I grew up having homemade pancakes and waffles, that is just what my Mom made for us and I loved them. I hated the box mixes, whenever we had them when we went camping, it just tasted like cardboard! So I have continued this tradition with my family. For years the pancakes we made were all white flour pancakes and fried in grease, so I had to clean up this recipe.
We only eat whole-food plant-based now and this is the best recipe we found that actually tastes like real pancakes!
Homemade Whole Wheat Pancakes and Waffles recipe
2 cups of Almond milk
1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup Spelt flour 2 tablespoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon 2 tablespoons of honey or pure maple syrup
Mix dry ingredients together. Mix wet ingredients. Add milk and honey to dry ingredients and stir lightly until flour is mixed in. Do not over-stir. Let it sit for about 5 minutes and you can then make it into pancakes or waffles. For pancakes scoop out dough with a spoon and put on a pan to cook.
Whole Wheat Waffles
We use this same recipe for waffles, I don’t change anything and they turn out perfect every time. I use two Oster Dura Ceramic Flip Waffle Makers, they are the best things I ever purchased, I love them. I use two so we don’t have to wait too long, and everyone wants hot waffles. The greatest thing about the waffle makers is, if your waffles do get cold you can put them back in the iron and warm them up again. I never even thought of doing that before, until I read it in the waffle iron directions. We just love the Belgian waffles much better than normal ones, they turn out so good.
We make whole wheat pancakes and waffles on the weekend because we have more time and no one is rushing out the door to go to school. It gives us a chance to actually sit down and have breakfast together as a family. We will often make an extra-large batch and freeze the leftovers in a plastic bag.
Believe it or not, these actually freeze really well, especially the waffles. I like to have extra in the freezer because it gives the teens another healthy fast option they can choose for breakfast during the week. It is so easy to pull some out and just pop in the toaster.
Toppings instead of syrup for your whole wheat pancakes and waffles
I usually top my whole wheat pancakes with sugar-free applesauce, and cinnamon, I pull out the frozen strawberries/raspberries from our garden and put those on top. I also have used bananas on top. I top the whole wheat waffles with frozen peaches(defrosted in the microwave) or strawberries or if I have them huckleberries. This tastes so much better than jam (which I have stopped making) or syrup. I can’t believe I haven’t been putting these toppings on sooner.