These pancakes are packed with protein and made with whole wheat flour. The protein in these pancakes comes from greek yogurt and almond flour… there isn’t any protein powder in these pancakes!
Homemade Whole Wheat Pancakes with Almond Flour
My boys love pancakes. If given the option, they would eat them every morning for breakfast. So, I wanted a simple recipe I could feel good about feeding my family.
After many iterations, this is our go-to pancake recipe. They have a delicious nutty flavor while still being fluffy and light. The pancakes can be whipped up in minutes and the extras refrigerate and freeze well.
We love topping these protein packed pancakes with fresh, seasonal fruit in the spring and summer and frozen berries and cherries the rest of the year.
This healthy pancake recipe makes 8 5-inch pancakes, about 4 servings, and is easily doubled.
Gluten-free alternatives to whole wheat flour:
- Oat flour can be used in place of whole wheat flour if you want a gluten-free option
- Cashew flour can be used in place of almond flour for a creamier (less nutty) flavor
- Chick pea flour can be used in place of almond flour for a nut-free option
Leftover pancake storage and re-heating tips
How to store pancakes in the refrigerator:
- Separate stacked pancakes with a thin strip of parchment paper while stacking in a reusable container. The parchment helps prevent the pancakes from sticking together.
- To reheat, toast for 1 minute (or longer depending on your toaster), until warm.
How to store pancakes in the freezer:
- Freeze pancakes for 1 hour in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
- Once frozen, place in plastic freezer bag and store in freezer.
- To reheat, microwave for 10 – 15 seconds before toasting for 1 minute, until warm.
Whole Wheat Protein Pancake Recipe
Whole Wheat Almond Pancakes
Fluffy and delicious pancakes packed with protein and whole grains.
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil, or other healthy oil
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl or large pourable glass measuring cup
- Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan on medium heat
- Pour batter onto hot griddle
- Flip pancakes once bubbles appear
- Cook pancakes until lightly browned on both sides
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 229mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 12g
Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix
Note: I find that using a higher smoke point oil like avocado oil reduces the amount of smoke produced while cooking the pancakes. It also has a nice buttery flavor.
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Wednesday 15th of February 2023
I absolutely love this recipe! I make these for my toddler as a healthy, filling pancake. My husband can’t tell the difference between these and regular pancakes which is a huge win. I often add a splash of vanilla extract to the batter for a punch is extra flavor. Sometimes a little saigon cinnamon too.
Wednesday 11th of January 2023
Would really love to add pumpkin puree; how much could I add in??? Love your high protein recipes!!!
Thursday 24th of March 2022
Made these today for breakfast. Very tasty. So soft. My husband really likes these, so do i.
Wednesday 7th of July 2021
We tried these this morning and they were delicious! I would have never known they had almond flour in them! I added a little water to thin the batter a bit, and got 7 pancakes (1/3 cup batter) from it. Thank you!
Thursday 8th of July 2021
I am so glad you enjoy them Tamie!
Saturday 6th of March 2021
Love this recipe so much! I use gluten free flour and coconut yogurt and almond milk and it tastes amazing (my kids eat dairy and gluten but they cannot tell!). Thank you for this!
Sunday 7th of March 2021
Thank you for sharing your substitutions Sydney! I am so happy you and your family love these pancakes!