This Greek Yogurt Pancakes recipe is a bit lighter than your usual pancake recipe. Greek yogurt adds in a good amount of protein and there is no added fat. Watch the video showing you how to make Greek Yogurt Pancakes, then scroll to the bottom of this post and print out the recipe so you can make these at home.
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!
These Greek Yogurt Pancakes look pretty darn good, don’t they? I made two types… this is the blueberry version. Let me show you how I made them.
How to make Greek Yogurt Pancakes:
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 your Greek Yogurt Pancakes 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 a link to the WW points is included in the recipe card too (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!
If you are looking for more pancake recipes, you might enjoy my Cinnamon Roll Pancakes or these Sheet Pan Pancakes. Apple Pie Pancakes and Buttermilk Pancakes are good pancake recipes too!
Greek Yogurt Pancakes
- One 5.3-ounce container of Greek yogurt- any flavor (or use ½ cup nonfat plain)
- 1 large egg (or 2 egg whites)
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup fresh blueberries (or ½ large banana)
- Mix yogurt and egg in a medium bowl until blended and smooth. Add flour and baking soda and stir until the dry ingredients are mixed in. The batter will be thick.
- Preheat a griddle or large pan to medium heat. Spray with nonstick spray. Use an ice cream scoop or ¼ to ⅓ cup measuring cup to scoop the batter into the pan. Spread each of the batter scoops into an even circle. Dot blueberries or bananas on top of each pancake. Cook for about 3 minutes or until golden brown, then flip and cook the other side for about 2 minutes, until it is golden brown too. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve with additional fruit and/or syrup.
- *Nutritional information included on this recipe was computed using 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt and 1/2 cup blueberries.
genuinely taste better than regular pancakes although i add more vanilla and add some stevia to make it a bit sweeter
I’m confused on how many WW points this is. I just started WW and am on the “personal points.”
Unfortunately, I don’t have the new point system set up (it’s on my list of things to do!), but you can take the ingredients and figure it out on your own maybe?
2 points for 5 pancakes?
Each pancake is 2 green or 1 purple/blue.
This was a great base recipe to expand from. I used about a cup of plain while fat Greek yogurt. Added a little water to make the batter less biscuit dough like. Added a dash of salt, flaw seeds and vanilla extract.
Little confused…how much greek yogurt? It looks like it says a 53 oz. container?? Thanks
That’s five point three ounces 🙂
It is 5.3 ounces. It is a little to go cup
This recipe yielded pancakes with great texture but they were so bland. I plant on adding a few teaspoons of sugar and a pinch of salt next time
Adjusting to your taste is just fine, and you can experiment with using different types of Greek yogurt too.
I was SO happy to find a WW low point pancake recipe. I have made this several times with blueberries, sometimes topped with sliced banana but today I added pure canned pumpkin! I did add some water to make it thin but WOW-it was excellent!! Thanks for this recipe!
I was craving pancakes for dinner as it’s a good stress eating food especially a WW recipe. These are yummy and I added some ingredients out of curiosity and it worked! I added 2 ripe mashed bananas, 1/4 c unsweetended applesauce, 1 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp vanilla. I made 14 pancakes 🙂
Thanks for the WW tip!!
I can’t rate this yet because I haven’t made some. I just had a question. Can you make with self-rising flour and just omit the baking soda? Thank you. Can’t wait to try!!
Perhaps, but I haven’t tried it!
Tried the bagels twice! They were a hit. Thank-You! Looking foreword for more recipes.
Omg so good and healthy! Thank you!!
On the Blue WW plan a half a cup of flour is 6 points, so you would have to get 6 pancakes out of that half a cup of flour and then only eat one for a 1 point breakfast. There is a huge discrepancy in the amount of batter you use for a pancake, between a ice cream scoop and 1/4 to a 1/3 cup of batter. Would only get maybe 3 to 4 pancakes at 1/3 cup which would no longer be 1 point. I am going to try them this morning since I’m craving pancakes I figure if I eat 1/2 the recipe it would be 3 points.
These were so good! I added the banana and blueberries in the mix and a tiny bit of vanilla. My husband liked them and asked me to make him some more! I will definitely make these again! I counted this as less than 3 points for 3 for WW.
Tried this with cherry yogurt and it was wonderful. Just wondering why you use baking soda and not baking powder. Is it because of the yogurt?
Not sure- originally got the recipe from another source!
Is this able to be used to make waffles?
I feel like they’d be too soft to make waffles… but I haven’t tried it!
I had an a container of yogurt I needed to use and wanted Tom use try this recipe for this Bette to nutritional breakfast. I did add in an additional egg as the batter was waay To thick ImO. That Helped immensely to thin the batter just enought and they turned out really good.
