Whole Wheat Pancakes and Apple

Making pancakes is easy.  Trying to eat them in the most healthy way, easier than you think.

Years ago, I converted my kiddos over to enjoying regular whole wheat pancakes. It wasn't something I did overnight.  No, siree.  I had to go under the radar and change out certain ingredients one batch at a time.  Here recently, I upgraded their pancakes to an even healthier recipe.  Everyone has been very pleased.

Above is a photograph of my breakfast pancake.  This is the way I roll: Pancake. Natural creamy peanut butter. Cinnamon apples cooked in the microwave.  Oh yea, it's GOOD!


Makes 6 pancakes

Pancake batter

  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 3 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or whole wheat flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 2 medium apples, pick your favorite, peel, core, and cut it into chunks
  • natural creamy peanut butter

Heat up a non-stick griddle over medium heat.

In a medium sized bowl, mashed the banana, add the ground flaxseed and water. Continue mashing and stirring until the mix looks smooth.  Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.  Give it a stir until the dry ingredients are mostly absorbed by the banana mixture.  Add the non-dairy milk and vanilla extract.  Whisk until batter is smooth.

Put the peeled apples that you cut into chunks in a microwave safe bowl. Give them a sprinkle of cinnamon.  Nuke for 2 minutes, or until the apple is tender.

To the hot griddle, pour about 1/4 cupful of batter for each pancake.  The batter will be thick.  Tilt the griddle pan from left to right to help the batter spread evenly and widen into 4- to 5-inch pancakes.  When bubbles start to appear, flip the pancakes and continue cooking for another minute.  If the pancakes give you trouble sticking to the pan, spritz the pan a with non-stick cooking spray.

Move pancakes to a cooling rack. Then yell, "Come and get it!"  Nab the prettiest pancake for yourself. Spread peanut butter over it and top with cooked apple chunks.  SO GOOD!

  • http://www.theironyou.com Mike @TheIronYou

    I woke up craving pancakes (the last one I had was like 4 months ago) and found your awesome recipe. They’re really less carbageddon than classic one but without sacrificing the taste!
    Thanks for sharing this!