On pancake-craving mornings, I find myself brainstorming ideas for new pancake recipes. One such craving-day recently had me thinking of Greek Yogurt Pancakes. I’m obsessed with doing something with Greek yogurt most every day anyways, so why not put it in pancakes? I did what I usually do… googled around to see what recipes were out there. First one I came across was on My Fitness Pal, but it was adapted from a food blog, of course: Everyday Belle. It looked like a winner and got big raves. So here goes!
They look pretty darn good, don’t they? I made two types… this is the blueberry version. Let me show you how I made them.
You’ll need a container of Greek yogurt- any kind, really. I used Voskos- fat-free- blueberry flavor. Add an egg (or 2 egg whites instead if you’re watching your calories).
Mix the egg into the yogurt. In a separate bowl, mix 1/2 cup flour + 1 teaspoon baking soda.
Stir the yogurt/egg mixture into the dry ingredients. It will be thick!
Use an ice cream scoop to scoop perfect amounts of batter into your heated skillet for the pancakes. I love my super cool stainless ice cream spring scooper! Spread them into even rounds. Add a few fresh blueberries on top of each pancake.
And there they are! They turn out to be a rather fluffy, full pancake. They are slightly tart (much like a buttermilk pancake) due to the Greek yogurt, but with added syrup drizzled on top they are pretty darn good. The bonus: each pancake is only 91 calories and 23 WW SmartPoints + (if you care about that sort of thing).
Here’s a banana version I did using egg whites instead of an egg. Same consistency. I really saw no difference in the overall pancake. If you need the protein, add an egg, and if you want to lower the calorie content- use egg whites instead!
Making Greek Yogurt Pancakes is a fun little experiment for a weekend morning since you can try them out using different flavors/brands of Greek yogurt and different kinds of fresh fruit! Have fun!
P.S. Here’s what my family thought of them: I served these pancakes to my family without telling them that anything was different. My son ate them, but kept asking what was different about them (while he ate bite after bite after bite). My husband ate them without asking anything at all. I’d say, they were a hit!
Yield: Five 4-inch pancakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Here are some other things to do with Greek yogurt… from some of your favorite food blogs!
Greek Yogurt Banana Nut Bread from The Shiksa in the Kitchen
Yogurt Coffee Cake from Two Peas and Their Pod
How to Make Greek Yogurt from Salad in a Jar
Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins from Andrea Meyers
Greek Yogurt with Blueberries & Honey from Eating Richly
Fresh Strawberry Muffins from Confections of a Foodie Bride
Healthy Yogurt Breakfast Parfaits with Blueberries & Granola from Cookin’ Canuck