Whole-Grain Banana Pancakes with Blackberry Syrup

Total Time
30 min
15 min
15 min
Give your favorite pancake mix a health boost like we did here.


cooking spray

1 spray(s)

unsweetened frozen blackberries

2 cup(s), or fresh blackberries

powdered sugar

2 Tbsp

pancake mix

1 cup(s)

flax seed(s)

¼ cup(s)

wheat germ

¼ cup(s), toasted-variety

fat free skim milk

1 cup(s)

egg white(s)

3 large

walnut oil

1 Tbsp, roasted-variety

vanilla extract

1 tsp


2 medium, thinly sliced


  1. Coat a griddle or large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and preheat over medium heat.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine blackberries and powdered sugar; set pan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Cook until sauce thickens and reduces, about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine pancake mix, flax seeds and wheat germ; mix with a fork to combine. Add milk, egg whites, oil and vanilla extract; whisk until large lumps disappear (ignore any small lumps).
  4. For each pancake, pour a scant 1/4-cup of batter onto hot griddle or skillet. Cook until bubbles appear around edges and then top each pancake with banana slices; flip pancake. Cook until golden on both sides, about 1 minute more.
  5. Remove cooked pancakes to a serving plate and cover with foil to keep warm (or keep warm in a 250ºF oven). Repeat with remaining batter to make 12 pancakes. Serve pancakes with blackberry syrup spooned over top. Yields 2 pancakes and about 2 tablespoons of syrup per serving.

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