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Wholesome Entire Wheat Banana Pancakes

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

I initially revealed this recipe in 2014.

One reader, Nicole, commented: “So scrumptious my husband couldn’t imagine they had been complete wheat flour! I added semi-sweet chocolate chips to entice my kiddos. They had 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 do-it-yourself buttermilk waffles are up for debate. However these complete wheat banana pancakes current fairly the competitors. I make an enormous batch now and again to freeze and preserve readily available for busy weekday mornings. They’re a best choice for “breakfast for dinner” nights, too!

Why You’ll Love These

  • Made with healthful complete wheat flour, however nonetheless mild and fluffy (the identical might be mentioned for my complete wheat waffles recipe)
  • Filled with 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 quite a lot 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 truthfully scrumptious all on their very own!

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

Components to Use & Why:

  1. Entire Wheat Flour: Entire wheat flour gives a hearty complete 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 a bit of little bit of melted coconut oil, however you could possibly substitute vegetable oil or melted butter when you want.
  7. Banana: Can’t have banana pancakes with out bananas! Mash up a super-ripe, brown-spotted banana for all that tremendous 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 a bit of goes a good distance. Be happy to substitute coconut sugar, or maple syrup like I exploit in common complete wheat pancakes.
  9. Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt provides moisture and protein. I usually use nonfat plain Greek yogurt, however common (non-Greek) yogurt, one other fats share, nondairy, or vanilla-flavored will work simply high quality.

What I like most about do-it-yourself pancakes (in addition to their superb texture and taste) is the simple prep. Mixing up the batter takes only a couple minutes. Whisk the dry substances in 1 bowl, whisk collectively the moist substances in one other, then pour moist into dry and whisk collectively to mix.

I like to make use of a massive 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 Prepare dinner Pancakes?

The very best 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 massive 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 just a few 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 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 is able to enable it to thicken up, making for thicker, fluffier pancakes.
  4. Use the Correct Pan: A griddle pan is finest for cooking pancakes, however when you don’t have one, use your widest, shallowest skillet/pan. You desire a thick-bottomed pan to forestall burning.
  5. Don’t Flip Too Early—Look ahead to Holes: Many pancake recipes instruct you to flip if you see bubbles forming on the floor, however you’re really searching for holes. Your complete wheat pancakes are able to flip when the bubbles are popping, forming little holes within the floor. Prepare dinner till the perimeters look set and also you discover holes within the pancake’s floor across the border, about 2 minutes.
close-up of cut banana pancakes on white plate.

If serving these pancakes as a part of an enormous brunch, they plate properly with contemporary 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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