Eggless Whole Wheat Flour Pancakes Recipe for WBB- Grains in my Breakfast

Made from the recipe of the creator of WBB, these very quickly became hot favourite at our breakfast table. They are easy to whip up, contain the wholesome goodness of whole wheat flour and the added kick of iron in the form of jiggery and use no eggs…what could be better? Their fluffiness belies the fact that there’s hardly any fat in them….each time I have made and served them, there’s always been exclamations and praise. Most can’t believe they aren’t made from All Purpose flour….so the next time you want something fast and fabulous, try these whole wheat flour pancakes. They will not disappoint. That’s a promise.

Whole Wheat flour pancakes (serves 2) – here’s nandita’s version

1 c whole wheat flour (I used Ashirwad atta)

1-2 T jaggery/or brown sugar (i prefer it less sweet)

¼ t freshly powdered cinnamon

¼ t soda bi-carb

1 cup buttermilk

In a bowl, combine all the ingredients except the buttermilk and mix well with a fork or a whisk. Make a well in the centre and add the buttermilk. Mix again till there are no lumps and the batter for the pancakes comes together. It should be thick but pourable. Let it rest for 10 minutes.

Heat a skillet. Pour a ladle full of batter in the middle and drizzle a few drops of oil on the sides of the pancake. Do not spread the batter, it will spread itself naturally. Cook for half a minute, or till bubbles appear and burst on the surface, and the edges of the pancake begins to brown. Flip over and cook on the other side for another 15-20 seconds. Stack 4-5 of these on a plate, drizzle with honey or thinned out fruit preserve and butter if you are feeling particularly indulgent. Dig in.

this is off to Aparna’s Diverse Kitchen that’s playing guest host to WBB this month….the theme is Grains in my Breakfast

22 Comments Add yours

  1. priyam says:

    Hi i tried these out but the pancakes kept getting stuck to the skillet. And that hasnt happened when i make pancakes with butter. Can you help me out with a solution?? Just had to endure everybody’s taunts about my disastrous attempt!

    1. arundati says:

      hi Priyam, am sorry the pancakes stuck to the skillet. it can be quite annoying. I can only warrant a guess here so it could be one or all of the following: pan not being hot enough, pan being too hot, i used a non stick skillet, if you havent, then it could be that the pan wasnt seasoned enough. try adding a few drops of oil, heating through and wiping it off with a paper towel. i hope this works for you. cheers!

  2. Madan Verma, says:


    I am visiting your website first time and seen that the whole Wheat Flour Pancake is Eggless. Will you pls. let me know that it is essential to mix Backing power in WFP and can mix dry fruit. After seen the picture of pancake, I am eager to prepare it.
    Pls reply soon.


    Madan Verma,

    1. arundati says:

      hi madan, thanks for reading escapades, for the whole wheat pancakes, you need to add eating / meetha soda otherwise called soda bicarb. baking powder is something else. goodluck and do tell me how the pancakes turned out!

  3. red says:

    thanks for this recipe .. easy and yummy .. i added flaked coconut and vanilla .. with some maple syrup on top .. yummie

  4. anushruti says:

    These pancakes look delectable!

  5. mm says:

    Hi Arundati,

    visiting your website for the first time… the pancakes turned out fantastic 🙂 i topped them with thin banana slices just before flipping…

    @Vandhana: I did not have any buttermilk at home either, so I mixed one cup of milk with about a tablespoon of vinegar and let it stand for 5 minutes.. it is a wonderful substitute for buttermilk 🙂


  6. kamakshi says:


    Your Pancakes do look great.Do I have to add soda??

    hi kamakshi… yes you will have to add the soda since this is eggless… they wont be fluffy otherwise…

  7. Vandhana says:

    Hi…it seems so simple and healthy. I tried it out today , but the batter somehow stuck to the skillet and wouldn’t come out in proper shape. the only change i made to the recipe was to add milk instead. What could be the problem ?

    hi Vandhana, thanks for trying out the recipe and sorry that it didnt turn out as expected….buttermilk is acidic and i think aids in binding the batter and making the pancakes fluffy which works as a replacement for the eggs. have not tried this with only milk….i made these on a non stick skillet….if the skillet is too hot, not seasoned well (in case of non nonstick) it may stick….hope this helps

  8. nidhi says:

    Such a simple recipe for fluffy wheat flour pancakes! Lovely!

  9. Arundathi says:

    hey i just posted this and sent you email as well…

  10. Bhawana says:

    wow mouthwatering pen cakes. toooooo goooood

  11. Arundathi says:

    that looks really good! must try it for my family – who live on sugar!

  12. Alka says:

    Wow they look so fluffy and light….we make spicier version of that…wherein we add onion,chillies,coriander,annardana ,soda bi carb,but they never come out so fluffier!
    Might try this out for my kid who has a sweet tooth!
    Thanks for sharing

  13. Swapna says:

    hey……… u made me feel sooo hungry…. pancakes without have to try it!!!

  14. priyanka says:

    those are one of the fluffiest pancakes i have ever seen…look very tempting:)

  15. I made this rightaway for breakfast..I likes it a lot..Will post today about it!!Thanks for the recipe again..

  16. Srivalli says:

    lovely ones aru…

  17. sangeeth says:

    fluffy pancakes and without eggs is great yaar!

  18. They looks too too good..And without eggs! I should try this..

  19. Aparna says:

    They do look incredibly fluffy.
    We’ve also discovered pancakes in a big way. No eggs and a great filling breakfast.
    Thanks for being a part of WBB.

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