Aug 30, 2011

Whole Wheat Pancakes {New and Improved}



Healthy, low-fat, whole wheat pancakes that are light and fluffy!

Well this is a first, I completely re-wrote my original recipe. I hope this doesn't create any confusion but after getting a few comments that my original recipe was a little thin, I re-made them and had the same results. I want every recipe on Skinnytaste to be GREAT so I went back to the drawing board, and made batches and batches of whole wheat pancakes until I felt it was everything a whole wheat pancake should be; fluffy, low-fat, and tasty! This meant completely re-writing my older recipe so if you have print-outs, I suggest you re-print this.

My original recipe called for oil and egg whites, I found using the whole eggs and eliminating the oil worked out much better, and reduced the points as well. I also slightly increased the baking powder, make sure it's not expired or the pancakes will be flat. Any slight changes you make to this recipe can yield a different result, so I suggest making them exactly as written.

Because these pancakes are high in fiber, they leave you feeling full and satisfied throughout the day. I used 100% white whole wheat flour which I prefer because my kids don't realize it's whole wheat. You can find this by King Arthur, Bob's Red Mill or Trader Joe's, but regular whole wheat works fine too, just don't use pastry flour.

You can add blueberries or chocolate chips to them when you add the batter to the skillet or serve them with your favorite syrup. I prefer my pancakes topped with agave, real Vermont Maple Syrup or blueberry compote. I make all the pancakes and freeze the remaining for instant breakfast to enjoy throughout the week.



Whole Wheat Pancakes {New and Improved}
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 7 Size: 2 pancakes  • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 171.7 • Fat: 2.1 g • Carbs: 31.5 g • Fiber: 4.9 g • Protein: 8.9 g • Sugar: 2.5 g
Sodium: 561.4 g


Ingredients:
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (I used white whole wheat)
  • 4 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups + 2 tbsp fat free milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • cooking spray

Directions:

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Add wet ingredients to the mixing bowl and mix well with a spoon until there are no more dry spots; don't over-mix.

I had my assistant help me mix the batter.

Heat a large skillet on medium heat. Lightly spray oil to coat and pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter. When the pancake starts to bubble, you may add your fruit if you wish. When the bubbles settle and the edges begin to set, flip the pancakes. Repeat with the remainder of the batter.

Makes 14 pancakes.

332 comments :

  1. yum! they look delicious with the blueberries! I love having pancakes, but I never want to take the time to cook breakfast.

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  2. YUM! Thanks Gina, Im going to try these soon! :)

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  3. I just love whole wheat pancakes. So yummy! My recipe is a little different. No sugar or cinnamon, or vanilla. And I use half whole wheat gram flour and half unbleached flour for picky eaters but still yummy! I sometimes add a scoop of vanilla protein powder for extra protein.

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  4. These look great! For an easier, not-so-homemade pancake, have you tried the Fiber One pancake mix?? About 3 and 1/2 pancakes is 3 points and they are YUMMY!

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  5. love your site a lot. i sent a link to my friends. thanks a lot Gina

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  6. oohh, this looks mouthwatering!!

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  7. Dear Gina,

    You brought me an idea for lunch tomorrow, great recipe. I love pancakes but it never occured to me to prepare them with whole wheat flour. That's more healthier than simple white flour. Have a great weekend!

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  8. It looks like the whole wheat pancakes turned out nice a fluffy! They look great!

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  9. I love your recipes!

    They are so sophisticated and elegant but easy to make.

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  10. I love that there is a points friendly way to eat pancakes!

    I am starting to count points again and can tell I am going to be LIVING by your blog. Next up for Saturday morning breakfast!

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  11. Gina, I tried these this weekend with chocolate chips and bananas and they were amazing. Thanks so much

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  12. @Eli, sounds like a wonderful combination!

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  13. @Natali Sometimes I substitute 1/3 of the oil with applesauce. The only way to know if it will work is to give it a try. If you do replace it and have good results, let me know.

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  14. just made these this morning with some sliced bananas, amazzzing!

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  15. I made these this morning topped with blueberry sauce made with splenda and vanilla and a dollop of ff cool whip. Tasted absolutely sinful yet still healthy! Kids loved em too. Thanks for the recipe.

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  16. I loved these pancakes, and I've tried a few different whole wheat pancake recipes, these were the best, very fluffy, perfect and delicious, thank you I love this web site~

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  17. Glad you liked them! They are great with bananas too!

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  18. I love these pancakes! They are delicious and keep you full for a long time! Thank you for sharing this.

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  19. gina, thanks so much for this pancake recipe! my children and husband loved them, and so did i! it was SO nice to actually sit down and eat pancakes with them, instead of just making them and eating my breakfast seperate!!!:)

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  20. You're welcome! My daughter likes hers with chocolate chips.

