61 of the Best Healthy Pancake Recipes

October 20, 2015

61 of the Best Healthy Pancake Recipes

Your search for the healthy breakfast solution is over; somewhere in this list you are about to find the best healthy pancake recipe for your next weekend breakfast! Okay, we know what you're thinking: healthy pancakes? The two words rarely get along in the same sentence let alone in the same recipe. Thankfully, times have changed. The days when the almighty pancake was simply a vessel for delivering the amount of carbohydrates found in seven slices of bread are now gone. You can now enjoy a mouthwatering selection of the best healthy pancakes full of protein and the nutrients your body needs.

Add some protein powder to any of these recipe, for the ultimate protein punch.

Go ahead. Send your taste buds on a journey.

  1. Carrot Cake Pancakes

    Sweet, slightly spicy, and brightly colored, these lightened flapjacks use low-fat buttermilk and spices to create a dessert-like breakfast that tastes amazing, and it’s only 315 calories. Check out this mouthwatering carrot cake pancake recipe!

  2. Two-Ingredient Protein Pancakes

    Most pancake recipes are long and confusing, which can be very discouraging, especially when you’re looking for a quick breakfast. Making pancakes has never been so simple with this recipe. Try out number 2 for a delicious two-ingredient protein pancake recipe!

  3. Quinoa Pancakes

    If you're not sure what to do with your leftover quinoa, check out number 1 on this list and whip up a batch of fluffy pancakes this weekend. This creative twist on the breakfast classic offers more folate, protein, and fiber than traditional recipes. And the best part is that it only has 104 calories! Check out this link to learn more.

  4. Buttermilk-Banana Pancakes with Pomegranate Syrup

    Start off your day healthy with this buttermilk pancake recipe! It is a delightful combination of fruity flavors that doesn’t pack all the calories that a normal pancake recipe would have. The pairing of banana pancakes with pomegranate syrup is a healthy way to start your morning.

  5. Old-fashioned pancakes

    Do you remember those mornings when you used to go over to your grandma's house for breakfast as a kid? She would make the best pancakes! If I just described your childhood, or if you just simply like a good healthy flapjack, this old-fashioned pancake recipe is for you!

  6. Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

    Making these pancakes is really simple. This recipe involves ingredients that you probably already have and takes only 5 minutes to prep! If you’re looking for a healthy version of a fluffy, wheat, and filling pancake recipe, this one is perfect for you!

  7. Sweet Potato Pancakes

    You have to check out number 6 on this list! This sweet potato pancake recipe is the perfect breakfast full of vitamin A, fiber, and potassium! These flapjacks are also made with coconut flour, so they are completely gluten-free!

  8. Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes

    These vegan pumpkin spice pancakes are the best seasonal breakfast! They are the perfect balance of fluffy and dense, sweet, spicy, and packed with pumpkin flavor. Plus, they’re easy to make, requiring just 20 minutes and one bowl. Not to mention, there are no fancy ingredients required. Check out this seasonal favorite!

    berries and cream pancakes

  9. Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Pancakes

    Check out number 8 on this list. This healthy whole grain chocolate chip pancake recipe is to die for! If you’re looking to add extra fiber and healthy omega-3 fats try adding up to 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed or chia seeds.

  10. Gluten-Free Almond Joy Pancakes

    You have to try number 4 on this list! These gluten-free, low-carb pancakes are packed with protein and fiber and are incredibly tasty. Two of these cakes yields you 11 grams of protein and nine grams of fiber, which comes primarily from the half-cup of coconut flour and six eggs in the recipe. Send your taste buds on a journey with this recipe that your body will love you for!

  11. Coconut Buttermilk Pancakes

    Are you tired of having the same old pancake recipe every time? Mix it up with this coconut buttermilk pancake recipe! It is made with coconut flour, which is a healthier alternative to various other flours. It is very high in fiber, lower in carbohydrates and provides a rich flavor and texture to baked goods. So, give this one a try!

  12. Ultimate Healthy Buttermilk Pancakes

    These pancakes will taste just like your momma made them and you won’t believe that they’re actually healthy for you! They aren’t actually made with buttermilk, but if you check out this recipe, you can learn what this secret trick is.

  13. Vegan Pancakes with Fresh Fruit

    This vegan pancake recipe is unlike any other! Top them off with your favorite fresh fruit or syrup and you’ll have yourself the perfect vegan breakfast! Check out this video for the ultimate vegan pancake recipe!

