Healthy Alternative Buttermilk Pancakes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

These pancakes forgo the white flour, sugar, and oil with healthy substitutes. So good, the hubby won't even know the difference.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together dry ingredients.
  2. In a separate bowl lightly beat together egg, buttermilk, and apple butter (prune puree may be substituted for any pureed fruit or fat replacement product).
  3. Mix dry and wet together.
  4. Let stand a few minutes for oat bran to absorb the liquid. Preheat griddle to medium high.
  5. Spray with non-stick spray, scoop about 1/3 cup of batter onto griddle. Optionally, add fresh fruit such as bananas or blueberries to pancake at this point. When starts to bubble, flip and cook a minute more.


Most Helpful

These were great! I used skim milk for the buttermilk, skipped the sugar & prune puree & topped with fresh fruit & a natural dark chocolate peanut butter spread. Wonderful!!

LUVMY2BOYS September 27, 2011

These pancakes have saved my sanity! I had to go on a gestational diabetic diet during my pregnancy and I enjoy these pancakes every few days. I used wheat bran, which is what I had on hand, and it worked just fined. I also add blueberries and sometimes leave out the Splenda when I do, and they still taste great with a little sugar-free syrup on top. Be sure to add the amount of carbs in prune puree to your carb count, if you have to do that like me.

KinderSensei July 09, 2007

I was looking for a pancake recipe that used 1 cup buttermilk because that is all I had. I came across yours. I used 2 eggs instead of egg substitute (didn't have any). I used 2 tablespoons of oil as I didn't have any fruit puree handy. I also added about 1 cup of raspberries that I had in the freezer. I used them frozen and the pancakes took a little more time to cook through. They turned out delicious. I changed the recipe so much I'm not going to rate it. The whole wheat flour and oat bran make these healthy for you.

{forgetmenot} October 02, 2007

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