Whole Wheat Pancakes

Happy Saturday!!

I have happy news: I was nominated in the FITNESS category by Fitness Magazine for Best Personal Training Blog!! Wahoo! If you want to cast your vote, that’d be awesome!

GO HERE to vote! I feel honored to be with so many awesome fitness bloggers!


I have been missing my husband (as I mentioned), but I am managing to stay positive and have fun! I even slept well (I usually can’t fall asleep if he’s not around–I know #fail on my healthy living tips part with improving sleep!), so that was helpful.

I slept so well I had pancakes the next day!

(Because that makes perfect sense. Doh!)

I was SO excited to dig into them that’s all I thought about while shakin’ it in Zumba. Okay, not the ONLY thing (dramatic, much?!), but if only those ladies knew what I was mostly thinking about as we shook it and got sweaty…… Hah.

Whole Wheat Pancakes


  • 1.5 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tb choc protein powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Tb cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or any milk –but to make buttermilk-add 2 drops lemon juice to 1 cup milk)
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 Tb oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tb dark brown sugar


  • In large bowl, whisk together ingredients (flour -> cinnamon).
  • In another bowl, whisk the last few ingredients (milk -> brown sugar).
  • Pour wet ingredients (2nd bowl) into dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.
  • Drop pancakes by ladle-ful onto a hot griddle.
  • Flip when bubbles form on the surface!

These are soooo good. And easy and fast to make.

{2 pancakes topped with Greek yogurt + whipped cream (best combo ever) + sugar-free syrup + chia seeds + almond butter}

They don’t really taste that ‘healthy’ or ‘non-pancake-like’ (see recipe : protein breakfast patties. hah) at all. These really are super tasty (recipe adapted from my sister-in-law!) and even kiddos (her kids) and my dad like ’em (read: they are ‘normal’ tasting and can be served to others). SCORE.

Gotta love our disclaimers at the end of recipe making. So yes, if you WANT pancakes, but don’t want the sugar rush that comes with ’em, try this recipe out today (or tomorrow)!

{P.s. Go try the Greek Yogurt + whipped cream combo….SO good. I don’t even like whipped cream-but the tang and sweet is jussssttt right}

Have a LOVELY weekend!

I am off to SPIN (thank you, Ashley!), and then teaching BodyPUMP. The lunge track is kiiiilllleeeerrrr in the playlist I’m playing. Can’t wait.

What is YOUR favorite pancake topper??! When are YOU going to make this recipe?!? What’s YOUR workout today??

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  1. those pancakes look AWESOME! i have gotta try that greek yogurt whip cream combo! lately i’ve been topping my pancakes with a “protein frosting” (protein powder, blueberries, peanut butter, water and chia seeds all stirred up) and that’s pretty darn good too! my workout today is arms and abs and cardio. yay for having more time on the weekends for breakfast + workouts!

  2. Oh yum! Those look so good! Such a fun weekend breakfast, and I think whipped cream makes everything look/taste so delicious! :-)

  3. congrats on being nominated my friend!! you deserve it! those pancakes look AMAZING!

  4. Pancakes look delish! Something my kids could really dig into this morning!
    congrats on the nomination. How exciting!

  5. Congrats on the nomination! I just Voted for you…

  6. I love me some whole wheat pancakes… and I LOVE the way you topped yours! πŸ˜‰

  7. Those pancakes look fabulous! I’ve been going pancake crazy lately! All of these pancake recipes floating around blog world in honor of pancake day – I want to make them all! :)

  8. Mmmm these look lovely babe!

    Good for you for trying to keep positive πŸ˜€ Keep smiling! Happy weekend xoxo

  9. I don’t think I’ve ever had pancakes with whipped cream!!! My favorite toppers are syrup, powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, and blueberry syrup! All favorites from my childhood, haven’t had them in probably 10 or so years! Clearly I need to find my inner child…

  10. voted! :) your pancakes look delicious!

  11. Waffles are one of my favorite comfort treats. I went to a killer zumba class this morning–so hard!

  12. I was thinking about making pancakes for breakfast this morning! I think I’m going to try making these. Thanks for sharing the recipe!! :)

  13. Ahh Congrats on the nomination!!! Oh and yeah, these pancakes look tasty and healthy, and filling too! Thank you for the idea

  14. I voted for you… I’ve been visiting your blog for a few months now and I just wanted to say… You are such a breath of fresh air!
    My fiance is an exercise science graduate, prepping for PT school.
    I was bragging about your blog to him because I was getting so upset and down on myself seeing all of these blogs promoting such unhealthy lifestyles and eating disorders.

    Then there is you. YOU ARE AMAZING.
    You promote strength, health, and real beauty.

    I wish I could come take your classes because you inspire me, AND, unlike a lot of bloggers out there, you have credentials to back everything up.
    Thank you for being who you are, and being REAL. I will try and comment more often but I wanted to go ahead and let you know that I look up to you!

    • This is one of THE sweetest comments I have ever received. Thank YOU so much, Holly!

      I appreciate your kind words, and your returning to read. Have a lovely day! Once again, thank YOU for making my day so much sweeter!!



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