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Cinnamon Whole Grain Pancakes - Healthy Option

These are pancakes you can feel good about serving to your family! Light, fluffy, and kicked up with the warm flavor of cinnamon and the slight tart bite of oj, these are so good, even your picky eaters will devour them.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 servings


For the Pancakes

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose white flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup large egg whites (4)
  • 2 1/2 cups skim buttermilk
  • 1 cup orange juice

For the Maple Syrup Topping

  • 1 1/4 cups maple syrup
  • 1 lb. seedless red or green grapes
  • 10 oranges, sectioned into 4 pieces


  1. Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and cinnamon.
  2. In a separate bowl, hand-beat the egg whites, buttermilk and orange juice with a wire whisk (or mix on very low speed).
  3. Add the egg mixture to the dry mixture and mix by hand or on low speed until well cmbined and there are no lumps.
  4. Spoon 1/4 cup (2 oz) batter for each pancake onto non-stick skillet (or one sprayed with a non-stick spray).
  5. Cook pancakes over medium heat.
  6. Turn when tops are covered with bubbles and edges are cooked.
  7. Serve each portion with 2 tbsp. maple syrup and fresh fruit.