Honey Wheat Pancakes with Honey Butter Syrup

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Honey wheat pancakes make a healthy start to your day. Instead of maple syrup, make this simple honey butter syrup for a fun change!

A stack of pancakes on a plate, with Honey and ButterHoney Wheat Pancakes

Have you ever really, really craved something to eat, but didn’t want to take the time to make it? When I think about that yummy Honey Wheat Bread baking in my oven, I just have to make it. It’s so good and so healthy, but sometimes, I wish for a way to get that taste even faster. What if you could have that great honey wheat taste for breakfast, too?

Honey wheat pancakes make a healthy start to your day. Instead of maple syrup, make this simple honey butter syrup for a fun change!

So here you have it. Honey Wheat Pancakes with Honey Butter Syrup. Straight from our most loved Amish cookbook. It could potentially be the healthiest and easiest breakfast that your kids would be willing to gobble down on a school morning when you have to be out of the house early. Let me tell you why.

First off, these pancakes are very freezable, so you can make a big batch of them over the weekend and eat them for breakfast during the week. This recipe makes about twelve five inch pancakes, but you can easily double, triple, or even quadruple the recipe. We’d have to triple the recipe in our house in order to have leftovers. We love our pancakes!

healthy pancake recipe with no refined sugar

To make these pancakes good for you, we used coconut oil instead of butter, honey instead of refined sugar, and whole wheat white flour instead of plain all-purpose flour. Plus, it has buttermilk in it. To me, all pancakes should have buttermilk. It makes them taste so good! Buttermilk is especially good for wheat pancakes because wheat tends to be heavy, but the buttermilk helps to make them light and fluffy.  So while these pancakes are healthy for you, they are also very flavorful and delicious. Just thinking about them makes me hungry!

Honey wheat pancakes make a healthy start to your day. Instead of maple syrup, make this simple honey butter syrup for a fun change!

There’s one last special thing about these Honey Wheat Pancakes. We made a mouth-watering honey butter syrup which is just four simple ingredients melted together: butter, honey, half & half, and cinnamon. It’s so buttery with a subtle honey flavor, which I love. And it matches perfectly with the flavor of the pancakes, so if you don’t like maple syrup, this is a great alternative. Be sure to mix the syrup right before pouring it on your pancakes since the honey settles to the bottom. You want that bit of sweetness in every bite!

Honey wheat pancakes make a healthy start to your day. Instead of maple syrup, make this simple honey butter syrup for a fun change!

These lively pancakes are a great start to the first day of school!

stack of pancakes on a plate
stack of pancakes on a plate

Honey Wheat Pancakes

5 from 3 votes
Honey wheat pancakes make a healthy start to your day. Instead of maple syrup, make this simple honey butter syrup for a fun change!
Servings 12
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

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  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat white flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Honey Butter Syrup:

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon half and half
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the eggs, buttermilk, coconut oil and honey. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and mix it until it is smooth. Fry the pancakes on a hot, lightly greased skillet, baking each side for 2-3 minutes, or until the pancake is cooked through.
  • For the syrup, combine the melted butter, honey, half and half and cinnamon in a small bowl. Mix well right before serving on top of the pancakes.


The coconut oil might harden a bit once added to the mixture. That is OK. Just mix as well as possible.


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 0.6mg
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 218

Recipe from Amish Cooking.


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1 year ago

5 stars
Thank you so much for this healthy recipe. It was quick, easy and a great way to snack on when suddenly hungry.

2 years ago

5 stars
I have a 1 year old who we don’t feed processed foods or granulated sugar as much as possible. I made “baby cakes” I tablespoon size ones to use as a easy breakfast or snack. I was attracted to the ingredients in this recipe and it turned out really well. How would you recommend prepping little pancakes after I freeze them?

3 years ago

5 stars
I heard about these while watching In Her Shoes. I have never heard of honey wheat pancakes so of course I came to the Internet found this recipe and now I have a new favorite pancake🐷💕💫

Cathy @ Our Mini Family
9 years ago

Happy Sunday! Hope you’re having a FABULOUS weekend–just wanted to swing by and give you a huge “Thank you!” for linking up at Bewitchin Projects last week–and we’ve already got the party started again today, so be sure to come link up again here: http://www.ourminifamily.com/2014/08/bewitchin-projects-block-party-week-5.html

~Cathy Mini~

Gaye @CalmHealthySexy
9 years ago

These look delicious! I have been sooo hungry for pancakes, so we had them for dinner last night. Thanks so much for sharing with the Let’s Get Real Party. Pinning to our group board.

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
9 years ago

My kiddos love pancakes …. I mean, they LOVE them! We might need to try these Sunday!!

9 years ago

These pancakes look perfect! I love the idea of using coconut oil….we will be trying it soon!

Joy @ Yesterfood
9 years ago

Oh, my goodness, these do look divine! YES, I want them on the first day of school, and the second day of school and the third….. 😉

Pinned! 🙂

9 years ago

looks like a yummy breakfast!

Thalia @ butter and brioche
9 years ago

i wish i was waking up to a plate of these in the morning.. they look delicious, i love honey so much – so the recipe is perfect for me!

Lisa @ Cooking with Curls
9 years ago

Oh boy, do I wish I had a stack of these for breakfast today. 🙂 They look delicious!!

Charlotte Moore
9 years ago

We love whole whet pancakes and waffles. Yes, buttermilk is wonderful to use. I add oatmeal and cinnamon sometimes. Also have added grated apple and pumpkin for a different taste. I made half spelt and half soft white wheat Saturday. They were great.