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Greek Yogurt Pancakes Recipe with Tips

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Light, fluffy delicious and homemade from scratch. These KID APPROVED Greek yogurt pancakes will fill you up with good nutrients to get you off to an excellent start on your day.  Use your imagination to load them up with your favorite toppings. Try fresh fruit or maple syrup.

Greek Yogurt Pancakes
Greek Yogurt Pancakes

My big breakfast menus always happen on weekends. I leisurely roll out of bed and down a few cups of coffee before tackling any recipe that requires more than pushing the button on my toaster.

Today is Sunday, so I’m making pancakes from scratch. Just don’t ask me what time it is.

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Homemade pancakes are worth the extra work every time. Amazing flavor, texture and some health with your carbs never hurts. 🙂

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These pancakes are SO good with Fresh roasted raspberries and homemade lemon curd topping to really dress them up.  Make your own homemade greek yogurt. It’s easy and cheap to do.

These pancakes are Perfect for those early morning dynamo’s that want to make breakfast for the family in the wee hours before work or school. My oldest daughter does that. I take my hat off to her and to you. By the time I get going it’s definitely brunch.

Greek yogurt Pancakes
Greek yogurt Pancakes . Even yogurt haters love these!

If you are looking for low carb pancakes. I found a REALLY good site that concentrates on healthy food and fitness called The Fit Blog.

Christel has a recipe for Low Carb Cottage Cheese Pancakes! It looks so good. Go check out her site if you’re into low carb healthy living. She can help you out!

For the rest of us…here’s breakfast 🙂

Greek Yogurt Pancakes
Greek Yogurt Pancakes

This is a tasty fluffy pancake recipe that is also pretty good for you.

This is a reliable sustaining delicious and nutritious breakfast recipe even YOGURT HATERS like these.

I made these last week for three of my granddaughters.

Two out of three of them steadfastly REFUSE to touch yogurt. They were not happy when they saw me add yogurt to the batter.

They bargained for a cup of frozen blueberries in the batter which they LOVED. That’s a nice variation by the way.

After a tentative first bite All three girls wolfed down several of these beauties. They RAVED about them. 🙂

Greek yogurt Pancakes
Greek yogurt Pancakes are light and airy, yet filling.

Greek Yogurt Pancake Recipe Notes:

I love these pancakes with pure sweet melted butter and maple syrup. You can top it with anything you like or nothing at all.

Recipe Ingredient Notes:

The ingredients list has some nutritional champs. Coconut oil, flax meal and Greek yogurt all combine perfectly to add healthy fats, fiber, and protein to your day.

The Oil:

Choose either coconut oil or avocado oil and AVOID all processed oils. processed oils are not good for you.

Greek Yogurt:

Use plain greek yogurt to get the exact results I did. You can use vanilla yogurt or any regular yogurt if it’s what you have. It will taste great but make the sugar content somewhat higher.

Make your own homemade Greek yogurt some of the strained out Whey to these pancakes. Water will work just as well, but if you have whey…the lightness and flavor factor are improved.

Flour:

Use a good quality flour for best results. I use an organic all purpose flour. Mixing 50/50 whole wheat will add nutrition to the pancakes but they will be heavier and take longer to cook. Maybe reduce the heat a smidge to get the middle done.

Flax:

The flax meal is optional. Flax adds fiber to the recipe but does make a more filling denser pancake.

Egg Free Pancake Option:

HOWEVER, if you need an egg free pancake flax CAN replace the eggs in this recipe. I have done this when I’m out of eggs and it works just fine. Here’s how.

Flax as Egg Replacer:

YOU WILL NEED TO OMIT the flax and eggs called for in this recipe if you use flax as an egg replacer. Otherwise you are doubling the density of the batter and they will not cook correctly

  • Use one Tablespoon flax meal soaked in three Tablespoons water to replace each egg.
  • So for this recipe you will need 3 tablespoons flax meal soaked in 9 Tablespoons of water
  • Let it sit for about 5 minutes. It should fully absorb the water before adding to the batter.

Instructions:

The only trick to these pancakes is getting the right consistency. They tend to be a bit thick (If you are using very thick homemade yogurt like I do). They can be doughy in the middle if you don’t thin them a bit.

  • To keep it simple use a batter bowl. Just mix everything in it as instructed in the recipe card.
  • Pour the batter straight from the batter bowl onto a preheated griddle.
  • I use my large whisk or wooden spoon to mix the batter up in my pourable 8 cup batter bowl.
  • I hate trying to ladle or scoop pancake batter. It’s always messy. Find a good batter bowl with a spout and simply pour the batter onto your griddle.

