakes in batches on a flat baking sheet and portion out into freezer bags for days you don't want to make a hot breakfast from beginning to end. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We loved these "healthier" pancakes. I used applesauce instead of butter and splenda instead of sugar and was pleased with the result. I thought they were great without syrup as well. I made the full batch and froze the leftovers in little packages of 3 pancakes for individual microwave breakfasts on the run and they were great. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
An excellent and nutritious breakfast! I make them in batch and freeze between wax paper sheets - easy to heat up in the toaster or microwave for a quick snack. For variety I occasionally add fresh or frozen fruit at the last second before cooking. For fluffiest pancakes wait until just before cooking to mix dry and wet ingredients and just fold in don't stir too much. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This pancake recipe was delicious! I omitted the butter and added 1/4 cup of applesauce and it still turned out great. My 2 year old said "Mommy I love these!" and he ate 3 of them! I will use this from now on! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Good recipe. Time consuming but the family loved it. Thanks! Read More