Patriotic Whole Grain Pancakes – Super Healthy Kids

Serve up these whole grain pancakes with fresh berries to start your 4th of July celebrations off with a bang!

Whole Grain Patriotic Pancakes

Having a really good healthy pancake recipe is a must! My pancake recipe is easy to make, fluffy but slightly crispy on the edges and perfectly simple. I can be assured that everyone in the house, even the picky eaters, will love them. And they store beautifully in the freezer.

Add strawberries and blueberries, pure maple syrup and an American Flag pick on top, and you have a 4th of July breakfast to start off your celebrations in the right way!

A stack of homemade whole grain pancakes with fresh berries, butter and syrup and an american flag on top

Ingredients for Whole Grain Patriotic Pancakes

  • Whole Wheat Flour. You can grind your own, or I really like this brand.
  • Baking Powder. Makes your pancakes light and fluffy.
  • Milk. Makes a richer pancake that just adding water.
  • Eggs. Provides structure, and helps pancakes to rise. Also adds richness and flavor.
  • Butter. Makes your pancakes rich and moist.
  • Maple Syrup. Helps slow the development of gluten making a softer, more fluffy pancake. Also helps to crisp the edges.
  • Vanilla. Adds a delicious flavor.

A stack of homemade whole grain pancakes with fresh berries, butter and syrup and an american flag on top

How to Make Whole Grain Pancakes

  1. Wet Ingredients

    In a large mixing bowl, whisk together milk, egg, vanilla, maple syrup, and melted butter.

  2. Dry Ingredients

    In a separate mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.

  3. Combine

    Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and stir until just combined. Some lumps are OK!

  4. Heat

    Heat a griddle or frying pan to medium high heat. Add a small amount of butter or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  5. Cook

    With a 1/4 cup scoop or measuring cup, pour batter onto the hot griddle and cook until bubbles form and then pop. Flip the pancake and cook until golden and crispy on the edges.

A stack of homemade whole grain pancakes with fresh berries, butter and syrup and an american flag on top

More Patriotic Recipes

A stack of homemade whole grain pancakes with fresh berries, butter and syrup and an american flag on top

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together milk, egg, vanilla, maple syrup, and melted butter.

  • In a separate mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt.

  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, and stir until just combined. Some lumps are OK!

  • Heat a griddle or frying pan to medium high heat. Add a small amount of butter or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  • With 1/4 cup scoop or measuring cup, pour batter onto hot griddle. Cook until bubbles form and then pop. Flip pancake over and cook until golden brown and crispy.

  • Serve with butter, warm maple syrup, fresh blueberries and strawberries. Add an American Flag pick on top and enjoy!

Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 359IU | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 1mg

Natalie Monson

I’m a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

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