breakfast pancakes/waffles/french toast round-up

40+ Healthy Pancake Recipes

February 16, 2023

The ultimate healthy pancakes recipe round-up so you can have your favorite sweet brunch full of nutritious ingredients. Stack em’ high with this delicious round-up of 40 healthy pancake recipes from The Healthy Maven and around the web.

Forget Valentines Day, forget Fashion Week (already done), February is Pancake Month! Right? February is stacking up to be a seriously good month. In honor of this glorious holiday, I propose we celebrate with pancakes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition to 40+ healthy pancake recipes, I’m sharing the healthiest pancake mix so you can always have pancakes on hand.

Simple Healthy Pancakes Ingredients

Before we get into some of the best healthy pancake recipes on the web, I did want to share an easy healthy pancakes recipe made from simple ingredients that you can customize yourself.

  • flour – all-purpose flour , whole wheat flour (for whole grains) or oat flour (for gluten-free) all work!
  • baking powder – to help your pancakes rise.
  • salt – to bring all of the flavors together.
  • dairy-free mik – almond, coconut and oat milk all work great!
  • maple syrup – for a hint of sweetness.
  • egg – to help bind the wet and dry ingredients together.
  • vanilla extract – the perfect flavor base for this recipe!

Feel free to get crazy with the mix-ins or toppings but you can always keep it simple and just drizzle a little maple syrup to taste. Also this healthy pancake mix also works great as a waffle mix as well.

How to Meal Prep Healthy Pancakes

One of the best things about pancakes is how great they are for meal prep! You can make a batch on the weekend for brunch and save leftovers for healthy breakfasts all week long.

Store leftover pancakes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for longer. To freeze pancakes you’ll lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for 1 hour. Then place them into a ziplock bag and freeze for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to enjoy, pop them in a toaster or microwave to reheat.


Easy Healthy Pancake Recipe

This easy healthy pancake recipe is my go-to recipe. Use ingredients you have on hand to make the pancakes and then get creative with the toppings. 


  • 1 1/2 cups flour (regular, whole wheat, oat flour – just no coconut flour!)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (almond, coconut, oat all work great)
  • 12 tbsp maple syrup (for sweetness)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of add-ins of choice (chocolate chips, fresh berries, nuts etc…)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until well-combined. Add more milk if batter texture is too thick.
  2. Heat up a skillet and add butter or coconut oil.
  3. Pour 1/3 cup of batter into skillet and let cook for about 3 minutes or until all air bubbles have popped.
  4. Flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes until cooked all the way through. Enjoy!

The Best Healthy Pancake Recipes

01. Apple Chai Pancakes

These Apple Chai Pancakes combine two of my favorite fall flavors: apples and chai! They’re hearty, filling and a fun twist on classic pancakes. Easily made gluten-free if desired!

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02. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Add some spice to your regular ole’ breakfasts with these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes. They’re made with real pumpkin and sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup. You will fall head over heels for these fluffy and spicy and pancakes!

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03. Whole Wheat Pancakes

Have you ever wondered how to make whole wheat pancakes? This whole wheat pancake recipe is packed full of whole grains with dairy-free or dairy-full options for a healthier twist on traditional pancakes.

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04. Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes

Spring into action with these Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes! A pancake recipe made with wholesome ingredients including oat flour, poppyseeds and maple syrup that will make you feel great about your next brunch.

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05. The Fluffiest Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Oatmeal meets pancakes with The Fluffiest Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes. These pancakes are gluten-free, refined sugar-free and high in protein but are the most delicious, fluffiest pancakes you will ever eat. They will quickly become a weekend brunch recipe staple!

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06. Banana Oatmeal Blender Pancakes

Weekend breakfasts just got so much easier with these Banana Oatmeal Pancakes! Just throw all the ingredients into your blender and then cook on a skillet for delicious and healthy pancakes that taste just like banana bread!

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07. Customizable Protein Pancakes

Kick your mornings off with an extra dose of protein with these healthy and customizable protein pancakes. I’ve got the base and you’ve got the creativity to make these pancakes exactly how you like them!

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08. Paleo Coconut Flour Pancakes

These Paleo Coconut Flour Pancakes from Fit Foodie Finds are the best you’ll ever make! They’re made with just 4 main ingredients and a little coconut oil making them grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar free. A recipe for coconut pancakes that the kids will also enjoy.

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09. Peanut Butter Cup Pancakes

Does this recipe need an introduction? I can't wait to try this recipe from Minimalist Baker for the ultimate treat!

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10. Paleo Mexican Hot Chocolate Pancakes

These delicious hot chocolate pancakes are fluffy like classic pancakes and topped with my deceptively milk-free salted dulce de leche.

