100% Whole Wheat Pancakes

Since switching over almost completely to whole, fresh-ground grains using our WonderMill, I am starting to become addicted to pancakes.

I’ve always been fond of pancakes, but the flavor you get from the fresh-ground grain is amazing and so satisfying! I never dreamed that 100% whole wheat pancakes could be so good.

This recipe is simple to make, and you can turn this into a low-fat version easily by substituting low-fat milk and cooking oil (instead of butter on the griddle or pan.) The recipe has no oil or butter in it otherwise, making it a good option if you are trying to limit fats.

The cinnamon gives them an amazing flavor, (and cinnamon is a fat-burning food, too!)

100% Whole Wheat Pancakes

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (I used hard red, but you could also use soft white)
  • 4 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • butter for griddle or frying pan
  • update:Β I have started to add in about 2/3 cup quick oats to make these pancakes even heartier…try it out!


Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Add wet ingredients to the mixing bowl and mix well with a spoon until there are no more dry spots; do not over-mix.

Heat a large skillet on medium heat. Lightly spray oil to coat and pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter. When the bubbles settle and the edges begin to set, flip the pancakes. Repeat with the remainder of the batter.

Makes approximately 14 pancakes.

adapted from a recipe onΒ skinnytaste.com

This recipe post won in our Grain Mill Wagon 2012 October Contest, see results here.

About Mama Chocolate

Johanna is the happy mother to two daughters and another little one due in August. She and her husband live out in the sticks of Oregon's Willamette Valley, where they raise sheep and chickens, and are striving to live a simply, deliberately, and enjoy the life that God has given them.

She blogs at Mama Chocolate, where you will find tips for eating healthy, living deliberately and occasional reviews and giveaways.

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256 Responses to 100% Whole Wheat Pancakes

  1. Kelley Johnsen says:

    These look delicious. I pinned!!!

  2. We love pancakes and like to doctor them up too! I will have to try your recipe. Thanks!!!

  3. Melanie says:

    These sound absolutely wonderful! I think I will pick up some whole wheat flour to make these this weekend for the kids!

  4. Meegs says:

    These sound yummy! I just made strawberry pancakes the other night, I might have to try these sometime soon.

  5. brett says:

    these look marvelous! we love making pancakes with the kids on weekends, we’ll have to try these.

  6. amy says:

    Those look Delicious! I really wish my pancakes would turn out those good looking.

  7. Laura says:

    Oh these look delicious and nutritious! YUMMY! I love whole wheat and never thought to do pancakes like this! Thanks for the recipe.

  8. These look yummy I may be trying them very soon!!

  9. They look good and I love that they’re better for you with the whole wheat. I think I’m going to have to give it a try to see how my kids like them.

  10. Kathleen says:

    Ooh I want to try these. I love whole wheat but have never had a whole wheat pancake and never made them myself either!

  11. Definitely yummy looking! I want a grain mill!

  12. Kay M. says:

    I find myself eating a lot of whole wheat products since the dr. put me on a high fiber diet. Funny thing is, all these products have more flavor than their counterparts! I LOVE whole wheat pancakes!!

  13. Emily says:

    These look super tasty AND healthy!

  14. Krystle says:

    We love pancakes for weekend breakfasts. Thanks for the great idea on how to make them healthier!

  15. Mendy Boyd says:

    These look yummy and a fairly simple recipe (which is also a plus!). Thank you so much, its hard to find healthy choices that are FILLING for breakfast!

  16. Marie H says:

    These look so yummy! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  17. Mimi says:

    My youngest son loves pancakes, in fact we had them for dinner tonight. I wonder if he’d at least try these! They do look delicious. I love them with strawberries straight out of my garden!

  18. They sound super delicious, and I’m sure they make a much healthier option – Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ (Great pictures btw!)

  19. Tree says:

    Yum.. love whole wheat pancakes! These would be delicious with some bananas and walnuts on them!

  20. mel says:

    Those look delicious!

