This is a recipe passed down from my husband's family in Wales. We added some ingredients to make it a little more healthy for our kids. Add fruit if you like and top with real maple syrup... yummy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
24 pancakes
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, wheat germ, and baking powder. Make a well in the center, and stir in the egg yolks, applesauce and milk until fairly smooth. If the batter seems too thick, stir in more milk. In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites with an electric mixer to soft peaks. Fold egg whites into the batter, just until blended.

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  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Scoop large spoonfuls of batter onto the hot pan, and fry until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip and cook until browned on the other side. Continue with remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; protein 7.7g; carbohydrates 25.3g; fat 5g; cholesterol 78mg; sodium 135.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2007
Super yummy! My kids and husband liked them. I substituted 1/4 cup oat bran for some of the white flour, used egg whites only, no yolks, and thinned with water no milk, and no oil-just applesauce. Tasted great, very filling. Will make again for sure. I have mixed up the dry ingredients into plastic bags so I only need to add wet stuff to make, much faster that way on the weekend for a quick breakfast. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/30/2005
These were really tasteless pancakes even after I added vanilla for one batch and cocoa for another. They were too heavy too. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2007
Super yummy! My kids and husband liked them. I substituted 1/4 cup oat bran for some of the white flour, used egg whites only, no yolks, and thinned with water no milk, and no oil-just applesauce. Tasted great, very filling. Will make again for sure. I have mixed up the dry ingredients into plastic bags so I only need to add wet stuff to make, much faster that way on the weekend for a quick breakfast. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2006
This is a great and healthy alternative to regular pancakes. My two little ones (29 months and 13 months old) gobbled these up!! Yes I agree that they are tasteless BUT that is the fun part about these pancakes. My 29 month old liked them with blueberry fruit spread my 13 month old liked them plain and my husband and I liked them with honey....everyone wins! To thin them out more I just used more milk and the batter was fine. I plan on making these pancakes agin and freezing them for a really quick delicious and nutrious breakfast! Read More
(19)
Rating: 1 stars
10/30/2005
These were really tasteless pancakes even after I added vanilla for one batch and cocoa for another. They were too heavy too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2010
Two out of my three kids loved these. I really liked these because of how nutritious they were. I will definitely be making them again. Thanks for the recipe. The only thing I will change in the future is adding flavored low fat yogurt to sweeten them up and give them a more kid friendly flavor without sacrificing their nutrition. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2010
These were a big hit. My husband is a diabetic & has high blood pressure so I appreciate that it had no salt or sugar. I used all WW Pastry Flour halved the recipe but worked with 2 eggs. I ground up dark brown flax seeds in my coffee grinder and added those in. I totally missed the canola but we didn't notice. I had added a bit extra applesauce so maybe that took the place. I used more milk because WW seems to soak it up more. I was afraid that I had overbeat my whites because they didn't want to incoorporate for a while. But the finished product was fantastic! Added walnuts for even more fiber. Great start to the day thanks for sharing this recipe! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2006
These turned out fluffy and very tasty. The kids (4 & 6) thought they were great too! I did add a tsp of vanilla and made sure the egg whites were well whipped. I loved a healthier alternative! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2011
I wanted to make a special treat (fruit topped pancakes) for my youngest boy for his birthday (and his older brother as well) but I wanted to make it a little healthier than what I'd get at the resteraunt. This recipe was perfect. I used whole wheat white flour instead of unbleached homemade organic applesauce vegetable oil and lowfat buttermilk. These turned out fluffy and delicious. I made a low-sugar strawberry topping to put on the top of these and topped off with a small dollop of whipped cream--like the fruit pancakes that we used to get for the boys on their birthday at Sheri's. Quite a bit healthier but the kids never noticed. This made quite a few additional for me to freeze in groups of two to stick in the toaster for busy mornings when the kids still want a hot breakfast too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2008
Absolutely heavenly! I veganized the recipe by using EnerG egg substitute (beaten stiff w/ mixer) and almond & rice milk. I also added a banana. They were extremely moist and the fluffiest vegan pancakes ever! Thank you! This will now be my "go-to recipe!" Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2010
Delish! I stayed as close as I could to the recipe though I had to use some vanilla yogurt water instead of milk (last of the milk was sour--ick!) and white whole wheat flour instead of regular. But the resulting pancakes were delightful! I'll make them again soon. Read More
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