Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

whole wheat buttermilk pancakes

When I think Sunday, I think pancakes. And sleeping in. And doing nothing all day.

Sunday is usually the only day where I have time to make breakfast in the mornings (usually I am rushing out the door before 7am and just have time to grab a yogurt). When I do have time to make breakfast, my favorite thing to make is pancakes. Why? They are so versatile, and I just love all kinds – chocolate chip, blueberry, apple cinnamon, banana…

I found this recipe by Cooking Light for whole wheat buttermilk pancakes, and I just happened to have some buttermilk from the corn bread recipe I just made the other day. Score! These pancakes are really flavorful, soft and fluffy – what more could you ask for from a pancake? Serve them with your favorite fruit.

Can the weather get anymore beautiful? Isn’t it winter now?? I am convinced that January is one of the best weather-months in San Francisco! Definitely going to have to get out of my PJs and enjoy it today =)

What are you up to this weekend?

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Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes
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Serves: 3
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1½ cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • Cooking spray
  • ¾ cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  1. Combine flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  2. Combine buttermilk, oil, and egg, stirring with a whisk; add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
  3. Heat a nonstick griddle or nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat.
  4. Spoon about ¼ cup batter per pancake onto griddle or skillet.
  5. Turn pancakes over when tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked.
  6. Serve with syrup and butter.
Makes 6 pancakes

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light magazine.


  1. Tara says:

    Yum, I love this recipe because it is a great base for anything else I want to add in it (chocolate chips anyone?).

    The weather is awesome but we are going through a drought! SF is suppose to be foggy, cold and rainy during January. I think it’s going to rain at the end of the week. Too bad!

  2. Juliana says:

    These pancakes look great Kristi, healthy and so fluffy…yum!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe and hope you are enjoying your week 😀

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