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Lots of people ask for my healthy pancake recipe so I’m sharing it now. These pancakes meet the whole grain requirement for the food program too.

Healthy Pancake Recipe for kids

Healthy pancakes that meet the CACFP requirements for daycare but are delicious enough to make any time.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy pancakes, pancakes for kids, whole grain pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 20
Author Christina


  • 2 c whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 c flour
  • 1/4 c real maple syrup or honey
  • 2 T baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 3 c milk
  • 6 T melted butter or coconut oil


  1. Beat eggs and add milk, syrup and salt.

  2. Beat well.

  3. Slowly drizzle in melted butter or oil mixing as you pour so the butter incorporates before it solidifies from the coolness of the milk.

  4. Dump in baking powder and both flours all at once and lightly mix until just combined.

  5. Batter will still be lumpy.

  6. Don’t overmix or cakes won’t be tender.

  7. Heat griddle on medium heat.

  8. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  9. Drop about ¼ cup of batter for each pancake.

  10. Cook until bubbles form on top and flip and cook other side.

Recipe Notes

Makes 24 regular size or 48 small pancakes