Wholemeal Pancakes Recipe

A healthier Whole Grain pancake recipe.

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    Prep Time

    5 mins

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    Cook Time

    10 mins

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    Cost Per Serving


Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories77 kcal


    Calories are a measure of the amount of energy in food and drink. Your weight depends on the balance between how much energy you consume and how much energy you use up. If you eat or drink more than you use you can gain weight. If you don’t eat enough you can lose it.

  • Fat2g


    Your body wouldn’t function without fat. Fat is an essential part of a healthy balanced diet. It provides fat soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids. But as fat is a rich source of energy (calories), it can easily contribute to weight gain.

  • Saturates1g


    On average as a nation it seems we’re consuming too much saturated fat. Eating too much can increase your cholesterol, which is a risk factor for heart disease. Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels, and reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • Carbs12g


    Starchy foods like bread, breakfast cereals or potatoes are a good source of carbohydrate and should make up just over a third of the food you eat. When eaten, carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, which is used to fuel cells in your body like brain and muscle cells. Some people think starchy carbohydrates are fattening, but gram for gram it contains less than half the calories of fat. Choose whole grain or high fibre varieties where you can as they often contain more nutrients.

  • Sugars2g


    On average in the UK we eat too much sugar. Foods and drinks high in sugars are not needed in the diet. So if you have them, make sure they're infrequent and in small amounts, or you risk tooth decay or obesity.

  • Fibre1g


    Fibre is classed as a carbohydrate and you should aim to eat 30g fibre each day. Eating plenty of fibre is good for your digestive health and is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

  • Protein4g


    All cells and tissues contain protein, so it’s essential for growth, repair and good health. Protein from animal sources such as meat, fish, eggs and dairy products contain all the essential amino acids (the building blocks of protein) needed by the body. If you're vegetarian or vegan, you can get the protein you need through eating a variety of different plant sources such as pulses, nuts and cereals.

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  • 125g wholemeal flour
  • 1 medium egg
  • 300ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • To serve: fruit compote and fat free yogurt


  1. Place the flour in a large bowl, mix in the egg and gradually whisk in the milk to give a smooth batter.
  2. Heat the oil in a small frying pan and add a little of the batter to cover the base thinly.
  3. Cook for 1 minute until golden, then turn and cook for 30 seconds. Repeat to make 8 pancakes.
  4. To serve, spoon some of the compote onto the pancake, roll up and serve with a spoonful of yogurt.

Cooking Tips

  • Offer a selection of fillings for Pancake Day, such as lemon juice and sugar, or chocolate spread and banana.

Whole Grain GoodnessLeave a tip or review

"its not nice im sorry but hey maybe a little less wholemeal flour would be better"

thomas john cena | 6th July 2017

    "Sorry the recipe isn't to your taste... it's one of our most popular recipes! As you quite rightly suggest though, you can cook this substituting some of the wholemeal flour with white flour - why not try half & half."

    Donna Neary, Whole Grain Goodness | 18th August 2017

"I absolutely Love Wholemeal pancakes With Berrys or ice cream"

Nick Fanning | 12th February 2018

    "Me too Nick! Delicious! :)"

    Donna Neary, Whole Grain Goodness | 15th February 2018

"Hiya just made pancakes double the ingredients and adding a little baking powder, they came really great! No bloating etc. Thank you for sharing the recipe. ❤️"

Rajinder | 5th March 2019

"Wow!!!! i haven't tried it but wow!!"

Fasiongamer tv | 12th May 2019

"Lovely simply fab .... ????????????????can’t see why you couldn’t like these"

Eve | 29th March 2020

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