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11. Paleo Mocha Almond Pancakes

Another paleo pancake recipe for you! Made with almond flour and coffee, it's a delicious recipe to start your day with.

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12. Banana Protein Pancakes

The absolute best banana protein pancakes recipe you’ll try. Made with vanilla protein, egg, banana and a few other simple ingredients, this banana protein pancake recipe will become your new favorite high-protein breakfast!

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13. Sweet Potato Pancankes

Sweet potato pancakes are a delicious and healthy twist on traditional pancakes. Made with fresh or canned sweet potato, they are packed with nutrients and have a unique sweet and spicy taste.

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14. Gluten Free Baked Swedish Pancakes

An easy way to make gluten free Swedish pancakes from Cotter Crunch! All you have to do is blend ingredients, pour, bake, flip, and bake again!This recipe allows you to make more pancakes at once with little mess.

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15. Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes with Wild Blueberry Syrup

Amazing coconut flour pancakes from Ambitious Kitchen served with an optional fresh wild blueberry maple syrup! These easy, banana coconut flour pancakes are delicious, paleo, dairy free, gluten free and made without baking powder!

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16. Old Fashioned Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes

These old fashioned pancakes from Pinch of Yum are fluffy and satisfying, stuffed with apples and dusted with sugar.

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17. Lemon Poppy Seed Oat Pancakes

These lemon poppy seed pancakes from A Couple Cooks are a breakfast winner! They’re gluten free oatmeal pancakes using oat flour, which makes them hearty and filling.

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18. Super Simple Vegan Pancakes

This basic pancake recipe from Cookie + Kate is easy, healthy and vegan, to boot!

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19. Vegan Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Cinnamon rolls meet pancakes in this delicious recipe from Minimalist Baker. They're perfect for a fun brunch treat or an everyday breakfast.

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20. Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

Start your day off right with these grain-free, pumpkin-packed, and oh so scrumptious Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes from Fit Foodie Finds. These festive pancakes will spruce up your Fall breakfasts all season long. Whip up a batch today!

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21. Chocolate Chip Pancake Bread

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip pancake bread from Cotter Crunch. This pancake “quick bread” is super easy to make with minimal ingredients. Pancake mix, nuts, chocolate chips, greek yogurt, and eggs! Delicious, healthy, and great for desserts, breakfast, or snacking on the go!

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22. Microwave Peanut Protein Pancakes

These protein pancakes from Food Faith Fitness are made in the microwave so you can have them on busy mornings! They’re only 210 calories, 25 g of protein and are so healthy and tasty!

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23. Chocolate Chip Banana Cottage Cheese Protein Pancakes

These cottage cheese pancakes from Eating Bird Food are sweetened with banana and studded with chocolate chips. They’re absolutely delicious and packed with protein that will help to keep you full all morning long!

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24. Extra Fluffy Blueberry Almond Pancakes

These almond blueberry pancakes from Sweet Peas and Saffron are extra fluffy thanks to greek yogurt, and make for a healthier pancake choice.

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25. St. Patty’s Day Green Pancakes with Hidden Veggies

Looking for a healthy and fun breakfast idea? These Spinach Pancakes from Lexi's Clean Kitchen are kid-approved and so delicious! They’re made healthier using gluten-free flours, but nobody will know it! They’re fluffy and cook up perfectly!

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26. Superfood Chocolate Quinoa Pancakes

These pancakes from Simply Quinoa are made with quinoa flour and loaded with chocolate! The ultimate treat to start your morning with.

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27. Healthy Carrot Cake Pancakes

These Healthy Carrot Cake Pancakes from All The Healthy Things have all the delicious flavor of carrot cake in the form of a fluffy and easy to make pancake! They’re made with a few simple real food ingredients like, fresh carrots and oatmeal, and come together right in the blender. These delicious pancakes are perfect for a quick, healthy, and filling breakfast that everyone will enjoy!

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28. Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pancakes

This pancake recipe from Gimme Some Oven combines two of my favorite flavors: peanut butter and chocolate. Can't wait to lather my pancakes in melted peanut butter!

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29. Healthy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Jazz up your breakfast game with these delicious Healthy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes from Fit Foodie Finds! Made with 10 simple ingredients and flavored-packed with ricotta cheese and lemon zest, these healthy pancakes can’t be beat!

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30. Fluffy Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread Pancakes

These healthy zucchini pancakes from Ambitious Kitchen are dairy free, naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup and taste just like a slice of your favorite classic zucchini bread. Add chocolate chips or pecans if you’d like!

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31. Egg Foo Young Pancakes

My gluten-free Egg Foo Young recipe is a fantastic portable savory Whole30- and keto-friendly meal that can be eaten with your hands and made with leftover meat and veggies!