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  21. These were a huge hit in our home. My picky son & husband ate them up-thank you!

    I only had 2% milk on hand. Can you tell me how many points/calories they would end up being.

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  22. My husband has been wanting chocolate chip pancakes for three days. I struggle to make wise choices in restaurants and so I was trying to gear up for this potential caloric nightmare. But then I searched through your recipes and found these very fluffy and wonderful pancakes. I added chocolate chips to his and he, at this very moment is heartily enjoying them! Thanks Gina!!!

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  23. You're welcome!! My daughter likes chocolate chips in her pancakes too!

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  24. These are really, really great! I started WW a few weeks ago and was looking for something special for my kids for breakfast. I replaced the 1% milk with buttermilk because I love that tang. They came out to 3 points using the buttermilk. Really, really excellent! Awesome site as well. I will be returning often!

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  25. Thanks Lindsey, I love buttermilk pancakes! Great idea!!

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  26. Amanda Jean4/5/10, 12:49 AM

    As many others have said, I can tell I will be using your blog as a daily staple. I'm already copying down some of the yummier recipes on index cards for easy access :-) I just went shopping and can't wait to try your chicken parm tomorrow! Thanks so much!

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  27. @Amanda, Awesome!!

    @Lindsey - Made these with low fat buttermilk Sunday and they were even better!!

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  28. I was so excited to finally make these this morning. They were amazing! My husband said they had a great taste without me even having to ask how they were. And he didn't complain about everything always having to be whole wheat, haha! This will definitely be my go-to pancake recipe. Love this site! Thanks Gina!

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  29. @Joslyn-LOL! Yay for no complaints about eating healthy!

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  30. The batter had a lovely taste, but I followed the recipe to a T and noticed immediately that the batter was far too thin. I decided to try cooking them anyway, and it was a disastrous mess. There seemed to just be too much liquid in the recipe. I'm surprised no one else had this experience, because I double and triple checked myself both as I was following the recipe and afterwards!

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    1. Anna,

      I had this problem the first time I made them too. I would double check the expiration date on your baking powder. Turns out mine was expired and when I made them the second time with fresh baking powder, they turned out wonderfully!

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  31. Weird Anna! I always have perfect results. You're the first person who mentioned a problem.

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  32. Hi Gina! Would you happen to have the new points value for this recipe for the new system? Thanks!

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  33. I was wondering what the PP value for these were? Thanks so much!

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  34. These pancakes were great! Light and fluffy, but still incredibly filling. I added strawberries and bananas to the batter on the stove and then sprinkled some on top with 2 tbsp. light whipped topping and syrup. It tasted like such a decadent treat and it is point friendly. I can't wait to try it with different fruit!

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  35. These were great! I used 1/2 AP and 1/2 ww flour. I used my nordicware bug pancake mold and they were roughly 1.5 PP per pancake (2T of batter per pancake).

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  36. These turned out great. I beat the egg whites first (soft peak) and then folded them into the batter. Because it fluffed them up, I made 16 pancakes using 1/4 cup of batter for each one. 5 points for 4 pancakes!

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  37. I made these today for the first time. AMAZING!! I'll never use a bag of pancake batter again! Wow, they are so great. I'm thrilled I've got leftovers. I calculated old points (still using old program), and I got 3 points for 2 pancakes. Great for me!!

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  38. Sarah, I forget but I think it was because the banana made more?

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  39. I tried this recipe this morning. I too,like Anna, found the batter too runny. Is it right that you add 1 cup milk to 1 cup of flour? Most recipes half the amount of liquid to flour. Anyway, I added more flour , baking powder and cinnamon. They seemed ok. I just wanted to know if the runny batter cooks ok.

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  40. These pancakes are the perfect summer breakfast!

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  41. I'm going to remake them and see if the recipe needs tweaking since I always make banana pancakes...

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  42. I am so excited to see this! I can't wait to try it over the weekend. Thanks!

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  43. Do you think I could substitute Almond Milk for the milk?

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  44. I think almond milk or soy milk would be fine here.

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  45. these look delicious Gina! Whole wheat can make pancakes so heavy...nice that they are fluffy!

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  46. What is your reheat method? I noticed that you said you freeze the extras, so I wondered if there was a trick to reheating them nicely. Thanks!

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  47. Gina- maybe a silly question but how do you freeze the remaining pancakes? As a single gal there's no way I can go through 14 pancakes in a week but never knew you could freeze them. Anything in particular I wrap them in? Just a freezer ziplock bag? As for defrosting..just take them out the night before and leave in the fridge to defrost? Heat up in the microwave? Thanks for your help!!

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  48. I freeze them in ziplock bags and pop them in the microwave to reheat. Just like the frozen ones they sell but it' so much cheaper to make them yourself.

