This healthy honey flapjack recipe is a wholesome breakfast, lightly sweetened with local honey. Make these whole wheat buttermilk pancakes now!
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It’s no secret that I love pancakes.
And while I like to play around with less traditional flavors, like these Matcha Pancakes, sometimes you just need a tried and true buttermilk flapjack recipe.
These healthy honey flapjacks are made with whole wheat flour, buttermilk, honey, and a pinch of cinnamon.
And as a result, they have a hearty yet warming flavor that just feels cozy and comforting.
If you want to transport your taste buds to a cozy log cabin or on a snowy weekend morning, you’ll love these whole wheat buttermilk pancakes.
While I’m sure maple syrup would be delicious, I really encourage you to try these with a drizzle of honey on top instead.
Unlike maple syrup, which can be a bit overpowering, honey has such a delicate flavor that pairs so well with the hearty white whole wheat flour and spicy nutmeg.
Speaking of honey, did you know that September is National Honey Month?
In addition to being a tasty way to sweeten your breakfast or tea, honey has unique health properties. These include:
Of course, the benefits of honey will also depend on how processed your honey is. When possible, try to buy local honey.
These healthy honey flapjacks are made with just a handful of wholesome ingredients.
For greasing your skillet, you’ll also need butter or non-stick cooking spray.
If you don’t have buttermilk you can use 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar per 1 cup of regular milk (or a non-dairy milk alternative).
For this recipe, stir 2 cups of milk/milk alternative with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice in a small bowl. Let the mixture sit for 10 to 15 minutes.
Yes, you can make vegan buttermilk pancakes by making your own vegan buttermilk and using a flax or chia egg.
For the buttermilk, combine your milk alternative of choice with apple cider vinegar or lemon juice as described above.
For the flax or chia egg, simply combine 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal or 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 2.5 tablespoons of water. Allow the mixture to thicken for 5 minutes.
Always end up with flap and dense pancakes? Here are a few key tips to keep them on the fluffy side.
You can certainly eat a stack of these healthy honey flapjacks on their own. But for more filling power, here are some ideas to boost the protein and/or nutrient content of your breakfast:
Love flapjacks but are short on time? Spend 30 minutes one day whipping up a batch of these honey flapjacks, then freeze them for later!
This way you have the convenience of frozen pancakes, but with the quality of homemade.
Looking for more healthy pancake recipes? Be sure to try these Healthy Toast favorites:
If you tried this Healthy Honey Flapjack Recipe or any other recipe on the blog let me know how you liked it by leaving a comment/rating below!
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I love this healthier version of pancakes!! They tasted amazing, and I loved that they are made with whole wheat flour and that they’re lower in sugar than most pancake recipes! Yum!
Thanks Anjali! I’m so glad you enjoyed them!!
These look so light and fluffy! I love a simple whole wheat pancake recipe and using a healthy sweetener like honey kept it healthy!
Thanks Alison! They have that nice balance of fluffy, yet still hearty – perfect for these colder months coming up 😉
Such a wonderful start to the day! They sound wonderful flavored with that honey. Great tips too for making them perfect.
They really are such a nice balance between a special breakfast yet still nutritious. Hope you give them a try Tara!
We made these for breakfast, and they were a real treat for the whole family! We love honey!
I’m so glad everyone liked them Alexandra!
I just bought some local honey at the Farmers Market today and I can’t wait to try this recipe. Great instructions and who doesn’t love pancakes!
Perfect! There’s nothing better than local honey 😉 Hope you enjoy them Cyndy!