  21. Alisha Kostiuk says:

    These look great! I would just add some fresh strawberry syrup. MMMM

  22. Melissa says:

    I love whole wheat pancakes! We make pancakes pretty much the same way but sub flax meal instead of eggs! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Emily says:

    The only thing these pancakes are missing is being on a plate in my house! This recipe looks great, I may give it a try this weekend.

  24. Christy Maurer says:

    Looks so good!!!

  25. Rachael Henzman says:


  26. I always do oatmeal/whole wheat pancakes and love them! It’s the only kind of pancakes I make for my kids!

  27. Trinity B says:

    Looks delicious! I’m just curious….does it have a different texture than other pancakes?

  28. Brett says:

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm those look delicious!!

  29. Nicole Carter says:


  30. Courtney says:

    Yummy!! I want pancakes now!! πŸ™‚

  31. Jenilee says:

    I loooove pancakes! I’ve never tried any homemade ones with anything but regular flour…. it was neat to see that you started yours with whole grain!

  32. Alyssa Keane says:

    These look yummy πŸ™‚ I want to start eating healthier, so I’ll have to try these out!

  33. Maria Malaveci says:

    These sound exactly like the Pancakes that my supervisor always talks about making. I will definitely be trying them!

  34. krista Hogue says:

    Pancakes are my all time fave! Cant wait to try.

  35. Ashley Mabe says:

    These look yummy! Would love to try them.

  36. Cassandra Eastman says:

    These look delicious and healthy for the whole family, thank you so much!

  37. Miranda Welle says:

    Wow! These look great! I need to try them.

  38. Vana Goddard says:

    These sound really yummy.

  39. Amanda Estes says:

    Yummy! They sound good.

  40. Alanna says:

    Gonna have to try this πŸ™‚

  41. Christa says:

    These look delicious! I think I need a wondermill!

  42. DANA says:

    these look good!

  43. Bety says:

    These look fantastic and healthy!

  44. Andrea says:

    I SO wish I had a grain mill! These pancakes look outstanding. We’re definitely having breakfast for dinner (or brinner) one night this week and these are going on the menu.

  45. Amanda says:

    That is so cool that you grind your own grains. I would love to try that some time. These pancakes look great!

  46. Melissa S says:

    We love whole wheat pancakes

  47. Katlin Wolfert says:

    Love the idea of making something from scratch and it being healthier, thanks for the recipe! Love whole grains!

  48. Molly L says:

    I love a good alternative for pancakes for my son!

  49. Abbe Brown says:

    Looks great! Just hoping the kids will like them πŸ™‚

  50. Heidi says:

    I’ve been looking at homemade pancake recipes and this one looks delicious!

  51. Sharon Andrews says:

    wish I could enjoy it. Gluten does not like me.

  52. Heather Carter says:

    My kids love pancakes! and this is a very healthy recipe!

  53. Trisha W. says:

    My in-laws also grind their own flour. This looks like a good recipe to try in our house too.

  54. Janis Bowles says:

    mmmm pancakes πŸ™‚

  55. Stephanie Klemm says:

    Now I’m hungry for pancakes πŸ™‚ They look delicious!

  56. Elizabeth Wisniewski says:

    I usually make oatmeal pancakes, but these look so good I think I’ll have to try them!

  57. Rosanne E. Lortz says:

    Looks yummers! Unfortunately, my husband would refuse to try it….

  58. Holly Robinson says:

    I’ve been looking for a wheat pancake recipe for such a long time. I betcha my kids won’t even notice the healthy switch ^-^

  59. April Stutzman says:

    Looks like a yummy recipe. I have been wanting a wondermill, now I have yet another reason to want one! πŸ˜‰

  60. Devon F says:

    I want to make! They look delicious & healthy

  61. Juli W. says:

    Those look yummy!

  62. I pinned these… they look great!

  63. katie martin says:

    Thank you for sharing. We definitely need to try it.

  64. Stephanie Phelps says:

    Can you say Delicious

  65. Janet W. says:

    They look and sound delicious! I would love to make this for my grandson!

  66. courtney hennagir says:

    ooh,these look amazing!

