Johnny D’s Healthy Pancakes (Recipe)

This healthy recipe is courtesy of Johnny Di Santis, owner of True Rival Fitness in Wilmington.

Who doesn’t like pancakes? I eat two of these every morning with eggs. (Eat the whole egg, it’s good for you.) These pancakes are not only good for you but they taste great and take just minutes to make. Get creative and add some blueberries, banana, etc. They pack protein, fiber, a healthy fat, and a good carb. Just be careful of what you put on them. Real maple syrup would be ideal. Best of all, by making them yourself, you know exactly what’s in them, no stuff you can’t pronounce, just good, quality ingredients. Save time by making them all at once and store them in the fridge and reheat. Or, you can freeze them.


1 egg
1 cup of low-fat milk (I use 1% milk)
1 tbl. olive oil or canola oil (You can also use coconut oil.)
1 tbl. agave or raw honey
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of kosher salt
½ cup of vanilla whey protein (Use a good quality whey protein.)
½ cup whole wheat flour (I use white whole wheat flour.)
Note: You can substitute oat flour for either the whey protein or whole wheat flour.

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Preheat griddle to 350 degrees. Adjust the temp as needed if 350 is too dark. Or, preheat large, non-stick pan. Spray the griddle or pan with a little oil. Olive works great. Put egg into a large bowl and beat with a whisk. Then incorporate all the liquid ingredients and add the dry ingredients. Mix well until the right consistency. You should be on the thicker side but still able to pour. If, after you mix everything, it is too watery, add a little flour at a time until it’s just right. I keep mine in an air-tight container and store in the fridge.

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