Low Fat Pancakes: A Healthy and Delicious Breakfast Option

Oct 17, 2023 | Main Courses

As a food critic and lover of all things culinary, pancakes hold a special place in my heart. They are a delightful breakfast staple that brings warmth and comfort to any morning. However, being conscious of my health and wanting to maintain a balanced diet, I started experimenting with low-fat pancake recipes. After countless trials, I finally discovered the perfect combination that allows me to enjoy pancakes guilt-free.


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1: Mixing the Dry Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Stir well to ensure even distribution of the ingredients.

Step 2: Preparing the Pancake Batter

In a separate bowl, whisk together the low-fat milk, egg, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Gradually pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring gently until just combined. It’s important not to overmix to avoid tough pancakes.

Step 3: Cooking the Pancakes

Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat and lightly coat it with cooking spray or a small amount of vegetable oil. Pour approximately 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on the surface, about 2-3 minutes. Flip the pancake and cook for another 1-2 minutes until golden brown.

Step 4: Serve and Enjoy

Transfer the cooked pancakes to a plate. Serve them warm with your favorite toppings such as fresh fruits, a drizzle of honey, or a dollop of Greek yogurt. Remember, low-fat pancakes don’t have to be boring. Feel free to experiment with various toppings to suit your taste buds.

Tips and Variations:

– For added flavor, consider adding a pinch of cinnamon or a sprinkle of cocoa powder to the dry ingredients before mixing.

– If you prefer sweeter pancakes, increase the amount of sugar to your liking, or substitute it with a natural sweetener like maple syrup or stevia.

– To make these pancakes even healthier, swap the whole wheat flour for oat flour or a gluten-free flour blend.

– For those who enjoy a protein boost in the morning, you can replace the low-fat milk with unsweetened almond milk or soy milk.

– If you want to indulge a bit, you can top your pancakes with a small amount of low-fat whipped cream or a drizzle of melted dark chocolate.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 pancake (about 82g)Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 14g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 10% Iron 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

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