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Healthy pancakes

Healthy pancakes recipe with a fluffy texture. Serve with fresh berries and a spoonful of low-fat yogurt for a healthy pancake treat.


  • 50g self-raising flour
  • 50g wholemeal or wholegrain flour
  • 2 small eggs, separated
  • 150ml skimmed milk
  • Berries and low-fat yogurt (or fromage frais)


Sift the flours into a bowl. Add the two egg yolks and a splash of milk, then stir to a thick paste. Add the remaining milk a little at a time to ensure there's no lumps in the batter.

Whisk the two egg whites until they stand up in stiff peaks, then fold carefully into the batter (be gentle to make sure you don't squash out the air).

Heat a non-stick pan over a medium heat and pour in enough batter to make a pancake about 10 cm (4") across.

Cook for just under a minute until bubbles begin to pop on the surface and the edges begin to look a bit dry. Carefully turn the pancake over.

If the pancake's a bit wet on top, it may squirt out a little batter as you do so. If that happens, leave it on the other side a little longer. Keep warm the pancake while you make the remaining pancakes.

Serve and enjoy with your favourite healthy toppings - alternatively, try one (of combinations) of these tasty toppings:

  • Avocado
  • Chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, or pecans) and seeds (chia seeds or flaxseeds)
  • Cottage cheese
  • Dark chocolate and bananas
  • Fresh fruit
  • Frozen yoghurt with blueberries
  • Honey
  • Maple syrup