  14. Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes

    Fluffy, satisfying and stuffed with apples, this breakfast creation is sure to make your taste buds tingle! They’re a bit higher in sugar, but a lot of it comes from the apples, so we’re giving them the green light. If you're looking to lose a few pounds try out number 1 on this list. These whole wheat applejacks are sure to kick your weight loss into high gear!

  15. New and Improved Whole Wheat Pancakes

    This pancake recipe is sure to get your mouth watering and your stomach growling! And because they are so high in fiber, they leave you feeling full and satisfied all throughout the day. Try the new and improved version of an old favorite.

  16. Best Protein Pancakes

    This one comes with a video! Check out this recipe made with your favorite whey protein. Not only are these pancakes a perfect way to start the day, but also one of the best ways to end a workout!

    protein pancakes with thyme

  17. Almond Coconut Pancakes

    Try out number 3 on this list. These protein-rich pancakes are the perfect option if you’re avoiding gluten. Almond and coconut flours provide a grain-free alternative while minerals and vitamins for boosting energy. Almonds provide magnesium to calm the mind as well as your stomach.

  18. Favorite Pancakes (Without Eggs)

    If you’re looking for a quick, tasty pancake recipe that is sure to please every time, check out this! Try adding in blueberries or chocolate chips to the batter for extra flavor.

  19. Healthy Kid-Friendly Pancakes

    This is the perfect recipe for the kids! You can make a big batch and then when you want to make fresh, hot pancakes it will only take you a few minutes. These flapjacks can be whipped up in less than 5 minutes and taste just as good the next day! Give these kid-friendly pancakes a try!

  20. Healthy Oat-Based Pancakes

    Pancakes are not typically health food. Although, if you're wanting to indulge, these are a healthier alternative to the classic American pancake. They are filled with oats and wholemeal flour, which is packed with fiber. Feel free to substitute the egg, milk and butter with healthier alternatives. Check out this video for a go-to healthy pancake recipe that everyone will love!

  21. Red Velvet Pancakes

    Calling all boyfriends! This is the perfect idea for a breakfast in bed meal for your girl or the perfect addition to your Valentine’s Day! You have to check out these healthy red velvet pancakes. You’ll be glad you did.

  22. Chickpea Crepes

    Try out these chickpea crepes for the ultimate pancake experience that you can enjoy any time of the day. This Indian-style favorite is sure to satisfy even the biggest appetite. Top with chutney and yogurt, or go global by making a burrito-style wrap with black beans, bell peppers, ground turkey, and fresh salsa.

  23. Healthy Heart-Shaped Pancakes

    These healthy heart-shaped pancakes are perfect for surprising the one you love! They’re also very delicious for any occasion and surprisingly don’t pack as many calories as you might think. Give this pancake recipe a try!

  24. Quick Buckwheat Pancakes

    If you’re someone who travels a lot or if you never have time to cook you should check out this super simple pancake recipe that you could make in under five minutes. Top it off with fresh fruit or nuts and you’ll have yourself a great, simple pancake breakfast.

  25. Banana Bread Protein Pancakes

    Never feel guilty about having something sweet after your daily exercise. These protein pancakes willreplenish your muscles after a workout and keep you satisfied until lunchtime. We’re talking banana bread protein pancakes! Doesn’t that have a nice ring to it? They taste delightful, as well.

  26. Diabetes-Friendly Strawberry and Cream Pancakes

    Take a look at this healthy homemade pancake recipe, which is made diabetes-friendly with fresh fruits and hearty grains, so you can help yourself to a small stack without worry. Sneak your choice of chia seeds or flaxseeds into pancake batter to up your fiber intake. Two of these decadent cream cheese-and-strawberry-topped pancakes have just 158 calories and 22 grams of carbs.  

      strawberry crepes with almonds

  27. 68-Calorie Pancake Recipe

    Here’s a pancake recipe that is only 68 calories and surprisingly very filling! So the next time National Pancake Day (February 25th) rolls around, you’ll know exactly where to find the perfect flapjack recipe!

  28. Gluten-Free Buckwheat Pancakes

    This gluten-free buckwheat pancake recipe is the perfect way to start your day! Buckwheat is known as a great gluten-free alternative, but it's actually not a grain at all. It is actually a fruit seed and it's loaded with vitamins and minerals. This pancake recipe is packed with nutrition but doesn’t skimp on flavor!