  67. paula says:

    These look wonderful! πŸ™‚

  68. Stacey Roberson says:

    These pancakes look amazingly good! And they’re healthy, too!

  69. Kristin Miller says:

    Look yummy! Can’t wait to try them out!

  70. Helen says:

    These look delicious!

  71. Michelle W. says:

    I love making my kids pancakes and waffles but worry about it not being the most nutritious meal. I cannot wait to try these.

  72. Grinding your own wheat? That is very emergency situation of you.

  73. Tosia Drew says:

    These look amazing I may have to try them!!

  74. Anne Perry says:

    yum…. I have never ground my own flour. Sounds great for Sunday mornings.

  75. Liana W. says:

    Yum! May I also recommend adding some granola, flax, and blueberries? We get the granola with almond slivers (so good). Protein pancakes, ftw!

  76. I am not a big fan of making pancakes but wow these look delish

  77. Samantha Cuhel says:


  78. Miranda Welle says:

    I think my Dad has the same Wonder Mill! He would grind whole wheat berries into fresh flower too!

  79. Lyn Kelley says:

    I’ve never been really big on whole wheat.. trying to eat a bit healthier now though for my family. These look wonderful and I think I will try them this weekend!

  80. Tifany Ede says:

    These look delicious! I always use 100% wheat pancake mix, but I’m sure making your own pancakes from scratch are 100 x better tasting. I have always added cinnamon to pancakes and waffle mixes. I feel like they don’t taste right without it. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the recipe AND the awesome giveaway. πŸ™‚

  81. Debi H. says:

    I’ve never added cinnamon to my pancakes. What a great idea!! Going to give this a try.

  82. Rebekah Keiser says:

    I like the idea of grinding your own grain. Doesn’t get much fresher.

  83. christine k says:

    these look delicious!!!!

  84. Jodi J says:

    These look great! I’ll have to try them and see if my picky kids will eat them.

  85. Tabitha says:

    I need to make these! πŸ™‚ YUM!

  86. Chanie says:

    I always make my pancakes whole wheat. I will try your recipe next time!

  87. Natalie Finch says:

    These look great, I’ll have to try!

  88. Patricia Williams says:

    I have almost switched completely to wheat flour. We don’t eat pancakes very often, bit these look very good.

  89. Kathleen says:

    That looks and sounds yummy!!

  90. christy says:

    These look absolutely delicious!

  91. Bekah Kuczenski says:

    These look simple, but delicious πŸ™‚

  92. Brandie Trent says:

    Cinnamon in pancakes is delicious!!

  93. Holly says:

    These look yummy.. but mine never come out quite as good looking πŸ™‚

  94. Kristen says:

    Healthy and yummy!!!!

  95. Jennifer says:

    I might have to try these… also checking out pumpkin waffles for my new griddle

  96. renae says:

    They look yummy!!

  97. Keara B. says:

    These look delicious, and so much healthier than their white flour counterparts! I’d try mine with vanilla greek yogurt and blueberries. This went on my pinterest recipe board- thanks!

  98. Kourtney Barney says:

    These look amazing!

  99. Jessica Wiese says:

    These look so delicious! My kids ask for pancakes at least 3x a week, so I will have to give these a try for sure.

  100. Chasidy Z says:

    These look delicious! We like to add a bit of maple syrup to the pan when we fry them up, it adds a little bit of extra sweetness!

  101. Sierra Lubahn says:

    These look delicious, someday I hope to try them.

  102. Beth Scoggin says:

    Those look great!!

  103. Alexandra says:

    Yummy! Definitely something to try for my son!

  104. Michelle Heasley says:

    Going to make these this weekend for breakfast.

  105. Megan Arce says:

    My kids love pancakes- I will have to try this!

  106. Megan says:

    Cant wait to try these this weekend! So excited! πŸ˜€

  107. Kristine N. says:

    Interesting… I never thought to mill my own wheat. I can imagine the freshness. Does it save money?

  108. Amanda Alvarado says:

    These look yummy and are healthy too! I think I need to get me a WonderMill!

