Pairs wheat germ and whole-wheat pastry flour for a healthy, wholesome breakfast treat. If you use a Teflon griddle you do not have to use oil.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 pancakes
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix eggs with oil and buttermilk. Stir in baking soda, wheat germ, salt and flour; mix until blended.

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  • Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides, turning once.

Nutrition Facts

128 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 13.2g 4% DV; fat 6.5g 10% DV; cholesterol 32.6mg 11% DV; sodium 361.8mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2007
These pancakes turned out so delicious, we've decided to make them a tradition/treat for Sunday morning breakfast. I'd choose these pancakes over any made from a boxed mix or at a restaurant. I don't keep WW pastery flour so I just use regular WW or sometimes white WW. I've made it with both regular eggs and just egg whites and discovered that while the original recipe is good and fluffy, the pancakes are a bit lighter when I use only egg whites. If you run out of buttermilk, this substitute works in a pinch: measure 2 Tbsp lemon into a large measuring glass, add enough milk to make it 2 cups, and let it sit for 5 min before using. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2007
I made these 2 different ways since I thought maybe the baking soda was a misprint and it was meant to say baking powder? The soda ones didn't come out nearly as good as the powder ones. The soda pancakes were flat yet okay tasting and the powder cakes were tastier, fluffier and better looking. I'll make them again but I'd do it with the baking powder for sure. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 99
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 16
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2007
I made these 2 different ways since I thought maybe the baking soda was a misprint and it was meant to say baking powder? The soda ones didn't come out nearly as good as the powder ones. The soda pancakes were flat yet okay tasting and the powder cakes were tastier, fluffier and better looking. I'll make them again but I'd do it with the baking powder for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2007
These pancakes turned out so delicious, we've decided to make them a tradition/treat for Sunday morning breakfast. I'd choose these pancakes over any made from a boxed mix or at a restaurant. I don't keep WW pastery flour so I just use regular WW or sometimes white WW. I've made it with both regular eggs and just egg whites and discovered that while the original recipe is good and fluffy, the pancakes are a bit lighter when I use only egg whites. If you run out of buttermilk, this substitute works in a pinch: measure 2 Tbsp lemon into a large measuring glass, add enough milk to make it 2 cups, and let it sit for 5 min before using. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2006
I don't know why people rate a recipe when they've changed every ingredient in it except one. That being said I almost walked away from this recipe because I didn't have ww pastry flour. I only had regular ww. After reading the reviews I decided to just use what I had and these pancakes turned out beautifully! They are really fluffy and full of substance. My kids each at 2 - a bit hit! Thank you for this recipe. I'll definitely be using it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2007
I used flax seed instead of the eggs. 1 T. ground flax 3 T. water replaces one egg. More healthy! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2007
Nice recipe Kaykwilts!!! Tried it with both the wheat germ and without and both ways it is good. Very light fluffy and yet extremely healthy. (P.S. I also tried it with regular whole wheat flour instead of the pastry trust me people you NEED to get the pastry flour--it makes all the difference). (Little add-ins & substitutions to suit my particular needs/preferences: added 2 tbs Splenda and 1 scoop of unflavored Whey Protein powder to get the protein/carb/fat ratios I need for my BFFM diet.) Who would have thought I could have pancakes on my diet? Absolutely sensational. Thanks again KayKwilts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2006
My family loves loves loves these pancakes. I did substitute a few things because I didn't have a few ingred. on hand...but they turned out awesome!!! I did substitute oil w/ applesauce. I didn't have any buttermilk so I used 1 cup blueberry yogurt and 1 cup vanilla yogurt! These are to die for!!! My 2 year old eats 2-3 pancakes and he was not a fan of pancakes before this recipe! FIVE STARS!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2007
I liked this recipe but one time on accident I left out the oil and they came out even better more fluffy (and I saved calories). My brother requests these every Saturday. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2007
Fluffy clean-tasting delicious pancakes! I used ground flaxseed instead of wheat germ and 1/2 c yogurt 1 1/2 c milk for buttermilk and my parents loved it. Definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2006
This recipe is wonderful!!! As a college student I need foods that are quick and easy and this definitely fit the bill. I will make this again without a doubt. For taste I added vanilla and cinnamon. As an alternative for syrup mix a little cool whip with strawberry preserves and top with fresh strawberries - it looks great and is delicious! Read More
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