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Barefoot Bloggers – Whole Wheat Banana-Nut Sour Cream Pancakes

I have to thank Karen of Something Sweet by Karen
for picking such a great Barefoot Bloggers recipe this month! Who wouldn’t love these pancakes?

Whole Wheat Banana-Nut Sour Cream Pancakes

I tweaked a few things in the recipe like subbing whole wheat flour and adding some healthy flax meal and crunchy almonds. These were such a treat for me…I grew up on Bisquick so making pancakes from scratch is something I just recently did for the first time when making these Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes. Sorry Bisquick, but I think your days on my pantry shelf are over.

Whole Wheat Banana-Nut Sour Cream Pancakes

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Whole Wheat Banana-Nut Sour Cream Pancakes


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon non fat milk
  • 2 extra-large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2-3 tablespoons flax meal
  • Non stick spray
  • 2 ripe bananas, diced, plus extra for serving
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, crushed
  • Pure maple syrup


  1. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sour cream, milk, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and orange zest. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones, mixing only until combined. In a separate bowl, add diced bananas and crushed almonds and gently toss together.
  2. Spray large skillet with non stick spray and heat over medium-low heat. Ladle the pancake batter into the pan to make 3 or 4 pancakes. Distribute a rounded tablespoon of banana-almond mixture on each pancake. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until bubbles appear on top and the underside is nicely browned. Flip the pancakes and then cook for another minute until browned. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel, add more non stick spray to the pan, and continue cooking pancakes until all the batter is used. Serve with sliced bananas and maple syrup.

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Whole Wheat Banana-Nut Sour Cream Pancakes

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29 Responses to “Barefoot Bloggers – Whole Wheat Banana-Nut Sour Cream Pancakes”

  1. Erica posted January 8, 2009 at 11:47 am

    mmmm looks wonderful. I’m a huge fan of pancakes (especially for dinner!) And I agree that pancakes made from scratch are SO much better than the boxed version!!

  2. Katherine Aucoin posted January 8, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Wow just the title is a mouthful! I love the idea of sour cream, I bet the taste is so decadent.

  3. Jamie posted January 8, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Those look delicious…I am SO wanting pancakes now!

  4. Barbara Bakes posted January 8, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    I gave up Bisquick about a year ago, but recently served them again thinking my boys would think it was a treat not to have whole wheat pancakes. But they said the Bisquick ones weren’t as good as our regular ones! These sound yummy!

  5. Leslie posted January 8, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    No Bisquick in my house either!

  6. Barbara Bakes posted January 8, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Aggie – I left you an award on my blog!

  7. Maria posted January 8, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    The pancakes look delish! Whole wheat are the best too!

  8. Dawn posted January 8, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Yeah those do look really good right now. Whole wheat huh? Awesome, I need to eat better

  9. chocolatechic posted January 8, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    What a great way to lighten them up.

  10. Bob posted January 8, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Those look fantastic, pancakes are one of my all time favorite things. I didn’t have Bisquick pancakes till I moved out of my parents house, my mom was raised on a farm and could whip up pancakes in a matter of seconds. 🙂

  11. Michele posted January 8, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Wait, are you saying these delicious dessert like pancakes are actually healthy? Yay! I can’t wait to try them!

  12. Carrian posted January 8, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    YUM!!! We will be watching the game. I’ll be honest though, I’ll probably just root for who my hubby does! Once the teams I know are gone I just go with who he does. haha

  13. Mary Ann posted January 8, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    GO GATORS! Make the SEC proud and stop all this nonsense talk about who should be #1!
    Sorry, Aggie- I just had to get that off my chest.
    Anyway, now that I am calm- I love what you did with this recipe. I am going to have to make them again just so I can up them a bit to your level. I agree with your goodbye to Bisquik!

  14. Bellini Valli posted January 8, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    I like your twist with the cinnamon and orange zest as well Aggie. These were really a treat!!

  15. Jilla B posted January 8, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Loved the whole wheat substitution idea….always like it when someone introduces a healthy alternative!

    Unfortunately, I won’t be pulling for your Gators tonight (they embarrassed my Buckeyes two years ago 🙁 ) but I hope it’s a good game!

  16. anudivya posted January 8, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Wow, just saw something similar on Prudy’s blog… and I totally love it.
    And whole wheat makes it so much better.

  17. karen posted January 9, 2009 at 12:58 am

    glad you liked them! flax meal and almonds are a great idea for making them healthier. from all the different variations i’ve seen today, it seems like this is the perfect recipe for lightening up without any flavor being compromised.

  18. Lucy posted January 9, 2009 at 2:38 am

    great looking pancakes, Bisquick hasn’t been a guest on my pantry shelves in ages 😉

  19. Girl Japan posted January 9, 2009 at 2:50 am

    These look wonderful Aggie.. I could have pancakes for dinner and lunch. I wonder what is the contents in Bisquick?

  20. Lisa posted January 9, 2009 at 3:57 am

    I love your lighter version. These were great.

  21. Mary Ann posted January 9, 2009 at 5:56 am

    GO GATORS!!! YEAH- #1!
    (had to come back and let you know I watched the game)

  22. Cynthia's Blog posted January 9, 2009 at 6:15 am

    I too, added some whole grains to mine. I think it improved the flavor,as I have made them several times both ways.

  23. Pamela posted January 9, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    I am so in agreement with you on the bisquick! They look wonderful.

  24. Pam posted January 9, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Now this is a breakfast! I love that you used whole wheat…they look delicious.

    Go Gaters!

  25. Priscilla posted January 9, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Yum! This looks like a delicious breakfast. Hope you Gators win!

  26. Joie de vivre posted January 9, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Oh man, these pancakes are serious comfort food.

  27. MaryBeth posted January 10, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Thanks for visiting my site…your pancakes look awesome. They sound so wonderful and rich.

  28. Bridgett posted January 10, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    I love Ina’s recipe so much that I made loads of the dry ingredients to store in a container and doled it out when I needed it. That way I only had to add the wet when I made them. Makes life easy and so much better than Bisquick! Great idea with the whole wheat.

  29. Suzie posted January 28, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Lovely looking pancakes. Wish I had some more….

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