Whole Grain Pancake Recipes

Fluffy and delicious whole grain pancakes made from scratch. Find easy recipes for whole wheat pancakes, oatmeal pancakes, buckwheat pancakes, and more.

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Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, and Banana Pancakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 436
A basic whole-grain pancake to get you going in the morning. We also like to change it up a bit by adding 1/2 cup applesauce and 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon instead of the banana.
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Quinoa Pancakes

Rating: 4 stars 11
I recently (at 33 years old) learned I am gluten-intolerant and have begun exploring gluten-free cooking. We love pancakes in my house, and I created this recipe to fill the void. We all gobble them down!

Blueberry Flax Pancakes

Rating: 5 stars 107
Fluffy pancakes with ground flax seed and blueberries for a healthier, fiber filled pancake.

Oatmeal Pancakes II

Rating: 4.5 stars 991
I make this for my kids quite often. It is very simple. Preparing the batter in the food processor makes it that much easier. Serve with syrup and butter. Also good with applesauce!
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Wheat Germ Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 505
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.
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Oatmeal and Applesauce Pancakes

Rating: 4 stars 209
Batter may scare you but the pancakes turn out extremely good to the taste buds.

Wild Rice Pancakes

Rating: 4 stars 10
Wild rice gives these fluffy pancakes a wonderful texture and hint of nutty flavor. Feel free to use more or less wild rice, depending on your preference.

Cornbread Pancakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 205
These pancakes are requested regularly by my family for breakfast. The recipe is easy to throw together and the taste is yummy!

Healthy Freezer Pancakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
I needed to serve my 3-year-old something better than all those sugary cereals for breakfast, so I came up with this.

Spelt Pancakes

Rating: 5 stars 14
Spelt flour is perfect for pancakes. These fluffy pancakes use 100% spelt flour for a whole grain pancake that makes great breakfast or brunch fare.
By Lucy

Overnight Raisin Oatmeal Pancakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 116
We prepare these on Christmas Eve to eat for breakfast on Christmas Day before opening our gifts.

Blue Cornmeal Pancakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 150
This is a recipe from a cafe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They are good with maple syrup or, if you're ambitious, with homemade peach or raspberry spread. This recipe serves four people, fewer if they're very hungry.

Inspiration and Ideas

Quick Oatmeal Pancakes
Rating: Unrated 120
Made with quick-cooking oats for a hearty addition to the breakfast plate. Serve with your favorite sweet topping.
Delicious Gluten-Free Pancakes
Rating: Unrated 273
Fluffy pancakes that feel and taste like those made with wheat flour.
Buckwheat Pancakes
Rating: 5 stars 179

I decided to make buckwheat pancakes for a few reasons: I get lots of requests for anything breakfast, I'm trying to cook with more whole grains, and I heard someone say it's almost impossible to make a great pancake using 100% buckwheat flour.