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Whole Wheat Almond Pancakes

Whole Wheat Almond Pancakes

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!

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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

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Whole Wheat Almond Pancakes

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl or large pourable glass measuring cup
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan on medium heat
  3. Pour batter onto hot griddle
  4. Flip pancakes once bubbles appear
  5. 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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