Whole Wheat Pancakes

Pancakes are a favorite in my house! I made some a little lighter and a little healthier by adding in whole wheat pastry flour (which is much lighter than regular whole wheat pancakes).


8 Servings

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 12 mins

Total Time: 27 mins


Whole Wheat Pancakes :

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

2/3 cup whole-wheat pastry flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg (lightly beaten, plus 2 egg whites)

1 and 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk

3 tablespoons coconut oil (plus more for greasing)

Apple Compote :

3 Honeycrisp apples (peeled, cored, small dice)

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (freshly grated)


For the Whole Wheat Pancake:

Preheat a large griddle over medium heat.

In a large bow, add the all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cinnamon and whisk to combine.

In another large bowl, add the vanilla, the whole egg, low-fat buttermilk, and coconut oil, stirring to combine.

Make a well in the flour mixture and fill with the buttermilk mixture, stirring together until thoroughly combined.

In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form and gently fold into the batter.

Grease griddle lightly with coconut oil. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle and allow to cook until bubbles form and the bottom is golden brown, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until the other side is golden brown and cooked through, about 2 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter, adding more coconut oil as necessary. Remove to a plate and tent with foil to keep pancakes warm while working.

For the Apple Compote:

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the apples, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg, stirring to coat. Allow to cook until apples have softened and slightly caramelized, about 5-7 minutes.

Top pancakes with apple compote and serve!

Tip: Substitute the apples with pears or your favorite berry mix for your own personal spin

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