Fluffiest Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes
Learn how to make the fluffiest whole wheat buttermilk pancakes. These pancakes can be customized with chocolate chips, blueberries, or served plain! They are delicious!I’m looking out for your weekend.
Okay, lets be real. I’m looking out for my weekend too. And guess what? These whole wheat buttermilk pancakes are about to make one heck of a weekend for all of us! PAR-TAY!
That’s good news for you and bad news for my jeans. What’s worse is that I love to eat pancakes by the stacks of three or four.
Glazed with butter.
Scuba diving in hot syrup.
And a million calories later, I’m feeling super satisfied but totally hating myself at the same time. Sheesh.
Because of my extreme attachment to pancakes (especially the dark chocolate chip variety), I recently quit cold turkey. Vowing to never put another piece of buttermilk goodness in my mouth. Until I figured out a waistline friendly solution, that is.
Sure it was hard. There were days, I couldn’t even get out of bed. But the night is darkest just before the dawn.
Okay. Yes. That’s a quote from Batman. But it totally applies!
I have that magic elixir: the elixir to better fitting skinny jeans and good-for-you hot cakes. Some may even call me a hero.
We’re making whole wheat buttermilk pancakes with 100% whole wheat. Not half all purpose and half whole wheat. We’re going big.
I’m not about to serve you a pancake that has the density of a manhole cover.
The trick: using whole wheat flour with just the right amount of baking powder and buttermilk to make them fluffy without being cakey.
The toppings: I’m going with fresh blueberries. Feel free to smash up a banana with a tablespoon or two or three of peanut butter. Or dark chocolate chips. Or dark chocolate chips AND peanut butter.
Drench these babies in maple syrup or a smashed up banana. Really you could eat these bad boys with just about anything and life would be good!
Fluffiest Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 and 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoon light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup blueberries or chocolate chips
- Combine 1 cup milk with vinegar in a medium bowl or a 2 cup measuring cup and set aside for 5 minutes to "sour". Add the egg and melted butter to the soured milk and using a fork or whisk, beat lightly until mixed.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. No need to sift. Stir milk and egg into flour mixture in 2 batches. Set aside for 10 minutes. Add the 2 tablespoons of milk and stir.
- Heat a nonstick griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Dot the pancakes with blueberries or chocolate chips as preferred before flipping. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 55Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 262mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. For the most accurate nutritional information based on brands/ingredients you used, please plug the ingredients into a nutrition calculator.
Er Mai Gerd, I’m totally making this for Chandani and my fiance later! I usually go for the old fashioned (organic white flour) chocolate chip pancakes with homemade honey butter sauce (since we never seem to have syrup). This is much better, now I can use my whole wheat flour I have at home!
Chand is so lucky to have a friend like you. She should know that! Your pancakes sound amazing! I only have a million and one ideas running through my head right now. I have GOT to try those. Thanks for sharing! Your honey butter sauce would be delicious with these pancakes!
My 15 month old LOVED these. Ate 2 entire pancakes by herself. Just plain with a tiny bit of real maple syrup and strawberries on top! Scrolling thru the archives…so many more recipes I need to try! Thank you
The recipe is spot on. My husband and I absolutely loved it. We are waiting to make it again next weekend !
There’s only one word to describe these pancakes- Outstanding!
I never imagined Whole wheat pancakes could be this light and fluffy. Having experimented with various pancake recipes, none of them have even come close to being this good.
Thank you very much for sharing this recipe 🙂
YAY! *happy dance* I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed these pancakes! 🙂
My partner and I go to this recipe every weekend. The description is no lie, they truly are the fluffiest most wonderful pancakes you’ll ever try. Thank you so much!
Yay! It makes me so happy to hear that you guys love them 🙂
My partner and I got to this recipe every weekend. The description is no lie, they truly are the fluffiest most wonderful pancakes you’ll ever try. Thank you so much!
This is my family’s most favorite pancake recipe, and it also works for waffles! Love it!!!
What steps do I omit if using store bought buttermilk? Thanks
You don’t have to combine vinegar with the milk. Just directly use the buttermilk where the vinegar+milk mixture is called for.
This has been my go-to pancake recipe for the past few.months. it makes the lightest, fluffiest pancakes ever. Today I added a tablespoon each of ground flaxseed and chia just to up the healthy factor. Delicious!
These pancakes have become our weekend special treat staple, thank you for the gorgeous recipe! About to whip them up for my husbands bday breakfast, our 1 year old is also a fan! Yum!!!!
This is the best whole-wheat pancake recipe EVER! They’re so soft and fluffy and my kids just loved them. Thank you! 🙂
These put all other whole wheat everything else to shame!!!
Do you have the nutritional breakdown for these delicious looking pancakes?
Hi, what kind of vinegar can I use? Does it have to be white distilled, or is Apple cider vinegar fine? Thanks!
The recipe itself seems to have disappeared from the website? I’ve tried opening it in a few browsers. This is my favourite pancake recipe! I’d be so sad to lose it!
It’s back up, Molly! We have made some changes behind the scenes so some of the recipes are still needing to be moved over to the new format.
Help! Your site is no longer showing the actual recipe or ingredients! My family loves these pancakes but I can’t see the recipe anymore, just the blog post.
It’s back up now! We have recently made some changes behind the scenes so some of the older recipes are being moved over slowly! No one really comments on these so I didn’t even know people were still making these! 🙂