I wrote into the recipe for one cup of water or whey because that’s how much I usually need to perfectly cook these. Feel free to adjust the liquid amount to whatever consistency you need.

Here is what the batter looks like when it’s correctly mixed. It’s thick with lots of body but spreads well before setting up on the hot griddle.

Pancake batter on the griddle
Fresh batter on the griddle.
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Light, fluffy delicious and homemade from scratch. These KID APPROVED Greek yogurt pancakes will fill you up with good nutrients to get you off to an excellent start on your day.

Pancake Cooking tips:

  • NEVER pour pancake batter on a cold griddle or even under heated. The pancakes REQUIRE a hot griddle to cook properly. Throw a drop of water on your griddle. it should skid across the surface in a steamy sizzle and evaporate. Until then do not pour the batter on.
  • Pour 4 inch or smaller pancakes with some room around them in your griddle for best results. Otherwise they will grow together into a blob and cook unevenly.
  • Watch the batter as it cooks. Wait until bubbles form on the surface of the batter. The sides of the pancakes will also firm up before you flip them.
  • The cakes should be golden brown before turning them over. Lift on edge of the cake to make sure it’s lightly browned before flipping.
  • The pancake should be perfectly cooked soon after flipping. Hopefully you will see them raise up before finishing.
  • Eat a bite. If they are still underdone in the middle cook them longer.
Greek yogurt Pancakes
Greek yogurt pancakes

These fluffy pancakes are perfectly done. The middle is moist but not doughy. The pancakes are light and delicious. So Worth the little bit of extra work required to make homemade pancakes like these.

VARIATION: Add one cup of frozen or fresh blueberries.

Your Printable Recipe Card:

Greek Yogurt Pancakes
Yield: 12 pancakes

Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Greek Yogurt Pancakes are Light, fluffy delicious and homemade from scratch! These KID APPROVED Greek yogurt pancakes will fill you up with good nutrients to get you off to an excellent start on your day!  Yummy! Use your imagination to load them up with your favorite toppings! Try fresh fruit or maple syrup

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup: Omit if you prefer
  • 1/4 Cup Flax meal: Optional-flax will make the pancakes heavier
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 c. melted coconut oil or avocado oil
  • 1 Cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 to 1 1/2 Cup water or whey

Instructions

  1. Preheat griddle to medium heat
  2. Whisk together dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. In a medium sized bowl beat the eggs.
  4. Add the melted coconut oil to the eggs and whisk together.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk thoroughly
  6. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, stirring well.
  7. Adjust the consistency of the batter until it pours thickly or use a large spoon to put dollops on the griddle.
  8. Pour by 1/4 cup fills onto the griddle. Turn when the top begins to bubble. Remove from the griddle when golden brown and done in the middle

Notes

This is tried and true recipe our family has enjoyed for years. Many variations are possible. Add blueberries or other things your family will enjoy. We'd love to know how these turn out for you!

The flax meal is optional. Flax has healthy properties but is not necessary to this recipe. flax offers more fiber but makes the pancakes denser.

FYI: if you need an egg free pancake flax CAN replace the eggs in this recipe. I have done this when I'm out of eggs and it works just fine. Here's how.

  • Use one Tablespoon flax meal soaked in three Tablespoons water to replace each egg.
  • So for this recipe you will need 3 tablespoons flax meal soaked in 9 Tablespoons of water. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 237Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 50mgSodium 317mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 9g

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Sean Mahan

Tuesday 5th of September 2017

What an interesting recipe! I must taste wonderfully, I bet. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Jackie underwoos

Wednesday 7th of September 2016

Coconut oil is not good for you, it is high in saturated fat, which raises cholesterol levels in the blood, which will help you have a heart attack

Diane

Thursday 8th of September 2016

Hi Jackie, I agree Coconut oil is 90 percent saturated fats. BUT coconut oil digests differently than other oils due to its unique properties. Coconut oil contains lauric acid which digests in a much better way. I LOVE cooking with coconut oil for many reasons. It's a great substitute for butter. For a full on support of coconut oil and it's possible benefits for our lives go here.

Here is an article describing how coconut oil digests. The truth is coconut oil has many excellent properties for an oil. But it still just a single component of our diet.

This article by Berkley Wellness A heart healthy diet really does not start with Carb ridden pancakes for breakfast every day. But once in a while won't hurt :) You can use avocado oil in this recipe. It tastes great! OR Follow the link to the low carb pancake recipe if you prefer. That's why I linked it for you. Have a great day!

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The Food Hunter

Friday 9th of January 2015

I love adding yogurt to pancakes!

homemadefoodjunkie

Friday 9th of January 2015

These are my hubby's favorite pancakes. Enjoy!

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