Walnut Whole-Wheat Pancakes

California Walnut Board
  • Yield: 12 to 14 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins


1cup whole-wheat flour
2/3cup finely chopped California walnuts
3teaspoons baking powder
1/4teaspoon baking soda
1/4teaspoon kosher salt
2-- eggs
1cup plus 2 tablespoons milk (and additional milk if needed)
2tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1tablespoon maple syrup
-- vegetable oil (for cooking the pancakes)
1-1/4cup plain nonfat yogurt (without stabilizers)
1/2cup cooked, mashed pumpkin or canned pumpkin
1/3cup apple cider
1-4tablespoons maple syrup (depending on how sweet you want the sauce)
2teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4teaspoon salt


  1. To prepare pancakes, combine the flour and 1/3 cup of the walnuts in a food processor and pulse until the walnuts are finely ground. Pour into a mixing bowl and add the baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Stir with a whisk to combine the dry ingredients. 
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs and milk and beat until blended.  Add the applesauce and maple syrup and stir until smooth. Pour the egg mixture over the flour mixture and stir just until the dry ingredients are moistened.    
  3. Wipe the surface of a nonstick skillet with oil and place over medium-high heat.  When the skillet is hot, spoon the batter onto it, using about 3 tablespoons of batter for each pancake—a 12-inch skillet will hold four pancakes.  (If the batter seems too thick, add another 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk.)  Sprinkle each pancake with about 1 teaspoon of the remaining chopped walnuts.  Cook until the pancakes look dry around the edges and bubbles break on the surface, about 2 minutes.  Turn and cook about 1 minutes more on the other side.  Serve the pancakes hot, with Pumpkin Yogurt Sauce. 
  4. To prepare sauce, combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and whisk until smooth.  Before serving, stir over low heat to warm gently—don’t let it boil. 

Recipe courtesy of the Chef Jim Coleman.


Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 150
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
  • Cholesterol 35mg
  • Sodium 300mg
  • Potassium 200mg
  • Carbohydrate 19g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 8g
  • Protein 6g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 20%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 15%
  • Iron 6%