Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

whole-wheat buttermilk pancakes

buttermilk + blueberries = joy

It is fair to say I am mildly obsessed with pancakes. But I so adore making (and, um, eating) pancakes that I can’t hold back posting another pancake recipe. (Yes, I have posted one or two before.)

But right now these are my favourite, for so many reasons. First of all, simple ingredients, and no fussing about with melted butter this or grinding oats that. They are made with whole-wheat flour, and are hearty and filling. And they are made with buttermilk, so they have a lovely fluffiness and flavour.

Certain little toddlers around here love them too, so I’ve been making a batch every few days. Yes, we are a pancake-friendly household, and we are okay with that. Whip up a batch of these on a leisurely Sunday morning, top with blueberries and yogurt and maple syrup, and enjoy the carby bliss of pancake perfection.

whole wheat buttermilk pancakes

The buttermilk makes these pancakes so light and fluffy, even with the whole-wheat flour

Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes
adapted from Cooking Light’s Best Baking Recipes edition

Yields 12 pancakes

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
3 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 large eggs
Topping of your choice: I recommend blueberries, yogurt, and of course maple syrup
Cooking spray for the pan

In a large bowl, mix the flours, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a smaller bowl (or a large measuring cup, which is what I use), combine the buttermilk, oil, and 2 eggs, mixing briskly with a fork to fully beat the eggs.

Pour the buttermilk/egg mixture into the dry ingredients, and stir until just combined.

Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle, coating lightly with cooking spray. When pan is hot, reduce to medium heat. Using a 1/4 measure, drop batter on pan. Cook on first side until bubbles form on the surface and the edges look dry. Flip over, and cook for another couple of minutes.

Keep cooked pancakes in a lightly-warmed oven (about 170 degrees F) on an oven-proof plate, until ready to serve.

Serve with piping hot coffee and your toppings, and you’re good to go!

stack of whole-wheat pancakes

A towering stack of pancakes makes for a dramatic presentation.



  1. These looks like pancake perfection! I’m mildly obssessed with pancakes too. I love using whole wheat and buttermilk and I sometimes put in some buckwheat for extra heartiness too. I can’t wait to try this recipe, looks nice and fluffy.

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog, Derek! And it’s a good day you found this recipe, because I just realized that today is Pancake Day!

  3. I’ve made these three times now and I love them. These will be my go to pancakes from now on.

  4. So glad to hear it, Sarah. They are our household’s go-to pancake recipe too. The girls could eat giant stacks of them (so could I!)

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