Whole Grain Banana Pecan Pancakes

by jerseygirl on March 11, 2013 · 19 comments

banana pancakesThe way to my eleven year old sons heart is through sports and pancakes. As long as he is hitting  or catching a baseball and kicking a soccer ball, he is one happy kid.  The food that makes him the happiest is pancakes. It is not unusual to catch him eating six pancakes on a Sunday morning.

No matter what time of day it is, pancakes might be his favorite meal.  If he could,  he would probably eat breakfast for dinner every night. While he loves his pancakes with chocolate chips, I like to make things a little healthier.  These pancakes are stuffed with whole grain flour, flax seed, canola oil, bananas and pecans.  They are a bit more nutritious than fluffy pancakes made with white flour and chocolate chips.

I love the denser texture of these pancakes. Only a little syrup is needed and they are quite filling. The one thing I always do is make extras to have in the freezer. They can be reheated in the microwave for an easy quick breakfast.

Did you know that April 3rd is whole grains sampling day?   I will be doing another whole grains recipe post and a  fun giveaway leading up to it. I am a big fan of eating healthy and there is no better way than by eating plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains.  So stay tuned for this big event!

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Whole Grain Banana Pecan Pancakes
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: whole grain
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 6
These whole grain pancakes make for a hearty breakfast.
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup white flour
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups low fat buttermilk
  • 4 TBS canola oil, plus extra for greasing pan
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the whole wheat flour, white flour, flax seed, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a another large bowl, mix together buttermilk, oil, and eggs.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until blended and moistened, making sure there is no lumps. Fold in the bananas and pecans until batter is smooth.
  4. Grease and heat a griddle or skillet over medium low heat. Pour the batter into the pan swirling around to make circles.
  5. Cook the pancakes on 1 side for a few minutes until the surface has some bubbles. Flip the pancakes and cook until golden on both sides. Repeat with remaining batter.
  6. Serve warm with syrup and extra pecans or sliced bananas if desired.
  7. Makes about 12 pancakes.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

simmy March 12, 2013 at 3:03 am

It’s gougeous…


Katrina March 12, 2013 at 8:58 am

Yum! Those are exactly like the kind of pancakes I’d like!


Ramona March 12, 2013 at 9:46 am

I love pancakes too. Only get them when we eat breakfast out somewhere cause my hubby won’t eat them.

These look fantastic.


Pam March 12, 2013 at 10:50 am

Now that’s a great way to start off your day. They look seriously incredible!


Robin (Masshole Mommy) March 12, 2013 at 4:26 pm

These look and sound amazing! We like pancakes for dinner in our house even better than we like them for breakfast 🙂


Kristin March 12, 2013 at 6:50 pm

These looks great! My 13 year old son is also a pancake fan. He could eat them morning, noon, and night! I love making them healthier without him even knowing, haha!


Danielle March 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm

These look amazing!!! I love pancakes but I hate how bad they are for you…I want to make these ASAP!


Kathy March 13, 2013 at 11:34 am

From one Jersey Girl to another…lovely blog! These pancakes look and sound wonderfully delicious!!


Sues March 13, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Hooray for whole grains!! And these awesomely amazing pancakes!!


teresa March 13, 2013 at 8:54 pm

what a great breakfast, i love me a good stack of pancakes!


Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen March 14, 2013 at 5:05 am

Oh yum, your pancakes look so delicious!


marla March 14, 2013 at 7:29 am

Mmmmmm, these pancakes look delicious!


zerrin March 14, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Would love to have these pancakes at any time of day! Look superb!


Blond Duck March 14, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Those look SOOO good!


ciaochowlinda March 16, 2013 at 10:17 am

This gives me good reason to make pancakes for breakfast tomorrow. If only I’d seen it today.


Kate March 17, 2013 at 7:18 pm

I have a huge bag of flax seed I don’t use enough. I like the idea of adding it to pancakes.


Brooke Schweers April 29, 2013 at 2:35 am

I love the healthy twist to these pancakes. They look beautiful and I am sure they taste just as good 🙂


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