Mom It Down: 100% Whole Wheat Pancakes

This morning I decided that since Em is on his fourth round of antibiotics, we’d revisit the homemade pancake. He’s not supposed to have much wheat, but we let him have a little bit from time to time.

One of the best things about this pancake recipe is they’re excellent on their own. Even my husband, who loves his syrup, eats them dry. They’re really quite good!

What you will need

  • Mixing bowl
  • Hungry people


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 – 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups milk (depending on desired thickness)
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Mom it down!

Add everything together into your mixing bowl. (Make sure to beat your eggs first.)

Mix it well. You’re done!

Heat up a skillet and coat it with a little bit of butter. (I usually wipe out the visible butter with a paper towel after it melts.)

Drop some dough onto the pan, let one side cook until it bubbles a bit. Flip it over.  Let that side go for a while as well. That’s it. It’s really quite simple!

Overcoming Obstacles

These are some thick pancakes, so they don’t cook as fast on the inside as your average pancake. To make sure that they are cooked all the way through, you may need to adjust your heat. I tend to mash mine down a bit with a spatula just to make sure. The last thing you want is for your pancakes to be gooey in the middle.

If this happens to you while making your pancakes, you’re screwed.


These aren’t as healthy as they could be. So I reckon you could substitute applesauce for oil. (Although, I haven’t tried personally.) 

I have added cinnamon I’ve also left out some of the sugar. I have added chocolate chips and I bet bananas would work really well in this recipe

I hope you try it! And as always, I love suggestions!

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One Comment

  1. I LOVE pancakes! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have you ever tried using agave nectar instead of sugar? So delicious. You can also use it for your syrup. It has a low glycemic index, so it doesn’t make your body crash like sugar does.


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