Whole-Grain Banana Blueberry Pancakes

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This tasty treat is perfect for a weekend family breakfast. Your family will love these delicious whole grain pancakes, and you can feel good about serving up this superfood breakfast. This recipe for healthy banana blueberry pancakes is a great energy booster, and contains additional fiber and potassium. Pancakes are sometimes a no-no for people watching their calorie or carbohydrate intake. Fortunately, these pancakes are made with whole grains, so the carbs are complex. These are the carbs your body needs and that do not instantly convert into sugar.

Pancakes are one of the most loved breakfast foods in the world. They can be jazzed up with syrup or fruit (in this case blueberries) and they pair well with other common breakfast favorites, such as eggs and sausage. We love these pancakes because they are packed with healthy antioxidants and whole grains. They are great for a celebratory breakfast, a lazy Sunday brunch, or even on a weekday morning when you have a few extra minutes to whip up something hearty.

Whole-Grain Banana Blueberry Pancakes

blueberry banana pancakes

Yield: 6 servings | Serving size: 2 pancakes | Calories: 274 | Total Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 65 mg | Sodium: 453mg | Carbohydrates: 44g | Dietary Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Protein: 10g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9 |


  • 1 cup oat flour (see below for instructions on making your own)
  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup diced walnuts (optional)
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk dry ingredients together. in another mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients, except blueberries. Pour wet mixture into dry, and stir until combined and most lumps disappear; fold in blueberries.
  2. Heat griddle to 350°, or until a drop of water sizzles when dropped on griddle. Spray griddle with nonstick cooking spray, and pour on 1/4 cup pancake mix. Turn pancakes over when they begin to dry around the edges and are golden on the bottom. if desired, top pancakes with additional blueberries and banan- as, and drizzle with 100% pure maple syrup.
  3. Tip: To make oat flour, add old- fashioned oats to a blender (1 cup oats makes 1 cup flour), and blend until a flour-like consistency is achieved.


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43 Comments on "Whole-Grain Banana Blueberry Pancakes"

  1. Pam English  August 10, 2012

    Love this pancakes!

  2. Sandra  August 10, 2012

    My husband loves anything whole grain.  I'll bet he would love these.

  3. Sgifford73  August 10, 2012

    I love blueberry pancakes. Banana and blueberries! Even better.

  4. Dawn  August 12, 2012

    My husband eats these.  He doesn't know they're good for him, too 🙂

  5. Felicia Mckibben  August 12, 2012

    One of our fave breakfast recipes! Would love to win the cookbook to make even more!

  6. Kelly Strohl  August 12, 2012

    Can't wait to try these out!

  7. TracyR  August 12, 2012

    These are delicious :). They are on the weekend breakfast rotation. I suggest freezing extras for fast weekday breakfasts too!

  8. KristenS  August 12, 2012

    Made these this weekend and they were absolutely delicious!  Great recipe to try if you haven't yet!  🙂

  9. Boots4450  August 12, 2012

    We eat these every Saturday morning. They are without a doubt the best pancakes I've ever had……next to my Dad's of course.

  10. Donna  September 2, 2012

    The best~!!! Even my husband LOVED them, they will now be a weekend staple.

  11. Stephanie  September 3, 2012

    Unvelievable! Made these this morning and they were a hit! Like the idea of freezing the extras!

  12. Cindy  September 17, 2012

    Question: Can you make the oat flour with steel cut oats, or are they too hard to grind?

    • Skinny Ms.  September 17, 2012

      Cindy, You would need a vitamix type mixer. I don't have one either so old-fashioned is what I use. 🙁

  13. Darlene  November 2, 2012

    My husband hates banana. What part does the banana play in this recipe other than flavor? Can it be omitted? Thanks

    • Skinny Ms.  November 3, 2012

      Darlene, It adds additional sweetness since there is very little added otherwise. It certainly can be omitted or substituted with a little applesauce!

  14. Bev Pierson  December 13, 2012

    I saw these on my facebook feed and tried them..yum…a new favorite and great way to use up ripe bananas.

  15. veghead  April 25, 2013

    Can you sub coconut oil for the canola?

    • Skinny Ms.  April 26, 2013

      Veghead, Definitely…YUM!

    • SkinnyMs  March 6, 2014

      Yes, you sure can.

  16. Angie  August 14, 2013

    I know I can substitute almond milk for the low fat, but is there a non dairy exchange for the buttermilk?