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  49. Hi Gina,

    I'm so grateful that a friend of mine sent me the link to your blog! I am not on WW but who doesn't appreciate wonderful food without sacrificing healthiness!?! I am on a perpetual quest to find the perfect pancake. In fact, I'm currently working on a blog post about that! I can't wait to try this recipe.

    Cheers!
    Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

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  50. I love your recipes,thank u for sharing.I always use skim milk for my pancakes and they turn out fluffy but I'd love to try whole wheat.

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  51. The hubby and I love wheat pancakes. We just made them Sunday. I will try your recipe next! Thanks.

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  52. I've been looking for a great whole-wheat pancake recipe that doesn't taste "healthy." These look like they'd be awesome, I will give them a try!

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  53. Yum, thank you so much for sharing this! Haha, seeing this made me so excited to have breakfast food that I think I'll make them for dinner tonight instead. :P Thanks!

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  54. I made a banana single serve version of these on the weekend with no egg and limited oil just enough to lightly grease the frypan. Here is my recipe ( WW friendly I just haven't added the points on)http://fattyfintoskinnyminnie.blogspot.com/2011/08/weekend-wrap-up.html

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  55. I've been looking for a good whole wheat pancake recipe, this looks great! Thanks!

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  56. Have you considered adding flax to this recipe? I've been playing around with some different recipes and adding flax. The bag of flax meal I have says you can substitute 1T flax & 3T water for 1 egg. I might give that a try.

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  57. No I havent tried them with flax but I bet they would be good :)

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  58. I love making pancakes! Have yet to try it with cinnamon, yum! :)

    http://mytastyliving.blogspot.com/

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  59. i made this tonight. they were incredible. thanks so much for always having awesome, easy recipes that are ww friendly!

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  60. Great recipe! I can't wait to try them :)

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  61. Awesome recipe.

    Pancakes are one of my very favorite things, but I always feel super guilty having them. Must try this!


    xo, Ashley

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  62. Yum!! I need to get some white whole wheat flour, think family would like it more than regular whole wheat ;) They are never too happy about whole wheat LOL

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  63. Yummy! Pancakes look super duper delicious!!

    Just wanted to let yu guys know Tanga is offering 1-year subscription (6 issues) to Weight Watchers Magazine from Tanga.com for ONLY $3.99 (suggested retail value $26.55)! Go to Tanga.com and add the subscription to your cart and then enter the coupon code WEIGHT at checkout. If interested take advantage of his deal asap. EnJOY!!

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  64. SO glad you posted this! My favorite healthy pancake mix is no longer being made by the manufacturer. After clearing the remaining boxes from the store shelf, I wondered what I would do when we finally finished them (since I had yet to find a healthy recipe that was also tasty). Now I don't have to worry! Woo hoo!

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  65. Wow! Thanks so much for trying these again. You're so dedicated to us readers. I appreciate it so much! xoxo

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  66. My mom and I absolutely love pancakes and were so excited to try this recipe out! They were delicious, and we added blue berries and strawberries to them as well, which made them even better. Thank you for the low fat healthy pancakes I'm really happy that I can make one of my favorite foods without feeling so guilty anymore.

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  67. ****PRINT***** for me and my girl :)

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  68. Hi!
    I just wanted to let you know. I tried the original recipe-with egg whites. On that one i had posted that it was liquidy, but i doubled the batch and cut down a bit on the milk and it was PERFECT. My parents came over for a brunch and i served them. My mom took home the recipe! So for me i will continue to use the other since i prefer to use egg whites over whole eggs. Thanks so much!

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  69. Gina - your helper is adorable. will search out white whole wheat flour and try these. i love, love, love cinnamon in pancakes -- if not cinnamon, then lots of vanilla (not so much for the taste, although that's good, but for the way it smells when they cook). thanks. Deborah

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  70. Why can't you use whole wheat pastry flour? This is my go-to flour.

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  71. I'm glad you all liked the new recipe.


    I tried them with whole wheat pastry flour and they came out flat. Not sure why so I don't suggest it.

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  72. I wish I could make these but I swear Mr. Sweet Butter can smell whole wheat from a mile away. I've tried to cook in in muffins, cakes, even in small doses and he always knows it's there.

    He's not a fan of wheat. (sigh) -- will have to keep working on him. :)

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  73. Tara- Sneak wheat by making a 50/50 blend of white whole wheat and all purpose.

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  74. Has anyone used better than eggs instead of whole eggs ? Any can you use splenda instead of sugar ? What would the points be ????

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  75. I've been reading for quite some time and I am so excited to start using your receipes more often when I move in to my own place!

    Could you use this receipe to recreate the pumpkin pancakes you featured before?!

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  76. I recently discovered King Arthur's White Whole Wheat Flour. It changed my life!

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  77. The pumpkin pancakes work fine as is because the pancake helps thicken the batter but I'm curious to try them with this recipe.