Was looking for a simple, delicious recipe for pancakes and this is it. It was a hit with my family!!
Glad to hear!
I was a bit nervous about how these would turn out without having milk in them, and as the batter was super thick I did add a couple of tbsp water. Well, I didn’t have anything to worry about because they turned out great! So fluffy and tasty& I added blueberries and a few dark choc chunks and drizzled them with a little syrup. I’ll be saving this recipe and making them again. Thank you!
I would give it 10 stars if I could! I didn’t use the blueberries, and I did add a little cashew milk to make the batter a little less thick. I got 6 pancakes for very few points. With some “I can’t believe it’s not butter – spray” and 1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup, so good! Such a great staple to add to my WW!
This is such a great day starter!
Love these pancakes. They have a great texture!
Love these pancakes – still fluffy, but healthy and good for you!
The perfect weekend breakfast. Love the addition of those juicy blueberries.
So much healthier than the usual pancake, and I love the tangy flavor too!
Such a delicious way to infuse extra blueberry flavor into these beautiful fluffy pancakes!
Love the Greek yogurt in these!
Oh my heavens, I LOVE the Greek yogurt in these, it lends the perfect tangy balance to the sweet blueberries!
The best way to make pancakes! Love these!
ps. we added chocolate chips, too!
These were so good, Lori. Can’t wait to make them again next weekend!
I just used this recipe and made pancakes using the dannon light and fit pumpkin pie Greek yogurt and added chocolate chips. It was so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
I made these using almond flour and also added about 1/3 C almond milk which is a disaster for pancakes but fabulous for a crepe!! I sprinkled a bit of powder sugar and rolled it up with strawberries. I added 1/2 cup oatmeal to the batter after realizing that the batter was too runny and they cooked up really well. I again sprinkled a bit of powder sugar and strawberries and it was really good. I used unflavored greek yogurt. Thanks for the recipe – I will be making them again.
This is great!
Looking too good! Can I prepare this in advance (eg. the previous day), then bake it the next day? Thanks!
I don’t think so. Whip them up and cook them at the same time you plan to eat them.
I made these today! I used plain Greek yogurt, added a teaspoon of vanilla extract for a little flavoring. Delicious!
Hello! I am making these for my student athletes next week, how many regular size pancakes does one batch make? Thanks so much! Looking forward to treating my athletes to this awesome recipe!
This recipe makes a small portion- five 4-inch pancakes.
I used plain Greek yogurt and added a little cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and diced apples… Yum My husband even ate them..
Oh my these are uh-maayyzingg and moist… added banana and some dark chocolate chips… heaven in a bite.. Thank you for the recipe.. 🙂
has anyone tried making this with almond flour?
The best pancakes ever. I made them 100times because I love them so much. Thank you for receipes.
OMG! These were amazing! I have a bad rep for pancakes in my house. I’ve made pancakes for my brothers that were so dry that they choke on every bite. I swear I didn’t do it on purpose.
My younger brother was a little hesitant to try this this morning, but it turned out nice and fluffy! I didn’t have plain greek yogurt, so I used Trader Joe’s Honey Greek Yogurt instead. Will definitely make this again!
This looks good. Will be visiting this sight more often.
These were the fluffiest, yummiest and easiest pancakes I’ve ever made! Well done! I used natural plain yoghurt and sliced some banana on one side before I flipped the pancake and it added just that little bit of sweetness. My 2yr old daughter loves them! Thanks so much for this recipe I will definitely be saving this one =)
Thank you sooh much for recipes for pancakes!! God bless and keep you
These just tasted quite eggy to me! I was disappointed =(
I love these! And make them quite often. I wonder if it would be possible to make a savory version using the same technique?
Sounds great, but I have not tried it!
My daughter loves these and at three she can almost make them herself : ) Thanks for the recipe!
could gluten free flour be used instead of all purpose flour?
A lot better if you add cinnamon or peanut butter on top!
I just tried these pancakes but I put them in the waffle iron. They were amazing! I think I like them better then regular pancakes. Plus they are way better for you which is a big bonus. Instead of syrup I topped it with some strawberries whip cream and drizzled some honey over the top. 🙂
What kind of syrup did you use or did you make your own or just regular old syrup?
Just made these. They taste really good. Any yogurt flavor works perfectly and then adding fruit into them really takes it up to another level.
The batter is really hard to work with. On the skillet it is a thick blob that has to be pressed down. As a result, the outside cooks faster than the inside. They taste is good, just really hard to work with to get desired results.
They remind me more of a quick bread/muffin than a pancake. They would also be easier to bake in the oven.