  29. Healthy Greek Yogurt Pancakes

    Take a look at this awesome Greek yogurt pancake recipe that is sure to fill you up, but not fill you out. These flapjacks are loaded with protein, making them a great way to start your day! Check out this amazing recipe.

  30. Healthy Flourless Pumpkin Pancakes

    These healthy and flourless (gluten-free) pumpkin pancakes are flavored to taste like a pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. Delicious and healthy pancakes the whole family can enjoy! You have to try out this healthy pumpkin pancake recipe; it’s the perfect autumn family breakfast!

  31. Natural Banana Pancake

    Check out this video for the best gluten-free, flourless, low-calorie pancake recipe that is 100% natural! And the recipe only calls for 2 ingredients! Simple and delicious, just what you need.

  32. Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

    Try out number 5 on this list! This lemon poppy seed pancake recipe is full of citrus and vitamins. Top it off with your favorite maple syrup for a combination made in heaven.

  33. Natural Old-Fashioned Vegan Pancakes

    Here’s a healthy pancake recipe that is sure to please you and your family. It’s based on a recipe from Mike Anderson’s book called The Rave Diet & Lifestyle. This healthy vegan homemade pancake recipe is perfect for your next Sunday Funday gathering.

  34. Johnny D’s Healthy Pancakes

    These pancakes are not only good for you, but they taste great and take just minutes to make! Get creative and add some blueberries, banana, cherries or more. They pack protein, fiber, healthy fats and carbs. Just be careful of what you put on them. (Real maple syrup would be ideal.)

  35. Beet and Chia Pancakes

    Check out these super pancakes made with beets and chia seeds. This is your one-stop shop for daily nutrition and all in the form of a pancake. And the best part? They taste incredible.

  36. Oatmeal Pancakes with a Twist

    Are you tired of flat, bland pancakes? Do you find yourself searching and searching for a healthy pancake recipe that actually tastes good? Well, look no further! Try out this healthy pancake recipe that tastes amazing and gives you the fluffiest flapjacks!

  37. Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

    You’ve gotta check out number 6 on this list! This is a combination made in heaven. Cinnamon roll pancakes! You’re probably saying, “These can’t be healthy.” Well, think again! These cakes are low-carb and high in fiber and protein! Follow this link to learn.

  38. 60-Cent Pancakes

    This one is perfect for you if you’re on a tight budget or if you’re looking for a quick, cheap breakfast! Check out this video for the best low-carb pancake recipe that you will love and it will only cost you 60 cents!

    korean green pancakes

  39. Organic Gingerbread Pancakes

    This vegan pancake recipe is super simple and is made with organic whole wheat flour that imparts a lovely, lightly nutty flavor. Since it’s higher in fiber and protein than all-purpose flour, these pancakes are more likely to stick with you until lunch. Check out this link to learn more about these delicious flapjacks.

  40. American-Style, One-Cup Pancakes

    The combination of all the fruits with all the natural ingredients in this recipe makes this it one of the best breakfast ideas we’ve seen! Once you've tried this fluffy American-style, one-cup pancake recipe you'll want them every day!

  41. Vegan Tiramisu Protein Pancakes

    Number 6 on this list will make you want to run the store and make these pancakes immediately. These vegan tiramisu protein pancakes are completely healthy for you and they taste unbelievable! Check out this link to get the recipe!

  42. Coconut Crepes with Raspberry Sauce

    Sprinkled with coconut for added texture, these pancakes drizzled in a fruity sauce make a delicious low-sugar brunch or dessert. Whether you consider crepes the same as pancakes or not, you will absolutely love this simple recipe!

  43. Fat Burning Protein Pancakes

    Are you looking for the perfect post-workout meal or a protein-packed breakfast? If so, these pancakes are for you. They’re so simple and if you’re looking to build muscle while burning fat, check this video out!

  44. Breakfast-in-Bed Pancakes

    Nothing says weekend breakfast like pancakes, which is why you should turn to this healthy homemade pancake recipe for a nice Saturday breakfast in bed! It’s loaded with energizing protein, potassium, and antioxidants. Follow this link and try out this recipe this weekend.

  45. Nutella-Stuffed Pancake Rolls

    You have to try these crepe-like pancakes filled with Nutella and fruit, then rolled up and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Doesn’t that sound amazing? Now, this recipe may not be the healthiest option, but it has Nutella! It’s okay. You can cheat once and awhile.

