The Best Healthy Pancakes and Waffles

My kids LOVE breakfasts on the weekends because it usually means pancakes or waffles. I have made a classic recipe healthier by using a combination of whole wheat and almond flour, substituting raw organic honey for sugar, and reducing the oil by half with the addition of applesauce. You can serve them with a little pure maple syrup or just a side of fresh berries. This recipe will make about 20 pancakes or waffles. I love to have plenty leftover to give the kids as a quick breakfast on Monday morning before school.

Waffles with Fresh BerriesPancakes


2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

2 cups almond flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3 cups milk (can substitute non-dairy milk)

4 large eggs

2 tablespoons raw organic honey

¼ coconut oil (Wildtree Organic Coconut Oil works great!)

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

1 teaspoon vanilla


In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, beat the milk, eggs, honey, oil (melt the coconut oil first and drizzle in while beating so it thoroughly combines), applesauce, and vanilla. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.

Pancakes: Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat and grease lightly with coconut oil. For each pancake, spoon or pour about ¼ cup batter onto the hot griddle or skillet. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface and the edges look dry, about 2 minutes. Flip pancake and cook until golden brown, about 1 minute more.

Waffles: Preheat a waffle iron. Spoon or pour about ½ cup batter per waffle onto the hot iron. Close the lid. Bake until waffle is golden brown, about 7 minutes. Waffle irons vary so adjust according to the specifications for your iron. Note: Almond flour typically takes longer to cook than regular flour, so these waffles will bake for a bit longer than your typical waffle.


  • Add 2 ripe bananas to batter for delicious banana pancakes. As they’re cooking, sprinkle in a few chopped walnuts as well.
  • Add dark chocolate chips to the batter as it is cooking.
  • Add fresh blueberries or chopped strawberries to the batter as it is cooking.


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