Healthy Pancakes Recipes

Find healthy, delicious pancake recipes including blueberry, banana, chocolate chip and low-calorie pancakes. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Two-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
These delicious and unbelievably simple pancakes are best enjoyed right after cooking. With just eggs and a banana, you can have healthy grain-free pancakes with no added sugar. Serve with maple syrup and yogurt or ricotta cheese to add in some protein.
By Carolyn Casner

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

These light and fluffy lemon ricotta pancakes are tangy and sweet when drizzled with maple syrup. Sprinkle with additional lemon zest before serving for an extra boost of lemony flavor.
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By Laura Kanya

Vegan Pancakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 13
Make classic light and fluffy pancakes vegan with this easy recipe. Try them topped with your favorite nut butter, maple syrup and fresh berries for a satisfying breakfast.
By Devon O'Brien

Ricotta-Berry Crepes

Make a big batch of these easy 3-ingredient crepes to stash in your freezer so you always have a healthy breakfast on hand. A dollop of ricotta adds protein to a store-bought crepe, while the berries give a burst of sweetness and a little fiber.
By Sara Haas, RDN

Easy Apple Pancakes

Kids and adults will love these easy apple pancakes. The apples lend nice texture and blend well with the spices, while whole-wheat flour gives this healthy breakfast a boost of fiber. Serve with maple syrup or more fresh apples on the side.
By Pam Lolley

Sheet-Pan Pancakes

Rating: 5 stars 1
Pancakes are a weekend brunch necessity (mimosas, too), but making them for a crowd is time-consuming. Instead, bake four kinds of pancakes--peanut butter, chocolate chip, raspberry and blueberry--at once with this easy sheet-pan pancake recipe. Making several different pancakes in one batch means you can easily please your whole brunch party, including yourself!
By Paige Grandjean

Cranberry Pancakes

Rating: 4 stars 4
Start your day off right with these easy pancakes, packed with cranberry's sour spike. One of you can make the coffee and heat the maple syrup while the other makes the pancakes. It's instant relationship bliss.
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Oatmeal-Almond Protein Pancakes

Rating: 5 stars 7
Depending on the type of protein powder you pick, you might need to reduce the amount of liquid in this protein pancake recipe. Whey-protein pancakes need less liquid than those made with soy, hemp or pea protein. Serve with yogurt and a DIY fruit sauce (warmed frozen berries with a pinch of sugar).
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Egg & Bacon Pancake Breakfast Wraps

Rating: 5 stars 1
Maple syrup sweetens up this easy grab-and-go breakfast wrap that adults and kids alike will love. The batter for the pancake is spread thin in the pan like a crepe for easy rolling.
By Carolyn Casner

Pumpkin Pancakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 5
This healthy whole-grain pumpkin pancake recipe produces fluffy cakes with a beautiful orange hue from pureed pumpkin and light crunch from toasted pecans. If you want to experiment with different types of whole grains, replace up to 1/2 cup of the whole-wheat flour with cornmeal, oats and/or buckwheat flour. Or add extra fiber and omega-3s by adding up to 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed or chia seeds.
By Stacy Fraser

Fluffy Oat Bran Pancakes

Rating: 5 stars 2
Folding beaten egg whites into the batter is the secret to this light-as-a-feather, heart-healthy pancake recipe.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Banana-Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Rating: 5 stars 4
This healthy whole-grain buttermilk pancake recipe adds mini-chocolate chips and mashed banana to the 100% whole-wheat flour base. If you want to experiment with different types of whole grains, replace up to 1/2 cup of the whole-wheat flour with cornmeal, oats and/or buckwheat flour. Or add extra fiber and healthy omega-3 fats by adding up to 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed or chia seeds.
By Stacy Fraser
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Blueberry-Ricotta Pancakes
Rating: 4.5 stars 16

Serve these light pancakes with our Chunky Blueberry Sauce, maple syrup or honey. Sprinkling the berries on top of the cooking pancakes ensures even distribution. Keep finished pancakes warm in a 200°F oven, if desired, while cooking the rest.