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32. Green Smoothie Pancakes

These green smoothie pancakes from Nosh and Nourish and a popular breakfast in Kelly's home! They've stood the test of time and are loved by all members of the family.

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33. Vegan Cinnamon Oatmeal Quinoa Pancakes

These healthy oatmeal quinoa pancakes from Simply Quinoa are flavored with lots of cinnamon and are hearty and filing. They're also vegan and gluten-free too!

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34. Gingerbread Apple Pancakes

Whole-grain Gingerbread apple pancakes from Healthy Seasonal Pancakes for the holiday season. Perfect for when you have house guests or any leisurely Saturday or Sunday morning. They are plate-licking good.

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35. Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes

These coconut flour pancakes from Girl vs. Dough are what breakfast dreams are made of. Just a few simple ingredients come together to make fluffy and tender gluten free pancakes perfect for any morning of the week.

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36. Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

These Healthy Banana Oatmeal Pancakes from All The Healthy Things are made with a few simple real food ingredients and come together right in the blender with minimal effort. Made with whole grain oats and naturally sweetened, these delicious pancakes are perfect for a quick, healthy, and filling breakfast that everyone will love.

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37. Blueberry Protein Pancakes

This easy blueberry protein pancakes recipe from Fit Foodie Finds is made with 100% whole grains, your favorite protein powder, mashed banana, and blueberries! You’ll never use another protein powder pancakes recipe again.

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38. Almond Flour Pancakes

These almond flour pancakes from Eating Bird Food are perfectly fluffy, naturally gluten-free and so easy to make. Stack them up and top with maple syrup and fresh berries for a delicious breakfast the whole fam will love!

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39. Sweet Potato Pancakes

These pancakes from Meiko and the Dish are deliciously pillowy and packed with warm spices. And it doesn’t hurt to spread a little love (otherwise known as butter and caramelized rum glaze) in between each hearty sweet potato pancake layer.

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40. Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes

These fluffy quinoa pancakes from Ambitious Kitchen are bursting with juicy blueberries and lemon flavor! These delicious, healthy quinoa pancakes are easy to make and pack plenty of fiber and protein thanks to quinoa. You’ll love these beautiful pancakes with a drizzle of maple syrup.

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    August 15, 2023 at 7:36 am

    I appreciate how detailed and clear the instructions are. It makes it so much easier for a beginner like me to follow along.

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    May 7, 2023 at 8:54 am

    These were OK., we made with wild blueberries. Way too much baking soda.

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      Davida Lederle
      May 7, 2023 at 1:19 pm

      Thanks for the feedback! Just to note- there is no baking soda in this recipe.

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    Sauce Grandmaster
    April 25, 2023 at 3:48 am

    Apple pancakes are unique in flavor and rich in nutrition, which is very suitable for my appetite~

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    February 7, 2023 at 3:34 pm

    My vote goes for the Paleo Coconut Flour Pancakes recipe. 🙂 Also tried the Red White & Blueberry Pancakes and those come in second place for me. Really good list! 😉

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    Gravy Flavour
    February 5, 2023 at 10:18 am

    Wow, these healthy pancakes are a game changer! I love that they offer a nutritious twist on a classic breakfast staple. I tried the almond flour pancake and it turned out fluffy and delicious. I can’t wait to try the others and add them to my weekly rotation. Thanks for sharing these amazing recipes!

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    November 8, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    would almond flour be fine?

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    September 27, 2020 at 5:15 am

    Ahh thank you for consisting of my deep dish pancake in the AH-MAZING roundup! Oh my goodness I am so placing your fluffy chocolate chip pancakes on my to-make listing. I will try to make it my home. Again Thanks.

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    Anne Clark
    March 9, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    This is such an awesome list! My husband loves pancakes, but they are super unhealthy for him. I can’t wait to try out some of these on him. I think he will really like the chocolate pancakes 🙂

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    Selena @ The Nutritious Kitchen
    February 3, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Ahh thank you for including my deep dish pancake in the AH-MAZING roundup! Oh my goodness I am so putting your fluffy chocolate chip pancakes on my to-make list! Perfect for cozy Sunday mornings :))

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      Davida Kugelmass
      February 4, 2016 at 8:02 am

      They are our go-to for Sunday morning pancakes! Couldn’t not have you on the list 😉 Your pancakes like amaaaaaazing!

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    Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.
    January 31, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Oh heeeeey, it’s me again 🙂 Checking back in to let you know I made your Oatmeal Chocolate Chip pancakes for bfast today and they totally lived up to their name – the fluffiest by far! Great recipe girl!!

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