Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes

Typically anything with the word “cake” in it doesn’t usually qualify as a healthy food option.  However, when we’re talking about whole grains and fruit, sure, why not!  Check out these tasty Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes.

They are simple to make and freeze perfectly.  I keep a stash in the freezer and pull one out for my little girl and she loves to eat these finger food style!  I just let them sit at room temp and they thaw in just a few minutes.  You can also pop them in a toaster or toaster oven to get them nice and warm.

Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes

  • 1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (you could use White Whole Wheat Flour as well)
  • 1 tbsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Applesauce
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Stir together the dry ingredients in a small bowl.  Combine the wet ingredients in a large bowl and pour the flour mixture over the wet ingredients.  Stir just until combined.  Lightly grease and heat a griddle over medium high heat.  Pour about 1/4 worth of batter onto the hot griddle.  These little guys puff up quickly.

Once bubbles appear flip the pancake.

These pancakes are a tasty treat alone, or topped with all kinds of goodies like fresh apple slices, warm maple syrup, a few chopped toasted walnuts, or this apple cinnamon raisin topping would be great!

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  1. These sound so hearty! Love the whole wheat change up!!

  2. I LOVE pancakes. These look delicious. I just smell the apples!

  3. I love a good pancake! I rarely add anything extra to mine but applesauce and cinnamon sound just perfect.

  4. Whitney,
    Your pancakes look so light and fluffy: apples, cinnamon, vanilla and the egg whites make it all just sound so perfect. I’m stuffed after dinner but after seeing “these little guys”, I’m already thinking of breakfast with your suggestions of toasted walnuts and scrumptious topping…oooohhhh!!!! Vive demain….

  5. I’ve been pretty obsessed with pancakes lately and look forward to giving yours a try. These look delicious — light and fluffy!

  6. Whole wheat, that’s what I love to see. Looks delish!

  7. I love whole wheat pancakes. Thanks for a great recipe!

  8. Have you seen the recipe where you dunk an entire apple ring into the batter before cooking? It’s an apple pancake at it’s finest. Maybe I got the recipe from you? That’d be embarressing. Well, it’s a great recipe, either way! LOL :)
    I LOVE Whole wheat flours. Healthy eating at it’s finest!

  9. Dani

    How do these freeze? I’m looking for a pancake I can make on the weekend and eat for breakfast throughout the week. They look delish!

    • Whitney

      Perfectly! That’s what I do – wake up Saturday mornings and make pancakes and freeze all the leftovers for Ava. I usually just let them sit out at room temp and let them thaw…it only takes a few minutes.

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