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Buttery Whole Wheat Pancakes

This pancake recipe is sure to become a favorite – Buttery Whole Wheat Pancakes will be a loved recipe for your family’s breakfast. It can be adapted to add your favorite spices – think pumpkin in the fall and Speculaas at Christmas. Or how about a little buttermilk in place of regular milk? I use freshly milled soft white for this recipe. If you don’t have a mill, you can use unbleached white, but it won’t soak up the milk as much, so you’ll probably need less flour.

Buttery Whole Wheat Pancakes |

If you use whole grain, it’s a surprising treat to those who think whole wheat doesn’t taste yummy.

Buttery Whole Wheat Pancakes

This recipe is from my whole grain cookbook, Baby’s First Foods. While the title suggests a baby-only cookbook, this is an instructional whole grain cookbook that teaches you to use a whole grain mill, large mixer, and pressure cooker for grains and beans. This recipe is in the section Family Recipes. My grandbabies love our pancakes, and I’ll bet the bigger kids in your family will love these also. You can purchase Baby’s First Foods here. It makes a wonderful gift also!

A Mother's Guide to Whole Grains and Family Nourishment

Make a recipe for our spreadable butter and get your maple syrup or honey ready! I hope you enjoy this special pancake recipe.

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Whole Wheat Buttery Pancakes

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  • Author: Theresa
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 10 people 1x
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Enjoy whole wheat pancakes that are buttery and fluffy. We use freshly milled whole wheat for this recipe. This is the best whole grain pancake recipe and comes from my whole grain cookbook, Baby’s First Foods by Theresa Powers.


  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cups whole milk (2 c. to start. Up to 7 c. of milk will be added)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla or favorite extract (Occasionally we add 2 tsp of our favorite powdered spice, especially if it’s it a holiday!)
  • 5 cups whole wheat pastry flour aka soft white wheat (We use freshly ground wheat using a home grain mill)
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup tofu powder (optional)
  • spreadable butter (Video! See how we make it!)


  1. Whisk together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Heat together the milk and butter. Lightly beat eggs and extract together. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, add the milk mixture and the eggs. 
  2. Whisk until blended. Start adding more milk, one cup at a time (I used 5 more cups.) Whole wheat flour will soak up liquid so I recommend letting the batter sit for 10 minutes to make sure it remains at a consistency you desire. If you need to add more milk, I would whisk in 1/2 c. at a time. 
    Buttery Whole Wheat Pancake Batter
  3. The batter gets wonderfully smooth if you let it rest. Test a pancake! 
    Buttery Whole Wheat Pancakes on Griddle
  4. Flip and get some real butter – see our recipe for spreadable butter!
  5. Add maple syrup, fruit and enjoy!
    Buttery Whole Wheat Pancakes with Fruit
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American


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Ashley Gutierrez
Ashley Gutierrez
4 years ago

I have been searching for this amazing find for some time now!!! I have a mill and milled my wheat this morning. Then added some apple cider vinegar to the milk to make “buttermilk” followed the recipe and my batter needed about 5 cups of “buttermilk” total. But seriously this is so wonderful!!! And amazing! Excited to eat more!!

4 years ago

Hi Ashley! So happy to hear you liked them! It’s our favorite! I love your buttermilk input. I’m going to give it a go, we love buttermilk anything.
God bless! Thank you for letting us know! Theresa