Whole Wheat Pancakes My Kids Love!

This is the healthiest pancake recipe that my kids REALLY chow down on.  Believe me, I have tried other "your kids are gonna love these healthy pancakes" recipes. They didn't.  They knew right away there was something not right and they wouldn't bite!

Now, I will admit that this recipe has literally evolved over time.  Therefore, my children didn't notice the small healthy changes I made to it each time I made them.  Notice the difference between the original pancake recipe and Simple Daily Recipes' healthy pancake recipe.


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup milk



Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water (whisked together, set aside to thicken)
  • 3/4 cup nondairy milk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons natural applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Real 100% Maple Syrup, there are no substitutions!

Heat up griddle on Medium heat.  Mix the dry ingredients together and add in all wet ingredients, except maple syrup.  Beat until batter is smooth.

By this time, the griddle should be hot enough to pour the batter.  If the griddle is too hot, simply remove it from the heat for a minute or two and turn down the burner just a bit.


Pour out enough batter to make 4 inch cakes.  When the tops become bubbly, it's time to flip'em.  The second side will cook faster than the first, so DON'T WALK AWAY, cook until golden brown.  Serve up hot with maple syrup drizzled on top.



I originally posted this recipe back in September of 2007. Since then, I have updated this recipe to reflect how I would make it today eating a whole food plant-based diet. However, I haven't updated the photographs. So I'm going to give you the Obiwan Kinobe wave and say, "You don't see unhealthy bacon in the photo, it's tempeh bacon." ;D