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  78. Hi Gina,
    I absolutely love your blog and have made many of your recipes, loving them all. I have a hard time getting my family to eat whole wheat. Like Mr. Sweet butter, they seem to have radar where it is concerned. I made these pancakes this morning. They were fluffy and filling, but I did detect a bitterness that I think is due to the whole wheat. Which is what I think my family is objecting to. Any thoughts? Am I not cooking them long enough maybe? Does anyone else notice that with ww flour? Thanks for all of your delicious recipes!

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  79. Hi Gina! This seems like a silly question, but cutting the recipe in half wouldn't affect anything, would it? It's just me and my husband, so having 14 pancakes sitting around would definitely not help us stay on plan. ;)

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  80. You can easily cut this in half, not a problem!

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  81. Hi Gina! Just made these this morning and they were glorious! :D We added chocolate chips to them and then bananas and a little bit of syrup on top. With the cinnamon it was so nommy! :D thanks for all your wonderful recipes! I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've made pancakes from scratch. There's definitely no going back now.

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  82. @mamalisa,
    I used whole wheat flour as well and also noticed a slight bitter taste. Next time I will use half whole wheat and half all purpose flour and see if that helps.

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  83. These look great! I'm gonna have to try them tomorrow morning :)

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  84. Oh my goodness, Gina!!! These were fantastic! I made them exactly as directed and served with your skinny blueberry compote, as you suggested. My husband said he wants them again for breakfast tomorrow, which is fine by me (we have plenty leftover)! The two definitely filled me up while being a super low point breakfast. Even my EXTREMELY picky toddler ate a whole one with the blueberry compote-- he never even noticed they were whole wheat- that's enough to make these a regular for sure ;)

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  85. So glad you all liked them! White whole wheat flour has a milder taste than regular whole wheat, but creating a blend is the best way to slowly transition your family from white.

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  86. just ran 8 miles and ate these as a post-run breakfast. SO yummy and they don't taste like some of the other whole wheat recipes i've had. new favorite! ps. my recipe made way more than 7 pancakes :) woo hoo!

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  87. Great, so happy you liked them. This makes 14 pancakes... 2 pancakes per serving is 7 servings.

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  88. Yummy! these were great. When I put it into the recipe builder it tells me 5 points plus for 2 pancakes. Yet when I put in your nutrition information it gives me the 4 points plus you say it is. Either way they are yummy! Thanks!

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  89. Three words. Ah-maz-ing!!! These were delicious, and I don't even like pancakes (hubby and DS do)! We used to just regular whole wheat flour, because I couldn't find any white whole wheat by Hudson Cream (the only flour I buy). Thanks for creating the only recipe I'll be using for pancakes. :-)

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  90. I loved your old recipe, and this one is just as great! I added chocolate chips for my 18 month old and a few blueberries for mine. They were all fabulous! I froze a bunch for easy reheating for my daughter. Thank you so much!! I could never thank you enough. I'm 8 pounds to goal!!

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  91. These were wonderful. My whole family loved them. I am glad that you reworked the recipe. I am loving all your recipes and my sister in law just started WW and uses your website too.

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  92. These pancakes are awesome. I love your web site. Recipes are easy to follow and they are simply delicious. Keep it coming.

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  93. Thinking about making these but I have limited time in the morning. I do plan on freezing what I make, but do you also think I could make the batter the night before and leave in the fridge?

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  94. Gina you are a god send! I just love your recipes. I made your whole wheat pancake recipe today however I made waffles instead of pancakes. The taste was incredible. I used King Arthur organic Whole Wheat Flour and the waffles came out just right. I will be making these from now on. Thanks for sharing.

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  95. The batter can be made the night before.

    I'm glad these worked out in a waffle maker, I have to try that!

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  96. I made these the other morning, they were delicious! Thanks for the recipe, I couldn't even eat two, they were so filling.

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  97. This sounds divine! Is it possible to make as a batch on Sunday or Monday and reheat/retoast them for the week? Do they last in the fridge if you wrap them with foil or something? -Ays

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  98. Sure, wrap them with saran wrap. You can even freeze them and reheat in the microwave.

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  99. My husband and I had a "rain day" today due to flooding so I decided to make these with a side of turkey bacon. He absolutely loved them...better than regular pancakes! Now we also have a bunch in the freezer to heat up before work next week. This will be my go-to recipe for pancakes from now on!! Yummy!

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  100. Sorry about the flood! I'm glad the pancakes were a hit!!

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  101. These are just FANTASTIC!!! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!!!

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  102. One of the best pancake recipes I've ever tried. Healthy, too. A new staple.

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  103. Tried these today with blueberries and homemade blueberry agave syrup. Delicious!!!!!

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  104. by vanilla do you mean vanilla extract?

