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The Best Healthy Pancake Recipes

There’s something about the end of summer and the start of fall that puts me on a big pancake kick. The boys LOVE them for breakfast and I love not only how easy they are to make, but also how many nutrients I can sneak in the recipes for them.

With back-to-school season upon us I wanted to put together a roundup of my best healthy pancake recipes that are great for kids and adults! I realized that I have over 20 amazing recipes — everything from banana pancakes to pumpkin, gluten free and regular, plus super easy ones you can make right in your blender.

I divided the pancake recipes into flavor categories and noted which ones are gluten free so that you can easily scan and find what you’re looking for. Be sure to read through the full recipe blog posts to get all of my tips and ways to customize each recipe, and get ready for delicious mornings ahead.

What makes these pancake recipes healthy?

I’m always thinking about what I can add, not necessarily take away, to make a recipe nutrient dense that you can feel good about. Not only are these pancake recipes fluffy, unique, and absolutely delicious, but they’re also made extra healthy and nourishing by:

  • Adding extra nutrients like whole grains from oats, protein from eggs or yogurt, and even healthy fats
  • Using natural sweeteners like ripe banana and pure maple syrup
  • Mixing in vitamin-rich fruits and even veggies!

Our best tips for making pancakes

Learn how to make perfect pancakes that are golden on the outside and fluffy on the inside with this step-by-step guide! I share all of my tips, tricks and secrets for making the best pancakes every time. Video walk-through included!

healthy pancakes cooking in a skillet

Have fun with mix-ins and toppings

Let’s be real, pancakes are made extra special thanks to the fun, delicious things you can add to the batter or on top of the stack. I love to fold in fresh berries, chocolate chips, or even chopped nuts, but here are some of my fav things to add on top of my pancakes:

  • Fresh berries
  • A dollop of yogurt
  • Nut butter
  • Chocolate chips
  • Chopped nuts
  • A drizzle of maple syrup (of course!)

Time to get this pancake party started! Scroll through and pick out a few new ones to try this week. Breakfast for dinner, anyone?!

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GF = indicates a gluten free pancake recipe

banana oatmeal pancakes in a stack on a plate

Banana Pancake Recipes

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Pancakes (made right in the blender!) GF

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Pancakes

Sidney’s 4-Ingredient Banana Pancakes GF

Whole Wheat Banana Quinoa Pancakes

Cottage Cheese Banana Oatmeal Protein Pancakes

lemon blueberry pancakes in a stack with a forkful carved out

Berry Pancake Recipes

The Fluffiest Lemon Blueberry Poppy Seed Pancakes GF

Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes with Wild Blueberry Maple Syrup GF

Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes

Oatmeal Blueberry Yogurt Pancakes GF

Blueberry Vanilla Buttermilk Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Fluffy Greek Yogurt Blueberry Pancakes with Strawberry Maple Syrup

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Pumpkin & Apple Pancake Recipes

Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes GF

Healthy Apple Pancakes (made right in the blender!) GF

Healthy Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

pouring syrup onto a stack of vegan pancakes

Fruit-Optional Pancakes

Outrageously Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

Fluffy Yogurt Pancakes GF

The Best Almond Flour Pancakes GF

gingerbread pancakes on a plate topped with butter

Holiday Pancake Recipes

Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes

Carrot Cake Pancakes GF

Grain Free Snowman Pancakes GF

brown butter pancakes in a stack with a slice cut out

Unique Pancake Flavors

Change Your Life Salted Brown Butter Pancakes

Chai-Spiced Sweet Potato Pancakes

Fluffy Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread Pancakes

If you make any of these pancake recipes, be sure to leave a comment and a rating on the recipe so I know how you liked it!

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