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Wholesome Entire Wheat Banana Pancakes


These fluffy and flavorful entire wheat banana pancakes are made with naturally candy ripe bananas, protein-packed Greek yogurt, and hearty entire wheat flour. Put together a double batch and preserve half within the freezer for busy mornings.

I initially printed this recipe in 2014.

One reader, Nicole, commented: “So scrumptious my husband couldn’t consider they have been entire wheat flour! I added semi-sweet chocolate chips to entice my kiddos. They have been so moist and fluffy! I’m glad I doubled the batch! ★★★★★”

plate of banana pancakes close up.

Do you favor waffles or pancakes? It’s a tough selection, particularly when crispy/fluffy home made buttermilk waffles are up for debate. However these entire wheat banana pancakes current fairly the competitors. I make a giant batch from time to time to freeze and preserve available for busy weekday mornings. They’re a best choice for “breakfast for dinner” nights, too!


Why You’ll Love These

  • Made with healthful entire wheat flour, however nonetheless gentle and fluffy (the identical could be stated for my entire wheat waffles recipe)
  • Full of protein because of eggs, Greek yogurt, and milk
  • Pure sweetness from ripe bananas
  • Scrumptious taste banana bread lovers will adore
  • Fast and simple to make
  • Scrumptious with a wide range of toppings

Serve the pancakes with sliced bananas on high, a drizzle of pure maple syrup, nut butter, jam, honey, raspberry sauce, strawberry sauce, whipped cream, or yogurt. Or simply get pleasure from them plain, they’re actually scrumptious all on their very own!

stack of healthy whole wheat banana pancakes with maple syrup being poured on top.

Substances to Use & Why:

  1. Entire Wheat Flour: Entire wheat flour supplies a hearty entire grain base for these banana pancakes.
  2. Salt, Cinnamon, & Vanilla Extract: Every provides taste. Cinnamon + banana + vanilla is such a scrumptious combo—you’ll like it in banana bread and these banana muffins, too.
  3. Baking Powder: Baking powder helps the pancakes rise and get good and fluffy.
  4. Egg: Binds the batter collectively.
  5. Milk: Any milk (dairy or nondairy) works.
  6. Coconut Oil: The recipe requires somewhat little bit of melted coconut oil, however you might substitute vegetable oil or melted butter in case you desire.
  7. Banana: Can’t have banana pancakes with out bananas! Mash up a super-ripe, brown-spotted banana for all that incredible pure sweetness.
  8. Brown Sugar: Brown sugar provides taste and moisture whereas sweetening the pancakes. You don’t want a lot as a result of somewhat goes a great distance. Be happy to substitute coconut sugar, or maple syrup like I exploit in common entire wheat pancakes.
  9. Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt provides moisture and protein. I sometimes use nonfat plain Greek yogurt, however common (non-Greek) yogurt, one other fats proportion, nondairy, or vanilla-flavored will work simply advantageous.

What I like most about home made pancakes (moreover their wonderful texture and taste) is the simple prep. Mixing up the batter takes only a couple minutes. Whisk the dry elements in 1 bowl, whisk collectively the moist elements in one other, then pour moist into dry and whisk collectively to mix.

I like to make use of a giant mixing bowl with a pour spout. Makes pouring the batter onto the pan/griddle a lot simpler.

whole wheat banana pancake batter in bowl and shown cooking on skillet.

How Do I Know if My Pan Is Able to Cook dinner Pancakes?

The perfect temperature for cooking pancakes is 375ºF (190ºC). If you happen to’re cooking on an electrical griddle, you possibly can merely set it to warmth to that temperature. If you happen to’re cooking in a griddle pan or giant skillet, enable the pan to preheat for a number of minutes over medium warmth. Don’t be tempted to crank the warmth as much as excessive; that may result in inconsistently cooked, burnt pancakes.

To check if the pan is prepared, add a couple of drops of water to the pan. In the event that they “dance” round on the floor earlier than scorching out, your pan is nice to go.

5 Suggestions for Making the Finest Entire Wheat Banana Pancakes

  1. Don’t Over-Combine: A number of lumps are OK! If you happen to combine an excessive amount of, the gluten from the flour will begin to develop, leading to dense, chewy—and even rubbery—pancakes. Combine till simply mixed.
  2. Recent Is Finest: Don’t make the batter prematurely. Whereas all of us love a great prep-the-night-before breakfast recipe, like this breakfast casserole, the baking powder prompts as quickly because it’s moist, and its effectiveness lessens over time. Luckily, whisking up pancake batter is fast and simple.
  3. Give It a Relaxation: The batter ought to sit for a couple of minutes. Whereas your pan or griddle is heating, let the batter sit, which can enable it to thicken up, making for thicker, fluffier pancakes.
  4. Use the Correct Pan: A griddle pan is greatest for cooking pancakes, however in case you don’t have one, use your widest, shallowest skillet/pan. You need a thick-bottomed pan to stop burning.
  5. Don’t Flip Too Early—Look ahead to Holes: Many pancake recipes instruct you to flip while you see bubbles forming on the floor, however you’re truly on the lookout for holes. Your entire wheat pancakes are able to flip when the bubbles are popping, forming little holes within the floor. Cook dinner till the perimeters look set and also you discover holes within the pancake’s floor across the border, about 2 minutes.
bite plate of whole wheat banana pancakes with maple syrup and banana slices.
close-up of cut banana pancakes on white plate.

If serving these pancakes as a part of a giant brunch, they plate properly with recent fruit, eggs, quiche, frittata or breakfast egg muffins, bagel breakfast casserole, baked oatmeal, or ham and potato casserole. And for much more inspiration, see my full record of 30+ wholesome breakfast recipes.

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