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  105. I made these this morning with my whole wheat flour (that I grind) and they were great.

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  106. These are so delish. Made them with fresh picked blackberries and a little bit of homemade peach jam! Thanks for the recipe!

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  107. I made these this morning and they were FRICKING awesome! I added bananas to this morning's breakfast but left other 12 "plain." No need to tweek this recipe...it was perfect!

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  108. What I love about these pancakes:

    1) They taste FANTASTIC! I paired them up with your Blueberry Compote. Perfect match made in tastebud heaven.

    2) They are fluffy! I love how well they absorb the Blueberry Compote.

    3) They freeze well! Even after freezing and microwaving for a quick breakfast, they still cut and melt in my mouth like they were just dished from the pan to my plate.

    4) They don't weigh me down! Typically I have to schedule nap time after pancakes, but not these. I can go on with my day. Perfect for busy mornings.

    5) Loving the calorie count! The first time I ate these I gobbled down 4 pancakes instead of 2 and didn't even break my calorie bank.

    6) Versatile! I plan on adding bananas or chocolate chips (or both!) in my next batch.

    Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe!

    P.S. Following this recipe, I made about 16 pancakes. Woohoo!

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  109. A friend made these for me and they were great, so I tried them myself today! Yum! They're awesome, light and fluffy- just like my dad used to make when I was a kid (but healthier)! I've refrigerated and frozen the batch so I can eat them for breakfast every day this week!

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  110. Great! I even made a double batch and they turned out great.

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  111. I made these using powdered buttermilk instead of milk. It's the same points, and you get great buttermilk taste if that's what you like!

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  112. I made these this morning. I changed out the milk for Almond Milk, since that's what I had in the fridge. I had to put in a bit extra to make the consistency more liquid. I switched out the sugar for Agave (I put about 1.5 teaspoons). I put in 3 cups whole wheat flour and 1 cup whit flour. I also added some nutmeg. They were simply delicious! Thank you for this fabulous recipe!

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  113. Gina- Nice and tasty! I do like the cinnamon in them. My almost 2-year-old took a giant bite and said "Yum Yum!"... that's all I need to hear to know this recipe is a keeper!

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  114. So thankful I found your website!! What would be the best way to add in your homemade apple sauce to these pancakes?

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  115. I made these this morning and they were great! As someone else posted, I think the point are actually 5. Thanks for the recipe. I have the chicken potacchio in the crockpot now and it smells wonderful!

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  116. this pancake is a really healthy and delicious choice, for me and my family! this pancake brings happiness and joy to our dinning table! maybe I-HOP should switch to WHOLE WHEAT PANCAKES THAN THOSE CRAPPY, FATTY PANCAKES WITH A TON OF SYRUP!!!!!

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  117. I made these this past weekend and they were FLUFFY and heavy. They were so filling and so much better than pancakes in the box!

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  118. I made them Monday and they were awesome, I ran the recipe through the weight watchers calculator and the calculator said 3 points, I dont know why I put the recipe in the same way

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  119. I made them again today and froze my left overs. One of the biggest things I have deprived myself of is pancakes because boxed recipes were one puny pancake for the same calories and not filling at all!
    Here i sit at 2PM and I am still pretty full feeling from this recipe! Perfect side is turkey bacon!

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  120. I just made these and I left out the animal products and the oil. I substituted the sugar with brown sugar and increased the amount to 3 tsp. I used spring water for moisture. I think they came out waaayyyy delish and they didn't stick even though I used no oil. By my estimation I reduced the fat content from 11% to 4.5% and they still came out light and fluffy :)

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  121. OHMYGOODNESS LOL I just made these and I already know that buying "box mix" is a thing of the PAST! I am sticking with this <3 Beautiful recipe, hubby is super intrigued by these and says they're the best he's had and my 2 little boys (3 and 7) didn't even say a word about them being darker LOL and just GOBBLED THEM UP <3 Thank you Gina!!!

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  122. Can you substitute splenda or another sweetener for the sugar? Or is sugar absolutely necessary?

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  123. I made these this morning and they were so good! My 3 year old and almost 2 year old lived them! I halved the recipe just in case we didn't like them, but I will be making this in double batches from now on.

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  124. I made these Christmas morning and they were so good! I will definitely be making these again!

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  125. Hi Gina,

    I made these pancakes this morning and they were absolutely delicious!!! I will definitely be making these again! All your recipes are fantastic. Just last night I made 3 recipes for our New Year's Eve dinner party. Thank you for sharing your wonderful,low fat full of taste recipes. Can't wait to see what you have in store for 2012!!
    Thanks,
    Michele

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  126. I love this can't wait to try it! One trick my mom always taught me with pancakes to make them nice and fluffy is to use butermilk (usually lower in fat and very tasty) or simply cheat and add a splash of lemon juice to each cup of milk. It reacts with the Baking Powder and makes the pancakes nice and fluffy, plus extra filling if portion control is a problem.

