Wholemeal pancakes

(52 ratings)
Wholemeal pancakes
Wholemeal pancakes
  • Serves: 8

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Wholemeal pancakes are lower in fat than your usual pancake and this healthy wholemeal pancake recipe is perfect for a healthy breakfast or snack. One of the reasons these wholemeal pancakes are so great for you is because wholemeal foods keeps you fuller for longer, so you won't feel the need to snack until your next meal. For these wholemeal pancakes, we also used semi-skimmed milk, so you can enjoy them Pancake Day - or any other time - without feeling guilty. This recipe makes 8 regular sized pancakes and will take only 10 mins to cook up a batch. They're a great alternative to your regular pancake mix, especially if you're trying to be healthy. It takes only 3 ingredients to make these pancakes too which means they're so easy to make, even the kids could join in. If you think you're going to be in a bit of a rush before you want to serve these then simply make them up ahead of time, they reheat beautifully and nobody will be able to tell the difference. You can also make the batter ahead and keep the mixture in the fridge until you're ready to whip them up. We think the best way to serve up wholemeal pancakes is with homemade compote and fresh berries to make them extra delicious!


  • 125g (4½ oz) wholemeal flour
  • 1 medium egg
  • 300ml (½ pt) semi-skimmed milk

To serve, spoon some berry compote onto each wholemeal pancake, roll up and add a spoonful of yogurt.


  1. To start making your pancake recipe, place the flour in a large bowl, mix in the egg and gradually whisk in the milk to give a smooth batter.
  2. Heat a little oil in a small frying pan and add a little of the batter to cover the base thinly.
  3. Cook the pancake for 1 min until golden, turn and cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Repeat to make 8 pancakes and then use the tip to fill your pancake.

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i added more wholemeal and a little brown sugar

Jennifer Sadurski

I tried again with less milk and I really must be doing something wrong because mine look nothing like the photo and are very bland and tasteless. I think I'll forget about this recipe. Lucky you who it worked for but I have to say No not for me

Jennifer Sadurski

I tried using the almond milk and they were a complete disaster. Not a bit like pancakes


I used soya milk and frylite spray to cook, delicious.

Ayshabibi Hafesji

Made these healthy wholemeal pancakes, was a bit weary at first at how it would turn out, but they were lovely! They cooked well and tasted yum! The recipe is so easy and makes enough for the family. Will definitely be making them again. Thank you.


great recipe, I substituted the milk with Oatly drink (lactose free alternative) and served it with an alpro soya blueberry yogurt, fully enjoyable.


There is something wrong with the quantity of ingredients in this recipe. I tried this recipe twice now but both times the pancake simply breaks up into peices when cooking. I think the batter is too liquid (too much milk).


Just tried banana pancakes with wholemeal flour and chocolate sauce for dinner they were very delicious.


I made the mistake of putting baking powder in & it made the pancakes taste wee bit crunchy, but other than that, i put lots of olivio lite & raspberry jam & it was delicious!


found this recipe today, tried it and loved it :)..I used skimmed milk instead of semi-skimmed and used a nonstick I did not add any oil :) :) :)....I took mine with ricotta, cinnamon and fresh figs..and my husband took his with ricotta, cinnamon, banana and blueberries...oh so yummy :)


there great ive been making these for ages i use skimmed milk doesnt make any diff to the taste just the fat content try using lemon juice with granulated sweetener though real low cal treat

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