Keep this whole wheat pancake mix on hand and enjoy a healthy pancake breakfast in a matter of minutes. Just add eggs, milk, and oil for a stack of light, fluffy, all-around irresistible pancakes!

Whole wheat pancake mix in a labeled jar with a scoop.

Homemade pancake mix is a dream come true because it makes warm pancake breakfasts achievable on weekday mornings, but if you also want your pancakes to be healthy and filling, then this whole wheat pancake mix is for you.

It makes light, fluffy pancakes in minutes, and it’s also one of the healthiest pancake mixes you’ll find since it’s made with whole wheat flour.

While we love our banana pancakes, blender pumpkin pancakes, and protein pancakes recipes when we’re looking for a healthy breakfast, if you want your healthy pancakes a little more low-effort, then these whole wheat pancake mix pancakes will fit the bill!

(For more pancake mix ideas, see: Traditional pancake mix, keto pancake mix recipe, Bisquick mix, and gluten-free pancake mix recipe.)

About this whole wheat pancake mix

This pancake mix has all the dry ingredients you need for pancakes, so when it’s time for breakfast, you only need to stir in the wet ingredients. Easy!

This means: no measuring! No washing measuring cups and spoons! And it also shaves a few minutes off of the prep time, which brings you that much closer to pancake time.

Basically, you’re going to want to keep a jar of this whole wheat pancake mix on hand at all times.

Stack of pancakes with pancake mix in the background.

What you need

For the pancake mix:

No crazy ingredients needed! You’ll need whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, salt. If you’d prefer, you can substitute half of the whole wheat flour with all-purpose or white whole wheat.

Ingredients needed, including whole wheat flour.

To make the pancakes:

Again, you should have everything on hand! You’ll just need an egg, milk, oil or melted butter (add these to 1 cup of the pancake mix)

Ingredients needed for recipe, including pancake mix.

How to make it

There are two steps here: making the pancake mix and making the pancakes themselves.

To make the dry pancake mix

Combine the ingredients. Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to combine.

Pancake mix dry ingredients before and after mixing.

Store. Transfer the dry mixture to a large mason jar, airtight plastic container, or zip-top freezer bag. Refrigerate the pancake mix until you’re ready to use it. Refrigerating prevents the whole wheat flour from becoming rancid.

Pancake mix in a canister with a scoop next to it.

To make the pancakes

Combine the wet ingredients. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg, milk, and oil until combined. 

Finish the batter. Add 1 cup of dry pancake mix to the wet ingredients and whisk until just combined—a few small lumps are fine. If needed, add more milk to adjust the consistency.

Pancake batter before and after adding flour mixture.

Cook the pancakes. Heat a griddle over medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto the pan and cook for about 3 minutes, or until bubbles form, pop, and leave small holes on the pancake. Flip and cook the other side for 2 minutes, or until cooked through and golden brown.

Stack of pancakes with fresh berries.

FAQs

What’s the difference between whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour?

Whole wheat flour is healthier than all-purpose flour because it’s higher in fiber and protein. This is because whole wheat flour is made from the entire wheat kernel, including the endosperm, bran, and germ. In contrast, all-purpose white flour is made with only the endosperm.

Should whole wheat flour be stored in the fridge? Why?

Whole wheat flour should be stored in either the refrigerator or freezer. Whole wheat flour will only last one to three months when stored at room temperature, but it will last up to six months in the fridge and up to a year in the freezer. 

So why does whole wheat flour have such a short shelf life compared to all-purpose flour? It’s because it’s made with the bran and germ, which spoil faster than the endosperm alone.

How to make these whole wheat pancakes your own

Here are some of our favorite add-ins and toppings for these whole wheat pancakes:

Complete your breakfast

Try serving these pancakes with bacon and scrambled eggs (or basted or over easy eggs!) for a classic and filling breakfast. Wash it down with a blueberry smoothie or a vanilla iced latte.

Make Ahead Ideas

If you want to make breakfast even easier, you can make the pancakes and refrigerate them for up to five days or freeze them for up to three months. Store them in an airtight container with parchment between the layers to keep them from sticking, or pop them in a freezer bag.

Storage Suggestions

Because whole wheat pancake mix is made with whole wheat flour, it needs to be stored in the refrigerator to keep it from going rancid. When stored in an airtight jar or container away from the refrigerator door, it will last for up to three months.

Reheating Tips

To reheat these pancakes once you’ve made them, you can microwave them until they’re warmed through, or place them on a sheet pan, cover it with foil, and heat them in a 350ºF oven. Covering the pancakes with foil keeps them from drying out.

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Labeled canister with whole wheat pancake mix and a scoop.

Get the Recipe: Whole Wheat Pancake Mix

Keep this whole wheat pancake mix on hand and enjoy a healthy pancake breakfast in a matter of minutes.
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Ingredients

For Homemade Pancake Dry Mix

  • 8 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup baking powder
  • 4 teaspoons salt

For Pancakes

  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil or melted butter
  • 1 cup dry pancake mix

Instructions

  • For dry pancake mix: Whisk together and put into an airtight container, such as a jar, lidded plastic container, or resealable plastic bag. Yield: 9 cups. Store in refrigerator (see note).
  • For pancakes: In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk egg, milk, and oil together until combined. Add 1 cup of dry mix and whisk until just combined. Some small lumps will remain. Adjust consistency by adding more milk.
  • Heat a griddle over medium heat. Pour 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto hot pan and cook for 3 minutes or until bubbles appear and do not disappear. Flip and cook for another 2 minutes or until cooked through. The length of cooking time will depend on how hot your griddle is.

Notes

  • Makes about 9 cups of dry mix.
  • Nutrition information calculated for half of one batch of pancakes, prepared as directed with one cup of mix, one egg, 2/3 cup milk, and 2 tablespoons oil.
  • We recommend that this pancake mix be stored in the refrigerator to prevent the whole wheat flour from becoming rancid.
Calories: 311kcal, Carbohydrates: 55g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 92mg, Sodium: 1281mg, Potassium: 372mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 256IU, Calcium: 486mg, Iron: 3mg