Old-Fashioned Pancakes

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Pancakes don’t have to be bad for you. In fact, pancakes can be very nutritious if prepared correctly. And believe it or not, they absolutely can be made without unhealthy boxed mixes.Our old fashioned pancakes are the perfect substitute to the unhealthy, full-of-processed-ingredients prepared mixes.

Looking for ideas of what to pair with health pancakes for a complete breakfast? We have plenty of recipes that are just right for your morning meal. Enjoy an egg dish to up the protein ante on your breakfast, or pair the pancakes with a fresh fruit beverage like our piña colada-flavored smoothie. No matter what lies ahead, there is nothing like a delicious, healthy breakfast to help you prepare for your day.

Old Fashion Pancakes

It's the weekend, so grab the family and make this easy and delicious breakfast recipe. Everybody loves pancakes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 76kcal


  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk all the ingredients together until you have a nice, smooth batter.
  • Using an oil sprayer, lightly coat a non-stick pan with a healthy oil and pour the batter into the pan. Cook until the pancakes are cooked through, flipping them as needed.
  • Serve with honey, maple syrup or fruit.


Whole Wheat Pastry flour can be used in place of Whole Wheat flour.


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3

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20 Comments on "Old-Fashioned Pancakes"

  1. Qvcmomm  April 21, 2012

    Looks yummy!!

    • skinnyms  April 21, 2012


  2. Job  April 22, 2012

    No stores around me carry whole wheat "pastry" flour.  Can anything be substituted?

  3. Emmmmerz  April 22, 2012

    Living in a small town, short of ordering off of Amazon, there isn't a way to get Almond milk or pastry flour. What would the suggested substitutions be?

    • Skinny Ms.  April 22, 2012

      Hello Emmmmerz. We suggest ordering the products online via Amazon: Almond Milk: http://amzn.to/I2i1YT and Whole Wheat Pastry Flour here (only $3.65 for a 48oz bag): http://amzn.to/JkzL0t.

    • skinnyms  April 24, 2012

      I also live in a small town and shop the organic section at Kroger for Almond milk. However, you can also use regular milk or soy in place of Almond. You should be able to find "White Whole Wheat Flour" at Walmart or other grocery stores…it's now readily available. If they have King Arthur, that's the brand I'd recommend. Thanks!

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  5. Shannon_olsen  June 25, 2012

    How many servings does this recipe make?

    • Skinny Ms.  June 25, 2012

      Shannon, 8 if you eat only one or 4 for 2.

      • Skinny Ms.  August 1, 2013

        Michele, I’m not sure where you are seeing those numbers. The yield depends on the size of the pancake. The nutritional data is based on one medium sized pancake.

  6. Mandycook30  August 2, 2012

    I made a similar recipe recently but with zucchini added in. add 2cups of zucchini and reduce the almond milk to about 1/2 cup. 1/2tsp of cinnamon and all spice each. Kids and hubby loved them!

  7. Skihee  August 5, 2012

     did you ever get an answer?  That is what I want to know as it does not say how many pancakes it is supposed to make.  🙁

    • Skinny Ms.  August 6, 2012

      Skihee, It makes about 10 servings of one pancake each or 5 if eating two.

  8. 13amyblue  June 11, 2013

    Is there any way to make a gluten-free version of these?

  9. Marcus Sanborn  October 6, 2014

    What exactly is "Old-Fashioned" about almond milk and whole wheat pastry flour?

  10. Sharon Druzin  October 26, 2014

    Is one pancake equal to 1/4 cup of batter? If so, I usually get about 9 servings (I combine it to make 4 bigger pancakes and one single serving one).

  11. Sharon Druzin  January 10, 2015

    Did you change this recipe? I had it down in my WW mobile app as having no fat, 6 carbs, 1g fibre and 1g of protein (which meant only 1 WW pt per 1/4 cup serving).

    • SkinnyMs  January 14, 2015

      Sharon, I'm not sure what may have happened. These are the correct calculations.


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