Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes

Most pancakes are made with all-purpose or refined flour. This recipe uses whole wheat flour, a staple in most Indian homes, but it still makes for fluffy pancakes. The banana helps improve texture, while also adding flavour and nutrition. It’s a healthy, yummy start to the day!


  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour (120 G) 
  • 2 Teaspoon Baking Powder Double-Acting
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 + 1/8 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 Large Cage-Free Egg (beaten at room temperature)
  • 1 Large Banana (mashed well, riper the better)
  • 1 Tablespoon Melted Butter or Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweetener (Sugar Lite – a 50-50 Blend of Stevia and Sugar ground to a fine powder or 1-2 tablespoon fine sugar or powdered jaggery or a bit of stevia)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • For the Buttermilk – 1 Cup Milk (240 G) Room Temperature
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Vinegar or Lemon Juice
  • To Cook – Extra Butter or Oil


Prep: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes

  1. First, combine the milk and vinegar or lemon juice in a bowl. Set aside. Your milk will curdle, which will help make your pancakes fluffier.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients: whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon powder. Sift them if you would like even fluffier pancakes
  3. In another bowl, combine the beaten egg, well-mashed banana, melted butter, sweetener and milk-vinegar mixture. 
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry. Mix until just combined.
  5. Let the batter sit for 5 minutes so the whole wheat flour can absorb the liquid and soften. If your batter seems too thick, add a little milk or water.
  6. Over low heat, melt little butter or add oil (around 1/2 teaspoon per pancake).
  7. Drop around 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake.
  8. When a few bubbles appear, flip the pancake over and cook for 1-2 more minutes.
  9. Serve with banana slices and your favourite liquid sweetener.



Nutrition – Serving: 3 pancakes | Calories: 424.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 66.2g |Protein: 12.3g |Fat: 15.2g| Fibre: 10.1g.