Lori, I really like your website! Your recipes are not only delicious but easy and fun to follow. I recently made these pancakes for my family while staying in a cozy cottage on vacation. We all loved the pancakes! I used strawberry Voskos Greek yogurt and added sliced bananas as a topper along with slightly sweet real whipped cream (when on vacation we don’t count calories – lol!). We went for a long hike after breakfast and those pancakes sustained us well. Thanks Lori! This recipe is a family keeper.
Does anyone know if these can be made with HeartSmart Bisquick or wheat flour instant of plain flour? Would the measurements be the same?
I just wanted to say thanks! for this recipe!! I love it and make these pancakes practically every weekend. I love pancakes and this recipe has made them much more healthy – no more guilt!! Yay- thank you! Ps: love that it makes 5 pancakes; perfect for my husband, toddler and me to share.
The banana were great!
Been on the Weight Watchers program since summer. Breakfast is my problem meal especially on weekends. Just made and ate theses pancakes using my favorite blueberry yogurt. One pancake, 2 strips of turkey bacon, skim milk & orange & grapefruit segments makes me a happy girl. Pancake was great. Thank you for recipe.
Yum! I’d bookmarked this on my Twitter feed a while back and am so glad I clicked through! Thanks for sharing the two ways to make these and the opinions of your son and husband. Might have to make them without telling my bf what’s in them!
I love the recipe
Tried these, yum yum. Next time I made them with heart healthy bisquick, 1 egg, 1 yogurt, 1T of skim milk powder, quite tasty. I also use sugar free syrup to top them. I am a vertical sleeve patient and must watch the sugar and protein. next time I will try adding some protein powder and see what happens.
We love these! Can I add oats to these somehow? I would love your help with this! Thank you!
I’m not sure! You can try to mess with the recipe and see what happens!
I absolutely LOVE these pancakes. I’ve made them at least twice a week for the past several weeks and they are just amazing. My dad and husband prefer chocolate chip pancakes…so once I’ve made mine, I add chocolate chips to the batter. But they’re delicious either way!
Just made these. They were delicious!! Used plain greek yogurt from Mediterranean import deli so I added a couple of tablespoons of raw honey and blueberries. I also used two small free range eggs instead of one large. So tender. I will never make the conventional ones again! These are just too good and guilt free!!
I love this recipe! I make it twice a week! I would like to know if you have ever frozen the pancake mix or cooked the pancakes and then freeze? If anyone has, please let me know!
I don’t think I’d try to freeze the batter, but freezing already-made pancakes should probably work just fine!
Just made these this morning….trying to eat healthier, but was craving pancakes…. had vanilla greek yogurt on hand, so I added a little cinnamon and vanilla to the batter. They came out delicious…and I added a few strawberries on the side. Thank you so much for the recipe….craving satisfied! 🙂
I’m saving the extra batter to make a magnificent Monday morning breakfast.
I tried this recipe but used the Yoplait greek yogurt in the strawberry flavor and used strawberries instead of blueberries since that is what I had on hand. Absolutely loved it!! I am a gastric bypass patient who has to be careful of sugar content, watch my carbs, and be sure to eat lots of protein so I thought I would never get to eat pancakes ever again! This recipe lets me feel like I am eating pancakes just like everyone else!! Of course, I did not use any syrup so next time I will probably add a little bit of Splenda to make the pancakes sweeter. Thanks for helping me eat healthy and feel normal!!
These were fantastic! Thank you for the recipe. My husband even liked them, though he was totally skeptical of the idea at first. You are smart–next time, I wont tell him what I’m doing!
Yum! I gave the recipe a test drive this morning with plain greek yogurt, egg whites and without fruit. They were so great and I can´t wait to make them for the family next time. Thanks for the delicious recipe!
Great to hear!
These were great! I only had plain Greek yogurt so I mashed up a medium sized banana (I don’t think the slices cook as well), added a splash of vanilla and cinnamon. They don’t get as fluffy as regular pancakes, but they browned up and flipped beautifully! Super delicious, thanks for the idea!!
I just made these and they tasted great. However they didn’t rise very much for me. I bake and cook all the time so I didn’t make any mistakes. I will play around with them and see what I can do…once again, tasted great..just not airy and fluffy.
Found you on Pinterest and made these this morning – they were great! I used vanilla honey greek yogurt and added a splash of water to thin the batter to a more pancake-like consistency. After my first batch I decided to add a little vanilla agave nectar to add a little more sweetness as well as a touch of baking powder to help fluff them up a little more; they were delicious and you’d never know they had good stuff in them! Now I don’t feel so bad about my 2-year old eating 8 pancakes every morning!!