  109. Melissa H says:

    Definitely gonna try these!

  110. Carmen says:

    These look delicious!! I SO wish I wasn’t gluten-free πŸ™

  111. Lauren Davis says:

    these look so good!

  112. Char W says:

    They DO look delicious πŸ™‚ I like how you added information to modify it to make it low fat and I did not know that about cinnamon!

  113. Heather Tarver says:

    They look delicious and it’s so great that they are healthy for you as well!h

  114. Kara Reeder says:

    Looks Good!!!

  115. Jill says:

    Those look delicious!

  116. Heidi says:

    I love this recipe!

  117. Ruth V. says:

    I’m definitely going to have to try these!

  118. Beth says:

    I’m always looking for new pancake recipes. Thank you! I’m glad to see that I can add oats. I love oats and so does my son.

  119. Megan says:

    Yummy! Must try these!

  120. Joanna says:

    Yummy! I’ll have to try this.

  121. Bobbie says:

    Wow, these look awesome! Makes me want pancakes!

  122. Marie says:

    This looks VERY yummy! I will definitely be trying this recipe!

  123. Molly Bussler says:

    My mouth is watering! I pinned – http://pinterest.com/pin/49469295878236246/

  124. Sandy VanHoey says:

    We’ve been talking about having better alternatives for my grandson and I think he might enjoy these. So glad you shared.

  125. Sam Herrmann says:

    I have never made pancakes from “scratch” before, and this looks like a recipe I could handle making! My kids love pancakes!!

  126. Carrie Phelps says:

    This make me drool and want them!!

  127. Michelle Ferguson says:

    These look so yummy! I may just try them tomorrow for breakfast!

  128. Jen Breedlove says:

    Sounds so yummy!!!

  129. neva hurlbut says:

    Willbe trying these soon!

  130. Teresa Peschke says:

    These look amazing. I will definitely be making these

  131. Megan says:

    Making these this morning! πŸ˜€

  132. I cannot wait to try these! They look delicious!!!

  133. Megan Ogren says:

    This looks so yummy yet healthy!

  134. Jessica O says:

    I have never heard of a wondermill but grinding your own grains for these pancakes sounds amazing and they look so good!

  135. Andrea says:

    Love the addition of the oats! Got to try these!

  136. Sabrina Radke says:

    These sound delish and healthier than regular pancakes too!

  137. courtney b says:

    i love pancakes but they are so unhealthy! thats why I want these!

  138. Debra Monroe says:

    These look very good, gonna try them πŸ™‚

  139. Danielle Papsis says:

    Liked πŸ™‚

  140. Danielle Papsis says:

    I bet they’d be yummy with some sliced banana or strawberries.

  141. Cynthia Brooks says:

    Yummy yum yum!

  142. Shelby D. says:


  143. judi says:

    I would love to get a grain mill but since my husband and oldest daughter are both on a slow carb diet (grain free most of the time) it isn’t practical. I love whole wheat pancakes but no one else will eat them. I do love to add oats to our pancakes though. Everyone loves them that way.

  144. brandy boone says:

    yum! These look really good, and healthy!!

  145. Kiki Bacaro says:

    these sound delish! If you ever come up with a good gluten free recipe let me know:)

  146. Seyma Shabbir says:

    They look so yummy, I would throw some orange zest and ricotta in it!

  147. Melanie says:

    these look so tasty!

  148. These look delicious! I will have to try the recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  149. Lori Coupons says:

    Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  150. Jennifer Rote says:

    oh they look yummy!

  151. Kimberly Davis says:

    These sure look healthy.

  152. Barrie says:

    They look and sound delish!!

  153. Stefanie Elysse Hurtado says:

    It sounds amazing with the cinnamon and pretty easy to make! I will try this =]

  154. Chelsea says:

    This looks amazing!

  155. Rebecca L says:

    They look delicious! I will have to try them.

    Thanks for the recipe.

  156. Sherrie C. says:

    Yum! Now my mouth is watering for Pancakes πŸ™‚

  157. Daiva says:

    They look Delicious. Saving the recipe!!

