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Healthy Pancakes Recipe

A Healthy Pancakes Recipe that everyone will enjoy! Learn how to make healthy pancakes that you can load up with all your favorite toppings!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy pancake recipe, healthy pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings of two 4 inch pancakes
Calories 230kcal
WW Freestyle Points 8



  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder.
  • Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Add the egg, vanilla, melted butter, buttermilk, apple sauce, and honey.
  • Gently whisk all ingredients together until a batter forms.
  • Heat a griddle over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Scoop the pancakes onto the griddle using a ¼ cup scoop.
  • Cook for about 2 minutes per side. Watch the tops for bubbles to form before flipping.
  • Move onto a plate and make the next batch.
  • Serve with syrup, fruit, butter or your choice of toppings.



White Whole Wheat Flour: You can substitute 1:1 Gluten Free Four (I recommend Bob’s Red Mill Brand) or White All Purpose Flour.  I don't recommend substituting Whole Wheat Flour, Spelt Flour or Oat flour. They will make the pancakes very dense. Do not substitute with coconut or almond flour. It will not work.
Butter: Butter can be replaced with Vegan Butter. Olive oil may also work but we haven't tried it.
Applesauce: We don't recommend substituting applesauce. Bananas or pumpkin puree might work but we haven't tried it so I'm not sure
Egg: I have not tried replacing the egg in this recipe. I'm not sure if a flax egg would work.
Honey: You can substitute honey 1:1 with maple syrup
Milk/Buttermilk: For best results we recommend using low fat buttermilk. You can make butter milk by adding 3/4 cup milk and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Stir together and let it sit for 1 minute. You can substitute almond , cashew or coconut milk if you'd like but it will not be as rich.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Pancakes Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 561mg24%
Potassium 139mg4%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 172IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 111mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. This is an estimate and can vary pending your ingredients
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