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whole wheat, olive oil & grated apple pancakes

Best whole wheat, olive oil & grated apple pancakes

Step up your breakfast game and start your weekend right with these fluffy, super moist, and delicious whole wheat pancakes with olive oil and grated apple.

Course Breakfast, Sweet
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword apple, Best, cinnamon, olive oil, pancakes, whole wheat
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 154 kcal
Author The Hungry Bites


  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cups olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup grated apple, packed and with all the juices (you’ll need about 1 1/2 medium apples)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cups whole wheat flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • Maple syrup, honey, fruits, nuts, or raisins for serving


  1. Mix the cinnamon with the sugar to break any cinnamon lumps. Transfer the milk, the sugar with the cinnamon, the vanilla, the olive oil, the egg, the grated apple, and the salt in a bowl and whisk well to combine.
  2. In another large bowl mix the flours with the baking powder. Add the wet ingredients and whisk until just incorporated. Don’t over mix because the pancakes will be tough. Let the mixture rest for 15-30 minutes.
  3. Preheat your griddle or a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Lightly oil the surface with a brush and pour 1/4 cup of the mixture on the griddle foe each pancake.
  4. Cook for about 2 minutes from the one side, or until the bubbles that form on the surface stay open. Flip with a spatula and cook for another 1 1/2 - 2 minutes.
  5. Serve with honey, maple syrup, nuts, and fruits. Eat!