    Thanks for the recipe! I plan on trying it out this weekend!

    Noelle

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  127. I made these this morning! The are great!The cinnamon gave them great flavor. Almost reminded me of french toast! Awesome recipe.

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  128. hi, These were good but I loved the old recipe. They were delicate and delicious. I hate that heavy full feeling you get from thick pancakes. I would love the old recipie if you still have it.

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  129. yum, I used the batter to make waffles and they came out great! So yum & fluffy! The recipe made 9 waffles (in my waffle iron), so I recalculated the nutrition info: Per 1 waffle-calories 133.5, fat 1.6 g, carb 24.5, fiber 3.8, protein 6.9g.

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  130. Preston Boyles1/8/12, 9:45 AM

    should this recipe have oil in it? My batter came out looking very weird..they still tasted OK but I ended up throwing the rest of the batter out. I noticed that the other pancake recipes had oil so I wasn't sure if this one should have it as well?

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  131. Made These this morning....yummy! I stuck the extra ones in a ziploc in the fridge...I'm sure they will be gone by the end of the week! Next time, I'm going to try maybe adding some blueberries or some mini chocolate chips.

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  133. So good, I added a splash of lemon juice and some orange zest and some ground flax and whole fresh blackberries in the batter.

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  134. These are so good! I made a big batch and froze them; I'm taking them to work for lunch with some applesauce on top, yum!! I probably doubled the amount of cinnamon though, it's my favorite spice :) Thanks for the great recipes!!

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  135. I loved these so much, I have made them twice. Then I blogged about them, referring them to your site, and not posting the recipe on my page, of course. Thanks for the delicious recipe!

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  136. Yummy! I put in just 1 tsp. of cinnamon. These pancakes are delicious! My 5 and 2 year old gobbled them up. Made some with choco chips and some with blueberries!

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  137. These pancakes are delicious!!! They smelled fantastic cooking too. It's amazing that something so healthy can be so delicious! I wanted whole wheat pancakes but I also wanted them to be fluffy and light. They were! I added 1/3 to 1/2 cup of chopped pecans. I also separated the eggs and whipped the egg whites until stiff before adding them to the batter. Each pancake was about 3/4 inch thick. Thanks for the recipe!

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  138. I was thinking of pouring the batter into mini muffin tins and adding a small bit of cooked turkey sausage.

    I was wondering if anyone else has tried baking this batter? If so, how did it turn out as a muffin?

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  139. I'm always looking for ways to eat healthy and keep costs low, so making pancakes and waffles from scratch has become an alternative to mixes and frozen varieties. I found this recipe on line in my search for whole wheat pancake recipes and tried it today. I added dried cranberries and chopped pecans to the batter (dried cranberries need to dehydrate in the batter for a bit) and the pancakes were so delicious I didn't even need syrup! So much better than the usually bland mixes out there, and more economical as well. The price of low fat, whole wheat frozen waffles has skyrocketed, so I'm going to try them as waffles tomorrow. Thank you for this wonderful recipe!

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  140. Just a correction on my post - the dried cranberries need to REhydrate in the batter for a bit. A few minutes does the trick.

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  141. I made these tonight for dinner (breakfast for dinner) and my kids loved them! My son actually ate 8 pancakes!

    Thanks for all of the great recipes that please my kids and follow WW guidelines!

    peace~Lisa

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  142. Hi, I just made these this morning and they are really good. Now am I reading this right, 2 pancakes are only 4 points? Or is it 4 points per pancake? I was thinking it would be to good to be true if it were only 2 points per! I love your blog!

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  143. REVIEW: Love these pancakes. Just made them this morning and used whole wheat (not white whole wheat). And mini chocolate chips. And powdered milk. I tried the powdered milk because the recipe called for fat free milk but I have 2% milk so figured powdered milk would be a better choice. Just in case. Also, cook the pancakes on whatever is right for your stove. Mine apparently runs hot because a level 2 is PERFECT for pancakes but medium (level 4) is way too hot.

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  144. hi Gina- love your site, thank you! Making the pancakes right now but was wondering if any changes needed to be made if I was going to make waffles instead? My family has been on a waffle kick lately...the frozen variety so I'm hoping these will change their mind!

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  145. I would love to make these but was hoping for a suggestion to not have any type of sugar be a sugar substitute or agave or honey. Unsweetened apple sauce or unsweetened pumpkin is fine. If anyone has done this please let me know! :)

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  146. These are beyond delicious! 4 points for 2 pancakes! Add turkey bacon on the side for 1 pt. and you have a filling breakfast :-) YUM!

