Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes and Pecan Butter Topped with Glazed Pecans


Choosing healthier food ingredients, doesn't mean you need to skimp on taste!  Whenever possible my family eats organic, all natural and whole grain foods.  

I've eaten many whole wheat pancakes to find they taste and have the consistency of cardboard.  I wanted mine to be relatively healthy, yet tasty!


Using whole wheat flour and buttermilk made these pancakes very fluffy and extremely tasty!  I would know I made 3 separate batches of these, which I finally perfected! 


My family loved these, in fact, I couldn't keep them on my girls plates fast enough!  

Of course if you want really healthy pancakes replace the glazed pecans with toasted and only use a small amount of the pecan butter.

Enjoy!

Whole Wheat Pancakes and Pecan Butter Topped with Glazed Pecans 
Yields 8-10 servings
Recipe Adapted by Epicurean Mom

For Pecan Butter


Ingredients:
2 sticks softened butter, not melted
1/3 cup powdered pecans
1/2 tablespoon vanilla sugar, or granulated
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, stirring until completely incorporated.  Place parchment paper in the top of a butter holder.  Scoop the butter into the placed parchment paper, smooth out the top.  Place in the freezer until just set. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve. 

For Pancakes:


Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1tb sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of nutmeg
1 1/2-1 3/4 cups buttermilk (Depending on desired pancake thickness)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
1/4 cup chopped glazed pecans

Heat the griddle on med/low-med 10 minutes before spooning pancake batter.

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, whisk until smooth.  Spoon batter on heated griddle, flipping after the tops are bubbly, or the bottom is golden brown.  Repeat with remaining batter. 

Place the pancakes on a plate topped with pecan butter and glazed pecans, drizzle with maple syrup.

24 comments:

  1. These look absolutely amazing and your pictures are beautiful! Ummm and that pecan butter is a must-have, love it! :)

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  2. Pecan butter sounds amazing! Definitely giving that a try! And cheers for the ww pancakes and fab photos! Love love love it.

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  3. These sound amazing! My favorite nut is pecans, love love your Pecan butter:-) Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

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  4. Mmm...pecan butter. These look amazing! Bill's excited to make them!

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous Katie!!!! I love your healthy spin on pancakes. My fiance is the pancake maker in our house (it's one of the few things he cooks) so I will pass on this recipe to him ;) I love that pecan butter too.

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  6. What fabulous pancakes! I really like the pecan butter. Delicious!

    Cheers and Happy New Year,

    Rosa

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  7. Those pancakes look fantastic! I'm always looking for new whole grain recipes to try - my husband is still a fan of the regular white flour pancakes, which is fine once in a while but not on a regular basis. Your pecan butter looks incredible!

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  8. You just gave me the biggest craving for pancakes!! I've gotta make these this weekend!

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  9. Oh dear... You're making me salivate AGAIN! The pecan butter is to dye for... What a fantastic recipe. Love the buttermilk too!

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  10. I am soo making these this weekend! They look delicious!! Thanks for always coming up with amazing recipes!

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  11. I would bath myself in that pecan butter, love this healthy recipe I'll be making these soon.

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  12. Woohoo! Healthy pancakes. They look awesome! I just bought three containers of blueberries so I'm definitely making these on the weekend. I'll let you know how they come out. :)

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  13. Okay this makes me wish I could eat wheat, and that rarely happens. Lol! Great recipe.

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  14. I'm sold on that pecan butter. YUM. This whole thing just sounds amazing!

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  15. These look amazing! My twins love pancakes and I usually make pancakes for them once a week. Looking forward to trying these the next time I whip up a batch of pancakes for them!

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  16. I made these for breakfast! I made some with blueberries and some without and they were both very yummy. The only thing I did differently was to use whole spelt. Thanks for the recipe! :)

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  17. these are breakfast done right! They look so fluffy, which is more than I can say for most whole wheat pancakes. I'm seriously enamored!

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  18. Oh my goodness that pecan butter! I just want to spread that on everything. Love it all and your photos are gorgeous.

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  19. what beautiful pics! that pecan butter sounds delecious :)

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  20. So gorgeous!! And it looks delicious. Must make soon! Thanks so much for linking up to my breakfast blog hop! Pinned :-)

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  21. I woke up craving pancakes (the last one I had was like 4 months ago) and found your awesome recipe. They're really less of a carbageddon than classic one but still taste sooo good!
    Thanks for sharing this.
    Peace
    Mike

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  22. I woke up craving pancakes (the last one I had was like 4 months ago) and found your awesome recipe. They're really less carbageddon than classic one but without sacrificing the taste!
    Thanks for sharing this!
    Peace
    Mike

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