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Light & Fluffy Wholemeal Pancakes

Before I had the gestational diabetes, I quite like having wholemeal flour in my bakes. It's just that the husband doesn't, since wholemeal flour usually makes the baked items denser :p

So I was really glad to have found Prima's superfine wholegrain flour - it makes eating my own bakes easier in my GD condition, and it doesn't really compromise the texture of the baked items!

I came across a pancake recipe using only wholemeal flour, and it sounded quite interesting, so I tried it out a couple of weeks back. The (choosy) husband prefers this recipe to the other wholegrain one that I had made previously, and he has been asking me to make them again! So we had these pancakes again yesterday.

Light & Fluffy Wholemeal Pancakes - Recipe from Pinch of Yum
(Serves 2-3 Adults; About 9x10cm small pancakes)
-  1 egg
-  2 tbsp brown sugar *I've used coconut sugar
-  2 tbsp oil
-  1 tsp vanilla
-  3/4 cup buttermilk (or 3/4 tbsp white vinegar + top up milk to 3/4 cup)
-  120g wholemeal flour
-  1 tbsp aluminium-free baking powder
-  1/2 tsp salt

Add-in (Optional):
-  Chocolate chips, or
-  Blueberries

1.   If you are making your own buttermilk, prepare it as the first ingredient, and let it sit for 5-10 min to curdle and thicken.

2.   Whisk the egg and brown sugar together. Add in oil, vanilla and buttermilk. Whisk well.

3.   Add in the flour, baking powder and salt (I usually mix the dry ingredients in another bowl before adding it in). Stir until just combined. Add the 2 tbsp of water. The batter should be smooth and not too thick. If you have add-ins, just stir them in briefly now.

4.   Lightly oil your non-stick pan with a piece of kitchen paper towel. Using a small soup ladle, pour the batter into the pan over medium low heat. You can flip the pancakes once the edges look dry, and the surface of the pancakes has bubbles all over. Continue cooking for 1-2 mins further, till golden brown on both sides. *You may need to lightly oil the pan in between batches of pancakes.

5.   Serve with maple syrup and/or fresh fruits.


  1. looks good - will try. tks for sharing!

    1. Hello there Lyndsey, thanks for dropping by! Hope you would like the pancakes :) Btw I am using Prima's new superfine wholegrain flour - i find it giving softer bakes compared to other wholemeal flour :)