  158. aimee lee says:

    these look amazing!

  159. Jennifer Boehme says:


  160. Katie L says:

    this looks very good, helathy and easy to make.

  161. Crystal Craig says:

    These pancakes look very healthy and very yummy! πŸ™‚ I will have to try out this recipe!

  162. Gianna says:

    Looks delicious!

  163. clarissa says:

    can’t go wrong with whole grain

  164. moonsword says:

    Adding the oats is a great idea…I love superhealthy cinnamon pancakes!

  165. Leslie Galloway says:

    My whole family loves pancakes, and even the kids will eat the whole wheat ones. It’s a great way to get them in because the syrup makes it so kid-friendly. Love your idea of adding oats. I’ll have to try that.

  166. I’m definitely going to try this!

  167. Dandi D says:

    Yum, I love trying 100% whole wheat recipes.

  168. Tina says:

    These sound wonderful and look delicious

  169. Jen S. says:

    These look wonderful. I’ve been looking for a whole wheat pancake recipe and I’m going to try yours.

  170. Kathryn says:

    I’m not usually a fan of pancakes, but these look delicious. Vanilla is one of the things I add to my current pancake recipe, but I never thought to add cinnamon… what a great idea!

  171. nathania says:

    always have trouble with pancakes….do you think it matters if I have it ground or not? I don’t have a grinder…but LOVE pancakes

  172. gala says:

    I really should try your receipe , looks tasty and healthy

  173. I’m a HUGE fan of pancakes so anything to make them more healthy is a better excuse to eat them more often πŸ™‚ Looks yummy!!

  174. Shannon says:

    What a smart way to sneak in whole grains. My son loves pancakes so this is a great idea

  175. jamie davis says:

    This would be good for Brinner (breakfast for dinner) with pecans and coconut on top. yum!

  176. Leslie G says:

    Wow they sounds yummy.

  177. Diana says:

    I’ll have to try this!

  178. Alex Fisher says:

    Looks yummy!

  179. Kenda Wathen says:

    These look good.

  180. Elizabeth P. says:

    Oh my I LOVE pancakes, and so do my kids! I like to make a big batch of little ones and freeze them for quick a breakfast before school.. Next time I will have to try this recipe, we eat a lot of whole wheat, but I don’t know why it never occurred to me to make whole what pancakes!

  181. Krystal says:

    Yum! I do like pancakes.

  182. Maxime says:

    Looks delicious!

  183. Erica C says:

    they look yummy. i bet they would taste fabulous with fruit!

  184. Joy says:

    We’re big fans of whole wheat! Thanks for sharing.

  185. Megan says:

    Made these twice now and such a hit! First whole wheat pancake we’ve liked! Thanks πŸ™‚

  186. Tiff says:

    These look soooo good!

  187. Teresa says:

    Yummy ….. we may need to have these for dinner tonight!

  188. latanya says:

    They look so good and they are good for you.

  189. Allegra says:

    These look so yummy.

  190. Jennifer Johansen says:

    This makes me want a WonderMill!

  191. Nikki Elkins says:

    looks very good!

  192. Tiffane Sloan says:

    I love pancakes! I might have to try these!!!

  193. ANN*H says:

    look delicious and good for you too

  194. Jodi V says:

    These pancakes look yummy. I think I’m gonna have to try them out, thanks for the recipe!

  195. Debbie Rhoades says:

    OMG I have to try these! They sound mouth-wateringly delicious! I am going to pin this recipe on my Pinterest page — thank you for sharing this!

  196. Angela W says:

    These look delicious and nutritious!

  197. Lisa Nuckols says:

    This looks like a great recipe for my 3 and 4 year old boys. Baby girl might even be able to indulge in these. Thanks for sharing!

  198. MIGUEL says:


  199. Cindy B says:

    Love pancakes… hope one day to either win or afford a grain mill to be able to grind fresh like that πŸ˜‰

  200. Shelly Herzhaft says:

    Can’t wait to try it tomorrow, adding to Sunday morning brunch menu.

