Our Favourite Pancakes

Our Favourite Pancakes

We have sampled and tasted a TON of pancakes over the years, and this recipe is the one that we keep going back to over and over! It is made with whole wheat flour and no sugar, just maple syrup for a little sweetness. 
We love making a big batch to store in the fridge for a few days or even the freezer! They reheat nicely in the toaster on a low setting. 
Read the full recipe here from Cookie + Kate. You can also find double or triple batch instructions there too!

Boy with pancake over eyes wearing stripe pyjamas


  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour or regular whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


    1. In a 2-cup liquid measuring cup, combine the milk and vinegar. Stir to combine and let this homemade “buttermilk” mixture rest until it is lightly curdled, at least 5 minutes.
    2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
    3. To the buttermilk mixture, add the egg, melted butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Whisk until thoroughly blended.
    4. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture. Stir just until combined (a few small lumps are okay). Let the batter rest for 5 minutes so your pancakes will be nice and fluffy
    5. Meanwhile, if you are using an electric skillet, preheat it to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Otherwise, heat a heavy cast iron skillet or nonstick griddle over medium-low heat. You’re ready to start cooking pancakes once a drop of water sizzles on contact with the hot surface. If necessary, lightly oil the cooking surface with additional butter, oil, or cooking spray (nonstick surfaces likely won’t require any oil).
    6. Gently stir the batter one last time, in case the liquid has separated. Using a ⅓-cup measuring cup, scoop batter onto the warm skillet, leaving a couple of inches around each pancake for expansion.
    7. Cook until small bubbles form on the surface of the pancakes, 2 to 3 minutes (you’ll know it’s ready to flip when about ½-inch of the perimeter is matte instead of glossy). Flip the pancakes, then cook until lightly golden on both sides, 1 to 2 minutes more.
    8. Repeat the process with the remaining batter, adding more oil and adjusting the heat as necessary. Serve the pancakes immediately with toppings of your choosing, or keep them warm in a 200 degree Fahrenheit oven.
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