These hearty whole wheat pancakes are a great way to start the day when you’re watching what you eat.

Apple Cinnamon Whole Wheat Pancakes on It's a Keeper

During the week we usually have very simple breakfasts.  I usually have yogurt and homemade granola topped with whatever fruit we have.  My son and husband usually have cheesy eggs (scrambled eggs and cheese) or toast with peanut butter banana.  Pretty basic stuff.

The weekends, however are a different story.  If we have the time, I like to start the day off right with a stick-to-your-ribs kind of breakfast.  One of my favorite things to make are my blueberry whole wheat pancakes.

This recipe is a spin-off of that recipe.  I swapped out the blueberries for sweet and juicy apples.  These pancakes are incredibly hearty.  They are loaded with  good-for-you ingredients like wheat flour, flax and oats.

I’m always looking for ways to make our favorite dishes healthier and one way to do that is to include whole grains whenever possible.  These 100% whole wheat pancakes have a great texture but with more nutrients and a hearty whole wheat flavor.

Because of the whole wheat flour, the  batter is much thicker than traditional pancake batter.   If it’s too thick for you, you may want to thin it with a little more milk. The baking powder in this recipe is what makes them fluffy.  Make sure that your baking powder is fresh, though, or your pancakes won’t fluff up.  Want to know how to check to see if your baking powder is fresh?  Check out my video!

These Apple Cinnamon Whole Wheat Pancakes are  high in fiber which will leave you feeling full, satisfied and ready for whatever you have in store for the day.  You might want to make a double batch and freeze the extras to enjoy during the week when mornings are more hectic.

 

 

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3 Responses to Apple Cinnamon Whole Wheat Pancakes

  1. Pancakes are my kids favorite breakfast food. I am going to have to try these this weekend :)

  2. Jacky says:

    I was already looking forward to the weekend (i know it’s only Monday, but I’m anticipating one of those weeks) but now I’m really anxious for it to come so we can make these!

    Stoppin by from SITS tribe.

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