  201. Ttrockwood says:

    What a delicious way to add more whole grain to your day!

  202. MonaG says:

    I LOVE pancakes but generally the unhealthy kind. I love trying different varieties so I may try out your recipe. At least I won’t feel so guilty.

  203. I pinned the recipe. Cannot believe there is cinnamon in them.

  204. Myra R says:

    sounds yummy!

  205. Melissa Belle says:

    I want to make this!! Pancakes sound delish!!

  206. Amber Henderson says:

    we will be trying these! they look so good!

  207. darby m says:

    sooo yummy! ill have to try this for sunday morning breakfast!

  208. Laura says:

    Looks delicious!

  209. bobbie h says:

    Love wheat pancakes!

  210. Marie Czenkus says:

    Nice recipe!

  211. Holly says:

    These look so good. I’m saving the recipe for when I can eat wheat again.

  212. Shannon says:

    These pancakes look amazing!!

  213. Rachel K says:

    Look great! I need a whole wheat recipe. Also we always use oats in pancakes. I will pin this.

  214. Marisa A. says:

    These look so delicious and I love that they are healthy too! Thanks for sharing!

  215. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Looks yummy

  216. I’ve never tried making pancakes without a mix. I’m a little intimidated by whole grains. πŸ™‚

  217. Romina says:

    You make it look so easy. My son loves pancakes but I have yet to try making them from scratch.

  218. These look yummy – my boys live for pancakes!!

  219. Bev says:

    Made these last Saturday morning–blended in 2 ripe bananas–They were light and fluffy and delish! Rave reviews from my reluctantly whole wheat family!

  220. Michelle F. says:

    These look really delicious.

  221. Michelle F. says:

    They look so delicious

  222. Leslie Mason says:

    yummy!!!!!! Will be trying soon!

  223. Colleen P says:

    These sound delicious!

  224. Colleen P says:

    Clicked “post” too soon….wanted to add that I think the oats would give them depth of flavor. Will have to try the recipe.

  225. Tammy says:

    These look delicious, I will have to try some!

  226. Jessica Haines says:


  227. That look delicious! Definitely a better recipe than I’m used to!

  228. Cathy says:

    They look so good…..I’ll be making these!!!!

  229. Will give a try looks yummy for my tummy!!!

  230. Jill Myrick says:

    Definitely a recipe that I would serve for breakfast.
    They look so delicious.


  231. These sound delicious! I need to get a grain mill so I can try these out. I pinned for later!

  232. Victoria S says:

    These look SO yummy.

  233. Michele says:

    Sounds awesome, sharing it.. Cant wait to try it

  234. Nicole C. says:

    Yum! Thank you!!!!

  235. Nicole B says:

    These look so yummy!

  236. Jessica B. says:

    I’ve never tried making my own whole wheat pancakes before but these look great! I’ll have to try this recipe. πŸ™‚

  237. stacy hancock says:

    i miss wheat!

  238. Sam Stamp says:

    I bet my mom and gramma would love this recipe! They both love whole grain foods!

  239. Great recipe! I have never tried whole wheat pancakes before. Will have to check into this for I know they are good for me!!

  240. Dani Sue says:

    These look wonderful! When it comes to pancakes…no amount of using healthier ingredients can balance out what happens to them after I put the syrup on! I’ve got an addiction! I love 100% stone ground whole wheat though!

  241. Nathalie Pagan says:

    Looks amazing! But, could you give this recipe for one person? Thank you!

  242. Charlotte Moore says:

    I just came across your blog. I have been grinding my own bread for a few years. I LOVE whole wheat pancakes. Your recipe is the only one I have seen that doesn’t call for fat. That is the way I make mine too. I love cinnamon and oatmeal in them also. I have grated a little apple in them and it taste great. I like to use buttermilk at times and it makes them even lighter in texture.

  243. Mark says:

    A sublime taste. High fiber and fun to eat,healthy. Thanks for the recipe and appetite stimulating photos !

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