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  147. these are just so, so yummy!! Light anf fluffy and I love the addition of cinnamon - it's so good for you. Mine stuck to the pan but that's my faulty pan, they were still amazing and I made them with your blueberry compote :) Thanks again.

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  148. Oh my gosh. Just made these for the family. Our family of 5 couldn't even finish the batch. I used egg beaters and Splenda instead of eggs and sugar. The batter was REALLY thick, so I did end up putting in about 1/4 cup of water just so it would pour. These were so wonderful, and I am so full from two! Great job Gina! My family is so appreciative of all of your hard work.

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  149. Came across your website while looking for a whole wheat pancake recipe. I am going to make these tonight and freeze them for breakfast the next couple of days! I am so excited! I am just starting out on eating healthy, a personal choice and while I am not on WW a lot of your recipes sound really great and I have already printed out several! I can't wait to try them!

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  150. I found your recipe while looking for a whole wheat pancake recipe. It sounds amazing. I'm going to try it tomorrow for breakfast but I'm going to try it with with apple sauce and half the oil and I'm going to add cranberries.

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  151. I absolutely LOVE THESE! I have made them twice and they are sooo great!!!! Thanks sooo much!

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  152. I came across your recipe this morning and I loved that it was so simple yet healthy. I've had a harder time finding a whole wheat pancake recipe that doesn't have half regular flour. So I was delighted to give it a try! I knew it was exactly what I was looking for even when it was in the batter form because it smelled delicious. I loved the taste and even my four year old who can't usually be bothered to eat, ate a couple!

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  153. My husband and I cooked these this morning and they came out Great!!! My 16 year old son liked them too! Used whole wheat flour. They are so thick and filling. My husband was really hungry and took 4 but could only eat half, he got full.

    We made extra to freeze. How long will they stay good in the freezer?

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  154. Hi, I am obsessed with pancakes and these have been a Godsend for me!!! i love them :) thanks

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  155. I made these this morning and they were great! My two year old daughter even enjoyed them! I had enough left over to freeze some for another morning. Hopefully the frozen ones will be good reheated!

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  156. I made these yesterday morning and my family fought over the leftovers today! So delicious! My five-year-old said, "They taste like French toast!" Thanks for a great recipe.

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  157. Is the salt content really 560+ grams? I'm hoping that should be milligrams.

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  158. I woke up craving pancakes (the last one I had was like 4 months ago) and found your awesome recipe. They're really less carbageddon than classic one but without sacrificing the taste!
    Thanks for sharing this!
    Peace
    Mike

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  159. These ROCK! They are so hearty and so delicious, my 9 yr old son TORE them up! We used Mrs. Butterworth's Sugar Free syrup and I subbed 1/2 the sugar for Splenda. They were amazing, and very filling. Two pancakes are plenty...thanks so much.

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  160. These whole wheat pancakes are AWESOME! They are great reheated for a quick breakfast. A substitute for syrup is almond butter spread on top, yum! Thanks for the great recipe! :)

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  161. So great! We loved them. My husband and I ate them as listed, and my kiddo had them with chocolate chips.

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  162. Once I flip the pancakes how long do I let them sit there before taking them out?

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  163. I would love to make these pancakes for my little ones but when I make pancakes all I usually make is 2, that is all they will eat. Is there a way of making just enough batter for two or saving the batter to use at a later date?

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  164. I have whole wheat pastry flour on hand, but noticed you said not to use it. Just wondering why?

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  165. Just made a batch of these, they turned out great! I'm a single girl, so I'm hoping my bounty of pancakes will keep well in the freezer. Thanks Gina!

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  166. Found this recipe on pinterst recently and made them yesterday! They are delicious and totally gave me the pancake fix I have been dying for but wasn't allowing myself to have(dieting!). We kept the batter in the refridgerator and made them again this morning! Still good! They were a little dense, wondering if one less egg will lighten them up even more? Thoughts?

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  167. Hi Gina. I never tried the earlier version of these pancakes, but I made this recipe a few weeks ago for Sunday breakfast. They were a hit; fluffy, delicious and nutritious! I'm making them again tonight for dinner. Thank you for all of your recipes!

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  168. These pancakes are delicious! I added a tablespoon extra of milk added on to what was in the recipe, an extra tablespoon of sugar and an extra 1/8 tsp of vanilla. It made it taste even better. I don't eat them with syrup so I needed to add extra flavor.

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  169. I just made these last night and they are fabulous! I did half the batch with blueberries and the other with mini semi-sweet chocolate chips!!! They were DELISH <3
    Thank you GINA!

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  170. These turned out moist an delicious for me, and my toddler gobbled them up.