I saw this recipe this morning and had to run right out to the store to buy the ingredients. I absolutely loved them. Mine were a bit more dense or heavier than a tradional pancake but would definitely make these again. They were very quick and easy !!
I tried these, but mine were tough. Did I over mix, or over cook? Not my fav, but my daughter loved them!
I’m not sure… probably has to do with the consistency of the Greek yogurt you use, I would think.
I would like to try to make these they look great! I was wondering how adding whole wheat flour would affect these. And what would the weight watchers points plus value be?
Maybe try using only half whole wheat. Not sure how that changes the points.
These are great. I did the banana with a drizzle of honey. Yum. I hate waiting for pancakes to cook, so I put the mix in mini muffin tins, and baked for .. Well until they were cooked. Perfect for the girls to take to school. Will cook again!
I cannot not have dairy but have found some coconut milk greek style yogurt. Do you think that will work?
Not sure since I have not tried it!
I made these this morning and added 1/2 cup of quinoa to the mix- absolutely perfect! Used plain Greek yoghurt + frozen blueberries and raspberries, and drizzled with some honey. Thanks for the recipe!
These were pretty good. I used a chobani strawberry yogurt and 1/2 mashed up banana in the mix. Then I cut up some banana and put it in the pancakes. They were amazing. Although i poured them a bit larger which made them harder to cook and flip evenly.
They look amazing!!! And so healthy! Love it!
These look absolutely scrumptious!
Heaven on a plate; that’s what I call these babies. I love Greek yogurt and eat it everyday. Great recipe, Lori; hope you are well!
Yummy! I’m a ‘pancakes every weekend’ kinda gal and I love Greek Yogourt so these are sure to be a hit at my house! Can’t wait to input these bad boys into MyFitnessPal – I just got back into using it now that I can use it as an app on my phone!
Love Greek yogurt. I also love whole eggs, but just thought I’d point out that using 2 egg whites versus 1 whole egg will actually give you more protein (since the majority of the protein is in the white, not the yolk), as well as the lower calories, than a whole egg would. 🙂
Love using Greek yogurt in just about anything! I made greek yogurt pancakes on Father’s Day, and no one knew the difference!
This looks crazy good! I looooove pancakes as much as yogurt, the two combined must me heaven!
Delicious and healthy, hehe.
I love to sneak Greek yogurt into baked goods wherever I can and throwing them into pancakes sounds awesome! I especially love the blueberry version.
Oh these look good. I make pancakes with sour cream so I will definitely have to try it with Greek yogurt.
What delicious looking pancakes! They look so fluffy and perfect! 🙂
This is amazing.. I love the blueberries on the top… 🙂
great pancakes, and healthy too, will try them out tomorrow for sure.
These look amazing! I love greek yogurt pancakes. 🙂
why have I never thought to put yogurt in pancakes!! Thanks for sharing Lori!
I really enjoy how simple this recipe is. I have seen other Greek yogurt recipes that use a few ingredients I do not regularly have on hand or use so this is a nice change!
I really like the thickness of them! It makes it easier I think. Or maybe thats just me. Either way, these look like a winner!
These look AMAZING and what a great idea to use greek yogurt…it’s so popular and healthy and there are so many flavors. I’m excited to try these pancakes 😀
If you like using Greek yogurt, I recommend a delicious salad that is also low calorie.
Green apples, a few sprigs of celery, raisins grapes and all seasoned with Greek yogurt and a little salt.
It is very tasty to season the pasta salad.
I love your web!!!!
Yum! These look delicious.
I am obsessed with putting Greek yogurt into baked goods. I can’t imagine how amazing it is in pancakes. These are wonderful Lori!
These panakes look like the perfect way to start just about any day!
I love using yogurt in pancakes, but never tried it with greek yogurt (which is odd because it’s one of my new food loves!) I’m excited to try it this weekend!
I was just telling my friend that I need to come up with a greek yogurt pancake recipe for a weekend morning. Something light and wouldn’t weigh us down after a long run. Thanks for posting this- perfect timing! Good to know they were a hit with your family, too. I’m glad they don’t taste much different than reg pancakes!
These look like the perfect pancakes!
I looooove greek yogurt pancakes. It’s how we almost always make pancakes these days
Glad they were a hit with you AND with the family – that’s the best part of all when they just eat it, bite after bite, and don’t question it 🙂
I love all the added protein in the pancakes from the yogurt. Blueberry pancakes are a favorite around here, I’m sure my boys would love them!
I’m so going to try these! These blueberry greek yogurt ones sound amazing!!
Such a perfect breakfast! Yum!