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Healthy Cinnamon Vanilla Pancakes

One of our favorite meals is having breakfast for dinner, and I’ve recently come up with a delicious (and easy!) way to spice up run-of-the-mill pancakes for a weeknight supper. Serve with turkey bacon and cinnamon apples for a complete meal!

Healthy Cinnamon Vanilla Pancakes


Jimmie @ onceamonthmeals.com


  • 2 cups heart-healthy pancake and waffle mix (like Krusteaz or Bisquick, or try Homemade)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar (or equivalent amount of brown sugar substitute)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Cooking spray


Heat a medium skillet over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and spray with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, mix together all pancake ingredients, and combine with a whisk. Cook pancakes in skillet, spraying with cooking spray after each pancake comes out of the pan.

Freezing Directions:

Prepare as directed, then cool completely. Place pancakes in freezer bag; label and freeze. To serve, heat one pancake in the microwave for 30-45 seconds or until heated through.

Nutrition Information: 257 calories; 2 g fat; 51.4 g carbs; 6 g protein; 2 g fiber; 7 WW PointsPlus

Servings: 4

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21 Responses to “Healthy Cinnamon Vanilla Pancakes”

  1. Megan says:

    Where is the vanilla?

    • jimmie says:

      I’m sorry, guys, I totally forgot to add the vanilla on the ingredient list! It is 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. I will update the post now.

  2. Cecilia says:

    We love eating pancakes for dinner too. But, am I missing something? What makes these “healthy” and “vanilla”?

    • jimmie says:

      Hi Cecilia, as I mentioned earlier, I made a mistake and left out the vanilla from the list. It is 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, and I am updating the post as we “speak”. The healthy is the fact they are low-fat, and relatively low in WW points, as well as using the heart-healthy pancake mix.

  3. Holly says:

    where’s the vanilla?

  4. Dianna says:

    I am diabetic and only allowed 35 carbs per meal. For me, this is not healthy. It sounds delicious. I just wish I could find more recipes that were actually healthy for diabetics.

  5. Alissabeth says:

    Sounds yummy! I always add cinnamon and vanilla to my pancake mix. MM!

  6. Chelsea says:

    How long can these be frozen? Thanks!

  7. Corrinne says:

    These look really good! Are they on any of the once a month cooking menus?

  8. Heather says:

    these were fabulous!

  9. Linda says:

    4 servings? How many pancakes per serving for 7 pts+?

  10. Amber says:

    How many pancakes equal a serving 2? 3?

  11. rebecca says:

    These are amazing! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  12. Demetra Matsis says:

    Could you substitute the Bisquick for the homemade pancake mix on your website? I am trying to think of pancake recipe that I could go with your homemade mix and also with the homemade vanilla extract I am making and these sound great. If you could, would it be a straight substitute…2 cups of the homemade mix? Thanks!

  13. Cassie says:

    It took 2 1/4 c water. I was using the OAMM pancake mix. Not sure what happened…

  14. Rebecca Steimer says:

    Made these this morning. There’s no eggs or oil. Very thick and doughy. Kind of disappointing, but I may have measured wrong or something.

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