Healthy Pancake Mix

Healthy Pancake Mix

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine Summer 2004

With this whole-grain mix on hand, you can enjoy homemade pancakes on busy weekday mornings. This is also a great item to pack on camping trips. Be sure to refrigerate or freeze the mix as flaxseed meal is highly perishable.

Ingredients 18 servings

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  • 2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk powder, (see Note)
  • 5 tablespoons dried egg whites, such as Just Whites (see Note)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flaxseed meal, (see Note)
  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 1/2 cup wheat bran, or oat bran


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  1. Whisk flour, buttermilk powder, dried egg whites, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Stir in flaxseed meal, dry milk and bran. Makes 6 cups pancake mix.
  2. To make one batch of pancakes: Combine 1 1/2 cups nonfat milk, 1/4 cup canola oil and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a glass measuring cup.
  3. Place 2 cups pancake mix in a large bowl. (Refrigerate the remaining pancake mix in an airtight container for up to 1 month or freeze for up to 3 months.) Make a well in the center of the pancake mix. Whisk in the milk mixture until just blended; do not overmix. (The batter will seem quite thin, but will thicken up as it stands.) Let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Coat a nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Whisk the batter. Using 1/4 cup batter for each pancake, cook pancakes until the edges are dry and bubbles begin to form, about 2 minutes. Turn over and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes longer. Adjust heat as necessary for even browning. Makes 6 servings, 2 pancakes each.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate the dry mix in an airtight container for up to 1 month or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Buttermilk powder, such as Saco Buttermilk Blend, is a useful substitute for fresh buttermilk. Look in the baking section or with the powdered milk in most markets.
  • Dried egg whites are convenient in recipes calling for egg whites because there is no waste. Look for brands like Just Whites in the baking or natural-foods section of most supermarkets or online at
  • You can find flaxseed meal in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets. You can also start with whole flaxseeds: Grind 2/3 cup whole flaxseeds to yield 1 cup.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 pancakes
  • Per serving: 497 calories; 12 g fat(1 g sat); 14 g fiber; 75 g carbohydrates; 27 g protein; 33 mcg folate; 12 mg cholesterol; 23 g sugars; 30 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 641 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 1332 mg sodium; 908 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 4 1/2

Reviews 3

August 26, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Since I am sensitive to cows milk and other dairy products I use almond milk in the ingredients with very good results. Also,adding chopped walnuts (or any kind of nuts) makes a tasty and nourishing meal. I do not use syrups. If I want a sweet topping,it's seedless jam.
January 14, 2010
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By: ladybanksia99
These are unbelievable! I These are unbelievable! I tweaked mine just a touch based on what I had on hand... added a few tablespoons of toasted wheat germ, I had to substitute meringue powder for the powdered egg whites, just a touch of cinnamon, and tossed in a few tablespoons of oat bran just because. You can dress these up by adding blueberries and/or walnuts to the batter just before they go in the pan. I also layered sliced bananas between them and couldn't quit eating them. Three or four lasted me until mid-afternoon for fuel. I need no other recipe.
October 23, 2009
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By: EatingWell User
absolutely perfect if you want sweeter pancakes top with strawberries and a little powdered sugar.