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  172. Anna, my nephews (one and 2 1/2)and I are spending the evening together. Dinner slipped up on us. I googled "whole wheat pancakes" and came straight to your recipe. It was so easy and impeccable! They even smelled yummy cooking. If you could've seen the boys' little agave smeared faces afterward! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

    ~louise

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  173. Love these! Had them this morning for breakfast. I substituted Splenda for the sugar and added blueberries which were delicious and healthy! Definitely will make this again. Thanks!!

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  174. I made these this morning after church! Thank God for you! Amen! YUMMY-licious! I added blueberries. I am eating slow so I can savor every bite!!!!! Thanks!

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  175. We made these on Saturday, but made them w buckwheat flour and stevia for the sugar...they were delicious!

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  176. Thank you for this simple, delicious recipe! My husband, daughter, and I had them for dinner tonight and thoroughly enjoyed them. We are on a whole foods diet so I changed the milk to whole milk and substituted honey for the sugar and they came out wonderfully! Thanks again!

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  177. If you make the full recipe, but don't need all of them at once, try freezing them in a single layer on a cookie sheet. They will toast up beautifully in your toaster (about 3 minutes)!

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  178. Yuck, I made these and they did NOT turn out the way I had hoped. I followed the recipe exactly and added fruit to the batter but the cinnamon flavor mixed with the pineapple and strawberry was absolutely disgusting. I would advise not adding the vanilla or cinnamon if you are planning to add fruit. I will not be using this recipe again sadly

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  179. I made these today and added bananas. They were fluffy, and maybe because I have never had whole wheat pancakes, I thought the texture was a little different. I will be making these again with different mix in's and tweaking. Thanks for making me feel like I don't have to sacrifice to be healthy!

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  180. Made these for breakfast this morning. My 7 year old said, "These are the best pancakes I've ever had!" They were definitely yummy!!!

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  181. I made these this morning after I realized I was out of English muffins for my usual breakfast sandwich (192 calories) and I new all I had to do was go to your site to find a delicious low calorie alternative.

    I halved the recipe, stuck with 100% whole wheat flour, substituted a sugar/stevia blend for sugar and I used light vanilla soymilk instead of nonfat milk (it has fewer calories and a delightful flavor). I also added a few chocolate chips and topped with sugar free syrup. I cant wait to try the blueberry compote.

    I am going to make the baked ziti for dinner. Thanks for the great recipes and calorie calculations. Your site is my go to.

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  182. Made these for breakfast this morning with chopped banana and blueberries - were absolutely fabulous!

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  183. These are fantastic, and so easy! We just made them, exactly like you said, and they were WONDERFUL (but next time I might put a little more cinnamon in just to shake things up a bit). I want you to know your recipe is now printed and inserted into my family's recipe binder! You are with us forever, and I don't even know who you are! We turned over a new leaf starting January of this year and getting my kids to trade in Aunt Jemima and Bisquick for Real Maple syrup and whole wheat pancakes is like winning the lottery for me! THank you for posting this recipe.

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  184. We made these for breakfast yesterday, and they were GREAT, as usual....I have yet to find a bomb from your web site. I made chocolate chip for my son, blueberry for my daughter and stuck with plain for myself.

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  185. Thank you Gina for this recipe, they tasted awesome and very filling, with the right consistency. Half the recipe, makes two waffles in my Black and Decker round waffle maker. Substituted eggs with egg beaters and milk with light soymilk. It came to aprox. 270 calories per waffle which for me was more than enough.

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  186. I substitute lowfat milk for unsweetened almond milk and the white sugar for trivia, it came out so good! :)

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  187. This was a hit with everyone!! We now call them out cinnamon toast crunch pancakes lol. Much healthier then that ceral!! This recipe was so filling and they didn't even know they were eating healthy!! Thanks Gina.
    P.S. if u wouldn't add cinnamon and sugar to your fruit people don't mix it into the batter. Sorry some of the comments crack me up!!!

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  188. Oh my goodness! My husband and I just started WW, so we are looking for good, tasty and WW friendly recipes. We love to have pancakes for our weekend breakfasts, so I came upon this recipe and tried it this morning. WOW! They were amazing! I added fresh blueberries to half of the the batter, which turned out to be my favorite of the two. Gina, thanks for creating such a great, low-fat pancake recipe! We will definitely make these again and again! GREAT JOB! We look forward to trying more of your recipes.

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  189. Love this recipe. They are honestly some of the fluffiest pancakes I've ever made, and my husband can get behind something whole wheat!

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  190. I just made these. I made a total of 20 smaller pancakes with dark chocolate chips and used sugar free syrup. I'm not doing weight watchers, just counting calories. For 3 pancakes and the syrup it came to 265 calories! Not bad at all! And they were very moist! Will def make these from now on. Thanks a bunch!

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  191. I'm looking forward to trying these. Has anyone used soy milk?

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  192. I can't wait to try these this weekend! Does using reduced fat buttermilk or almond milk have any effect? That is all I have on hand...

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