Just uttering the words “pancakes” in my house is enough to cause a small stampede. Pancakes are a dish that my entire family loves. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner honestly doesn’t even matter. I love to make a different variety of pancakes for their taste buds, and this Whole Wheat Granola and Mixed Berry Pancakes recipe didn’t disappoint.
This recipe reminds me of old-fashioned pancakes with just a few extra ingredients mixed in. There isn’t an overabundance of sugar and I love how applesauce is used as more of a natural sweetener.
The taste of this Whole Wheat Granola and Mixed Berry Pancakes recipe is top notch. While I know that they are healthy, they still taste good, too! My kids don’t even notice a difference between the flavors and actually love the texture of the added granola. Top it with the berries of your choice, and you’ve got a meal worth slowing down and eating!
Why not make breakfast start off on the right foot by making this pancake recipe? Your family will appreciate you taking the time to make them such a fancy dish, and you’ll love that you’re getting some healthy ingredients into the tummies of your children as well!
Whole Wheat Granola and Mixed Berry Pancakes
- 2 c. Whole Wheat flour
- 4 tbsp. Sugar
- ½ tsp. Salt
- 1 ½ tbsp. Baking powder
- 2 c. Whole milk
- 2 Eggs
- ¼ c. Unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tbsp. Olive oil
- 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 1 c. Organic granola
- 1 c. Chopped mixed berries (frozen or fresh)
- In a mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.
- In another mixing bowl, beat together two large chicken eggs.
- Add in 2 cups of milk.
- Mix in 1 tsp. Vanilla extract.
- Slowly stir in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and mix until well combined.
- Add 1 cup of granola to the pancake mixture, and stir until just combined.
- Pour in 1 cup of chopped mixed berries that are either fresh or frozen and again, stir until they have just been incorporated into the mix.
- Place a small amount of butter or oil into a skillet over medium-high heat, and add ½ cup of the pancake batter to the skillet. Cook until browned and cooked through on each side.
We love topping it with our low sugar homemade strawberry freezer jam, it is simply delicious! What is your favorite topping to put on top of pancakes? Leave a comment below letting me know, I would love to hear from you!
Want to find more great family friendly recipe ideas? Head over to my Pinterest board, where you will find a TON more great ideas.