Total Time: 30 minutes
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Nothing says “weekend” like pancakes for breakfast and, this Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes recipe is ideal for that weekend cheater.
This healthy take on a normally indulgent breakfast comes courtesy of Becky, founder of the fabulous Vintage Mixer, an awesome resource for anyone looking inspirational recipes based on the traditional values of connecting with family and friends over quality food and beverages. I’ve been a huge fan for a while now and Becky has been kind enough to allow me to share this recipe with you. Enjoy!
Enjoy foods you love
One of our main philosophies is that you should be able to enjoy foods you love whilst losing and maintaining weight. As long as you have a handle on the calories and build any meal into your meal plan you can pretty much eat anything you want. This means you can indulge without the guilt as you have every confidence that you are still ‘hitting your numbers’ (calories, protein, fat & carbs) whilst enjoying amazing meals.
Make healthier choices
The main difference between this Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes recipe and the traditional one is that it uses wholewheat flour to reduce the simple carb content. Becky uses maple syrup but I’ve switched this to honey and given the option of using fat free Greek yoghurt instead of cream which is a typical supplement (although Becky’s original is cream-free). This optimises the recipe for weight loss meaning you can enjoy it whilst being confident that you are still on track to hit your weight loss targets – just make sure it’s balanced in line with the rest of your nutrition plan.
Makes 4 servings
- 3 eggs
- 240ml skimmed milk
- 1 tablespoon butter (15g)
- 70g wholewheat pastry flour (1/2 cup)
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 100g blueberries
- 100g Fat Free Greek Yoghurt
Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes Directions
Check out the original recipe on Vintage Mixer for step by step instructions.
Tips & alternatives
You can use a mixture of oat flour and whole wheat pastry flour or use all whole wheat: Becky recommends wholewheat pastry flour is much less dry that whole wheat. You can also use whichever fruit as you like and don’t worry about using more than we recommend as the impact on the calories will be negligible.
If you enjoyed this recipe, you may like to check out some of our other recipes and if you want to learn more about blueberries, check out our superfood series article on the beautiful berry.