    • Skinny Ms.  August 14, 2013

      Angie, Sure! Add 1 tablespoon vinegar to any non-dairy milk, i.e. soy or almond. 🙂

      • Angie  August 14, 2013

        Thanks cause I really wanted to try them lol they look awesome!

  17. Guest  March 28, 2014

    How is it clean eating when it contains wheat?

  18. Stephanie Detzel  June 6, 2014

    I noticed this recipe calls for 1 C whole wheat flour and 1 C of oat flour. Could you use all oat flour, or do you have to also use the whole wheat flour?

    • SkinnyMs  June 6, 2014

      Stephanie, You can probably use all oat flour and it will result in a denser, but still delicious pancake.

  19. Amanda  September 13, 2015

    can you replace the buttermilk?

    • SkinnyMs  September 14, 2015

      Yes, Feel free to use: soy milk, almond milk, kefir, regular milk, or Greek yogurt. 🙂

  20. jessa  January 30, 2016

    Hi: Can I use Maple Syrup instead of Honey?
    Any substitute for white whole-wheat flour?
    Thank you very much

    • Gale Compton  January 30, 2016

      Yes, you can sub with Maple Syrup. You can use whole wheat flour which is heavier, that’s why I prefer White Whole Wheat which is still unrefined and much better in cooking.

  21. jessa  February 5, 2016

    Hello Gale: I did used Honey, and used LION Self Raising flour its says ” …Unbleached wheat Flour”
    (live in down under”; not sure is it is the equivalent to the white whole-wheat flour that the recipe is referring to. Although the pancakes were delicious, I do really want to stick with the ingredients from the recipe as much as possible.
    Thank you.

    • Gale Compton  February 5, 2016

      Hessa, Unbleached wheat flour is fine. We like White Whole Wheat because it makes a lighter pancake. But the nutritional
      data should be the same. Hope this helps! 🙂

  22. jessa  February 5, 2016

    Hi: Thank you . What would be the best way to replace the ingredients without altering to much their nutritional value as to ones from the recipe? I’m new to all this but do not want to blow up my calories (1200 a day) I live down under.
    Thank you

    • SkinnyMs.  February 5, 2016

      The answer will really depend on the ingredient you are looking to substitute. If you have ever have questions about specific ingredients, don’t hesitate to ask! 🙂

  23. jessa  February 5, 2016

    Hi: Try to “import” this recipe into my calorie counter app and it comes with a completely different nutrient value reading (The recipe says 0 cholesterol my app says 45 mg) Any suggestions o ideas please :-() Im Trying to follow the 14 Days low calorie weght loss menu.
    Thank you very much.

    • Gale Compton  February 5, 2016

      Jessa, We’ll recheck the nutritional data and make tweaks if needed. Thanks! 🙂

  24. jessa  February 6, 2016

    Thank you thank you thank you

  25. jessa  April 13, 2016

    Hi: I’m back to day 1. Still could not find white whole-wheat flour I did ask no one knows what else can I use. Any suggestions or there is other name for it here in oz that you may know of?
    Also Do you happen to know or have a recipe for aluminium and Calories free Baking powder?
    Thank you very much.

    • Gale Compton  April 13, 2016

      Jessa, Whole wheat flour will work fine. Where are you located? Walmart has White Whole Wheat flour now. Just sub aluminium free for regular baking powder. The results will be the same. 🙂

  26. jessa  April 17, 2016

    Hi: I do live in Australia, we do not have Walmart, I’ve gone around the shops; including Health Food Stores; asking for white whole-wheat flour, no luck I did use Unbleached wheat flour, and recently Lions
    Self raising Wholemeal but is altering the data specially on the amount of sodium.even the pasta that they sell here is from Durum (???) Yayyy What to do? lol

    • Gale Compton  April 17, 2016

      Jessa, In that case, use the healthiest flour available. What about whole wheat durum?

  27. jessa  April 21, 2016

    There is not whole wheat durum flour only pasta. I’ll shop around for the healthiest one.
    Thank you

  28. Jrobin143  July 15, 2017

    So I ran out of bananas and did applesauce. I’m trying to track accurately in MFP so when I did my calorie content came out 100 calories per serving higher. (Without nuts too). Do you know why this could be?

    • Emilia Horn  July 15, 2017

      If the applesauce has added sugar it would definitely increase the calorie count.


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