Whole Grain Blueberry Pancakes

wholegrain blueberry pancakesThere's nothing that can keep me away from IHOP and its whole grain and nut pancakes, except an absolutely full stomach! Pancakes serve to be ideal breakfast in many american homes, and if you can make them healthier, there's nothing better! These healthy whole-grain blueberry pancakes were a perfect weekend brunch, and if you feed these to your kids, you won't feel guilty either! Loaded with the goodness of whole-grains, and the antioxidant power of blueberries, these pancakes are the ultimate balance of "tasty & healthy". What more could you ask from food, right?!

Pancakes are never out of fashion. And there are plenty of ways to mix-and-match and customize the basic recipe, which makes it interesting too! They go well with tea, coffee or orange juice, and as far as variety is concerned, the possibilities are endless! I love whole grain pancakes; they have an earthy texture and are very filling indeed. Here, I combined the classic whole-grain pancakes with blueberries and some coconut milk which brings a fresh tartness that nicely balances the sweetness of maple syrup. And they are light, fluffy, healthy and filling, all at the same time! Try experimenting with different berries; adding shredded coconut and some nuts wouldn't be a bad idea either!

Makes about 6 pancakes

3/4 cup white whole-grain (wheat) flour
1/4 cup oat flour (or substitute the oat flour for regular or whole-grain one)
1 tspn baking powder
1/2 tspn baking soda
1/4 tspn salt
1 cup fresh blueberries (or frozen and thawed)
1 cup buttermilk (or milk)
1 large egg - lightly beaten
2 tbsp butter - melted
1 tbsp coconut milk (or plain water)
confectioner's sugar - for dusting

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Add the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter to this.

Stir all the remaining ingredients until they are just combined. Don’t worry if the batter is a bit lumpy, you don't want to over mix. Finally fold in the blueberries.

Heat your skillet, pan, or griddle to medium-hot and brush it with a bit of butter. (If a drop of water dropped onto the pan starts to sizzle, the pan is hot enough). Now pour about 1/3 of a cup of batter into the skillet. Wait until the pancake bottom is deep golden in color (about 30 seconds), then flip with a spatula and cook the other side until golden and cooked through. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Serve with a dab of butter and maple syrup, or simply dust them with some confectioner's sugar! These whole grain blueberry pancakes are simply delicious! In fact, I could say this is my best pancake recipe ever!

Similar Recipes:
Whole-wheat Chocolate-chip Pancakes
Low-fat Blueberry Muffins
Banana-Walnut Pancakes

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Arundathi said...

that looks delicious - love blueberries in anything at all! :)

Meeta K. Wolff said...

forget IHOP - I'm on my way to you for a stack of these. Simply lovely!

Jigna Desai said...


I just woke up and having cup of coffee. and suddently i saw email for pancakes... wow!!! Well everything on side made this - wooooooonderfull... came out really nice. I had blueberry syrup so, this morning was dedecated to BLUEBERRY.
Everything was just perfect.
Thanks for sharing... since it's whole wheat - healthy food.
Happy Sunday :)

Hetal said...

wonderful recipe....its tasty and healthy too,love it!!

Anonymous said...

the best pancake recipe for me too Mansi! nothing like making pancakes from scratch, right!


Uma said...

thanks for the lovely recipe, Mansi! delicious.

Rachel said...

Blueberries and I vibe very well!!!

Gaurav said...

Aah! IHOP ...just bought back old memories.
These look good and very easy to make for Breakfast. Thanks a ton for the recipe.

Unknown said...

1/2 tdp baking soda

tdp?? these look absolutely divine, i might have to make them for dinner one night!

Mansi said...

Hi there! sorry for the typo..its tspn instead of tdp:) I've edited the error:)

I'm glad so many of you liked these! they are def my favorite pancakes now and I'm so trying them again with coconuts and cranberries next!!:)

vandana rajesh said...

Thats really mouthwatering Mansi. Have a surprise for you on my blog do check it out.

bee said...

wonderful recipe. i love adding oat flour and ground almonds. they do that at IHOP as well.

Mansi said...

Bee - I knew something was missing! thanks for the oat-flour tip:) that must lend a more grainy texture for sure!:)

Anonymous said...

these are precisely my kind of pancakes!:) thanks for sharing a pancake recipe from scratch...I don't like the readymade pancake mixes:)


Madhavi said...

Pancake looks delicious Mansi, great recipe :)) Keep rocking gal..

SMN said...

Manasi they luk delicious and healthy breakfast..

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Pancakes tempting mansi.

ranji said...

delicious panckes mansi!!!healthy breakfast item.

Rosie said...

Oh gosh Mansi I am drooling here as I adore blueberries and your pancakes look so good :)

Rosie x

Red Chillies said...

Talk about IHOP and pancakes, gosh that makes me hungry.
Loved your whole grain pancakes. They look delish!

Anonymous said...

Your pancakes look very delicious and presentable too! I love blueberries and anything yummy with them:)

Suganya said...

Too bad, IHOp is open till 2 AM. I want some pancakes NOW.

Sunshinemom said...

They look delicious! mmmmm.....

Unknown said...

Mansi, my son was longing to have pancakes ever since he saw a demo in his class, This recipe is too good with whole grain and blueberries,Loved it

Kalai said...

I simply adore blueberry pancakes, Mansi! You have made me so happy with this guilt free choice. Thanks! :)