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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 67.0
  • Total Fat: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.5 mg
  • Sodium: 43.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

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Better Buttermilk Pancakes

Submitted by: MK_HLZNR
Better Buttermilk Pancakes


This is a heart-healthy, lower-calorie pancake. The addition of whole wheat only improves the flavor! This is a heart-healthy, lower-calorie pancake. The addition of whole wheat only improves the flavor!
Number of Servings: 12


    1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    1/2 cup flour
    1/2 tsp soda
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 egg
    1 cup lowfat buttermilk
    2 tablespoons Smart Balance Spread, melted
    1 1/2 tablespoon sugar


Mix flour, whole wheat flour, soda, salt and sugar in medium mixing bowl. In a large measuring cup, stir together buttermilk, melted spread, and egg. Add liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir until mixed. May add additional buttermilk for thinner pancakes.

Fry on a hot (350 degrees) griddle.

Makes 12 (4 inch) pancakes.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MK_HLZNR.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I totally loved the pancakes! I replaced the buttermilk with soymilkand used baking powder instead of baking soda. I also used a 1/2 cup of organic flour to replace the usual unbleached flour. My daughter loves the pancakes as well! She kept asking for more. Very easy to make! - 4/14/10

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  • yummy breakfast pancakes. I have popped the extras in the freezer - 2/22/14

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  • Awesome love these pancakes!! - 10/26/13

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  • These were light and fluffy pancakes. We really enjoyed them. They were great. I made the recipe as written but tripled it. - 4/28/13

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  • Excellent! I added a chopped apple with the peel on and some vanilla. Yum! :-) - 11/11/12

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  • Great pancakes, you wouldn't know that they are reduced calorie unless you were told. - 7/22/12

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  • These certainly don't seem like they are "light" or "reduced"; they are very tasty and filling. I did substitute Splenda for the sugar and butter for the margarine. Then I pureed some peaches and cooked them down to make a syrup... yuum!
    - 4/24/12

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  • Added 1/2 cup of raspberries which really added a great taste to these pancakes. First time we have had pancakes in a long time. - 11/27/11

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  • Yum! Used butter. Perfect for the first hard rain of the fall. - 9/22/11

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  • Lovely, light and fluffy! I subbed baking Splenda and added a pinch of sea salt, blackberries and a scoop of protein powder. They didn't even need syrup. - 9/15/11

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  • Adults found them tasty but the kids used to a white flour pancake gave them a lower score. - 8/21/11

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  • Excellent, my husband loved them too. It's good to make something healthy in s pancake. - 4/18/11

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  • I use honey instead of sugar, and olive oil instead of melted Smart Balance. I also add a teaspoon of ground flax seed for additional fiber and omega-3's. This recipe is wonderful! Even my husband, who doesn't much care for pancakes, can't get enough of these! - 4/3/11

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  • This is similar to a favorite Betty Crocker recipe that I've been trying to redo. The time involved is hard to work out, and your recipe and others have helped model for me what my goals are as I look at recipes. Thanks. - 3/14/11

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  • I substituted spenda for sugar...they were great....I topped them with mixed berries !!! I'll be making these on a regular basis. - 2/12/11

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  • This turned out great. Used 1 tbsp butter in place of the spread and added a cup of fresh blueberries. Used about 1/4 cup batter - including the berries - and came out with 10 pancakes. Will be making this again soon! - 2/5/11

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  • can i use rice milk instead of buttermilk? - 1/11/11

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  • So good and so simple!! My family loves them. Thank you =) - 12/18/10

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  • Delicious! I replaced one tablespoon of butter with one tablespoon of applesauce and added fresh blueberries to half the batter. This one is a keeper! - 8/22/10

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  • Good taste, but my batter was extremely thin. I ended up adding a lot more flour to achieve "pancake consistency". - 5/1/10

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  • These were great and super easy to make. My batter was very thick and only made 6 pancakes...I will try more buttermilk next time. My picky toddler especially liked them. She cleaned her plate and asked me to make them again!!! - 2/2/10

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  • This recipe is quite good. I have never been able to make tastey homemade pancakes. I always end up using a mix. This is my new pancake recipe! Thanks so much. - 1/10/09

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  • I made these this morning and they are delicious! I never thought making a pancake mix was so easy! This is going to be done every weekend in my house! Thanks!! (my son loved them too!) - 9/7/08

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  • My husband and I love this recipe we add blueberries to ours. - 8/17/08

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