Guys, I knew you were awesome, but after asking you how much you exercise in my giveaway, I am crazy impressed at how much you get out and move your body!!


Now I want to know WHAT you do!! I guess I’ll probably need to have another giveaway to prompt you, but it’s super interesting to know how people work up a sweat. Personally, I work out 6 days a week (six running days and 5 “strength” days). Mondays are my day off, and sometimes I find it hard to stay in! Especially with the nice weather we’ve been having this week.


Since I recently moved to a new city to be with the boy, I wanted to celebrate with one of my favorite breakfasts. Homemade, whole wheat, buttermilk pancakes. These are so delicious and perfect with real maple syrup and strawberries. Annnnd, they don’t make you feel gross after eating them, which is perfect for all you awesome exercisers out there!!


Have a great, active, weekend everyone!! xoxo

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

Yield: 12 pancakes


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp canola oil, plus extra for cooking
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white


  1. Whisk white and whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. In a second medium bowl, whisk the buttermilk with the oil, egg and egg white.
  2. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk just until barely combined (it's ok if the batter is lumpy).
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Use a 1/4 cup measure to portion the batter into the pan. Cook on the first side until the edges are set and bubbles form on the surface (about 2-3 minutes). Use a spatula to flip the pancakes and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes on the second side, or until cooked through. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more oil to the pan if necessary.


barely adapted from Tracey's Culinary Adventures via Cooking Light, April 2002

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27 Responses to Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

  1. I have never met a buttermilk pancake I didn’t like or want to claim my very own. These look so gorgeous and the whole wheat touch just makes them even better.

  2. I’m all for pancakes that don’t make me feel gross, as you put it! These are the perfect pancakes for me!

  3. Mr. & Mrs. P says:

    So fluffy and good!! Beautiful photos

  4. I love buttermilk pancakes! These sound delicious

  5. kaceyjt says:

    It must be a pancake sort of day…I posted my favorite pancake recipe today, too! These look delicious!

  6. Pancakes are one of my fav foods. I actually almost started to write pancake into my name above because I started day dreaming about them.. This recipe looks yummy!

  7. I’d love to dig in to a stack of these after exercising.

  8. Joanne says:

    Waffles were actually my first meal in our new place so it seems like both you and I have breakfast on the brain! i am definitely adding these pancakes to our weekend breakfast rotation. Love that they’re whole wheat!

  9. Caitlin says:

    These look amazing! I’ll definitely give these a go tomorrow morning as a post workout treat. Thank you, Katrina

  10. Ashley says:

    I love buttermilk pancakes but haven’t found a whole-wheat version yet that I liked! These sound perfect – I need to try them soon!

  11. Tracey says:

    I love these pancakes so much, glad they were a hit for you guys too! As for working out, I’ve been doing Insanity for a while – it kills me, but I love it 🙂

  12. Yum. I love new pancake recipes! Will be trying this soon!

  13. It’s been easy to exercise lately with such beautiful weather 🙂 My husband and I have been doing a lot of hiking and walking, just reveling in the springiness of everything.

    Those pancakes look so cute and perfect!

  14. Look how fluffy these pancakes are! YUM. And I love the whole wheat take — seems healthier to me 🙂

  15. Lindsey says:

    never too many pancake recipes as far as i’m concerned! looks delicious!

  16. I’ve had pancakes on the brain ALL day, and now, seeing these, I think they might need to be dessert!

  17. I am home sick today and I would really love some of these to make me feel better! 😛

  18. OK, these look seriously delicious and healthy! Pancakes happen a lot around here and are requested even more, so I can now swap out for this recipe! Thank you!

  19. Monet says:

    Don’t you love whole wheat pancakes? They taste delicious, and they make you feel good too! These look just lovely! I walk about 2-3 miles everyday, even with this ever growing baby bump. Nothing too intense, but definitely consistent!

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  21. These pancakes look wonderful, Katrina! I ate lunch too early and now I’m craving a giant plate of pancakes.

  22. Jess says:

    I’ve never had buttermilk pancakes before – I must give them a try. Look so cute and tasty!

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