Eat Skinny Be Skinny: Whole Wheat Blueberry Banana Pancakes

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Although I’ve had a mean craving for pancakes lately, I don’t usually make them unless it’s a special occasion. There’s no rhyme or reason for this, I just don’t usually exert that much effort on my weekend morning meals. E and I are scrambled eggs people, through and through. However, my darling friend Shannon was in town this weekend so I knew I had to whip up a very special Saturday breakfast. Plus, we needed some filling food because we had a full day of shopping and wine tasting to do!

Enter these ahhhh-mayyyyzing whole wheat blueberry banana pancakes. They were soft, flavorful, delicious and filling while still being incredibly healthy.  The bananas were a last minute add in and I’m SO GLAD I decided to throw them in, they really complimented the flavor perfectly. Served with a hot side of bacon, this breakfast was exactly what we needed to keep up our shopping stamina.

You see how I mentioned bacon up there? We didn’t get a picture of it though because I’m pretty sure it was gone by the time the photos were taking place. I think I need bacon rehab. They have rehabs for everything these days, so it would not surprise me to know that certain obsessed individuals like myself are being sent to bacon rehabilitation.

I’m pretty sure that alone would kill me, not the pound of processed pig fat I keep shoving in my gullet. Plus, I offset it with healthy pancakes and 4 hours of shopping cardio, so it all evens out, right?

Now, a special shout out goes to Shannon for being my photography and shoot assistant. She man-handled the camera while I set up the shoot and props. Although I have fun snapping/styling on my own, it makes a WORLD of difference when you have someone there to help you! She was paid in pancakes and bacon, which I think was a pretty fair trade off.

Whole Wheat Blueberry Banana Pancakes

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup 1% milk (you can use skim or 2% as well)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed

How to Make Them:

  • Sift flour and baking powder together into a small bowl, set aside.
  • In a medium size bowl, mix egg, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt until fully mixed. Slowly mix in flour mixture and blueberries, careful not to over-mix. Add in mashed banana.
  • Grease a medium skillet with cooking spray. Over medium heat, cook pancakes for 2-4 minutes on each side, or when the batter begins to bubble.
  • Serve with extra blueberries and fresh maple syrup and enjoy!

Hands down, these are my new FAVORITE pancakes. Not only are they healthy and good, they are a cinch to make from scratch. Why buy store bought, overly processed, bleached out mix when you can make your own in about the same amount of time?

Plus, when you have whole wheat pancakes, you can offset the absurd amount of bacon you eat. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.

Nutritional information per pancake: 140 calories, 3 grams of fat, 6 grams of protein and 15 grams of carbohydrates.

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  1. Posted by Emily on
    Monday, August 15th, 2011
    Oooh fancy action shot w/the syrup. You need a photo assistant more often. Oscar has opposable thumbs, right?
  2. Posted by Lauren on
    Monday, August 15th, 2011
    *drool* oh mah gosh! this recipe rocks....thanks!!! yumyum :)
  3. Monday, August 15th, 2011
    Beautiful and delicious pancakes... I love the syrup drop photo... stunning!
  4. Posted by Erin on
    Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
    Beautiful pancakes!  They sound amazing with the bananas and the blueberries! 
  5. Posted by Food Jaunts on
    Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
    These looks great and I love that you mixed banana and blueberry.  Any idea on how well these freeze?  I think they'd make a perfect make ahead breakfast
  6. Posted by Maris Callahan on
    Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
    What awesome photos! These look great!
  7. Posted by eliotseats on
    Thursday, August 18th, 2011
    These sound marvelous.  I will add them to my weekend repertoire.  
  8. Posted by Sarah Bulmer on
    Thursday, August 18th, 2011
    These sound awesome! I really am loving your blog, too!
  9. Posted by watercolor nutritionist on
    Saturday, August 27th, 2011
    They do sound very wholesome. In attempt to stop using sugar as such, I've recently discovered that not adding it to pancakes does no harm. Very much recommend it to anyone. I now make cookies without sugar too. Especially if blueberries and good quality honey go on top, it's definitely worth a try.

    Have a lovely day!
  10. Posted by van on
    Friday, October 7th, 2011
    they look delicious!!
    how many pancakes does this recipe make??
    • Posted by claire on
      Friday, October 7th, 2011
      About 8!
  11. Posted by Heath on
    Sunday, May 20th, 2012
    I made these pancakes this morning and they were absolutely delicious!  This recipe is exactly what I was hoping to find when I started my search for banana-blueberry pancakes. Thanks!
  12. Posted by Rodino Ayala on
    Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
    Wow this looks amazing and simple to make! I mad some Buckwheat Pancakes recently and still have some left over flour, I will try to make a modified version of your recipe and I will post the results. Thanks so much for sharing this:)
  13. Posted by Anna Winslow on
    Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
    mmm mmm mmm just made these! added a spoonful of cinammon and a few crumbled walnuts as well. marvelous, dear.
  14. Posted by Jessica on
    Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
    Yum! I'm making these for the second time this morning. So delish, but I don't have to feel guilty about eating them. :-)
  15. Posted by Jessieh on
    Sunday, October 28th, 2012
    Just made these, OMG DELICIOUS!!!
  16. Posted by Becca on
    Thursday, December 20th, 2012
    Woah! these look great, I was wondering how many they made?
  17. Posted by gabriella on
    Sunday, February 17th, 2013
    could i substitute some honey for the sugar?
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Monday, February 18th, 2013
  18. Posted by Jennifer Pasher on
    Thursday, July 4th, 2013
    I made these this morning for my sons surprise birthday breakfast. They were absolutely delicious and definitely kid approved. I made a double batch and omitted the sugar as I had very very ripe and sweet bananas. Thank you, they were a bit hit and my go-to pancake recipe from now on! JP
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Friday, July 5th, 2013
      Yay great!!
  19. Posted by Margaret on
    Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
    Eat skinny be skinny whole wheat blueberry banana pancakes.

    In order for me to get breakdown of calories, etc. I need to know how many pancakes does this recipe make. Please let me know