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Healthy Recipe: Whole Wheat-Cinnamon Pancakes

In my house, the word "weekend" translates directly to "pancakes." My girls love them, and I must admit I do too. These whole wheat pancakes, my form of carbo-loading, have powered many long weekend bike rides. As far as pancakes go, these are healthy — made with whole wheat, little sugar, and canola oil. Pancakes are a great vehicle for fruit, yogurt, and nuts. With these topping you can create a well balanced breakfast with carbs, fiber, calcium, healthy fats, and protein.

Ready to preheat your griddle? To see the recipe, just read more.

Whole Wheat-Cinnamon Pancakes

Whole Wheat-Cinnamon Pancakes

Whole Wheat-Cinnamon Pancakes


  1. 2 cups whole wheat flour
  2. 2 tablespoons sugar
  3. 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1 cup lowfat yogurt
  8. 1 cup nonfat milk (more to thin as needed)
  9. 4 tablespoon canola oil (plus more for the griddle)
  10. 2 large eggs


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together dry ingredients and set aside.
  2. Whisk together milk, yogurt, oil and eggs. Add dry ingredients and mix until just moistened. Add more milk to make batter to your liking.
  3. Brush oil onto preheated skillet or griddle. Use about 3 tablespoons batter per pancake.
  4. Cook until pancake surface begins to bubble and a few have burst, about 1 - 2 minutes. Flip and cook 1 - 2 minutes more.
  5. Serve with Greek yogurt, sliced fresh fruit, nuts, and a wee bit of maple syrup. Remember: syrup is essentially liquid sugar (not quite as bad, but still...) so don't go overboard.

Makes about 24 four inch pancakes/serves 8

This recipe makes enough for four of us to eat heartily with enough pancakes leftover for another breakfast, at least for the girls.

I analyzed the recipe at Nutrition Data. Check out the nutritional information below.

IlonaJ IlonaJ 4 years
These were pretty good! I added walnuts to the batch to compliment the cinnamon. However, next time around, i will add more cinnamon as the flavor did not really pop. Inside of syrup we used honey and agave.
doogirl doogirl 8 years
These were delicious!
ilovefab4 ilovefab4 8 years
I can't wait to try these! My ww pancakes are always too thick...
lollofit lollofit 8 years
Thanks for the recipe! I made these for breakfast yesterday- very filling and delicious. I left out the oil and they were still awesome. I'd never thought to put yogurt in pancakes before. yum.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 8 years
I made whole wheat banana pancakes this weekend, and at first I felt kind of guilty, but then I realized it really isn't that much worse than what I usually eat! Gabuishka- it says it makes 24 4 inch pancakes, which serves 8, so that would be smallish pancakes each.
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
How much is a serving? One?
Advah Advah 8 years
Thanks Skelly!!
doogirl doogirl 8 years
These sound delicious! I'll be making them next weekend!
kandrew4 kandrew4 8 years
In the nutrition part - I meant sodium.
kandrew4 kandrew4 8 years
That seems to be a lot of salt. Any way to fix that?
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
This look seriously amazing! Making these for breakfast this weekend!!!
MissKris02 MissKris02 8 years
Wow, these look yummy! I'll make them this coming weekend to fuel my workout!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Nice recipe. I'm going to save this for breakfast the next time we have overnight guests.
Skelly1029 Skelly1029 8 years
@Advah: underneath the recipe, hit the heart that says Love this. I just did! :)
Advah Advah 8 years
Uh how can I add this to my favourites? I'm confused by the new layout!
Advah Advah 8 years
Hmm that looks delicious, thanks Fit!!
neonbee neonbee 8 years
I've always had a problem with pancake making. I will try this though. Seems so yummy!
elpinko elpinko 8 years
Mmm, these look yummy. Will definitely be making these in the future!
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