  46. Almond Pancakes

    Check out this healthy almond pancake recipe. This one is made with almond milk and full of healthier alternatives for a more nutritionally sound meal. These can also be easily modified with ingredients you may already have at home.

  47. Banana Pancakes with Blistered Berries

    This banana pancake recipe is what you have been looking for. Made with rolled oats, cinnamon, and honey, these healthy flapjacks are the best way to start your day! Top it off with berries, coconut flakes, or even chocolate and you have yourself the perfect breakfast!

    currant and banana pancakes

  48. Zucchini and Corn Fritters

    These savory fritters filled with zucchini and corn are vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and gluten free! Also, did you know that, fritters can, in fact, be pancakes? These are the perfect way to do breakfast for dinner.

  49. Pancake Casserole

    This pancake recipe is unlike any other before. Check out this video to learn how to make a pancake casserole! Not only does this recipe offer a very interesting concept, but it tastes amazing too. You have to give this video a watch and try out this crazy recipe!

  50. The Best Healthy Pancake Recipe

    Pancakes used to mean a pile of carbs and sugary syrup that would taste delicious, but leave you with no nutritional value. No longer, my friends! This recipe takes healthy pancakes to a whole new level. Check it out.

  51. Coconut Flour Flapjacks

    Check out this paleo-friendly pancake recipe! These coconut flour flapjacks taste incredible and are a very healthy alternative to your original pancake recipe. They are also very light and fluffy, so they won’t leave you feeling bloated hours after.

  52. Apple Potato Pancakes

    This pancake recipe may be low carb, but it is definitely not low on flavor! These cakes are loaded with apples, which are one of the best sources for fiber. They have also been known to reduce your cholesterol and whiten your teeth. You’ve gotta give this apple-potato pancake recipe a try!

  53. Vegan, Gluten and Sugar-Free Pancakes

    This is a healthy version of pancakes with less cholesterol and fat than other recipes, but it tastes amazing, you’re gonna love this vegan recipe! Feel free to use flax or chia seeds for extra protein and healthy fats. Check out this link to learn more!

    blackberry pancakes

  54. Whole Wheat Apple-Cinnamon Pancakes

    For all you Weight Watchers, tis pancake recipe is only 1 point and 67 calories! It also has 2 grams of fiber and 10 grams of protein. Enjoy a fully, nutritionally loaded stack of these without paying for it later.

  55. Fluffy Paleo Blueberry Pancakes

    Who said you can only eat pancakes for breakfast? Try out this amazing paleo fluffy blueberry pancake recipe that you can have any time of the day! These are made paleo-friendly, so no dairy or added hormones in these ingredients.

  56. Light and Healthy Weight Watchers Pancakes

    A plate of pancakes and maple flavored syrup at your favorite breakfast joint can easily set you back anywhere from 500 to 1000 calories. This is the worst way to start your day. Check number 1 on this list! The whole wheat flavor really comes through in these hearty pancakes that are perfect for the fall with only 208 calories and 5 Weight Watchers Points!

  57. Healthy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

    This healthy pumpkin spice pancake recipe is so amazing! It’s the best breakfast for a fall Saturday morning, plus it’s really simple. Check out this video to learn about this recipe.

  58. Quinoa Pancakes with Caramelized Bananas

    Start the day off right with these luscious gluten-free pancakes topped with sweet, sticky caramelized bananas. Not only are these delicious, but they are actually very healthy for you. Run to this recipe the next time you want a tasty breakfast filled with protein!

  59. Three-Ingredient Cottage Cheese Pancakes

    All three ingredients help with weight management, making these  pancakes an excellent breakfast, especially for people on a diet. Next to gluten-free, high protein products are the rave nowadays. How about 37.5g of protein for breakfast? You’re welcome.

  60. Earl Grey Tea Latte Pancakes

    Pancakes are the perfect blank slate for flavor. They’re pretty adaptable and, since everyone loves Earl Grey tea lattes, here is the perfect combination: the Earl Grey pancake. You’ve got to try this very interesting pancake recipe!

  61. Vegan and Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Pancakes

    What we have here is peanut butter cup inspired pancakes with an actual homemade peanut butter cup on top. Be careful not to eat the whole stack, because it does have a lot of calories. Use this recipe for a splurge day when you’re craving a sweet, chocolaty breakfast.




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